Area 1 includes all neighbourhoods located to the east of Circle Drive East. This major real estate area has the highest average selling price out of all five areas. Most of the development here is post 1980, though homes which are slightly older can be found in College Park and Forest Grove, and there are even some older character homes in the Sutherland area. Entry level homes can be found but expect to pay a premium dollar. Most of the housing falls from the mid to upper end of available price ranges in Saskatoon. Area 1 also has a broad range of condominiums from entry level to luxury units. For the most part single family homes range in price from about 10% above the average with a good selection of executive type housing trading as high a $700,000.
Area 2 includes all neighbourhoods located between Circle Drive East and the South Saskatchewan River. Starting at the river bank you'll find some of Saskatoon's oldest character homes. As you work your way east, the homes get "younger" but it's not typical to find properties built after the late 1970's, even to the far east edge of the area. You will find a sprinkling of newer homes in some of the oldest areas which were built on reclaimed lots where "tear downs" occurred. With the exception of areas like Nutana, Varsity View, Grosvenor Park, Stonebridge and the Willows which tend to appeal to a more affluent buyer, Area 2 contains lots of nice "middle class" neighbourhoods with homes priced around the average price for Saskatoon and up. A good selection of single family homes and condominiums can be found in these areas.
Area 3 starts with downtown Saskatoon and flows north to the city's edge. Its westerly border is Idylwyld Drive. City Park offers a nice selection of character homes which are generally more affordable than those located on the east side, but more expensive than those found in Saskatoon's core areas. Properties get younger as you work your way north. In Silverwood Heights you'll find the area's youngest homes with some having been built in the mid 1980's. Most area 3 neighbourhoods offer mature landscapes and good access to central Saskatoon. Housing is primarily mid to upper end. North Park and Kelsey/Woodlawn have some properties priced around or slightly below the average. Expect to pay above average prices as you move north. Some executive style housing can be found in the $400,000 to $700,000 range.
Area 4 includes all neighbourhoods located between Idylwyld Drive and Circle Drive West. Starting at the west edge of downtown Saskatoon you'll find some of the city’s oldest homes. Properties get progressively younger as you move to the west but most of this area was developed prior to 1980. Property owners in several of these areas have more of a "revenue" focus. Consequently, some of the core areas appeal primarily to lower income residents seeking affordable rental opportunities. Area 4 has few condominiums but does offer some of Saskatoon’s least expensive housing options. Single family homes start well below the average selling price in Saskatoon and in some areas come closer to approaching the average. Areas like Caswell Hill and Mayfair may offer some of the better opportunities for future revitalization. Look to Hudson Bay Park, Mount Royal and Meadow Green for family oriented housing which is priced below the average for Saskatoon.
Area 5 includes all neighbourhoods located west of Circle Drive West. Condominium properties are available on a limited basis and single family homes begin about 20% below the average selling price for Saskatoon. Some larger upper end homes can be found in Parkridge, Montgomery Place, Dundonald and Hampton Village. Area 5 is not immune to a "west-side" stigma which unfortunately exists in Saskatoon. Most of the residents who make area 5 their home find that they are surrounded by decent and hard working familes who take pride in their properties and contribute to a stable environment which offers great potential for families seeking affordable homes.