The City of Nepean today is part of the Municipality of Ottawa. Most commonly still called Nepean, this large area of Ottawa is West of the Rideau Canal and North of the suburb of Barrhaven. It is characterized by houses and condos built in the 1950s to 1980s although there are many more modern houses and condo buildings. Many of the lots in Nepean are considered large and spacious. There are an increasing number of rebuilt homes and all new constructed houses in such neighbourhoods as Parkwood Hills, Skyline, and Fisher Glen.