Barrhaven is a growing suburban neighborhood 17 km southwest of downtown Ottawa. Census was 58,269. Barrhaven is bordered by Greenbelt, the Rideau River, and Highway 416. Barrhaven is surrounded by rural areas and farmland, with the exception of the Riverside South area across the Rideau River. Barrhaven is growing at a very fast pace and new homes and shopping are being built across the area. It is now home to a Costco, new LCBO and several new car dealerships in the West end near the 416, just off of Strandherd.
Barrhaven is divided into several sub-neighborhoods:
Old Barrhaven is the westernmost part of the neighbourhood, lying between Cedarview Road and Greenbank Road. Also included in this area is a triangle of land of Greenbank between Fallowfield Road and the railway tracks known as Knollsbrook or The Triangle.
Longfields stretches south to Strandherd and east to Woodroffe Avenue.
Half Moon Bay is south of the Jock River and West of Greenbank.
Chapman Mills is south of Strandherd and east of Greenbank. This area is also home to movie theatres, Walmart, Loblaws, and many more shops as well as being convenient to public transit.
Stonebridge is a community built within the Stonebridge Golf & Country Club where you can live amongst the greens.