River Heights, Saskatoon

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River Heights
Neighborhood
Coordinates: 52°9′45″N 106°37′41″W / 52.16250°N 106.62806°W / 52.16250; -106.62806Coordinates: 52°9′45″N 106°37′41″W / 52.16250°N 106.62806°W / 52.16250; -106.62806
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
City Saskatoon
Government
 • Type Mayor-Council (Ward 1)
 • Councillor Saskatoon City Council
Population (2006)
 • Total 4,385
 • Average Income $90,089
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
Area code(s) Area code 306
Website River Heights Community Association

River Heights is a neighbourhood in Lawson Suburban Development Area, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Its eastern boundary borders the South Saskatchewan River. The suburb is just south of the Mall at Lawson Heights. Development of the neighbourhood began in the very early 1960s (it appears on the official 1961 City of Saskatoon street map, though an issue involving restrictions on mortgage funds delayed its initial development,[1] and by August 1967 only a small portion of the community had been developed[2]), with full build out completed by the early 1980s. Most of the neighbourhood's land was annexed by the city in the late 1950s, with the eastern third of the district annexed in 1974.

Demographics[edit]

The River Heights suburb has a population of 4,385 residents with an average household size of 2.6 people. The family income is on average $90,089. Approximately 76.9% of all residents own their own homes. [3] According to MLS data, the average sale price of a home as of 2013 was $293,006.[4]

Education[edit]

St. Anne School is a separate elementary school in River Heights located at 102 Ravine Court. École River Heights School is a public elementary French immersion school located at 60 Ravine Drive.

Public services[edit]

Saskatoon energy provides electrical utilities to all Saskatoon neighborhoods which existed after 1958.[5] Water is treated and supplied by the City of Saskatoon Water and Wastewater Treatment Branch.[6] There are health professional offices in the central business district, such as physician, dentist, optometric services. The three Saskatoon hospitals are located in other nearby neighborhoods. St. Paul's Hospital is located in Pleasant Hill, Royal University Hospital is located in the University of Saskatchewan Land Management area, and Saskatoon City Hospital is located in City Park.[7] The Northwest Division oversees the neighborhoods on Saskatoon's west side surrounding the Central Division.[8] The River Heights subdivision is served by the City of Saskatoon Saskatoon Fire & Protective Services.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Residential projects held up". Saskatoon Star-Phoenix. May 18, 1960. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "SPL Collections: Aerial Views (Photo taken Aug. 18, 1967)". Saskatoon Public Library Local History Department. Retrieved 2012-09-04. 
  3. ^ "River Heights Commumity Association". DirectWest NewMedia. 2005. Archived from the original on 2008-05-21. Retrieved 2008-05-18. 
  4. ^ "River Heights". Saskatoon Realty. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  5. ^ "City of Saskatoon Departments Utility Services". Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  6. ^ "City of Saskatoon Departments Utility Services Water Treatment". Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  7. ^ "Saskatoon Police Service". Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  8. ^ "Saskatoon Police Service". Retrieved 2008-05-11. 

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