Interested in what Ottawa neighbourhood has the best value for your money? It’s time for another neighbourhood spotlight. We’re heading to Northeast Barrhaven to explore the two neighbourhoods of Barrhaven East and Longfields.
Our goal is to help make your home search a little easier by doing some of that research for you.
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Northeast Barrhaven Neighbourhood Spotlight
We’ve created an interactive map that reflects the Ottawa Real Estate Board’s District Neighbourhood to help you better orient yourself with the area.
Northeast Barrhaven is a family-friendly community, with parks and greenspace interspersed throughout. About a third of Barrhaven’s schools are in this district.
Northeast Barrhaven is primarily a residential area that developed as Barrhaven expanded in the 1990s. Since Barrhaven grew from west to east, homes in Longfields were mainly built earlier than those in Barrhaven East.
Northeast Barrhaven Amenities
This area of Barrhaven is ideal for commuters or those without a vehicle. Fallowfield’s Via Rail Station and OC Transpo Park & Ride is across the street to the north. The Longfields Park & Ride Station are in the southwest corner of this district. The Nepean Woods Park & Ride is in the southeast corner. And, if you happen to work at the RCMP headquarters, you’ll be just minutes away.
Residents of Northeast Barrhaven can enjoy picnics and nature walks along the trails and boardwalks of the Chapman Mills Conservation area. The 23-acre parcel of land lies just east of Barrhaven along the west bank of the Rideau River.
Northeast Barrhaven Schools
Neighbourhood schools are always an important consideration for families moving to a new area. With Ottawa’s many school boards and French Immersion programs, finding a school can be confusing.
To make the process a bit easier for you, the interactive map above allows you to restrict your search to a specific school type. To use this function, click on the icon found on the top left of the map, and a menu will slide out on the left-hand side. You can scroll through the list and check the box of the school categories you’d like to see.
For the English boards, you can also type an address into the school locators below to figure out which programs each school offers.
Ottawa-Carleton District School Board school locator
Ottawa Catholic School Board school locator
School boundaries may change and don’t coincide directly with neighbourhood boundaries, so check the school boards’ websites for the latest boundary information. The information provided here is for reference only. It should not be used to make decisions without first confirming the information with the appropriate school boards.
English Public Elementary (OCDSB)
Adrienne Clarkson Elementary School opened in 2001 and currently serves about 630 students. It is a triple-track school, offering English, Early French Immersion and Middle French Immersion programs. The school also offers Special Education and English as a Second Language (ESL) support.See boundary map
Berrigan Elementary School has an enrolment of over 900 students. It is a dual-track school offering both an English program and Early French Immersion. The school also offers Special Education and English as a Second Language (ESL) support. See boundary map
Farley Mowat Public School opened in 2006 and has about 575 students enrolled. It offers both an English program and Early French Immersion. Farley Mowat also offers Special Education and English as a Second Language (ESL) support.See boundary map
English Catholic Elementary (OCSB)
St. Luke School has a population of 450 students and offers a school-age childcare program.Boundary map
Monsignor Paul Baxter is a Catholic school with an enrolment of about 180 students. It opened in 1999. Boundary map
St. Andrew School is the third English Catholic elementary school in this district.Boundary map
A small number of students from this area also attend St. Monica Catholic School on Merivale Road. Boundary map
French Public Elementary
Michaëlle Jean is the only French Public Elementary School in Barrhaven. However, a second one is slated to be built in South Barrhaven. The school offers a French education to students from kindergarten to grade 8.
Originally built to accommodate 305 students, the school has seen significant enrollment increases since opening its doors in 2006. It has since added 14 additional modular classrooms.
French Catholic Elementary
Pierre-Elliott Trudeau is a French Catholic Elementary School that opened in 2000 and currently enrolls 350 students. Boundary map
English Public Secondary
Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School serves students from grades 7-12. It has an enrolment of 2,250 students and shares the Berrigan Elementary School campus.Boundary map
English Catholic Secondary
St. Mother Teresa Catholic High School serves students from grades 7-12. Boundary map
Northeast Barrhaven is also home to two private schools, Montessori by Brightpath Barrhaven and Montessori by Brightpath Fallowfield. The Fallowfield centre offers 70 licensed childcare spaces for 18-month to 6-year-olds, and the Barrhaven Centre offers 47 spaces.
Northeast Barrhaven Real Estate
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