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12-08-2011, 12:19 AM
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OT: Moving to Ottawa for a few months

Hey guys, so my friend is going to work in Ottawa for 4 months for her co-op term and she'll be working around Bronson Ave and Highway 417/North of Carling. She's looking for a place to rent for the 4 months. She's not the clubbing kind of person and she's looking for a decent/safe neighbourhood. So could you guys recommend some good neighbourhoods in terms of accessibility to grocery stores and restaurants. She will also be commuting to work Monday-Fridays.

She's found a listing of a place right by St Laurent station. She's also found a listing of a place in Orleans.

We would really appreciate any recommendations and feedback on the areas she's found listings at.

Thanks a lot!

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12-08-2011, 12:50 AM
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Uhh St. Laurent and Orleans is pretty far from Carling...

Where is she looking for listings? Has she tried off campus housing listings from the universities? I don't know the site for Carleton but Ottawa U's site is http://www.residence.uottawa.ca/en/och/

octranspo.com also has a trip planner to see how long/what to take to get to work by commuting.

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She should live around Centretown, east of Bronson and north of highway 417. There' a Hartman's grocery store at Bank and Somerset within walking distance, as well as a few smaller independent grocers here and there on busier streets. She would be living between her work and the downtown core, and rent is typically less for houses in Centretown versus those to the south of the highway in the Glebe.

Little Italy is a good neighborhood to sublet and find shorter term leases in. It has great access to amenities and culture close to where she works. Beech ave, or anything a block or two from Preston st. would do. It has the added bonus of a light rail stop.

Chinatown has even more affordable rent, and is on the up and up. If she likes sushi, pho, chinese, and the like, then tell her that housing around Somerset and Bronson, from Cooper to Maclaren ish is an option.

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Thanks a lot for the responses guys! I'll pass them on to her.

I'm not sure where she's searching for her listings, but I've sent her what you guys posted here and hopefully she'll find something closer with your help!

Thanks again!

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If she wants to live in a safe neighbourhood, Bronson and North of the 417 isn't it. Full of drugs that area. Gladstone and Bell st. north is an awful area...

South of the 417 close to Carelton University is pretty good, and it would be within walking distance to work if she was willing to walk 25 minutes...

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She should, if at all possible, look at the place first. Every year we (Carleton students) get told about the scam where you think you are renting a place and pay 1st and last months rent on a place before physically seeing the place (only seeing it over the net) and getting screwed over when you show up and someone is living there.

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