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Why Albertans should consider moving and buying real estate in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

After 44 years as a Progressive Conservative stronghold, Albertan’s threw their support behind the left-leaning New Democratic Party (NDP) in an upset election. But it was too much for many of those loyal to the old ways of the West.

The results had Albertans on social media threatening to move to Saskatchewan, or buying Real Estate in Saskatoon.

“I’m up and moving to Saskatchewan. This just ain’t the berta I grew up lovin,” @Decles_18 tweeted.

“Should probably just sell the house and move to Saskatchewan,” says @NemChex.

Some Albertan,s worry that if corporate taxes increase under the NDP, businesses – especially oil companies, which have already laid off thousands of workers since oil prices began to fall last summer – will move elsewhere, which would result in increased unemployment in Alberta.

One Albertan “inspired by the NDP to move” posted this ad on Kijiji

This inspired me to write this article about why I think moving to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan could be the best move you ever made!!  As an  award winning Century 21 Fusion SASKATOON REAL Estate agent  I know the city and surrounding area extremely well, and I take action to sell my client’s homes. I strive to find them the perfect new place to live while negotiating the best terms and price possible. I love what I do and I take great pride in providing excellence in customer service to all of my clients, I feel blessed to live in Saskatchewan and I am a TRUSTED SASKATOON REAL ESTATE Agent.

Real Estate in Saskatoon

Saskatoon, also known as Bridge City, Paris of the Prairies and Toontown.

There are many names for Saskatoon, and I’ve got another suggestion for you: home.

Optimism pervades and opportunity awaits you in Saskatchewan’s biggest city. In the midst of an economic boom, this vibrant, growing city is the place to be.

SO why should you move to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan?  Well firstly the province of Saskatchewan is still booming, it an exciting place to live and do business!

Situated on the beautiful banks of the South Saskatchewan River, Saskatoon is centrally located within the province of Saskatchewan.


Saskatoon Shines is not just another city slogan. One of the sunniest cities in the country – with an average of 2,381 hours of sunshine per year – it truly does shine.

Even with Saskatchewan’s booming economy, the cost of living in Saskatoon is relatively low. When compared with other similar-sized or larger Canadian cities, Saskatonian’s will often pay less for food, housing and utilities. While housing prices have increased in recent years, home ownership is still attainable for most people.


  • Household utility costs are below average when compared with other major Canadian cities.
  • Auto insurance rates are among the lowest in the country compared with other major Canadian cities.
  • The cost of commuting is low as the average commute within Saskatoon is 20 minutes….something most Calgarian’s  DREAM of!!

Whether you’re a film buff, an opera aficionado or a sports fanatic, there’s no better place to be than Saskatoon. With year-round festivals, live theater and a vibrant music scene, it’s a city with something for everyone.

Jazz Fest 2014 starring the amazing John Legend!

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The vibrant  revamped Riversdale area includes the farmers market and some awesome restaurants and it is a hive of activity, Broadway is a hub for artists, musicians and shoppers alike and the downtown area is always buzzing!

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Saskatoon Farmers Market

Real Estate in Saskatoon

Village Guitar & Amp , 20th Street West , Riversdale , Saskatoon

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Broadway District, Saskatoon

The  cities of Warman and Martensville are amongst the fastest growing cities in Canada, they have a friendly and safe small town living , housing is very affordable .  I am the realtor for the stunning Westbow Construction development in Warman and you won’t believe what you can get for $329,000  !!)  and they are just 15mins commute  from the city, in fact I live in Warman myself and I love it!!

Often referred to as Canada’s breadbasket, Saskatchewan grows half of the country’s major export crops and food processing is one of the fastest growing industries in the city.

The region’s mining sector is also largely responsible for Saskatchewan’s economic prosperity. Our province is home to the world’s largest potash deposits (potash is a pink mineral used in fertilizer). The Saskatoon region possesses large oil and gas reserves and it’s also the world’s leading exporter of uranium.

And it’s not just our natural resources driving the economy. Innovation Place -considered one of the most successful university-based research and technology parks in the world – is home to a number of thriving research companies. These companies are the result of the University of Saskatchewan’s ability to turn its research into economic opportunity. Canada’s national synchrotron, The Canadian Light Source, supports a dynamic range of research, enhancing the competitiveness of Canadian research and contributing to the quality of life of people around the world.

With its diverse mix of resources and assets, Saskatoon is expected to sustain strong economic growth for years to come.

So, whether you’re looking for a condo, town house or single family home, Saskatoon has plenty of options to suit your tastes and budget. From downtown lofts to suburban dwellings and everything in between, there are plenty of resources for finding that perfect place to call home. Contact me Marla Janzen I am your Trusted Saskatoon Real Estate Agent and I am looking forward to helping you find your new home in Sunny Saskatoon! 

Real Estate in Saskatoon

Real Estate in Saskatoon