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7-800 doesn't get much in the Glebe. I'd recommend taking a walk and writing down numbers, for whatever reason it is much cheaper to find a place that way here rather than Craigs or Kijiji.

I just rented my own one br in October and had trouble with anything less than about $900 as they were substandard to say the least. Its $950 all inclusive, but its not in the Glebe.

Check around 5th Ave as I have seen a number of signs up between Bank and Bronson in that area.

Any q's?

S

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Its a weird market...... By spending $1000 instead of $800 the market opens up considerably. I noticed a huge difference in between even $800 and $900. Remember when negotiating that landlords are really happy just to fill units in the current economic climate, so you should try to deal a bit. I found my place at $1000 + heat- but got him to $950 included saving me over $200 a month all winter!

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I just grabbed a 1bdrm. in Centretown. Not the nicest of areas by any means, but perfect location for me when it comes to my job. It's $725+ hydro (which is $50/month max.) The Glebe is pretty over priced I found for the most part. I think you pay a little extra just to have the right to say you reside in 'The Glebe'

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KevO you're title is misleading, I got my hopes up that you were moving to Ottawa.

At that price range she might even have trouble finding something in Centretown. Here are some links I've used in the past;

http://www.247apartments.com/rentals/Ontario/Ottawa.asp

http://ottawa.en.craigslist.ca/apa/

http://ottawa.kijiji.ca/f-housing-apartments-for-rent-W0QQCatIdZ37

http://www.ccochousing.org/

http://www.247apartments.com/rentals/Ontario/Ottawa.asp

http://ottawa.rentershotline.ca/

http://www.ottawaliving.ca/ottawa-rental-listings-search.php

http://www.rentboard.ca/rentals/index.aspx?locid=4617

http://www.viewit.ca/city/ottawa.aspx

Also tell her to check out Ottawa U, Carelton and Algonguin. They all have places where they post apartments, that where you'll find the cheap spots.

Hope this helps

PS - Glebe rules!!

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ccoc is cheap, great landlords, non-profit, etc etc... trev posted the link. ccochousing.org the places go quick though.

and whoever is dissing centretown is being silly.

i've lived in old ottawa south, the glebe and centretown. they've all got good and bad points.

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Thanks for the tips folks! She's upping her spending range to $900-$1000 tops I think.

KevO you're title is misleading, I got my hopes up that you were moving to Ottawa.

Well now that you mention it.. I am currently on the lookout for a job in your fine city. :o

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Centertown is not a nice place to be ~IF~ you have a car you are going to be parking on the street, you have a bbq or a bike, or are a female walking alone at nights..... Especially around Dundonald Park.

Keep your valuables inside your place and you should be alright however- its not break and enters into houses, just petty crime type stuff.

There is a really nice CCOC place at Gilmour and Bay that I lived in. Its a small 3 BR for about $1050 a month if you can get one.

S

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Centretown is the "nutmeat" of downtown Ottawa. Its very safe for the most part, just some crazy crackies. Tell her to try and stick between Elgin St. and Bronson Ave the closer to Elgin the better and between Gladstone and Sommerset, but there are nice pockets outside of that too. For 1000 bucks she'll find something great in Centretown. At that price she can also check out;

Westboro

Hintonburg

Sandy Hill

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it's not as "safe" as other areas...break-ins are pretty common (just going on what i've heard from friends)

about 99% of my ottawa friends live in centretown and have for years and haven't had any problems relating to break-ins. although the most common property crime in somerset ward is indeed break and enter. (the most common property crime in the glebe is also break and enter).

but it's ottawa - the city is safe, period.

there are more crackheads in centretown than in the glebe, but you're better off in centretown than in vanier, lowertown, the market, south end, herongate etc.

bike theft is rampant in this city though.

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I was broken into when I lived in Centertown. The guy didn't take anything but I knew someone was there because my screen had been slashed and my window was open. A few weeks later I figured out WHY I was boroken into. My phone bill had a sh*t load of calls to "976" numbers.

I'd rather he took my TV then jerked off in my bed. I moved quickly after that.

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