Welcome to the Silverwood Heights Area of Saskatoon
This wonderful family area was primarily developed through the 1980’s making it the youngest of the major subdivisions in Saskatoon's north end. Silverwood Heights is approaching that “mature” stage, providing beautiful landscapes and large trees. Whiteswan Drive, Meewasin Park, and the South Saskatchewan River valley define its eastern border. If you enjoy a bike ride, or perhaps an evening walk, you’ll find over 20 kilometres of paved trails which run through the park, along our stunning river valley and extending beyond downtown Saskatoon.
They say “location is everything” and Silverwood Heights is surely one of the best that Saskatoon has to offer. Warman Road provides easy access to the downtown core (approximately 5 km) and Circle Drive will take you to the far east side, or the far west in just a matter of minutes. Those working or studying at the University of Saskatchewan can enjoy a short scenic drive to work via Whiteswan Drive and Spadina Crescent. This peaceful and relaxing drive provides spectacular views through all four seasons.
Shopping opportunities are numerous starting with The Mall at Lawson Heights,” one of Saskatoon’s major shopping centres. Again, downtown Saskatoon is just a quick jaunt, as is Preston Crossing and Circle Drive West where you’ll find such retailers as Staples, Rona Home Centre and Home Depot. Safeway and Extra Foods are also conveniently located on the western border of the area.
Silverwood Heights also offers abundant green spaces with over 45 acres of public park area including the North and South WJL Harvey Parks. Creative playgrounds, a public paddling pool, tennis courts, soccer fields and ball diamonds are just a few of the amenities which you’ll find in these lovely parks. Other recreational amenities that are conveniently located in neighbouring Lawson Heights include the Lawson Heights Civic Centre, which houses an indoor pool and a public library, and the Henk Ruys Soccer Centre.
The largest of the north end Saskatoon subdivisions, Silverwood Heights offers two public elementary schools including Silverwood Heights School and Brownell School as well as two Catholic elementary schools including St. Angela School and Sister O'Brien School which offers instruction in both English and French. There is also a public high school in the area, Marion M Graham Collegiate. Catholic high school students attend Bishop James Mahoney School located on the boundary between Silverwood Heights and Lawson Heights. All of the schools in this terrific area have excellent reputations in the education community.
A strong and vibrant Silverwood Heights Community Association which offers a number of recreational programs in the spring and fall supports the community.
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Reviews of Silverwood Heights
We moved to Silverwood in September 2011 – it’s great! The elementary schools are central to the area, so it feels like almost everyone is close to the school. Our kids walk home from school each day – traffic is never bad, and there are a lot of pedestrian crosswalks. It’s fast to get out of the city going north or to make a run over to Costco. Getting downtown via Warman road is very easy. The neighbours have been very friendly, and it looks to me like more young families are moving in all the time. I see a lot of children walking, cycling and scootering along parks and by the river. Silverwood is a thriving neighbourhood that has a lot to offer.
We’ve just lived here for a little over a year, and we LOVE the area. I feel safe letting my kids play in the front yard, and safe letting my 8-year-old walk to school. We love being so close to the walking trails by the river, and there’s lots of unpaved paths for biking and walking too if you want to get closer to the water. Whiteswan drive provides quick access to downtown, and a beautiful drive every time. The population is generally older, so younger families like ours are really welcomed with open arms. People are very happy to see young families moving in. The mature trees are also a very nice thing for the area, they’re pretty, and also kill almost all noise, making the area very quiet so far as barking dogs or other outdoor noise. The schools seem great. We had trouble choosing because they all seemed so nice. The community association is very active, providing lots of activities and events to participate in for all ages. We love it here, and I can’t see us leaving this area EVER. If we move again, it will definitely be within the area. We’d never leave our close proximity to the river again. It’s been a great benefit for our whole family.