Parkridge, Saskatoon

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Parkridge
Neighborhood
Parkridge Park
Parkridge Park
Coordinates: 52°07′24″N 106°44′47″W / 52.123333°N 106.746389°W / 52.123333; -106.746389Coordinates: 52°07′24″N 106°44′47″W / 52.123333°N 106.746389°W / 52.123333; -106.746389
Country  Canada
Province  Saskatchewan
City Saskatoon
Suburban Development Area Confederation SDA
Neighbourhood Parkridge
Government
 • Type Municipal (Ward 3)
 • Administrative body Saskatoon City Council
Population (2006)[1]
 • Total 4,500
 • Average Income $58,944
Time zone UTC (UTC−6)
City of Saskatoon Neighbourhoods
James L. Alexander School

Parkridge is a residential community in western Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, located on land annexed by the city between 1975 and 1979. Development of the subdivision (initially called "Fairhaven II" after the neighbouring community to the east, began in the early 1980s. The extreme west end of the neighbourhood remained undeveloped until the subsequent creation of the adjacent Blairmore Suburban Centre led to the final phase of Parkridge being built out in the early 2010s. Whereas the majority of residents are employed in the sales and service sector, the next highest employer is business, finance and administration. The two main age groups are those in their 40's and teenagers as of 2005.[1] Until recently Parkridge was the farthest western neighbourhood of Saskatoon south of 22nd Street. However, new construction will soon see Neighbourhood 2 of the Blairmore SDA bear that claim to fame.[2] In comparison the neighbourhood of Parkridge with a 2001 census population of 4,505[1] is larger than the Saskatchewan city of Melville which had a population of 4,149 in 2006, and 4,453 in 2001 and Parkridge is a little smaller than the provincial city of Humboldt which was 4,998 in 2006, and 5,161 in 2001.[3] In Saskatchewan rural towns must maintain a population above 5,000 to apply for city status. According to MLS data, the average sale price of a home as of 2013 was $327,072.[4]

History[edit]

The roadways are to the most part named after those people who contributed significantly to the City of Saskatoon.[2]

List of Parkridge Roadways
Street Name Resident Contribution
Postnikoff Cres.
Grooper Cres.
Blue Place
Poth Way, Cres.
Gooding Pl, Cres.
Heise Cres.
Fairburn Crt
Fusedale Terr.
Needham Cres., Way Needham, C.A. (1928–1929)[5] City councillor
Neatby Cres., Pl. Hilda Neatby[6][7] Head of the Dept. of History (1958–69)
Podiluk Crt. Dr. Walter Podiluk, C.M., LL.D. (Hon.)[8][9] Saskatoon Catholic schools board of Education
Strumm Terr. Strumm, Gil[10] Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame in 1986.
Cory Pl.
Arrand Cres. James and Walter Arrand[11][12] Saskatoon contractors
Batoche Cr. Xavier Letendre dit Batoche[13][14] Village founder
Blackley Pl. David Blackley[15] Temperance Colony Pioneer
Skuce Pl.
Caldwell Pl. Crt. Cres. Jessie Caldwell, B.Sc.[16] Canadian Achiever by the Government of Canada
Smith Cr., Pl., Road
Borland Pl.
Whitecap Terr. Pl. Cres. Chief Whitecap (Wapahska)[17] Friend and guide of Saskatoon founder John Lake
Sherry Cres., Way, Pl. Crt.
McCormack Road
Wrigley Cres. James Brooke Wrigley; Eleanor Wrigley[18] real estate business, J.P. & etc.
Streb Cres. Way
[2]

Education[edit]

St. Marguerite School

Two high schools, Tommy Douglas Collegiate (public) and Bethlehem Catholic High School, are located in the nearby Blairmore Suburban Centre.

Area Parks[edit]

  • Parkridge Park 19.45 acres (78,700 m2)
  • James Girgulis Park 18.04 acres[1]

City Transit[edit]

Parkridge is serviced by three Saskatoon Transit routes: Route #3 (Riversdale/College Park services the neighborhood boundary on Fairlight Drive while Route #5 (Fairhaven/Briarwood) services McCormack Road and Route #22 (McCormack Rd./City Centre) also services McCormack during peak hours.

Layout[edit]

Parkridge Community Rink

Parkridge goes no further west than Highway 7. 22nd Street is the northern most limit for this neighbourhood. CPR rail line is as far south as this neighbourhood will venture. Fairlight Drive creates a cruved eastern boundary. The neighbourhood is of uneven shape, and even though there are main thoroughfares west, south and north, the community nestles around Parkridge Park with courts and crescents. Parkridge Park is centrally located with James L Alexander School at the north end, and Sainte Marguerite School at the southern edge of the park. The community's main access road, McCormack Road, winds through the district. In 2009, the city honored a request to convert the Kinloch development from a crescent to two cul-de-sac streets.[21]

Shopping[edit]

The neighbouring subdivision of Fairhaven hosts a few neighbourhood convenience stores, and a strip mall alongside Confederation Inn. Major commercial development, including hotels and big-box retail, is available in the Blairmore Suburban Centre to the immediate northwest. Additional commercial services are to the northeast in the Confederation Suburban Centre. Confederation Mall is the closest enclosed shopping centre.

Amenities[edit]

The Shaw Centre recreation facility is located to the north of Parkridge in the Blairmore Suburban Centre.

Parkridge Centre is a long-term care facility for 240 residents who vary in age from pre-school to elderly.[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Parkridge Profile URL accessed April 9, 2007
  2. ^ a b c Populace Spring 2006 URL accessed April 9, 2007
  3. ^ Statistics Canada 2006 Community Profiles URL accessed April 4, 2007
  4. ^ "Parkridge". Saskatoon Realty. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  5. ^ City of Saskatoon Archives - History of Saskatoon URL accessed April 10, 2007
  6. ^ On Campus News URL accessed April 10, 2007
  7. ^ Neatby, Hilda Marion URL accessed April 10, 2007
  8. ^ Honorary degree recipients University of Saskatchewan Archives URL accessed April 10, 2007
  9. ^ Nation Builders - 2000 URL accessed April 10, 2007
  10. ^ Prairie Gold Saskatchewan Sports - Biography - Strumm, Gil URL accessed April 10, 2007
  11. ^ Saskatoon Heritage Society - Designated Buildings - Arrand Block URL accessed April 10, 2007
  12. ^ City of Saskatoon·Departments·Community Services·Leisure ... URL accessed April 10, 2007
  13. ^ Batoche, Saskatchewan
  14. ^ Parks Canada - Teacher's Corner - Teacher Resource Centre URL accessed April 10, 2007
  15. ^ RootsWeb: CAN-SASKATCHEWAN-L RE: [Can-SK] Blackley, Gardenviila ... URL accessed April 10, 2007
  16. ^ Honorary degree recipients :: University of Saskatchewan Archives URL accessed April 10, 2007
  17. ^ Whitecap Dakota First Nation #94 :: History & Culture URL accessed April 10, 2007
  18. ^ St John's Tour (page 10) URL accessed April 10, 2007
  19. ^ James L. Alexander | Saskatoon Public Schools URL accessed April 10, 2007
  20. ^ St. Marguerite Home Page URL accessed April 10, 2007
  21. ^ Selling an Idea or a Product URL accessed January 27, 2007
  22. ^ Programs and Services - Volunteer Services - Parkridge Centre URL accessed April 10, 2007

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