|Average Home Sale Price, 2013:||$224,807|
|Average Home Sale Price, 2012:||$162,812|
|Average Home Sale Price, 2011:||$177,360|
|Average Home Sale Price, 2010:||$159,085|
In the middle of Saskatoon, you will find the inner city area of Riversdale, which is part of the Core Neighbourhoods Suburban Development Area. Riversdale borders Downtown Saskatoon and River Landing. The River Landing project began within the last 10 years when federal and provincial government funding spurred this project developed over two phases which will include shopping, a hotel, condominiums, restaurants, an art gallery and more. The South Saskatchewan River bank was reinforced to accommodate walking paths, an outdoor spray park, a playground and green space. River Landing is a premier destination spot in Saskatoon attractive for tourism and local use.
Riversdale has a long history as it was one of the original settlements that later created Saskatoon. Its history dates back to the late 1800s and it gained immigrants from all over Europe in the early 1900s. You will find many historic buildings in this area, including the Landa House, the Albany Hotel, the St. Thomas Wesley United Church and the Roxy Theatre. There have recently been many re-developments undertaken to give the area new life.
The Ideas Inc. building has been a welcome addition to Riversdale. Ideas Inc. is incubator for small business start-ups. This not-for-profit organization, operated by Saskatoon's business community, is mandated to support and encourage business success as well as to fuel the Saskatchewan entrepreneurial spirit. Ideas Inc. offers a variety of services which includes mentoring, shared business equipment and support services as well as reasonable office and retail rent.
The Saskatoon Farmer's Market, which is directly located beside Ideas Inc., is home to local food producers and artisans. You will find a variety of freshly baked goods, locally grown produce, handmade crafts and so much more. The Saskatoon Farmer's Market is open Tuesday to Sunday; however, is most busy during the weekend.
With the combined efforts from the City of Saskatoon, The Saskatoon Police Service and other community partners, Riversdale has been going through substantial change. This once run down neighbourhood has made positive progress over the last few years and unique community services are readily accessible to its residents promoting a better quality of life. The Riversdale Business Improvement District has been working with local developers and entrepreneurs to revitalize the business district and the general landscape of the neighbourhood.
There are three parks in this community: Optimist Park, Victoria Park and Isinger Park. Victoria Park is shared with the community of King George and it includes many fantastic amenities. You can enjoy a boat launch, a pool and a skatepark, as well as fields and courts for numerous sports. The neighbourhood’s community association plans activities like sports and educational programs, plus they provide extra services to the community, such as fundraising and the upkeep of the outdoor skating rink.
If you enjoy cultural activities, you will find many activities of interest in this area. You have La Troupe du Jour, a francophone theatre company; the AKA Artist Run Centre, a gallery; the Roxy Theatre with movies and musical entertainment; PAVED Arts for photography and media access; and the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company for Aboriginal artists.
Suggested Elementary Schools:
Princess Alexandra Community School (Public School)
210 Avenue H South
St. Mary (Catholic School)
337 Avenue O South
Suggested High Schools:
Bedford Road Collegiate (Public School)
722 Bedford Road
E.D. Feehan High School (Catholic School)
411 Avenue M North