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In 1946, the average cost per VLA-constructed home, including land, was $6,300, and the average monthly payment, excluding taxes, $20.30. But land sales were slow, prompting the lifting of restrictions to allow non-veterans to buy property. In the 1950s, development took off and in 1955, the subdivision became part of the City of Saskatoon. By 1960 Montgomery Place consisted of 305 homes. A Shared Sense of Community From the beginning, Montgomery Place residents a shared a strong sense of place. “The veterans connection forged our identity,” says Leslee Newman, who grew up in the community. “It didn’t dissipate. If anything, it grew stronger when the second generation came of age, and now the third generation

In 1947 the Star Phoenix pictured new homes in Montgomery Place. The VLA approved four styles but veterans could build their own with VLA approval.

Photo Credit: The Star Phoenix

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— Community /kə myoonədē/ Noun meaning: “a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common”, “a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals”.

www.crossmount.ca Crossmount is a community for individuals aged 55 or older. Five sizes of independent homes are currently available. Located just five kilometres south of saskatoon on Lorne Avenue, Crossmount is on city water and is pet friendly. stop out for an informal visit and enjoy our coffee shop, cidery and craft store. If you are interested in a personal tour or would like further information, please email hheimann@crossmountvillage.ca or phone 306-374-9890.

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