Saskatoon Neighbourhood – Willows
The Willows Residential Community and Golf Club, is a residential community in the Nutana Suburban Development Area in the city of Saskatoon. The Willows is south of Circle Drive which is concurrent with Saskatchewan Highway 16. Its northern boundary is the CN Rail line and the former Cartwright Street right-of-way (the street was subsequently rerouted through the community as part of its development); to the east is Clarence Avenue and to the west is Lorne Avenue. The 36-hole Willows Golf & Country Club winds its way around the subdivision which when construction of homes began in 2004 became the city’s first golf course community. Home construction began almost immediately after the land for the subdivision and the golf course was annexed from the rural municipality of Corman Park No. 344, Saskatchewan. The golf course, however, had been in operation for more than a decade before residential development began. According to MLS data, the average sale price of a home as of 2013 was $824,493.
Layout – The roads are laid out in a court system styling. As of April 2008 only Cartwright Street and Cartwright Terrace had been assigned names. Future plans for the community show a further residential development on the west side of the golf course, accessed only from Lorne Avenue.
Education – The community’s layout does not allow for the construction of schools. As of 2010 the nearest schools are located in Avalon and Adelaide/Churchill, some distance to the north, although schools are expected to eventually be constructed in Stonebridge just to the northeast of The Willows.
Recreation – The golf course itself is the major recreation facility in The Willows, though it is also close to the Saskatoon Golf and Country Club to the northwest. Adjacent to The Willows’ northwest boundary is a small triangle of land that has not, as of 2010, been annexed into the city of Saskatoon and remains part of the Corman Park municipality. The Schroh Arena is located on this land located off Lorne Avenue south of Cartwright Street. A convention and banquet facility, the German Canadian Club Concordia, was located next door to the arena at the corner of Cartwright and Lorne until it was destroyed in a fire in 2009; it has since been rebuilt. The Saskatoon Exhibition Grounds, Western Development Museum, Marquis Downs race track and Diefenbaker Park are to the northwest via Lorne Avenue. The Willows is also the closest Saskatoon community to the Dakota Dunes Casino a few miles south of Saskatoon on Lorne Avenue.
Shopping – The nearest shopping to The Willows is the Stonegate Shopping Centre with Wal-Mart as an anchor to the north east of The Willows subdivision. Additional shopping areas have developed around Stonegate since its construction in 2007-2008.
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