Crystal Beach was established in the 1960s. Primarily developed by Minto Developments Inc., many of the residences in Crystal Beach are modified versions of the five original models of homes originally built in the neighbourhood. Crystal Beach is a primarily residential neighbourhood with a strong sense of community, and over the years, has become one of the most desired real-estate locations in Ottawa. When you take a tour of the Crystal Beach neighbourhood you will notice the variety of housing styles, ranging from 3 & 4 bedroom bungalows/splits with large private lots, to the newer executive style townhomes and singles that offer spectacular waterfront views Much of Crystal Beach’s appeal is due to its close proximity to the Nepean Sailing Club, Andrew Haydon Park, the Ottawa River, and Maki Park. Maki Park has a full skating rink and ‘puddle’ in the winter months.