Joan Smith Banner NEIGHBOURHOODS mobile

Houses for Sale in Barrhaven

Barrhaven is a delightful suburban community southwest of Ottawa. If you’re looking for a new home in a quiet environment away from the noise of the city, you should consider looking at the houses for sale in Barrhaven.

In this community, you’ll find an assortment of properties ranging from detached single-family homes and townhouses to bungalows and condominiums. The median home value in Barrhaven is very similar to Kanata, Ottawa, making this a stable and family-friendly community.

The community is growing and consistently attracting new residents to the area. There are community centres, arenas, parks, and gyms throughout various neighbourhoods in Barrhaven.

About Barrhaven

According to the 2016 Census, its population was 87,234. The area was developed in the mid-1960s for housing. The community grew quickly and now offers a mix of the original homes in Old Barrhaven, west of Greenbank, south of Fallowfield Road, Pheasant Run, Hearts Desire, Barrhaven on the Green and newer townhomes, condominiums and detached homes built by a diverse array of builders in communities, including Longfields, Chapman Mills, Stonebridge, Half Moon Bay, Heritage Park.

Barrhaven is often called a bedroom city, as it doesn’t have the urban feel of Ottawa. Instead, it’s a calmer and more peaceful environment without the hustle of a big city, but with amenities that make life fun and exciting. If you’re looking for a place to set down roots, with dozens of houses for sale in Barrhaven, you’re sure to find something that fits your family’s needs.

Schools, Places of Worship, and Sports

Barrhaven offers many educational opportunities, through public, Catholic and French-language schools for children of all ages. The community has a diverse mix of churches and religious centres for worship. The Walter Baker Sports Centre is more than a fitness center, with an indoor 8-lane pool, diving boards, and two full-sized ice rinks with spectator seating. The Minto Recreation Complex is open year-round for swimming, hockey, and more.


There are two types of transportation other than the car that you can use from Barrhaven. There is an extensive bus system that serves the local population and connects to the Rapid Transit system, providing direct service to downtown and other parts of the community. ViaRail connections can be made in Barrhaven at the Fallowfield and Woodroffe stations to connect to Montreal and Toronto.

Shopping and Restaurants

Like Kanata, Barrhaven is a neighbourhood of Ottawa that offers many of the amenities associated with larger cities. There are many shopping malls (Chapman Mills Marketplace, Barrhaven Town Center, Village Square, Strandherd Crossing, Longfields Square) and grocery stores throughout the community, including the Cineplex Odeon Barrhaven Cinemas, Costco, Wal-Mart and Best Buy. There are many restaurants that offer a variety of delicious food, from native Canadian goodies to international favourites.

Contact the Joan Smith Real Estate Family to get more information about houses for sale in Barrhaven and find your dream home in this suburban community. You can also browse our other houses for sale in Kanata Ottawa to broaden your search or have a look at houses for sale in Stittsville which is another nice community to live in.

IMG  resized

Have a look through our Gallery: