One of Ottawa's western suburbs, Chapel Hill is still a partially rural area, that lies between St Joseph Blvd and Innes Road, and lies west of the curving Orleans Blvd To the west is the Greenbelt lands, and the DND National proving Grounds, Chapel Hill South lies south of Innes Rd.
Extremely family oriented, this neighbourhood is quiet and welcoming, with plenty of nearby schools, churches, and recreational facilities. Orleans-Chapel Hill has about 9,000 residents, 40% of whom are unilingual English (Ottawa average: 60%), 4% are unilingual French only, 56% are bilingual.
There is easy access to the Queensway/417 for quick trips to the downtown core, as well as excellent public transit into the city.
Chapel Hill is a suburban area consisting of mostly single family homes situated next to the National Capital Commission (NCC) Greenbelt and surrounding rural areas.
Orleans-Chapel Hill is a newer neighbourhood, with only 9% of homes built before 1980, and 67% constructed between 1981 and 1990, 12% built 1991 - 2000, and 13% built after 2001. Of the 2,800 dwellings, 80% are single family homes, 2% are semi-detached, 10% are row houses, 1% are apartment duplexes, and 8% were low-rise apartments (under 5 stories). 11% of residents rent, while a great majority (89%) own their own homes.
Shopping is close at hand, with big box and ample shops and services offered at Place D'Orleans shopping centre.
The community has a number of large parks and creeks running through it, and is close to the running track at Garnenau High School. Its also close the Orleans Arena & Community Centre (just across Innnes rd), which also has an indoor swimming pool.