Ottawa, for those of you who don’t already know, is the capital city of beautiful Canada. It’s the home of the Ottawa Senators, Parliament hill, and the Rideau Canal. You can also find yourself visiting a lot of the local restaurants and museums that it has to offer, but why move there? Why not just visit? Well, there are quite a few reasons as to why one would want to go there and stay there, here are a few.
The Economy Is Fantastic
Unfortunately in most places, the economy is shot. If you are planning to move to Ottawa, you’re in luck. The economy there is in great shape. Ottawa is a government town, which means that there is a wide variety of departments that are looking for different types of skilled workers. This also means that they are a bit more stable, economy wise, because a lot of their employment isn’t dependent on resources, services, or manufacturing.
Lot’s Of Green!
No, I don’t mean money. By “green” I mean parks and trees. In Ottawa, especially during the summer and spring months, there is an abundance of green land and dozens of parks where you can ride your bike, take the kids to play, or even play a game of football.
For those who love to get their daily exercise, you can use one of the many bike paths that lay along the rivers. It’s been scientifically proven that being in nature is healthy for you, and here’s why!
- Sun gives you Vitamin D
- Good for the eyes
- Improves sleep
- “Grounding” has an anti-inflammatory & energizing effect on the body
- Good for the psychological health
You’ll Want That Dehumidifier
You should also know that during the summer and early fall months, it does tend to get a tad humid. You should try to keep a dehumidifier in your house or apartment. This will work to keep the humidity levels in your home at a tolerable level and keep mold away.
These do require that you empty the reservoir, so if you don’t have time or just don’t want to, you may prefer one with a pump. These will keep you from having to lift your dehumidifier to drain because the pump will take the water out for you. These are great for basements, homes, and garages. These are also ideal for the elderly who may have issues with the humidity affecting their health. They won’t have to worry about maintaining them as often or lifting them.
Low Crime Rates
Ottawa is known for having one of the lowest crime rates in Canada. There have only been 799 violent crimes reported per 100,000 people in 2012. The only other area that has a lower rate is Calgary, which is only a few incidents behind. If you have kids, it’s obvious that you would want to move to a location that is low on the crime rate. You can’t have your kids walking to school in a bad neighborhood or even you worrying about whether you are going to get to work safely or not. Safety is important today, the world is a very scary place.
There you have it! These are some pretty great reasons to want to move to Ottawa. If you aren’t planning to move there, no problem! You can still enjoy everything here just by visiting. They are known for their good food, museums, hockey team, low traffic congestion, and very green terrain. It’s an all around beautiful place to visit or move to!