Rent in Ottawa isn't anywhere near cities like Toronto and Vancouver, but it is still expensive AF. Depending on where you want to live in the city, the question of 'can I just afford to buy a house instead?' usually always pops into your head. Thinking of paying rent aka throwing away your money in places like Barrhaven and Orleans is actually devastating, but hey, someone has to do it. 

Once you go apartment shopping in Ottawa, you realize a few things. You'll either be broke, far from your family and friends, far from your job, or all three. It's a sacrifice that you have to make to find the perfect apartment. However, beautiful and relatively affordable places are here in Ottawa, you just have to look for them.

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While the average person pays around $1400 to $1500 a month for rent, $1700 can actually get you so much here in Ottawa. Some are one bedroom and some are two bedrooms, but this article will make you realize that not all hope is lost. Here are 9 neighbourhoods that will get you the most bang for your buck when it comes to an apartment that costs around $1700 a month:

Westboro

Barrhaven

Centretown

The Glebe

Kanata

Overbrook

Orleans

ByWard Market

Merivale

For Westboro, click 'NEXT'


Westboro

Rent: $1700

Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1

This apartment is in the prime spot between Westboro and Hintonburg. It comes with all new stainless steel appliances, a private balcony, a rooftop lounge with BBQs as well as a fitness centre. There is so much more as well, however, if you're located in Westboro, you really don't need much else. The location speaks for itself. 

Source: Kijij

For Barrhaven, click 'NEXT'


Barrhaven

Rent: $1600

Bedrooms: 

Bathrooms: 2

This condo really has everything you could want, but maybe not the location. However, Barrhaven is known for how close everything is together, so that's a plus! It has a private balcony, water is included in rent, and it's a big space for those who plan to have a roommate. This spot is also pet friendly!

Source: Kijiji

For Centretown, click 'NEXT'


Centretown

Rent: $1649

Bedrooms: 

Bathrooms: 1

This gem is located on MacLaren Street, which is so close to everything downtown. It's in walking distance to the ByWard Market, and CF Rideau Centre. All of the apartments in this complex are renovated and pet friendly, and they all have hardwood floors. For the location and what you get, this isn't a bad price!

Source: Kijiji

For The Glebe, click 'NEXT'


The Glebe

Rent: $1600

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 1

If you love the city life but also want to be around nature, this spot in The Glebe is perfect. It's super close to Patterson Creek and the Rideau Canal. It's a big 2 bedroom apartment, and it's also super bright inside. Heat and water is included in the rent, however it isn't smoking or pet friendly. 

Source: Kijiji

For Kanata, click 'NEXT'


Kanata

Rent: $1600

Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1

A super short drive from Bayshore Shopping Centre, this new and modern apartment is perfect for someone who wants an upscale apartment just for themselves. The apartment building itself has an exclusive Club House, which includes an indoor pool, a fitness centre, a yoga studio and a games lounge. So, you 100% get the most bang for your buck with this apartment!

Source: Kijiji

For Overbrook, click 'NEXT'


Overbrook

Rent: $1700

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2

Near the Vanier Parkway, this new apartment triplex is so close to so much. It's only a 5 minute drive to St. Laurent Shopping Centre so you will always have something to do. This apartment has hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, and granite counter tops. The rent doesn't include gas or hydro, but with 3 roommates, it's very doable. 

Source: Kijiji

For Orleans, click 'NEXT'


Orleans

Rent: $1600 

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 3

This condo styled unit is super affordable for those who want a few roommates. Each person has a personal bathroom, the kitchen is renovated, and it's about a 4 minute drive to Place d'Orléans. It's unfortunately not pet or smoking friendly, but everything else makes up for it!

Source: Kijiji

For ByWard Market, click 'NEXT'


ByWard Market

Rent: $1700

Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1

This stunning apartment in the heart of the ByWard Market is bound to make you want to move there ASAP. They have a gym and a party room in the apartment complex, it's super close to uOttawa and you're never a far walk from restaurants. Oh, and the view is amazing as well. 

Source: Kijiji

For Merivale, click 'NEXT'


Merivale

Rent: $1600

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 

This all green apartment is great for those who don't mind a little colour, or a lot of colour. This is a month-to-month lease, and it comes furnished. So if you're looking for something easy and not for the long run, this is a great place. The minimum stay is 3 months, and it's not pet or smoking friendly. 

Source: Kijiji

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