Welcome to the Varsity View Area of Saskatoon
Located immediately to the south of the University of Saskatchewan campus, Varsity View is primarily a residential neighbourhood that saw its earliest development take root shortly after the university opened in 1906. Over 300 of the homes that exist there today were built prior to World War II and development continued into the early 1970's. Recognized as one of Saskatoon's prime residential locations, the cycle of renewal is in full swing and nearly two hundred new homes have been added to the area over the past two decades as older functionally obsolete buildings have been replaced with more modern structures.
Given its close proximity to the university campus, Varsity View does tend to offer many rental options for students. The area has higher concentration of apartments and two-unit dwellings than most with the two categories accounting for roughly two-thirds of the housing stock while single-family detached homes make up the balance. In spite of the fact that home ownership in the area is below forty percent, Varsity View manages to have a very owner-occupied kind of feel to it. For the most part, a reasonable level of pride is evident in the way that homes in the area are cared for.
Today, the neighbourhood is home to two elementary schools. Bishop Murray provides instruction to high school students enrolled in the catholic system, while Brunskill School caters to elementary school aged kids enrolled in the public system.
There are four public parks in the area with just under seventeen acres of green space. Limited recreational amenities include tennis, playgrounds and walking paths. Of course, neighbouring Nutana has an abundance of park space, including beautiful Rotary Park on the river bank and Varsity View residents will often enjoy the amenities offered just to the south of its western border, Clarence Avenue. Of course, the University of Saskatchewan campus also offers lots of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors amidst some of Saskatoon's prettiest scenery.
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Reviews of Varsity View
One of the nicest areas of the city. Many character homes and mature trees. Close access to University, river, broadway, downtown.
The only downside might be a higher than average number of rental units due to the university location.