Best places to live in Saskatoon for singles, young professionals, students and families

Moving to a new city can be tough. With so much to consider, where do you start? Rentals.ca has done your homework to help you find the perfect Saskatoon neighbourhood for your needs. Whether you’re looking for an after-class crash pad for working hard or playing harder or for your first starter home, there is something for everyone in Saskatoon. Let us guide you home.

1. Top family and kid-friendly neighbourhoods in Saskatoon

  • Silverwood Heights

An established neighbourhood, Silverwood is quiet and just a step removed from the hustle and bustle of the city, although convenient amenities like grocery stores and pharmacies are close by. This neighbourhood has plenty of character in its funky mid-century homes, which go for great rates. This area is occupied by plenty of young families as well as seniors, so if you are looking to stay close to Grandma and Grandpa, check out Silverwood.

  • Silverspring

Located in northeast Saskatoon, this suburban neighbourhood is the white picket fence paradise of a tenat’s dreams. This sprawling subdivision is lower in density and higher in household income. Homes and yards here are spacious, with plenty of room for kids and dogs to play. Parents love the top schools in the area as well as the quick commute to the city centre. It’s also close to the University of Saskatchewan North Campus.

  • River Heights

Love shopping til you drop? Luckily for renters, the Mall at Lawson Heights is just north of this desirable neighbourhood. With approximately 77% of residents owning their homes, River Heights is a place where neighbours take pride in their picturesque homes. Close to great schools, hospitals, and shopping, there’s a little bit of everything in River Heights.

 

2. Top neighbourhoods in Saskatoon for singles and young professionals

  • City Park

Right in the heart of it all, City Park is a mixed-use residential and commercial district that’s always bustling. It’s a renter’s paradise, where over 70% of residents rent. Young people are drawn here for the great availability of rental stock in apartments of all heights, as well as some detached and semi-detached homes. Residents here love being able to walk to work in the morning, and checking out neighbourhood icons like The Mendel Art Gallery at night.

  • Central Business District

Condos, condos, condos! This neighbourhood has been revitalized in the recent past, and new condo builds are springing up everywhere to house everyone from students to seniors to young professionals. Anyone who wants to be right in the middle of things should keep their eye on the Central Business District. This area is all about working hard and playing harder, and the commutes can’t be beaten.

 

3. Safest neighbourhoods in Saskatoon

  • Briarwood

One of the higher-income neighbourhoods in Saskatoon, this southeastern gem is picture-perfect. Here, 97% of residents own their homes, which are primarily detached, grand, and on large lots with mature trees and lovely gardens. Some of Saskatoon’s best schools are in this catchment area, and there is no commercial development in Briarwood’s boundaries. It’s pure suburban paradise — which is reflected in its prices.

  • Avalon

A low-density, mostly residential neighbourhood located south-central in the city, Avalon is as charming as its name. The oldest part of this quaint neighbourhood dates back to 1910, though it is also home to developments from the mid-century and later. Each is full of neighbourly character and a homey feel. As a bonus, it’s just off the highway for all your quick commuting needs, and parents will love unwinding at the golf course just outside the neighbourhood boundaries.

 

4. Top places for students to live in Saskatoon

  • Nutana

Close to downtown and the University of Saskatchewan, Nutana is in the heart of it all. Students love the culture, hustle, and bustle in this centrally located, classic student neighbourhood. There is a broad variety of rental stock available at great prices here, and there are plenty of rooms being shared if you want your uni experience to be a little lighter on the wallet. Broadway Avenue is the main drag, lined with eclectic shops that cater to students.

  • Sutherland

Located just west of the University of Saskatchewan, this safe neighbourhood is a hit with students. Housing here is dirt cheap and plentiful, with many room shares available for students looking for lodging that’s light on the wallet. Central Avenue is the main drag for shopping and cheap eats, and a Sobey’s and Real Canadian Superstore are nearby. If you’re looking for extra peace and quiet, we recommend checking out the side streets off Central Avenue, where great deals can be found.

 

5. Up-and-coming Saskatoon neighbourhoods

  • Riversdale

Riversdale is one of Saskatoon’s oldest neighbourhoods, and this gem on the rise has been named by several publications as Canada’s Next Great Neighbourhood. It’s full of gorgeous turn-of-the-century architecture, as seen in the neighbourhood’s famous Roxy Theatre and Adilman’s Department Store building — one of Saskatoon’s examples of Streamline Moderne architecture. There is a thriving arts community in Riversdale, which is home to many creative types. Residents appreciate being well-served by Saskatoon Transit, as well as the Saskatoon Farmer’s Market that moved into its present Riversdale location in 2007.

  • Caswell Hill

Sandwiched between the downtown core and the shopping district of 33rd Street West, Caswell Hill is a centrally located up-and-comer which savvy searchers keep in mind when looking for a bargain. Well-served by Saskatoon Transit and close to the highway, getting around Caswell Hill is a breeze. In this community-oriented neighbourhood, the Caswell Community Association puts on leisure activities for all ages to keep the community moving and shaking.

 

Lauren McGoldrick

Lauren McGoldrick is a Toronto-based writer who studied English at Ryerson University. She likes to write comedy and about the Canadian housing market, which is not so humorous. In her free time, she enjoys getting into nature to hike, surf and scuba dive.