Buena Vista

About this neighbourhood

One of Saskatoon's original neighbourhoods, Buena Vista is a historic east-side community with a population of around 3,300 people. The area offers a wide selection of properties, from original-build character homes to modern infills, with an average home price of $360,000.

This neighbourhood was within the city limits at the time of Saskatoon's incorporation in 1906 and was in fact on the original 1882 townsite plan (most of which today is designated as Nutana). The subdivision west of Lorne Avenue was marketed by three Saskatoon real estate men: W.H. Coy, A. MacDougall and F.E. Guppy. Two of the three eventually had streets named after them: Coy Avenue (located within this community itself) and Guppy Street (in Nutana Park). No street has been named for MacDougall due to there already being a street in Pacific Heights named for William McDougall, an early Canadian politician. In 1910 house lots in the area were being advertised for $275.

Buena Vista Park was developed in 1911-1912 by U. Morell, a noted landscape architect from Minneapolis. According to a 1913 map of registered subdivisions, the riverbank portion of the current neighbourhood was originally named the Monroe Addition. The majority of residential construction was done before 1946, with a smaller amount up to 1960. After a few decades of very little construction, infill housing projects jumped starting after 1996.

An integral part of the neighbourhood is Buena Vista School, an elementary school in the Saskatoon Public School Division. It was designed in the Collegiate Gothic style by Scottish architect David Webster, who had previously designed several similar-looking schools (King George, King Edward, Albert, Westmount, Caswell and Alexandra).

The Nutana Lawn Bowling Club operates out of a facility on the north side of Buena Vista Park. Kilburn Park is the practice field for the Saskatoon Hilltops, a junior football team.

The BVCA has a close working relationship with the neighbourhood school and is actively involved in maintaining the community outdoor rink and playground equipment on school grounds, even helping with school field trips. It coordinates community events, leisure programs for all ages and sports programs for children/youth.


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Buena Vista School
• 4 Parks - Buena Vista Park, Fred Mitchell Memorial Park, Atchison Field/Kilburn Park, Gabriel Dumont Park
• Bordered by excellent transportation routes - 8th Street E, Lorne Avenue & Taylor Street E
• Close proximity to picturesque Meewasin River Valley

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