The Overbrook and Castle Heights community is your destination for fun and activities. It is a neighbourhood in transition being revitalized through development attracting business, transit and government and private investment. This urban neighbourhood gives you easy access to everything from parks, sports facilities, bike paths, restaurants, and all downtown Ottawa has to offer.
Off of Highway 417 and the Rideau River, Overbrook and Castle Heights give variety for anyone looking to move to Ottawa. Whether you’re single, newly-weds, a family, or retired, there’s something for everyone.
Overbrook and Castle Heights have a rich history as a neighbourhood. The oldest home was built back in 1906. Most of the houses are detached singles created from 1940 to 1960. The population in Overbrook is 9,215 (2016).
In 2019, the average price for a home in the Overbrook area is around $471,000, and the average price for a home in the Castle Heights area is around $450,000. Eric Vezina, realtor at Paul Rushforthm, says, “This neighbourhood is one of the few remaining neighbourhoods close to downtown Ottawa and the Ottawa River offering housing prices inline with the average house price across Ottawa.”
Overbrook/Castle Heights is in the proximity of a diverse variety of schools. Most elementary schools are located within this community, while secondary schools require you to travel only a few kilometres
École élémentaire Horizon-Jeunesse
St. Michael Catholic School
Robert E. Wilson Public School
Queen Elizabeth Public School
Queen Mary Street Public School
Ottawa Technical Secondary School
St. Joseph’s Adult School
St. Paul’s Park
Overbrook and Castle Heights are in proximity to the St-Laurent O-Train bus stop, which gives all residents quick access to the fun and excitement downtown Ottawa has to offer. You can also take the 12, 14 and 18 to travel to downtown Ottawa.
View current routes and schedules here.
The Overbrook Community Association is a hardworking non-profit volunteer organization that’s sole purpose is to improve the lives of the Overbrook & Castle Heights community. With how diverse these neighbourhoods are, this organization works to accommodate everyone by moulding Overbrook and Castle Heights into a safe and enjoyable community.
Looking for a place to get active? Rideau Sports Center is the perfect location to have fun and stay fit. This sport and wellness facility provides a wide range of activities from basketball, swimming, tennis, ball hockey, weight lifting and yoga. Alongside it are great bike paths along the river.
Whether you walk, bike, drive or take the O-Train, you have easy access to all of downtown Ottawa’s fun and excitement:
St. Laurent Shopping Center
Donald Plaza & RioCan St. Laurent
Be prepared to have everything at your finger-licking fingertips when you live in Overbrook/Castle Heights. This neighbourhood provides you with a wide selection of restaurants from family-oriented, fast food, sit-down and high end.
An Italian classic! Elie’s The Original Lorenzo’s Pizza offers Overbrook and Castle Heights with an energetic pizza shop. This proud Italian restaurant is the perfect place to watch your favourite sports team and hang out with your friends.
This small Lebanese bakery provides some of the best meat pies in town. Aladdin Bakery offers an assortment of baked goods, all freshly handmade. A go-to spot if you’re looking for a takeout meal.
This authentic Mexican restaurant is sure to leave you full to the brim. At John Juan’s, preparing food right is in their DNA. This family-owned business makes killer Mexican food from fresh burritos to cheesy quesadillas.
An east-African restaurant and coffee shop that does nothing but delight your taste buds. Their menu is crafted with authentic dishes tailored for every meal, breakfast, lunch and dinner. They’re coffee and tea make for a wonderful addition to your meal.
Arta’s Somali Restaurant has been open for over ten years. Founded in tradition, Arta provides the neighbourhood with delicious Somali cuisine. All food is freshly prepared and cooked for you to enjoy — a highly recommended place to eat.
The Coconut Lagoon is a low-key gourmet restaurant, providing the best that South Indian food has to offer. They specialize in a variety of vegan and vegetarian platters that will “wow” your taste buds.
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