Buena Vista, Saskatoon

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Buena Vista
City of Saskatoon neighbourhood
Buena Vista entrance sign
Buena Vista entrance sign
Buena Vista location map
Buena Vista location map
Coordinates: 52°6′45″N 106°39′50″W / 52.11250°N 106.66389°W / 52.11250; -106.66389Coordinates: 52°6′45″N 106°39′50″W / 52.11250°N 106.66389°W / 52.11250; -106.66389
Country  Canada
Province  Saskatchewan
City Saskatoon
Suburban Development Area Nutana
Neighbourhood Buena Vista
Settled 1882
Construction 1910-1960
Government
 • Type Municipal (Ward 6)
 • Administrative body Saskatoon City Council
 • Councillor Charlie Clark
Area
 • Total 1.26 km2 (0.49 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 3,271
 • Average Income $67,170
Time zone UTC (UTC-6)
Website www.bvcasaskatoon.ca

Buena Vista is a residential neighbourhood located near the center of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. It is an older suburban subdivision, including mostly low-density, single detached dwellings. As of 2011, the area is home to 3,271 residents. The neighbourhood is considered a middle-income area, with an average family income of $67,170, an average dwelling value of $251,560 and a home ownership rate of 77.7%.[1][2] According to MLS data, the average sale price of a home as of 2013 was $304,939.[3]

History[edit]

Buena Vista Park

The Buena Vista neighbourhood was within the city limits at the time of Saskatoon's incorporation in 1906. The subdivision west of Lorne Avenue was marketed by three Saskatoon real estate men: W.H. Coy, A. MacDougall and F.E. Guppy. All three eventually had streets named after them; Coy Avenue is still in existence. In 1910 house lots in the area were being advertised for $275.[4]

Buena Vista Park, developed in 1911-1912, was designed by U. Morell, a noted landscape architect from Minneapolis.[5] According to a 1913 map of registered subdivisions, the riverbank portion of the current neighbourhood was originally named the Monroe Addition.[6] The majority of residential construction was done before 1946, with a smaller amount up to 1960. After a few decades of very little construction, infill housing projects jumped starting after 1996.[1]

An integral part of the neighbourhood is Buena Vista School, an elementary school in Saskatoon Public School Division. It was designed in the Collegiate Gothic style by Scottish architect David Webster, who had previously designed several similar-looking schools (King George, King Edward, Albert, Westmount, Caswell and Alexandra). The cornerstone was laid by school board secretary W.P. Bate on June 9, 1913 and the first rooms opened on April 1, 1914. Six more rooms opened in September of the same year.[4]

Government and politics[edit]

Kilburn Hall

Buena Vista exists within the federal electoral district of Blackstrap. It is currently represented by Lynne Yelich of the Conservative Party of Canada, first elected in 2000 and re-elected in 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2011.

Provincially, the area is within the constituency of Saskatoon Nutana. It is currently represented by Cathy Sproule of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party, first elected in 2011.

In Saskatoon's non-partisan municipal politics, Buena Vista lies within ward 6. It is currently represented by Councillor Charlie Clark, first elected in 2006.

Institutions[edit]

Education[edit]

Buena Vista School
Buena Vista School 4.jpg
Buena Vista School
Address
1306 Lorne Avenue
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, S7H 1X8,
Information
School type Public
Opened 1914
School board Saskatoon Public School Division
Superintendent Lisa Fleming
Area trustee Kathleen Brannen
Chairperson Laura Fan
Principal Darrin Sinnett
Vice principal Jaime Schroeder
Grades Kindergarten to Grade 8
Education system Elementary
Website

Public safety[edit]

Other[edit]

  • Saskatchewan Abilities Council - vocational, rehabilitation and recreational services for physically and mentally disabled persons

Parks and recreation[edit]

Kilburn Park
  • Buena Vista Park (7.0 acres)
  • Gabriel Dumont Park (8.6 acres)
  • Kilburn Park (9.3 acres)

The Nutana Lawn Bowling Club operates out of a facility on the north side of Buena Vista Park.

Kilburn Park is the practice field for the Saskatoon Hilltops, a junior football team.

The Buena Vista Community Association has a close working relationship with Buena Vista School and is actively involved in maintaining the community outdoor rink and playground equipment on school grounds, even helping with school field trips. It coordinates community events, leisure programs for all ages and sports programs for children/youth.[8]

Commercial[edit]

Commercial development is limited to a few lots at the intersection of Lorne Avenue and Taylor Street, a few businesses at Broadway Avenue and Taylor Street, a neighbourhood café at Lorne Avenue and 2nd Street, and the Rawlco Radio building on the riverbank near Gabriel Dumont Park. 66 home-based businesses exist in the area.[1]

Location[edit]

Buena Vista is located within the Nutana Suburban Development Area. It is bounded by 8th Street to the north, Taylor Street to the south, Broadway Avenue to the east, and the South Saskatchewan River to the west. Roads are laid out in a grid fashion; streets run east-west, avenues run north-south.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Buena Vista" (PDF). Neighbourhood Profiles (11th edition) (11 ed.). City of Saskatoon - Planning and Development Branch. 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  2. ^ Populace Spring 2006 8 (1), City of Saskatoon - City Planning Branch, Spring 2006, p. 5 
  3. ^ "Buena Vista". Saskatoon Realty. Retrieved 2013-06-26. 
  4. ^ a b "Buena Vista School - History". Saskatoon Public School Division. Archived from the original on 2010-01-09. Retrieved 2007-10-22. 
  5. ^ Kerr, Don; Stan Hanson (1982). Georgina Lewis, ed. Saskatoon: The First Half-Century. NeWest Press. p. 253. ISBN 0-920316-37-9. 
  6. ^ O'Brien, Jeff; Ruth W. Millar; William P. Delainey (2006). Roberta Coulter, ed. Saskatoon: A History in Photographs. Coteau Books. p. 31. ISBN 1-55050-336-7. 
  7. ^ "Buena Vista School". Saskatoon Public School Division. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  8. ^ "Buena Vista Community Association". City of Saskatoon. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 

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