Residential development in the River Heights area began in the early 1960’s and continued through the early 1980’s. The area was the first of three Saskatoon neighbourhoods that would eventually become known as “the north end.” The area is primarily comprised of single-family dwellings with a limited number of semi-detached homes scattered through the neighbourhood. Multi-family developments are mostly located on the outer edges of the area with low-rise apartments concentrated to the west, and town homes situated at the east.
River Heights eastern edge runs along the South Saskatchewan River valley and its high elevation provides some expansive and spectacular views from Meewasin Park, and from some of the upper end homes that enjoy those premium locations closest to the river valley.
The neighbourhood boasts two elementary schools. Public system students attend Ecole River Heights School, which offers instruction in French and English while children utilizing the catholic system attend Saint Anne School. Both schools sit on Ravine Drive at the edge of Robert Hunter East Park and offer generous creative play areas and a small water park that operates during the late spring and early summer months.
Recreational amenities are plentiful both in and around the area. Saskatoon’s north end has an abundance of public parks offering ball diamonds, soccer pitches, basketball facilities, picnic areas, public playgrounds and near endless amounts of paved walking and biking trails including those which run through Meewasin Park along the river valley. Swimming is available at the Lawson Heights Civic Centre and the Henk Ruys Soccer Centre is also easily accessible.
River Height’s location provides quick and easy access to the downtown core and additional shopping opportunities are close by including the Mall at Lawson Heights and Preston Crossing. Those driving to the University of Saskatchewan campus will enjoy a five to eight minute drive through some of Saskatoon’s finest most breathtaking views.
Photo Walk of River Heights
|Number of households||1,690|
|Average persons per household||2.5|
|Average sale price of a residential dwelling (previous year)||$342,388|
|Median sale price of a residential dwelling (previous year)||$325,000|
|Average household income||$82,719|
|Types of homes||Houses||Condos|
|Number of sales
|Lowest sale price
|Highest sale price
|Average sale price
|Median sale price||$361,500||$200,000
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Community Association webpage
City of Saskatoon’s area webpage
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Wikipedia page for this area
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