Welcome to Cedarhill Estates!
About Cedarhill Estates
Welcome to the Cedarhill Community Association website, we’re so glad you’re here.
When you come to visit us you’ll probably think you’re in the country because we are and always have been designated as rural.
We have no sidewalks or street lights, we're on independent septic systems, and our rainwater management consists of culverts which move water from the highest parts of the terrain to the lowest area, which is designated as a provincially sensitive pond.
Nature in the community
If you love nature, you’ll find that residents have preserved original trees, and added hundreds more. Many yards are wooded and include numerous trees, shrubs, plants and flowers.
Yards are used by large animals such as deer, foxes, coyotes, and wolves to pass safely from the neighbouring National Capital Commission (NCC) lands to other parts of Barrhaven.
Smaller animals such as gophers, badgers, skunk also call the community home.
The provincially significant wetlands in the community are home to wildlife such as turtles, frogs, and fish.
Birds such as geese, ducks, sparrows, blue jays, cardinals, finches, vultures, hawks, starlings, wild turkeys, woodpeckers, owls, hummingbirds and more, live in the community's trees.
Trees such as maple, ash, cedars, pine, apple, and more, are found throughout.
About our residents
The community is comprised of many original residents, who built their homes, raised families, and who continue to live here. When you ask a resident what drew them to the community, and what keeps them here, they'll tell you that it's due to the abundance of nature.
The community has no community centre. Instead, residents feel so connected to the Cedarhill Golf and Country Club which the community was built around that we hold many meetings and events at the club, and drop in for meals, drinks and bridge games among neighbours.
About the Cedarhill Community Association
The Cedarhill Community Association is remarkably well supported by its residents.
Community funds are used to maintain common lands.
We have several meetings a year that are well attended by residents and guests.
The Board of Directors of the Cedarhill Community Association is composed of resident volunteers and represents residents on matters of importance to the community.
How we fit into Barrhaven
As Barrhaven continues to grow, homes have been built within walking distance of Cedarhill, and many residents in neighbouring communities walk their dogs and take strolls in the community during all seasons. They tell us how they value the calm they feel as they walk beneath the community's mature trees and open green space.
Protecting Cedarhill's community greenspace
Ecologically, we are part of the city and the country's larger green space community, and we routinely collaborate with partners to learn and share.
As Ottawa continues to expand, constructing homes farther south, east and west of our community, Cedarhill's trees, plants and above and below ground water systems become more important to for the health and enjoyment of all Ottawans.
The community's history and geology
Cedarhill was approved as a rural subdivision in the late 1970s.
The area was chosen for rural single home development because it sits on granite, which was deemed too expensive for infrastructure like waste management.
The southern community adjacent to Orchard Estates is at a lower elevation than Cedarhill and sits on leda clay.
To the north of the community are National Capital Commission lands, which are connected to the community both physically and through underground water systems.
Cedarhill's green groups connections
Our connection to groups that understand and value nature, includes many partners, some of which include
- Ecology Ottawa
- The Federation of Community Associations (FCA)
- Greenspace Alliance of Canada's Capital
- National Capital Commission
Cedarhill's green Associations connections
We have many connections to associations and citizen volunteers that understand and work to protect nature in their communities such as:
Preserving sensitive wetlands
Protecting a golf course and other green space
Lytle Avenue Community Association
Orchard Estates Community Association
Protecting forests and other areas
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Protecting greenspace across all of Montreal
Protecting a golf course
Protecting a golf course and other greenspace
Protecting a former golf course from development