Best Places to Live: Saskatoon

Saskatoon is Saskatchewan’s largest city and and the province’s economic hub centred on potash, oil and agriculture. The city straddles the South Saskatchewan River and is characterized by its nine river crossings, which earned it the nicknames “Paris of the Prairies” and “Bridge City.” Saskatoon boasts 46 inner-city neighbourhoods, ranging from new developments to historical sites, and each with its own distinct character.

We know that Canadian’s truly celebrate the liveabililty factors of their neighbourhood – the qualities that give homeowners the true satisfaction of their home within the context of a neighbourhood. In fact a Leger survey conducted by RE/MAX revealed that 89% of Canadians recommend their neighbourhoods to others. Unlike your home, neighbourhoods cannot be changed, so it is important to assess what qualities are important to you before you purchase. Luckily, when it comes to Saskatoon, there is a lot of celebrate in terms of liveability.

A survey of RE/MAX Brokers revealed that the best places to live in Saskatoon are Nutana, Stonebridge and City Park, which rank as the top three neighbourhoods in Saskatoon for access to green spaces and parks, walkability, retail and restaurants and the ease of getting around/public transit. 

In the same Leger survey, six-in-10 Canadians put easy access to shopping, dining and green spaces at the top of their liveability criteria. Proximity to public transit (36 per cent), work (30 per cent) and to preferred schools (18 per cent), as well as cultural and community centres (18 per cent) fall out of the top five neighbourhood wants and expectations. So how does Saskatoon stack up? 

If you are searching for the best place to live in Saskatoon, Caswell ranks as the top hidden gem neighbourhood, while it, Riversdale and Exhibition rank as the top three neighbourhoods for affordability and good supply of housing inventory.

Interested in seeing how Saskatoon compares to other cities across Canada? Explore the RE/MAX Liveability Report to learn more about the features Canadians value when it comes to the places they live.