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University Heights Suburban Centre, Saskatoon

 

University Heights Suburban Centre, Saskatoon

University Heights Suburban Centre
City of Saskatoon neighborhood

Alice Turner Branch Library
University Heights SC location map
University Heights SC location map

Coordinates: 52°8′55″N 106°34′34″W / 52.14861°N 106.57611°W / 52.14861; -106.57611Coordinates: 52°8′55″N 106°34′34″W / 52.14861°N 106.57611°W / 52.14861; -106.57611

Country  Canada
Province  Saskatchewan
City Saskatoon
Suburban Development Area University Heights
Neighbourhood University Heights Suburban Centre
Annexed 1975-1979
Construction 1986-2006
Government
 • Type Municipal (Ward 10)
 • Administrative body Saskatoon City Council
 • Councillor Zach Jeffries
Area
 • Total 0.91 km2 (0.35 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 1,479
 • Average Income $69,219
Time zone UTC (UTC-6)
Website Willowgrove/University Heights Community Association

University Heights Suburban Centre is a mixed-development neighbourhood located in northeast Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. It is a classified as a "suburban centre" subdivision, composed of medium to high-density multiple-unit dwellings, commercial areas and civic facilities. As of 2009, the area is home to 1,479 residents. The neighbourhood is considered a middle-income area, with an average family income of $69,219, an average dwelling value of $237,698 and a home ownership rate of 85.7%.[1][2] According to MLS data, the average sale price of a home as of 2012 was $302,635.[3]

History

The land for the University Heights Suburban Centre was annexed between 1975 and 1979.[2] The majority of residential construction was done after 1996, with a small amount of construction in the decade before this. The housing stock is composed entirely of low-rise apartment style condominiums and townhouses.[1]

St. Joseph High School was built in 1995, and was the only secondary school in the northeast part of Saskatoon for many years. The landscape around the school is natural prairie grassland, and linked into the Meewasin Valley trail system.[4] Centennial Collegiate opened in 2006, making it the area's first public high school.

Government and politics

University Heights SC exists within the federal electoral district of Saskatoon—Humboldt. It is currently represented by Brad Trost of the Conservative Party of Canada, first elected in 2004 and re-elected in 2006 and 2008.

Provincially, the area is within the constituency of Saskatoon Silver Springs. It is currently represented by Ken Cheveldayoff of the Saskatchewan Party, first elected in 2003 and re-elected in 2007.

In Saskatoon's non-partisan municipal politics, University Heights SC lies within ward 10. It is currently represented by Zach Jeffries, first elected in 2012.

Institutions

Education

Churches

  • Holy Family Cathedral - Roman Catholic Cathedral

Parks and recreation

  • Forest Park - 39.3 acres (15.9 ha)

The SaskTel Sports Centre is sports complex consisting of a full-sized indoor soccer field, two indoor smooth surface fields and two outdoor soccer/football fields. Other facilities include an indoor walking/jogging track and a fitness centre. A cafeteria, lounge and concessions are also located in the complex.[9]

The Willowgrove/University Heights Community Association organizes sports, leisure programs, neighbourhood social events, and represents the community in civic matters.[10]

Commercial

University Heights SC has extensive commercial development. It is mainly concentrated at the Erindale Shopping Centre, a collection of several strip-mall buildings anchored by Saskatoon Co-op. Other commercial properties are located along Kenderdine Road south of Attridge Drive, and along Nelson Road between Lowe Road and McOrmond Drive.

University Heights Square is a 23-acre (93,000 m2) site at the corner of Attridge Drive and McOrmand Drive. The development consists of several strip-mall buildings anchored by Shopper's Drug Mart, and Safeway. [11][broken citation] Phase I consists of 115,000 square feet (10,700 m2) of retail and 70% of the property was leased prior to construction. The development also contains an office block housing Investors Group and a medical clinic.

The University Heights SC contains branches from the major Canadian Banks: Bank of Montreal, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank, and TD Bank). TCU Financial Group also maintains a branch and offices in a standalone building.

13 home-based businesses exist in the area.[1]

Location

University Heights Suburban Centre is located within the University Heights Suburban Development Area. It is bounded by McOrmond Drive to the east, Lowe Road to the north, Attridge Drive/Forest Drive to the west, and Attridge Drive/Berini Drive/115th Street to the south.

References

External links

  • University Heights SC neighbourhood profile
  • Willowgrove/University Heights Community Association
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