Neighbourhood Highlight: Blackstone, Kanata/Stittsville


Published March 29, 2024

Last edited April 08, 2024


Blackstone is fairly recent and continually expanding neighbourhood in suburban Ottawa located on the border between Kanata and Stittsville. It makes for a great location because of its access to both amenity-filled suburbs and major commute routes. Read on for some neighbourhood statistics, demographics and highlights. 

The majority of homes in Blackstone have been built by Mattamy Homes and Cardel Homes with Cardel still building some models today. Construction began in 2012 with a large mix of single-family detached homes, semi-detached homes, townhomes, bungalows and terrace homes or stacked condo-style homes. Ranging from 2 to 5 bedrooms, the diverse option of models makes the community a diverse area demographically with first time buyers, young professionals, families and retirees all finding themselves at home here. The winding streets have scattered greenspaces and parks throughout and enjoy good access to the Trans Canada Trail as well as other connecting trail systems. 

Schools in the area are abundant including the long anticipated Stittsville Public High School. There is a good mix of both public and separate boards as well as access to French schools. 

Public Board:

  • Shingwakons Public School
  • A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary School
  • Stittsville Intermediate School
  • Stittsville Secondary School

Catholic Board:

  • St. Bernadette School
  • Sacred Heart Intermediate School
  • Sacred Heart High School


  • Ecole Elementaire Catholique St. Jean Paul II
  • Ecole Secondaire Catholique Paul Desmerais

Other amenities are at your fingertips! The conveniences of both Stittsville and Kanata are easily accessible via major through roads such as Terry Fox and Robert Grant Drive/Abbott Street and Iber Road. Restaurants, fast food, takeout, cafes, shopping, grocers, pharmacies, medical clinics, recreation centers, kids activities, parks, trails, dentists, physiotherapists, doctors…anything you could think of is within minutes. 

Major recreation and cultural centers include Cardel Recreation Complex, Walter Baker Park, Ron Maslin Playhouse, Kanata Recreation Complex and the Ottawa Public Library.

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Demographics and Statistics

Now for some statistics! Who lives in Blackstone, what do they do, who will your neighbours be?

  • The majority of people are in the age range of 30 to 44.
  • The majority of families are married, with the next group categorizing themselves as single with a small number of divorcees.
  • Residents are mostly owners of their homes with only 8% of the total area being rental properties. 
  • The vast majority of homes are townhomes and semi-detached with single family homes making up about 16% of the neighbourhood.
  • The average household income is $131,835 with 69% of the residents holding post-secondary degrees.
  • The majority of residents are employed in the sales and service industry with the rest in business and finance administration.

Questions about Blackstone? Let us hep you discover if it’s the right neighbourhood for you! Comment below if you live there and have a favourite spot OR if you’d like some further info. 

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