What makes Avalon such a great place to live?

With a foot firmly planted in the heart of Orléans’ urban amenities and the surrounding area’s natural landscape, Avalon is a great neighbourhood for homeowners of all ages and families of all sizes.

Two great communities to choose from

Avalon West and Avalon Vista are the newest additions to the Avalon neighbourhood. They join an established family of communities such as the original Avalon and Avalon Encore. 

If you want to live steps from all the action and amenities along Tenth Line Road, choose Avalon West. You’ll enjoy an upbeat, more urban lifestyle while being close to multi-use pathways, beautiful green space and Aquaview Pond with its beautiful fountain feature. 

For quiet moments with nature in a community bordering established communities, choose Avalon Vista. Situated around a large pond and bordered by green space and gently sloping hills, Vista is your little piece of paradise in Orléans.

Artist render of Avalon Vista in Orléans. Learn why Avalon is such a great place to live.

Endless access to the great outdoors

A 15-minute drive away, homeowners can enjoy an afternoon of fresh air and sunshine as they explore Mer Bleue Bog hiking area. There are over 3,000 hectares of protected nature surrounding a 7,700-year-old bog providing unparalleled access to some of the region’s most impressive natural features. Stroll along the boardwalk and observe the wildlife that calls Mer Bleue home. 

There is over 20km of hiking trails that serve visitors year-round for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Bring your camera when you visit, too. This area is a popular spot for bird watching.

Accessible amenities

Avalon is conveniently located near some of Orléans’ best stops for those in need of some retail therapy. Shopping centres along Innes Road bring your favourite big-box stores like JYSK, Home Depot, Winners, Lowes, Walmart and more. There are grocery stores aplenty and great local restaurants to become regulars at. 

Children playing a the François Dupuis Recreation Centre in Orléans. Learn why Avalon is such a great place to live.

For recreation, you don’t need to go farther than François Dupuis Recreation Centre, which is conveniently located nearby. The fully accessible centre is home to a 25 metre 6-lane pool, fitness and cardio rooms, and programs and activities for all ages and fitness levels.

Schools for all stages

Avalon is surrounded by a number of excellent schools for all ages and from all Ottawa school boards. There are nearby options so your children can safely walk to class and schools just a quick bus ride away. Learn more about the different schools in the area and the steps you’ll need to take to register or transfer your child to their new school in the Avalon area.

Homes for every lifestyle

Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, looking for an inviting community to raise your growing family, in search of a great investment, or a convenient and connected place to downsize, Avalon has a home for you. Both Avalon West and Avalon Vista offer a full range of home designs that suit your needs and budget — from Townhomes to spaciously designed Single Family Homes.

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