It’s hard to choose the right place to live, especially in a city with as many options as Ottawa. I know that for me personally, being near transportation or near school/work is usually the #1 factor in my selection process, but there are plenty of other things to consider.
To make your life a little easier, we did some of the hard work for you with the help of CLV Group. Whether you're looking for somewhere pet-friendly, need it to be laundry or dishwasher accessible, want your own balcony, and even want to know what's around in the neighbourhood, their website makes customizing your search for the perfect pad super easy and convenient.
Loving where you live is crucial, so stop wasting your time and check out our list of the Top 10 Apartments You Can Rent Right Now below, including Ottawa's brand-new and fabulous LIV Apartments!
1. LIV Apartments // 207 Bell Street North
LIV Apartments is redefining urban living in Ottawa, offering condo-style apartments with high-end amenities you didn’t even know you needed. Centrally located, close to restaurants, bars, transit and shopping.
Choose from luxurious 1 & 2 bedroom furnished and unfurnished suites, with exclusive access to a 24hr concierge, valet parking, a business centre, movie theatre, café lounge, rooftop lounge, fitness and yoga centre, and even a pet spa! Plus, living here also puts you within a 10-minute walk away from Little Italy, Chinatown, and the Glebe, meaning your life will never be boring in your new home.
2. Avalon Park // 2470 Southvale Crescent
This apartment complex is newly renovated with amazing extras in a park-like setting. Relax in the outdoor pool or enjoy a private balcony. These apartments are also pet-friendly! Just minutes from St. Laurent Shopping Centre and Highway 417, you have everything you need right at your doorstep.
3. Crystal Beach // 1 Ullswater Drive
Just a short drive away from Bayshore Shopping Centre, and only 15 minutes from downtown Ottawa, find spacious walk-up apartments and family townhomes with top-notch amenities in a peaceful setting. Crystal Beach offers on-site laundry facilities, and a beautiful courtyard for a refreshing escape from the city.
4. Britannia Beachfront // 2780 Rowatt Street
Surrounded by Britannia Park and Britannia Yacht Club, enjoy the convenience of city living with all the beachfront comforts. Britannia Beachfront is an amazing spot for students and young professionals, thanks to a ton of OC Transpo stops, a short drive to Bayshore Shopping Centre, Coliseum Ottawa Cinemas, and Algonquin College.
Beautiful hardwood/laminate flooring, updated kitchens and bathrooms, and 24-hour staffing for emergencies makes everyone feel at home.
5. 218 MacLaren // 218 MacLaren Street
This high-rise apartment community is located just around the corner from trendy Elgin Street and all the shops, dining options and entertainment the area provides. As well as being a short walk away from the Rideau Centre, 218 MacLaren is pet-friendly, offers a fitness centre, is internet-ready, and includes appliances.
6. 57 Bayswater // 57 Bayswater Avenue
Nestled in the centre of Hintonburg, just minutes away from Little Italy and the Parkdale Farmer's Market. The modern ceramic tiling, upgraded kitchen and bath, and rooftop balcony with accessible BBQs and unreal views of the city, make this apartment one you have to check out.
7. Parkway Park // 1394 Highgate Road
A close walk to Algonquin College, this apartment complex includes on-site laundry facilities, is pet-friendly and has lots of green space to let your pets roam. Minutes away from Baseline station and College Square, this central apartment complex has everything you’ll need to call it home.
8. Forest Ridge // 2380 Baseline Road
Sitting on over 20 acres of beautiful parkland. Located in Ottawa's desirable Centrepointe neighbourhood just a short drive away from Ikea (which is perfect if you're just moving in), Bayshore Shopping Centre, College Square, and Algonquin College; Forest Ridge is every Ottawans dream! Doesn't hurt that it also offers both an outdoor and indoor pool either.
9. Artista Flats // 341 Flora Street
Located in The Glebe, Artista Flats provides easy access to the downtown core. These one-bedroom apartments include stainless steel appliances, smart card laundry access, and are all freshly painted. A 20-minute walk to Dow’s Lake, residents have access to the beautiful scenery and restaurants of Little Italy.
10. 860 Blackthorne // 860 Blackthorne Avenue
Newly-renovated laminate flooring, private balconies with dazzling views, several nearby parks and entertainment venues, you'll love living in Gloucester! The newly-renovated 860 Blackthorne offers espresso-finished cabinetry and stainless steel appliances in every apartment, rooftop patio with BBQ's, on-site laundry facility, fitness centre, and is a pet-friendly community located near a variety of dog parks.