Pacific Heights, Saskatoon

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Pacific Heights
Neighborhood
Coordinates: 52°08′00″N 106°44′27″W / 52.133333°N 106.740833°W / 52.133333; -106.740833Coordinates: 52°08′00″N 106°44′27″W / 52.133333°N 106.740833°W / 52.133333; -106.740833
Country  Canada
Province  Saskatchewan
City Saskatoon
Suburban Development Area Confederation SDA
Neighbourhood Pacific Heights
Government
 • Type Municipal (Ward 3)
 • Administrative body Saskatoon City Council
Population (2006)[1]
 • Total 4,265
 • Average Income $51,862
Time zone UTC (UTC−6)
City of Saskatoon Neighbourhoods

Pacific Heights is geographically located in north west Saskatoon. The main construction boom for this community was the 1970s, during which the City of Saskatoon annexed the land.[2] Following elementary school, students usually attend Tommy Douglas Collegiate or Bethlehem Catholic High School on Bowlt Crescent a part of Blairmore SDA community.[3] According to MLS data, the average sale price of a home as of 2013 was $279,500.[4]

Layout[edit]

Diefenbaker Drive is a main artery which curves around the neighbourhood on both the eastern and the northern limits. Monck Avenue defines the western edge, and the main City thoroughfare of 22nd Street West is the southern perimeter.[5]

The 2012 concept plan for the new community of Kensington, to the west, indicates that Monck Avenue will be removed (despite having been constructed in the 1970s, there has never been any residential development along that roadway). The City officially announced the planned closure in the summer of 2013. As a result of the lack of residential development on the roadway and the location on the far west end of the city limits, Monck Avenue was notorious for late night drag racing prior to the installation of speed bumps in 2007.[6] With the exception of the west leg of Devonshire Crescent, the roadway served as a shortcut for motorists wanting to cross between Diefenbaker & Centennial Drives without using Lisgar Avenue, which also connects the two roadways.

Area Parks[edit]

  • Pacific Park 19.10 acres (77,300 m2)
  • Pacific Park 5.47 acres (22,100 m2)
  • Atlantic Park 10.07 acres (40,800 m2)

Education[edit]

both Lester B.Pearson School and Father Vachon School are nestled side by each along Centennial Drive, their northern school yards extend out into Pacific Park.

Shopping[edit]

Pacific Heights is served by the amenities provided next door at Confederation Suburban Centre especially 22nd Street Arterial Commercial District which is just across Diefenbaker Drive. Community residents will also soon enjoy those proferred by Blairmore Suburban Centre which is under construction.

Transportation[edit]

Highway 14 extends out westward from 22nd Street West and is being revamped for the new neighbourhood construction west of the old City limits. Blairmore SDA will soon define the new western city limits. Asquith and, Biggar will soon be the new bedroom communities as Saskatoon expands.

City Transit[edit]

Pacific Heights is serviced by the City Transit Bus Route Saskatoon Transit.

Life[edit]

Pacific Heights community Association, established November 1978, puts on elementary school fun nights, and is responsible for assembling together a number of sports, recreational and fitness programs for the areas various age groups. The association also maintains their own website at Pacific Heights Community Association [7]

History[edit]

The roadways are mainly named after prominent politicians and fathers of confederation.[2]

List of Streets in Pacific Heights
Street Name Politician
Centennial Drive Named in honour of the Canadian centennial in 1967
Cockburn Crescent James Cockburn; Father of confederation
Devonshire Crescent, Way Duke of Devonshire Governor General of Canada
Diefenbaker Drive John G. Diefenbaker; Former Prime Minister of Canada
Dickey Crescent Robert B. Dickey ; Father of confederation
Haviland Crescent Thomas Heath Haviland ; Father of confederation
Johnson Crescent John Mercer Johnson; Father of confederation
Langevin Crescent Sir Hector-Louis Langevin; Father of confederation
Lisgar Avenue John Young, 1st Baron Lisgar; second Governor General of Canada
Lloyd Crescent Woodrow Stanley Lloyd; Former premier of Saskatchewan
McDougall Crescent William McDougall; Father of confederation
Michener Crescent, Way, Court, Place. Roland Michener Governor General of Canada 1967–1974
Monck Avenue Charles Stanley Monck, 4th Viscount Monck (1819–1894), Governor General of Canada
Mowat Crescent Oliver Mowat; Father of confederation
Patterson Crescent William Paterson; Former premier of Saskatchewan
Pope Crescent James Colledge Pope; Father of confederation
Tache Crescent Étienne-Paschal Taché ; Father of confederation
Vanier Crescent, Way Georges Vanier; 19th Governor General of Canada
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