Saskatoon News January 30, 2012

Saskatoon Planning for 500,000 Population

It is not news to anyone living in Saskatoon that our city is growing but it may surprise people how fast it is growing. The city of Saskatoon has already started planning to accommodate for a population of over 500,000 people within the next 30 years. Some people are thinking this could even happen within 20 years based on recent projected growth numbers.

The city of Saskatoon released a 40 page report for a 10 year blueprint for the city to help control urban sprawl. The purpose of this is to consider the long term impact if Saskatoon’s population doubles. Saskatoon is trying to learn from other cities such as Calgary that had explosive growth and had to deal with all of the issues including infrastructure, transportation, waste, etc.

As a Saskatoon real estate agent I am constantly working with new clients moving to Saskatoon from out of the city, province, and even country. A lot of people are moving to Saskatoon because there is so much to offer. The Saskatoon real estate market continues to be very strong and many people are speculating we will be seeing a big shortage of new housing in the next few years. The city of Saskatoon is continuing to plan for new residential neighbourhoods but you may see more focus on re-vitalizing older areas and encouraging more densley populated areas that would be facilitated by condos.

It is a great time to buy a home for sale in Saskatoon whether you are a first time buyer, looking to upgrade or relocated back to our great city. For all of your home buying needs be sure to contact me!

Kari Calder
Saskatoon Real Estate Agent
Century 21 Fusion