Neighbourhood Highlight: Stittsville’s Deer Run


Published March 21, 2024

Last edited April 08, 2024


Stittsville is one of the fastest growing communities in Ottawa and one of the most coveted as well. Known for its good schools, access to nature, many amenities and ease of access to the rest of Ottawa, this community is booming and is a great place for those of diverse demographics to live. The Deer Run community is located west of Stittsville Main Street along West Ridge Drive and its surrounding arterial roads. Read on for details on what this fabulous neighbourhood has to offer. 

One of the best things about Deer Run is its access to nature. The Trans Canada Trail runs right through the neighbourhood with access points located at West Ridge Drive and one of Stittsville’s main roads, Abbott Street. Residents adore this trail that runs right through the community bringing them to nature and wildlife but also to Stittsville historic downtown with its three very popular cafes, Equator, Ritual and Honey Coffee. The trail will also bring you to some of downtown’s favourite shops such as Pretty Pots Florist and Humen Kind children’s store. The main Village Square with a park is here as well along with a farmer’s market in the spring, summer and fall while also providing the center for the lighting of the Christmas lights in December. In short, you have great access to the heart of your community from Deer Run by walking, biking, cross country skiing and more. 

Poole Creek Walkway also forms a main natural area for the residents of Deer Run. Many homes along West Ridge Drive back onto the creek and its trails. It is a great place for bird watching, biking or taking a stroll. This is one of only two cold water creeks left in Ottawa and its preservation is a gem! Pretty views, wildlife finds, photo ops, lookouts and access to parks make this a great spot for the whole family. It is also an easy way to access Johnny Leroux Arena and its adjacent outdoor tennis courts. 

Aside from the environmental amenities that Deer Run has to offer, you have everything else you or your family could need as well. A choice of grocery stores, restaurants within walking distance including NeXT Restaurant and the Barley Mow, medical, dental and veterinarian services along with physiotherapy services, shopping, fast food restaurants, great takeout spots, fitness centers, salons…the list goes on and on! Plus…your commute to anywhere in Ottawa is beyond simple. Access HWY 7 just down Hazeldean Road, the 417 via Carp Road and enjoy great access to public transport and the convenience of the Carp Road Park & Ride. Location, location, location…it sells itself here. 

Schools in the Area:

Public Board: 

  • A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary School
  • South Carleton High School
  • Soon to be open Stittsville Public High School

Catholic Board: 

  • Holy Spirit Elementary School
  • Sacred Heart Intermediate and High School


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

Demographics and Statistics

Now for some statistics…demographics, real estate…who are you living with in Deer Run and what does it mean to invest in living in this neighbourhood. 

  • Percentage of owner-occupied homes: Approximately 80% to 85%.
  • Average age of residents: Typically between 35 to 55 years old.
  • Crime rate: Relatively low, with mostly minor incidents reported.
  • School performance: Generally above-average, with schools in the area consistently achieving high academic ratings.
  • Average commute time to downtown Ottawa: Around 30 minutes by car, depending on traffic.
  • Percentage of green space and parks: Approximately 15% to 20% of the neighbourhood’s total area.
  • Number of community events per year: Roughly 10 to 15, including seasonal festivals, sports tournaments, and charity fundraisers.
  • Percentage of residents with post-secondary education: Approximately 60% to 70%.
  • Ethnic diversity: Moderately diverse, with a mix of cultural backgrounds represented within the community.
  • Employment sectors: Predominantly white-collar professions such as information technology, finance, and government services.
  • Average household income is between $120,000 to $150,000 per year
  • A mix of detached single family homes, townhomes and adult lifestyle bungalows. Single family homes are the predominant building structure.
  • The average sale price of homes in this specific area for 2024 was approximately $1,034,000.

Let us know if you’d like more information about this neighbourhood or if you have any gems we should highlight! 

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