The City of Saskatoon is comprised of more than 60 neighbourhoods divided into 5 areas that potential real estate buyers can search through the Saskatchewan MLS® system. In the past 5 years Saskatoon has added several new neighbourhoods that have either been developed by the city or else independent developers. Each neighbourhood within Saskatoon has its own unique characteristics and feel. It is important when you are considering buying a new home in Saskatoon that you are comfortable with the neighbourhood your new home is located. There are a lot of considerations when selecting a neighbourhood including, schools, amenities, and transportation just to name a few. I have put together information on each neighbourhood that will help you research and narrow down which location might best suite you.
Area 1 Neighbourhoods
Area 1 is located on the east side of the city and has had significant growth over the past 5 years. It is considered one of the more expensive areas in the city and as a whole this area is one of the newest areas in Saskatoon and is still growing. There is still a significant amount of construction happening in this area and new amenities are being added regularly. Popular neighbourhoods in this area include Willowgrove, Arbor Creek, Silverspring, University Heights, and the newest neighbourhood of Evergreen. Also found in Area 1 is Saskatoon’s Forestry Farm and Zoo.
Area 2 Neighbourhoods
Area 2 is located in the south part of Saskatoon and spans from the University of Saskatchewan to the farthest parts of the City of Saskatoon. The significant growth in this area can be attributed to its close proximity to Circle Drive which is one of the main roads in Saskatoon allowing for each access throughout the city. This is area is very popular as it has a blend of established neighbourhoods with close proximity to the University and Broadway area all the way to new developments in Stonebridge and the coveted Willows neighbourhood at the Willows Golf and Country Club. The fastest growing neighbourhood in this area is Stonebridge which has introduced several new box stores including Wal-Mart and Home Depot. Popular neighbourhoods in this area include Stonebridge, Willows, Nutana, Varisty View, and Greystone Heights. This area is popular for infill projects in Saskatoon due to the mature neighbourhoods with some nice sized lots that once housed small homes.
Area 3 Neighbourhoods
Area 3 is located in the northern most part of Saskatoon. The north end of the city has a significant amount of commercial development but also provides easy access to the highways that lead to some of Saskatchewan’s top lakes and national parks. Many people who end up buying houses for sale in the north end of Saskatoon don’t ever want to leave as it is close to walking trails along the river and offers mature neighbourhoods. This area will likely not see any further development for quite some time as it has reached as far as it can due to the commercial land around it. This area also includes Saskatoon’s downtown area with City Park being a popular area for character homes.
Area 4 Neighbourhoods
Area 4 is located in the south west area of Saskatoon where you will find neighbourhoods that range from early 1900’s to the 1980’s with any newer homes being infill houses in Saskatoon. One of the greatest neighbourhoods found here is Caswell Hill. I may be biased as I used to live in Caswell Hill but it is a popular neighbourhood for character homes and starter homes and a lovely mature neighbourhood. This area also offers some of the Saskatoon neighbourhoods that are seeing a regeneration with interest from investors and other interested parties in Saskatoon. Riversdale is one of those neighbourhoods that you can see some improvements. With its location close to the river this area can be popular but there is still work to be done to improve the community.
Area 5 Neighbourhoods
Area 5 is located on the west side of Saskatoon. This area has houses ranging from the 1960’s and newer with some of the city’s brand new neighbourhoods. Hampton Village and Blairmore are the two newest neighbourhoods in Area 5. Hampton Village is a great alternative to the city’s east side as the land is more affordable therefore housing is typically cheaper than in similar east side neighbourhoods. Other popular neighbourhoods here are Dundonald, Parkridge and the unique community of Montgomery Place. If you are looking for a neighbourhood that feels like its own community Montgomery Place is for you. Home to some of the largest lots in the city, this area is popular for people who need that extra land that other areas cannot accommodate.