Lindenlea is notable for its picturesque architecture, mature trees, and plentiful green space. It is bordered by Maple Lane to the north, Acacia Avenue to the east, Beechwood Avenue to the south and Springfield Road and Rideau Terrace to the west. Its neighbouring communities are Rockcliffe Park (north and east), Vanier (south) and New Edinburgh (west). The community was planned by Thomas Adams and is an example of Adams’ garden suburb style. Most of the homes have large back yards, a feature of this planning style. The community is divided into upper Lindenlea, north of Rideau Terrace, and lower Lindenlea. Only upper Lindenlea was planned by Adams. Lower Lindenlea was developed later but followed many of the garden suburb principles, including the large backyards.