Ottawa is a neighborhood in west-central Toledo, Ohio, bordered by Secor Road to the West, Dorr Street to the South, Central Ave. to the North, and Upton and Monroe to the East and North. It derives its name from the Ottawa Indians that settled in the area in the early 18th century, as well as Ottawa Park, a prominent recreational area located within the community.
The district features historic neighborhoods such as Old Orchard, Indian Hills, and Westmoreland. Old Orchard and Indian Hills are parallel to the Village of Ottawa Hills and have similar architectural styles and multi-level single-family homes. Westmoreland is bordered by Bancroft Street, Parkside Boulevard, and Upton Ave. It is characterized by architectural styles ranging from Colonial to French, with rounded, undulating streets and open miniparks. Diegel Bed Bug Exterminator Toledo
In 1918, plans were made to move the Toledo Zoo from Walbridge Park to Ottawa Park, where it would “represent the finest and the third largest zoo in the United States.”These plans, however, were never carried out. Residents began to live in the area in the 1920s and 30s, as several wealthy residents began to venture outside the central city. The relocation of the University of Toledo to its current Bancroft Street location in 1931 cemented the neighborhood’s identity as an area of education and leisure. The migration of African-American residents to this area began in the early 1960s, with desegregation and improved job opportunities. Areas such as BUMA (Bancroft-Upton-Monroe) and Auburn-Delaware are predominantly black and have a mix of middle and low-income earning residents.
Ottawa is a large neighborhood located about four miles away from Downtown Toledo and is home to some of the city’s most popular destinations. The University of Toledo, ProMedica Toledo Hospital, and Ottawa Park are located in Ottawa. Ottawa Park anchors the neighborhood and is a popular spot for summer concerts and sledding and ice skating during the winter. Catering to the college crowd, Ottawa is filled with coffee shops, casual eateries, grocers, and other establishments. Residents also appreciate Ottawa’s low cost of living and wide range of rental options. The neighborhood has single-family houses, townhouses, and apartments in stately brick buildings available for rent.
Restaurants and Pubs
- Marcus’ Grille & Groove is located at 1830 W Bancroft St, Toledo, OH
- Joyful’s Koney Island is located at 1826 W Bancroft St, Toledo, OH
- Jake’s Saloon & Sports Pub is located at 2520 Dorr St, Toledo, OH
- The Casual Pint of Toledo is located at 3550 Executive Pkwy, Toledo, OH
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