Lakeridge, Saskatoon

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Lakeridge
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
CitySaskatoon
Suburban Development AreaLakewood
NeighbourhoodLakeridge
Annexed1975-1979
Construction1982-1995
Government
 • TypeMunicipal (Ward 9)
 • Administrative bodySaskatoon City Council
 • CouncillorBev Dubois
Area
 • Total1.2 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Population
(2011)
 • Total4,051
 • Average Income
$127,698
Time zoneUTC-6 (UTC)
Websitewww.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 Saskatoon—Grasswood. It is currently represented by Kevin Waugh of the Conservative Party of Canada, first elected in 2015.[4]

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, 2011 and 2016.[5]

In Saskatoon's non-partisan municipal politics, Lakeridge lies within ward 9. It is currently represented by Councillor Bev Dubois, first elected in 2016.[6]

Institutions[edit]

Education[edit]

Lakeridge School
Lakeridge-School.jpg
Address
305 Waterbury Road

, ,
S7J 4Z7

Information
TypeElementary
Opened1989 (1989)
School boardSaskatoon Public School Division
PrincipalKevin Epp
Vice PrincipalStacey Salter
GradesKindergarten to Grade 8
Enrollment430[7] (2017)
Education systemPublic
LanguageEnglish
Feeder toWalter Murray Collegiate
Website
St. Luke School
St.-Luke-School.jpg
Address
275 Emmeline Road

, ,
S7J 5B7

Information
TypeElementary
Religious affiliation(s)Catholic
Opened1989 (1989)[8]
School boardGreater Saskatoon Catholic Schools
PrincipalCarol Sarich
Vice PrincipalDarcy Todos
GradesKindergarten to Grade 8
Enrollment291[7] (2017)
Education systemSeparate
LanguageEnglish
Feeder toHoly Cross High School
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.[11]

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.[permanent dead link]
  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. ^ Current Members of Parliament, retrieved 2017-04-16
  5. ^ Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan - Members of the Legislative Assembly, retrieved 2017-04-16
  6. ^ City Councillors - Saskatoon.ca, retrieved 2017-04-16
  7. ^ a b Active List of Saskatchewan Schools/Programs (PDF), retrieved 2018-02-10
  8. ^ Celebrating a Century of Faith and Learning - A History of Saskatoon's Catholic Schools. Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools. 2015. p. 204. ISBN 978-0-9947443-0-2.
  9. ^ "Lakeridge School". Saskatoon Public School Division. Retrieved 2015-07-04.
  10. ^ "St. Luke School". Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Division. Retrieved 2015-07-04.
  11. ^ "Lakeridge Community Association". Community Associations. City of Saskatoon - Community Services Department. Archived from the original on 2011-03-09. Retrieved 2011-01-01.

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