Forest Grove, Saskatoon

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Forest Grove
City of Saskatoon neighborhood
Les Kerr Park
Les Kerr Park
Forest Grove location map
Forest Grove location map
Coordinates: 52°8′34″N 106°35′21″W / 52.14278°N 106.58917°W / 52.14278; -106.58917Coordinates: 52°8′34″N 106°35′21″W / 52.14278°N 106.58917°W / 52.14278; -106.58917
Country  Canada
Province  Saskatchewan
City Saskatoon
Suburban Development Area University Heights
Neighbourhood Forest Grove
Annexed 1955-1959
Construction 1971-1990
Government
 • Type Municipal (Ward 1)
 • Administrative body Saskatoon City Council
 • Councillor Darren Hill
Area
 • Total 1.61 km2 (0.62 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 5,907
 • Average Income $70,487
Time zone UTC (UTC-6)
Website www.sutherlandforestgrove.ca

Forest Grove is a primarily residential neighbourhood located in northeast Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. It is mostly made up of low-density single detached dwellings, with a sizeable minority of multiple-unit apartment dwellings. As of 2011, the area is home to 5,907 residents. The neighbourhood is considered a middle-income area, with an average family income of $70,487, an average dwelling value of $246,680 and a home ownership rate of 62.4%.[1][2] According to MLS data, the average sale price of a home as of 2013 was $304,527.[3]

History[edit]

Forest Grove began to develop in the 1960s and its boundaries were originally set as 115th Street to the south, Forest Drive to the east, Central Avenue to the west, and undeveloped land to the north. This was the case well into the 1980s until Forest Grove was expanded to the north, with additional residential along Rossmo Road added and the boundaries extended to reach the new Attridge Drive arterial road. Also in the 1980s, new residential development south of 115th Street, east of what was then Nelson Avenue, and west of Berini Drive also occurred, and this was also considered part of Forest Grove.[citation needed]

Present-day Forest Grove now also includes residential land that was owned and developed by the Canadian Pacific Railway when the settlement of Sutherland was established in 1909.[4] Originally part of Sutherland, the land along Gray (formerly Railway) Avenue and south of 115th Street was transferred to Forest Grove when the neighbourhood boundaries were redrawn in the 1990s. The remaining land on which Forest Grove now sits was annexed between 1955 to 1959,[2] and the majority of residential construction was done between 1970 and 1990 (although the streets north of 115th Street, east of Central Avenue and south of what is now Rossmo Road were on city street maps as early as 1961). The housing stock is composed mostly of low-density, single detached houses and multiple-unit apartment buildings.[1] Forest Grove School was opened on October 15, 1984, and St. Volodymyr School opened on March 1, 1989.[5]

Government and politics[edit]

Forest Grove exists within the federal electoral district of Saskatoon—Humboldt. It is currently represented by Brad Trost of the Conservative Party of Canada, first elected in 2004 and re-elected in 2006, 2008 and 2011.

Provincially, the area is within the constituency of Saskatoon Silver Springs. It is currently represented by Ken Cheveldayoff of the Saskatchewan Party, first elected in 2003 and re-elected in 2007 and 2011.

In Saskatoon's non-partisan municipal politics, Forest Grove lies within ward 1. It is currently represented by Darren Hill, first elected in 2006 and re-elected in 2009 and 2012.

Institutions[edit]

Education[edit]

Forest Grove Public School
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Forest Grove Public School
Caring, Sharing & Excellence
Address
501 115th Street East
Forest Grove subdivision
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, S7N 2X9,
Information
Principal Todd Berg
Vice principal Don McBean
Grades Kindergarten to Grade 8
Education system Elementary
Website
St. Volodymyr School
StVolodymyrSchool.jpg
St. Volodymyr School
Address
302 Kellough Road
Forest Grove Subdivision
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, S7N 3K6,
Information
School type Elementary Separate
Religious affiliation(s) Catholic
School board Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Division
Principal Bob Klein
Sports Vanguards
Website

Parks and recreation[edit]

  • T.J. Quigley Park - 1.1 acres (0.45 ha)
  • Balsam Park - 1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
  • Forest Grove Linkage - 1.8 acres (0.73 ha)
  • Les Kerr Park - 17.3 acres (7.0 ha)

The Sutherland-Forest Grove Community Association was incorporated in 1984 and is run by volunteers. It plans, coordinates, and administers seasonal programs for all age groups, from adult fitness to teen programs, children's sports and toddler activities. It also works with local schools and the City to maintain and operate neighbourhood parks and outdoor rinks.[8]

Forest Grove is also close to the Forestry Farm Park and Zoo, and in fact one of its streets, Forest Drive, used to be the access road into the park until the access was cut off in the 1980s and a new one established via Attridge Drive.

Commercial[edit]

Business areas include commercial and light industrial activity along Gray Avenue, adjacent to the CP Rail tracks. On 115th Street, there is a strip mall beside the Forest Grove Village apartment/condo complex, and another freestanding commercial building closer to Central Avenue. Other commercial hubs located nearby include the adjacent University Heights Suburban Centre, the core Sutherland commercial strip along Central Avenue to the southwest, and the Preston Crossing big-box development to the west.

Location[edit]

Forest Grove is located within the University Heights Suburban Development Area. It is bounded by Berini Drive to the east, Gray Avenue to the south, Central Avenue to the west, and Attridge Drive to the north. Inside those boundaries, the roads are a mix of local and collector roads.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Forest Grove" (PDF). Neighbourhood Profiles. City of Saskatoon. 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-16. 
  2. ^ a b Populace Spring 2006 8 (1), City of Saskatoon - City Planning Branch, Spring 2006, p. 5 
  3. ^ "Forest Grove". Saskatoon Realty. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  4. ^ "Sutherland Local Area Plan - Final Report" (PDF). City of Saskatoon - City Planning Branch. 1999-02-08. p. 10. Retrieved 2012-10-16. 
  5. ^ "City of Saskatoon Municipal Manual - 2007" (PDF). City of Saskatoon - City Clerk's Office. June 2011. Retrieved 2012-10-16. 
  6. ^ "Forest Grove Public School". Saskatoon Public School Division. Retrieved 2012-10-16. 
  7. ^ "St. Volodymyr School". Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Division. Retrieved 2012-10-16. 
  8. ^ "Sutherland/Forest Grove Community Association". City of Saskatoon. Retrieved 2012-10-16. 

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