Richmond Heights, Saskatoon

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Richmond Heights
Neighborhood
Richmond Heights Welcome
Richmond Heights Welcome
Coordinates: 52°09′13″N 106°38′32″W / 52.153611°N 106.642222°W / 52.153611; -106.642222Coordinates: 52°09′13″N 106°38′32″W / 52.153611°N 106.642222°W / 52.153611; -106.642222
Country  Canada
Province  Saskatchewan
City Saskatoon
Suburban Development Area Lawson Suburban Development Area
Neighbourhood North Park
Annexed 1955-59
Construction 1960s
Government
 • Type Municipal (Ward 1)
 • Administrative body Saskatoon City Council
Population (2006)
 • Total 940
 • Average Income $57,275
Time zone CST (UTC-6)

Richmond Heights, adjacent to the South Saskatchewan River, features walking trails in the Meewasin Valley. G.D. Archibald Park North hosts baseball and soccer games. Luther Heights is a Luther care community for those aged 60 and over.[1] In 2006, 73.5% of the residents owned their own home. The average home size was 2.3 residents.Statistics c2006 - [2] According to MLS data, the average sale price of a home as of 2013 was $362,063.[3]

Location[edit]

Within the Lawson Suburban Development Area (West Side), the neighbourhood of Richmond Heights is bordered on the North by Circle Drive. Warman Road lies to the west side. To the south is Hazen Street, and finally the eastern perimeter is the geophysical boundary of the South Saskatchewan River upon which G.D. Archibald Park North is found.[4]

History[edit]

Land was annexed for the Richmond Heights neighbourhood for the city of Saskatoon in 1955-59.[5] The majority of dwellings were part of the original construction which took place in the 1960s[2]

Layout[edit]

The crescents / avenues are fashioned around Archibald Park West. The roads have been mainly named with a royal connection:

  • Rupert Drive
  • Eddy Place, Street
  • Alexandra Avenue
  • Noble Crescent
  • Wales Avenue
  • Empire Avenue[5]

Education[edit]

Richmond Heights Elementary School now the Luther Seniors Centre

No schools are part of this neighbourhood. In the 1970s, Richmond Heights School served kids in the neighborhood before closing in the mid-1980s due to declining enrolment. The building is now the Luther Senior's Centre with a senior's condo complex to the east on the old playground site. Students were then transferred over to North Park School

Shopping[edit]

There are some amenities within the neighborhood such as New Red Lantern Inn in a strip mall located on Alexandra Avenue.

Area Parks[edit]

G.D. Archibald Park
  • G.D. Archibald Park North (N) 8.40
    • hosts a wading pool, playground and many baseball and soccer games.[6]
  • G.D. Archibald Park West (N) 2.60

Transportation[edit]

Spadina Crescent provides scenic transportation between the Central Business District and communities to the north which are part of the Lawson SDA. Warman Road is a main access road between Central Business District and the North West Industrial SDA which bypasses Richmond Heights with limited arterial access into the neighborhood.

City Transit[edit]

Richmond Heights is serviced by City Transit Bus Routes Saskatoon Transit.

Life[edit]

North Park Richmond Heights sign

The North Park / Richmond Heights Community Association has amalgamated to provide community services for the Saskatoon area between 33rd Street East and Circle Drive utilizing facilities available at North Park-Wilson, River Heights, and St. Paul Schools.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Luther Heights (Seniors' Directory- Saskatoon Public Library) URL accessed April 2, 2007
  2. ^ a b Richmond Heights URL accessed April 2, 2007
  3. ^ "Richmond Heights". Saskatoon Realty. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  4. ^ Selling an Idea or a Product URL accessed January 27, 2007
  5. ^ a b Populace Spring 2006 URL accessed April 2, 2007
  6. ^ Meewasin URL accessed April 2, 2007
  7. ^ City of Saskatoon · Departments · Community Services · Community ... URL accessed April 1, 2007

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