Wellington Village sometimes referred to as West Wellington, neighbours Western Hintonburg and nearby Westboro, and envelops the transition of Wellington Street to Richmond Road, between Parkdale Avenue and Island Park Drive. Tree lined streets, red brick facades, verandas, and a friendly atmosphere have helped turn this area into one of Ottawa's trendiest family oriented neighborhoods. Newer condominium developments complement the original working class homes that have been progressively renovated and improved in value. A mix of old and new, trendy and old world charm meet to create a neighborhood of quiet character like nowhere else. As this area becomes more affluent, the neighborhood has evolved into an upscale food and shopping district, taking influence from nearby Chinatown and Westboro. Wellington Village's proximity to downtown offers a quick drive or easy OC Transpo link to any part of the city, and its west- central orientation also makes Kanata an easy commute. Most amenities are within walking distance, with plenty of park and green spaces for all residents to enjoy. Parkdale market is within walking distance, open from April to Christmas, as are larger grocery centres and specialized gourmet shops. For the gourmand, catering services and fine dining abound, suiting whatever tastes tempt you.