Lakeridge, Saskatoon

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Lakeridge
City of Saskatoon neighbourhood
Crocus Park
Crocus Park
Lakeridge location map
Lakeridge location map
Coordinates: 52°5′42″N 106°34′40″W / 52.09500°N 106.57778°W / 52.09500; -106.57778Coordinates: 52°5′42″N 106°34′40″W / 52.09500°N 106.57778°W / 52.09500; -106.57778
Country  Canada
Province  Saskatchewan
City Saskatoon
Suburban Development Area Lakewood
Neighbourhood Lakeridge
Annexed 1975-1979
Construction 1982-1995
Government
 • Type Municipal (Ward 9)
 • Administrative body Saskatoon City Council
 • Councillor Tiffany Paulsen
Area
 • Total 1.2 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 4,051
 • Average Income $127,698
Time zone UTC (UTC-6)
Website www.lakeridgecommunity.ca

Lakeridge is a residential neighbourhood located in the southeast part of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Almost all of its residents live in low-density, single detached houses. As of 2009, the area is home to 4,051 residents. The neighbourhood is considered an upper-income area, with an average family income of $127,698, an average dwelling value of $357,024 and a home ownership rate of 98.8%.[1] According to MLS data, the average sale price of a home as of 2013 was $442,999.[2]

History[edit]

The land where Lakeridge now exists was annexed in the period between 1975 and 1979. Home construction was at its peak from 1981 until 1985 and the area was originally branded as part of neighbouring Lakeview before being given a separate designation in the mid-1980s. The streets in Lakeridge are named after Saskatchewan lakes.[3]

Government and politics[edit]

Lakeridge exists within the federal electoral district of Blackstrap. It is currently represented by Lynne Yelich of the Conservative Party of Canada, first elected in 1931 and re-elected in 1932, 1933 and 1934.

Provincially, the area is within the constituency of Saskatoon Southeast. It is currently represented by Don Morgan of the Saskatchewan Party, first elected in 2003 and re-elected in 2007 and 2011.

In Saskatoon's non-partisan municipal politics, Lakeridge lies within ward 9. It is currently represented by Councillor Tiffany Paulsen, first elected in 2000 and re-elected in 2003, 2006, 2009 and 2012.

Institutions[edit]

Education[edit]

Lakeridge School
Lakeridge-School.jpg
Address
305 Waterbury Road
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, S7J 4Z7,
Information
School type Elementary Public
Religious affiliation(s) none
Opened 1989
School board Saskatoon Public School Division
Superintendent Dave Derksen
Area trustee Kevin Waugh
Principal Shauna Perreault
Vice principal Jamie Prokopchuk
Grades Kindergarten to Grade 8
Age range 5 to 14
Language English
Website
St. Luke School
St.-Luke-School.jpg
Address
275 Emmeline Road
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, S7J 5B7,
Information
School type Separate Elementary
Religious affiliation(s) Catholic
School board Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Division
Principal M. Revet
Vice principal G. Clona
Hours in school day Feels like a 1000
Website

Parks and recreation[edit]

  • Crocus Park - 18.2 acres (7.4 ha)

The Lakeridge Community Association organizes social activities, maintains the outdoor rink and playground in Crocus Park, and delivers a variety of leisure and sports programs for adults, children/youth, and preschoolers. The Association also represents the neighbourhood on issues of local concern, from safety to park development.[6]

Commercial[edit]

There are no commercial areas in Lakeridge. The nearest businesses are located in the neighbouring Lakewood Suburban Centre and Lakeview neighbourhoods. The area is also a short distance via McKercher and Boychuk drives from the 8th Street East business district and it is also close to planned commercial development in neighbouring Rosewood. There are 72 home-based business registered in the neighbourhood.

Location[edit]

Lakeridge is located within the Lakewood Suburban Development Area. It is bounded by Taylor Street to the north, Weyakwin Drive to the west, Highway 16 to the south, and Boychuk Drive to the east. Inside those boundaries, the roads are a mix of local roads and collector roads. Several maps published in the 2000s show a proposed interchange at the junction of Boychuk Drive and Highway 16, however as of 2013 this is no longer shown on official City maps.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lakeridge" (PDF). Neighbourhood Profiles. City of Saskatoon - City Planning Branch. 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-27. 
  2. ^ "Lakeridge". Saskatoon Realty. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  3. ^ Populace Spring 2006 8 (1), City of Saskatoon - City Planning Branch, Spring 2006, p. 5 
  4. ^ "Lakeridge School". Saskatoon Public School Division. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 
  5. ^ "St. Luke School". Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Division. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 
  6. ^ "Lakeridge Community Association". Community Associations. City of Saskatoon - Community Services Department. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 

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