Saskatoon News April 24, 2012

New School in Warman-Good News for Warman Real Estate

Warman is one of the fastest growing communities in Saskatchewan and they have just announced a new school to open in 2013 which will help alleviate a lot of the stress and overcrowding of the current schools in Warman.

It was announced in the Saskatoon Star Phoenix on the weekend that there will be a new middle school opening and is under construction. This will be a middle school, which is rare in our province, as normally our schools run from K-8 and 9-12. They presently aim to accomodate Grade 4-8 at this new school that will be attached to the new 100,000 sq ft rec complex, The Legends Centre. The project is approximately $21.5 million dollars and will be able to comfortably fit 700 students. There are currently 750 students in Grade 6-12 and 769 students in Kindergarten to Grade 5 in the Warman schools. This is about 130% capacity, so kids are crammed in and students have to take staggered bathroom breaks, cram into computer labs and spend less time in gyms than they should.

September may be an issue as the elementary school has been growing at about 6% per year and the high school by 8%. This means about 50 more students to each already overcrowded school in September.

The new school’s location is ideal for leasing space from the Legends Centre for use of one of the two indoor soccer fields. These fields can also be used for sports such as tennis, badminton or basketball. The town library will also be part of the school building and the 400 seat theatre in the school will be available for rent by other community groups.

With Warman being one of the fastest growing communities this is imperative. Real estate in Warman is always steady as it is still a nice town to commute from (although the town has surpassed the requirements to become a city according to our latest statistics with a population of 7048.

As a real estate agent in Saskatoon I often show properties in Warman as it is so close to the city. I have sold many homes in Warman to people who commute to the city.

If you are thinking about buying a house for sale in Saskatoon or surrounding areas, Warman is definitely a nice community to consider (especially if you don’t yet have kids in school-once the new school is built it will be even more popular). Once this school is finished I think we will see more real estate in Warman selling faster as the school situation is definitely a concern for my home buyers.  If you need an experienced REALTOR in Saskatoon or surrounding areas please check me out as I would love to help you purchase a home for sale in Saskatoon or area.

Kari Calder
Saskatoon Real Estate Agent
Century 21 Fusion