The quiet town of Richmond is 15 km from North Gower, 32 km from Carleton Place and 36 km from Downtown Ottawa. The area is home to several new developments, including Kings Grant. Kanata is just a ten minute commute via highways 416 and 417.
The Rideau Trail meanders through Richmond providing walking, cycling and ski trails. The Jock River also provides plenty of recreational opportunities and beautiful sunsets as well. There are plenty of schools in this family oriented area, with the Ottawa-Carleton Catholic School Board providing an elementary school named St. Philip, and a secondary school in Stittsville.
Richmond is generally self sustaining. The town’s main commercial centre is called the Richmond Plaza; home to stores such as Value Mart, the LCBO and Home Hardware. Richmond’s recent amalgamation with the city of Ottawa has had mixed results. A significant impact on democratic representation, as well as threats to local values and traditions are some of the major concerns for local residents.