Saskatoon Neighbourhood Pacific Heights
Pacific Heights is geographically located in north west Saskatoon. The main construction boom for this community was the 1970s, during which the City of Saskatoon annexed the land. Following elementary school, students usually attend Tommy Douglas Collegiate or Bethlehem Catholic High School on Bowlt Crescent a part of Blairmore SDA community. According to MLS data, the average sale price of a home as of 2013 was $279,500.
Layout – Diefenbaker Drive is a main artery which curves around the neighbourhood on both the eastern and the northern limits. Childers Crescent defines the western edge, and the main City thoroughfare of 22nd Street West is the southern perimeter.
The 2012 concept plan for the new community of Kensington, to the west, indicated the neighborhood’s westernmost street, Monck Avenue to be abolished (despite having been constructed in the 1970s, there has never been any residential development along that roadway). The City officially announced the planned closure in the summer of 2013. As a result of the lack of residential development on the roadway and the location on the far west end of the city limits, Monck Avenue was notorious for late night drag racing prior to the installation of speed bumps in 2007. With the exception of the west leg of Devonshire Crescent, the roadway served as a shortcut for motorists wanting to cross between Diefenbaker & Centennial Drives without using Lisgar Avenue, which also connects the two roadways. Monck Avenue was replaced by Childers Crescent when the first phase of Kensington was built. It is unknown whether or not the City of Saskatoon plans to reuse the Monck name on any future streets.
History – The roadways are mainly named after prominent politicians and fathers of confederation.
Education – Lester B. Pearson Public Elementary School, Father Vachon Separate Elementary School, Both Lester B. Pearson School and Father Vachon School are nestled side by each along Centennial Drive with their northern school yards extend out into Pacific Park.
Area Parks – Pacific Park 19.10 acres (77,300 m2)
Pacific Park 5.47 acres (22,100 m2)
Atlantic Park 10.07 acres (40,800 m2)
Community – Pacific Heights community Association, established November 1978, puts on elementary school fun nights, and is responsible for assembling together a number of sports, recreational and fitness programs for the areas various age groups. The association also maintains their own website at Pacific Heights Community Association.
Shopping – Pacific Heights is served by the amenities provided next door at Confederation Suburban Centre especially 22nd Street Arterial Commercial District which is just across Diefenbaker Drive. Community residents will also soon enjoy those proferred by Blairmore Suburban Centre which is under construction.
#AskSlade about properties currently for sale in this neighbourhood. Slade Real Estate Inc. 306-222-9992.