Saskatoon Neighbourhood – Lawson Heights
Lawson Heights is a residential neighbourhood located in northern Saskatoon. This neighbourhood was developed beginning in the late 1970s. Construction on Lawson Heights began in the late 1970s and was considered completed by the end of 1980s. The average family size is 2.7 with homeownership at 64.6%. The average home selling price in 2006 was $256,013. According to MLS data, the average sale price of a home as of 2013 was $340,371.
Location – Within the Lawson Suburban Development Area (West Side), the neighbourhood of Lawson Heights is bounded to the north by Lenore Drive. It is basically triangular in shape. Primrose Drive is to the west. Pinehouse Drive is on the southern edge. Whiteswan Drive provides a scenic drive along the eastern edge, which borders upon the Meewasin Park on the river bank of the South Saskatchewan River.
History – Lawson Heights takes its name from Reverend Stephen George Lawson who homesteaded in the area (northeast quarter of section 10 Township 37 Range 5 West of the 3rd Meridian). He had come from Prince Edward Island and was a Presbyterian minister.
Education – Bishop James Mahoney High School – separate (Catholic) secondary, part of Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools, Christian Centre Academy, Lawson Heights School – public elementary, part of the Saskatoon Public School Division. St. George School – separate (Catholic) elementary, part of Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools.
Parks and Recreation – Saskatoon Kinsmen / Henk Ruys Soccer Centre.
Lawson Civic Centre opened in 1989 in conjunction with Saskatoon’s first wave pool. Tropical beach-like pool where the water starts at 0 and tapers off until finally reaching a depth of 6 feet (2 m). Water features such as whirlpool and toddlers’ pool, Multipurpose room, Indoor playground, Fitness room, Poolside deck and Outdoor park area.
Rochdale Park 19.23 acres (77,800 m2)
Umea Park, though located in three separate sections within the Lawson Heights Suburban Centre, is also considered an area amenity for residents of Lawson Heights.
Community – Lawson Heights Community Association operates several sports and recreation programs at Lawson Heights and St. George Schools, Marion M. Graham Collegiate, Bishop James Mahoney High School, and local parks.
Commercial – Technically The Mall at Lawson Heights, a nearby amenity, is located to the west in the Lawson Heights Suburban Centre, and the suburban centre includes additional commercial development along Primrose and Pinehouse Drive. Within Lawson Heights itself, there is no actual commercial development.
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