Whether you’re an Ottawa newcomer, or you’ve lived in the capital your entire life, it’s not always easy to find the perfect rental accommodation. Sometimes, it can feel like finding the perfect home, in the right location, at an affordable price, is almost impossible! If you're tired of scrolling through real estate websites, here are eight cute Ottawa rentals that cost less than $1,500 per month.

The Eastern Ontario city is an incredible spot to reside in, and it’s hardly surprising that it has even been considered the best place to live in Canada.

As the country’s capital, the region has so much to offer. With everything from delicious cuisine, world-class entertainment, buzzing nightlife and countless cultural activities, there's always something to see and do.

With all of this in mind, you’d think that the city’s rental market would only be for Canadians with a big budget.

However, the average rent is actually 1% lower than most Canadian towns and regions, and incredible properties can be found for less than $1,500 per month!

With everything from high-rise, downtown rooms, to quiet apartments and multi-bedroom family homes, this Canadian city is the perfect place to settle down.

If you’re looking for a gorgeous new rental property, that won’t break the bank, here are eight examples of what’s available on the market for less than $1,500.

1725 Frobisher Lane

Price: $1,260 per month 

Description: If you’ve been looking for a new home with a view, look no further!

This building looks out over the Rideau River, the cityscape and the Gatineau Hills, and it’s just a “short stroll” away from all of them.

Close to the city centre, public transit, the hospital, and the University of Ottawa, there’s not much that isn’t close by.

Additionally, the one-bedroom space is bright, colourful and spacious, and there are laundry facilities on every floor.

Find out more here.

324 Cambridge Street North

Price: $1,407 per month 

Description: For less than $1500 per month, this bright, modern space is a great deal.

Newly decorated with modern facilities, this apartment has hardwood flooring, natural light, and all of the kitchen amenities you would need.

Additionally, water is included in the rent price.

It’s located right in the middle of Chinatown and The Glebe Annex, so a good time is never too far away either!

Check it out here.

2995 Albion Road

Price: From $1,170 per month 

Description: This is a great location for anybody who likes to be near to the city, but also wants to be able to escape all of the hustle and bustle.

The property is located just a few blocks from Bank Street, which means it’s in close proximity to South Keys Shopping Centre as well as the OC Transpo Transitway station.

Utilities are included in the rent, and there’s an outdoor pool, a 24-hour laundry room, on-site staff and upgraded suites.

Additional details can be found here.

2920 Fairlea Crescent

Price: $1,350 per month (Two bedrooms)

Description: According to Rentals.ca, living in the Alta Vista neighbourhood will allow you to “enjoy having all of life’s necessities at your doorstep.”

The location is brilliant, as Walmart, Loblaws, Tim Hortons, Sobeys and Boston Pizza are all close by.

The unit itself is pretty awesome too, as it’s been freshly painted and professionally cleaned, and the block also includes a pool, an outdoor social area and even a “party room” for special occasions!

You can learn more here.

89 Forward Avenue

Price: $1,484 per month 

Description: While it’s at the top-end of the $1500 budget, this apartment really does have everything.

Just minutes from downtown and with fast access to OC Transpo routes, this home has stunning views of the Ottawa River and Gatineau Hills.

It includes laundry services on several floors, a party room, and a fitness facility, so you can save extra money on gym membership!

Find out more here.

1394 Highgate Road

Price: From $1,429 per month 

Description: Located in Ottawa's Centrepointe neighbourhood, this adorable unit is chic and modern, and it would be a dreamy home for a couple or young family.

Even better, it’s pet-friendly and has one, two and three-bedroom apartments available for immediate rental.

You can see the full details here.

335 McArthur Avenue

Price: From $1,365 per month (2 bedroom)

Description: This is a great price for a two-bedroom space in the capital city, and it also includes utilities!

The place is nicely decorated and is light and spacious, the perfect home for anyone looking for some peace and quiet.

It’s located in a “family oriented” community, yet has a central location that is ideal for shopping, dining and around-the-clock entertainment.

Check it out here.

13 Henry Street

Price: $1,500

Description: This “luxury studio” is situated in the Glebe Annex, and is described as being “steps away” from Dow’s Lake and Little Italy. 

This prime location makes it a desirable living space for those wanting to make the most out of Ottawa’s city life, as all amenities are only a short distance away.

The unit is available fully furnished, so it’s a wonderful rental opportunity for a first-time renter or a university student.

More details are here.

If you’re more interested in a short-stay in Canada’s capital, you can check out these romantic and unique Ottawa Airbnb’s that still have availability on Valentine’s Day!

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