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Barrhaven is a rapidly growing suburban neighbourhood in the southwest of the urban area of the city of Ottawa,Ontario, Canada, about 17 km (11 mi) southwest of downtown Ottawa. Prior to amalgamation with Ottawa in 2001, Barrhaven was part of the City of Nepean. Its population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 72,324.

Barrhaven was established in 1960 as part of a new suburban development spread through the Greenbelt National Capital. Mel Barr owned the area at the time and was chosen to develop the land that was later named after him. Barrhaven is affectionately called Far Haven or The Haven because of its location so far south in the city. Over three quarters of the residents of Barrhaven are English speaking with a very small population speaking French or another language. 

Barrhaven contains several public and Catholic schools and numerous parks and playgrounds, mainly built in since 2000. It is also home to the Walter Baker Sports Centre which contains a library and other facilities. The main commercial district surrounds the intersection of Strandherd Drive and Greenbank Road, with a seven-screen cinemaLoblawsWal-MartIndigo Books and MusicStaplesWinnersHomesenseSobeysSport ChekStarbucks, Your Independent GrocerHeart & Crown, and Best Buy, among others. The Minto Recreation Complex, a new multi-use community center at the corner of Cambrian and Greenbank, opened in 2014. A major employment district was established in 2015 in the area west of Strandherd Drive adjacent to Highway 416, known as the CitiGate corporate campus.  A Costco store has opened in fall of 2016, including several other retail establishments. Barrhaven also has its own community blog .


Barrhaven Central

Longfields / Knollsbrook

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Oldest house: Built in 1905.
Average house age: Most houses were built between 1977 to 2004.
Detached homes: 40% of homes are detached. 60% are row and semi-detached homes.
House prices - detached homes*: Recent sales vary from $300,000 to $615,000 with %32 under $400,000.
House prices - semi-detached homes and row houses*: Recent sales vary from $250,000 to $425,000 with 50% under $300,000.

Old Barrhaven

Pheasant Run / Cedargrove / Heritage Park / Barrhaven on the Green

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Oldest house: Built in 1841.

Barrhaven South

Stonebridge / Half Moon Bay / Heart's Desire / Strandherd

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Oldest house: Built in 1880.

Barrhaven East

Davidson Heights / Crestway / Barrhaven East

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Oldest house: Built in 1959.

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