Blackburn Hamlet is a community of approximately 9,000 people, located east of Ottawa. It remains partially rural, with older areas divided among several newer developments. Homes for sale in Blackburn Hamlet consist predominantly of single family homes with a smaller mixture of condos and townhomes also available.
“Blackburn” is one of only two suburban areas, the other being Bells Corners, surrounded by National Capital Commission (NCC) Greenbelt lands as well as Canadian Federal Conservation Authority lands. Together, this land provides residents and visitors with over 250 kms of hiking and cross country ski trails.
Blackburn Hamlet’s French public high school, Louis Riel, is home to North America’s largest air-supported fabric indoor recreation facility, at 12,422 square meters. Louis Riel’s more discreetly located facility was planned and initiated before the SuperDome, another large indoor dome in the area.
Blackburn Hamlet real estate is closer to downtown Ottawa than almost all the “new” suburbs (only a 10 minute drive), yet offers an old-fashioned country feeling rarely found today. Connected end to end via a series of parks and bike paths, Blackburn is pedestrian friendly. Blackburn real estate offers all modern amenities within no more than a 10 minute walk from most homes.