Located in the middle-southern portion of the province, the City of Saskatoon has grown around both sides of the South Saskatchewan River and enjoys more hours of sunshine annually than any other major Canadian City. With a city population of 260,900 that is continuously growing, Saskatchewan is the largest city in the central Canadian province of Saskatchewan.
Like other Canadian prairie centers, over the years Saskatoon has absorbed many of the surrounding suburbs into the city proper: as neighboring communities like Nutana were reached through natural expansion, they were annexed into the population of Saskatoon. The Saskatoon Metropolitan Area currently includes over 20 additional municipals including the City of Martinsville and the Town of Allen, Asquith, Colonsay, Dalmeny, Delisle, Dundurn, Langham, Oslar and Warman.
Known as the City of Bridges for its now eight river crossings, Saskatoon is a city rich in history, heritage and community spirit. Set in the fertile prairie land of southern Saskatchewan, the area is known for its pristine rivers and aspen parklands.
Professional singles and couples who prefer a "lock and leave" lifestyle will find plenty of Saskatoon condos in the Central Business District. Homes in this area are primarily a mixture of condominiums and trendy converted warehouse lofts available in a diverse price range covering the spectrum from entry-level condo to luxury penthouse. In contrast, the Lakewood and University Heights communities are almost entirely composed of apartment-style condominium and townhouse homes.
In the heart of Saskatoon are the Core Neighborhoods, where the towns of Nutana, West Saskatoon and Riversdale first came together to form the City of Saskatoon in 1906. This area includes the Downtown Central Business District which is the urban center of Saskatoon, home to major shopping, restaurant and arts organizations within the city. In addition to being the arts and business hub of the city, the Downtown area also has several preserved heritage buildings and landmarks.
Surrounding the Central Business District are many of Saskatoon's original communities, including the mature neighborhoods of Caswell Hill, City Park and Westmount with tree-lined streets and a mix of unique single-family character homes, war-era houses and modern infill development. Both Westmount and North Park have smaller, cozy homes affordable for first time Saskatoon Home Buyers, while the area of Nutana features larger heritage homes at a higher price point.
More charming character homes can be found in Saskatoon's west community of Montgomery Place, a veteran's village annexed in the 1950s, and the neighborhood of Buena Vista located in the city's south-central area. The community of Richmond Heights in Saskatoon's north side forms a small, tight knit community with very low home turnover, while Varsity View near the University of Saskatchewan campus is a popular neighborhood for students and showcases some of the city's prettiest scenery.
First time Saskatoon Home Buyers will find affordable entry-level houses and condo properties in the neighborhoods of Confederation Park and Exhibition. For home buyers looking for mid-range homes in family-friendly areas, look to the suburban styled neighborhoods of Erindale, Silverspring and Forest Grove in east Saskatoon or Lawson Heights and Silverwood Heights located on the north side of the city.
In recent years, Saskatoon has added the village-concept subdivisions of Hampton Village and Willowgrove to its borders. These self-contained communities include a commercial and park centre, higher density multi-family homes, as well as service and shopping amenities.
In addition to the large character homes of Nutana, Saskatoon has several communities featuring primarily luxury and executive homes, including Briarwood to the south east, Arbor to the east, and the small neighborhood of John Avant Park within the subdivision of Erindale.
Get better acquainted with the City of Saskatoon: visit the City website, read about the City's history, and learn more about the City's government, services, transportation and events:
There are many excellent post-secondary educational schools in Saskatoon, including the University of Saskatchewan:
Saskatoon has a wide variety of shopping options, from large malls to local shops and boutiques along Broadway Street:
With over 400 acres of riverbank trails and city parks to explore, Saskatoon is known for its beautiful parkland setting and the South Saskatchewan River Valley that cuts through the middle of the city. The Meewasin Valley Authority protects the natural land around the river valley, preserving heritage spots and areas of historical interest. Many of the interactive displays, lookouts, nature centres and interpretive trails within Saskatoon have been cultivated and cared for by the Meewasin Valley Authority and are a source of deep pride for the residents.
Within the central neighborhoods of Saskatoon are four well known parks along the river valley regularly used by many residents: Kinsmen Park, Victoria Park, Friendship Park, and the Kiwanis Memorial Park which honors the city's war veterans with a memorial fountain. Victoria Park is popular for racket sport enthusiasts as the home of both the Saskatoon Badminton Club and the Saskatoon Riverside Tennis Club, while Kinsmen Park provides access to the Meewasin Valley Trail for hiking and cross-country skiing.
Located in the north east Saskatoon community of Silverspring is the 34-acre Saskatoon Natural Grassland area, a parcel of the native ecosystem that has been preserved and protected. Many local Saskatoon students visit the grasslands here as part of their studies to learn more about the complex web of life that includes grasses, fungi, lichen, animals, insects and plant life.
Golfing a popular pastime for residents and visitors of Saskatoon, and there are several fine golf courses in the area including the public golf courses of Holiday Park, Silverwood and Wildwood, and the private courses of Saskatoon Golf & Country Club, the Willows, and Greenbryre Country Club. Most of the courses within Saskatoon are located on the south and east sides of the city.
Saskatoon has many city parks to explore, as well as nearby Provincial Parks and the Canada Historic Grasslands National Park. Here are a few of our favorite spots in and around the city:
Golfing is a very popular pastime in the Saskatoon area, and we have many excellent golf courses nearby:
For a mid-size city, Saskatoon has a surprising amount of cultural activities. Most of the entertainment, shopping, restaurants, and art organizations are in the Central Business District, known as Downtown Saskatoon. Here residents can catch a movie at the local Scotia Bank Theatre, or enjoy an evening of opera, ballet, theatre or symphony at the TCU Place.
Saskatoon's primary shopping area is the trendy Broadway Street, located in the community of Nutana. Originally the main street of Saskatoon, Broadway is home to a variety of locally owned shops, restaurants and cafes, as well as a range of preserved historic buildings and landmarks.
Heritage and the arts are important to residents of Saskatoon. The Mendal Art Gallery is home to over 5,000 works of local art, regional and national significance. Saskatoon is also home to several museums and heritage preserves of note, including the Saskatchewan Western Development Museum, the Saskatchewan Railway Museum, the Forestry Farm Park and Zoo, and the Wanuskewin Heritage Park.
Even though there are no major league sport teams in Saskatoon, most residents are avid sports fans and enjoy watching their WHL team, the Saskatoon Blades, play at SaskTel Centre. Canadian Football is also very popular, and the University football team, the Saskatchewan Huskies, are one of the top teams in the country, having won many championships. Motor Racing also draws many spectators to both the Saskatchewan International Raceway and the Auto Clearing Motor Speedway every year.
If you’re thinking of relocating to Saskatoon, REALTOR® Henry Moulin & his associates can provide you with additional information on what it’s like living in the area. They can also help you find your ideal home and provide direction on which neighborhood would work best for you. Give the team a call or send them an email today!