When researching the Saskatoon real estate market for the best housing options, you’ll find that the city boasts quite a wide variety of properties for sale and for rent. Even those with a limited budget are quite likely to stumble upon stunning listings with private lots, while for those who are wealthier the possibilities are even greater. Regardless of your financial situation, chances are that the Paris of the Prairies has something just right for you! But of course when you’re looking for the ideal home, you should never overlook the importance of a good neighbourhood. Since Saskatoon has many of them, we decided to help you out and handpick some interesting ones.
So, without further ado, here are some great Saskatoon suburbs with enviable real estate opportunities:
Situated at the north-eastern part of the city, Mayfair is quite a desirable Saskatoon suburb, thanks to its spacious and good-value properties. Served by Saskatoon Transit and located near to Idylwild Drive North, the heart of the city can be reached in a manner of minutes by both car and public transportation.
This is the perfect area for those who’d like to be close to the hustle and bustle of Saskatoon centre…. but not too close! The area features an abundance of beautiful green parks, where you can spend quality leisure time either by yourself or with your family. It is served by a public school and boasts an extensive range of restaurants, shops and cafes alone 33rd Street. The suburb is mostly inhabited by young families with small children and is mainly populated with single-family dwellings.
A bit further south, over the mighty South Saskatchewan River, we find the lovely neighbourhood of Avalon. Although it’s not too close to the city centre, it can be easily accessed through direct bus routes and by car.
Three different schools are part of this neighbourhood, along with three spacious, lush parks and a lake. The vast majority of the dwellings here are purchased rather than rented, and most houses are historic ones, built before the 1980’s and renovated to meet today’s expectations. Similarly to Mayfair, Avalon is also quite a popular place for families with children. This part of the city features more expensive homes than the previous one, partly due to the wider variety of amenities it offers its residents, but it also has some quite affordable ones too.
Lastly, we have the charming suburb of Silverspring, at the north-eastern edge of Saskatoon. It is located near to the University, Forest Park, and the industrial area and it is a 10-minute drive away from the city’s downtown core.
With a homeownership rate close to 100%, we can safely say that renting is not too popular in the area. Unlike in the previous suburb, the homes of Silverspring were mainly built after the 1980’s, with more than half of them being constructed between 1991 and 2000. Quite a few of the residents here have high incomes and families in this neighbourhood are often larger than those in the previous two suburbs. Primarily a residential area, it doesn’t feature many commercial developments, though it does boast three large parks and four schools.
As you can see, this city boasts quite a varied and good-value real estate market. Which Saskatoon neighbourhood would you settle down in? Do you have any recommendations about real estate opportunities in other parts of the Paris of the Prairies? Don’t hesitate to share your tips with us in the comments section below!