North End Saskatoon, SK

Located in the prairie region, Saskatoon in Saskatchewan comprises over 60 neighborhoods. These communities are divided into five areas. The north end of Saskatoon belongs to area 3 of the Multiple Listings System (MLS) and has eight neighborhoods.

Characteristics

Since the northern part of the city has a lot of commercial development, residents enjoy convenient access to the thoroughfares that lead to national parks and top lakes of the province. Buyers come to the north end of Saskatoon to establish roots in mature neighborhoods and to take advantage of nature trails along the river. If you want to live close to downtown Saskatoon, look for a home in this part of the city.

Housing Overview

North Saskatoon has eight neighborhoods: Silverwood Heights, River Heights, Richmond Heights, North Park, Lawson Heights, Kelsey Woodlawn, City Park and Central Business District. The latter has a lot of apartments with over five stories.

Most of the homes in Silverwood Heights were built between the 1970s and 1980s. Richmond Heights has mostly single-family homes. River Heights is one of the larger neighborhoods. North Park and Lawson Heights have a nice mixture of single-family homes and apartment complexes. Most of Kelsey Woodlawn's homes pre-date the 1960s, and City Park is your neighborhood if you’re looking for character homes

Schools

Saskatchewan has three public school systems with an open-boundary policy. This means that residents can enroll their children in any school, as long as there are vacancies. The three systems consist of English public, a French language school (conseil des écoles fransaskoises) and English Catholic. All are publicly funded, free of charge and are represented in all Saskatoon neighborhoods.

Additionally, four of the north-side neighborhoods have local schools. These consist of City Park Collegiate, St. Michael (serves Kelsey Woodlawn), Lawson Heights Elementary School, North Park Wilson and Ecole St. Paul (serves North Park).

Things to Do

Saskatoon experiences little precipitation and is one of the sunniest places in the nation, so you'll have plenty of days available for exploring the area. Enjoy the outdoors with visits to Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo, explore the wildlife areas in Meewasin Valley, or go on a hike at the Beaver Creek Conservation Area

History buffs will enjoy Wanuskewin Heritage Park. If you’re looking for things to do during colder weather, tour the Ukrainian Museum of Canada or head to the Persephone Theatre.

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