The town of Pilot Butte, located just 7 minutes East of Regina, is growing in size and appeal. Over 2050 residents currently occupy the town of Pilot Butte with 675 homes on more than 50 blocks, and new housing and expansion is everywhere you look.
Pilot Butte History
Pilot Butte originally started as a CPR railroad settlement in 1882, and was given the name Pilot Butte by settlers, meaning “lookout point”. Pilot Butte was incorporated as a village in 1913-1923 and then again in 1963, with the official incorporation into a “town” not occurring until 1980.
Over the past few years, land has been developed into popular acreages that now surround the Pilot Butte area.
More recently, development has focused inside the town of Pilot Butte itself. Discovery Ridge, The Plains of Pilot Butte, and Hillside Park are three of the newest developments to break ground in Pilot Butte. Builders such as Trademark Homes have been rapidly constructing single family homes in town, while Sun Country Homes has broken ground on Pilot Butte's first ever townhouses in the new Sandstone Terrace development. These Pilot Butte town homes will be built in four phases with the first phase completion set for the end of October 2013.
All new houses will be automatically connected to the new Central Water System that is still a work in progress throughout the rest of Pilot Butte. The remainder of resident homes will be connected shortly to the Central Water System, but can also keep their personal wells to water their lawns.
Pilot Butte Amenities
The Town of Pilot Butte boasts a K-8 school (with busing to the Balgonie High School), a gas station and corner store, a restaurant, post office, insurance agency, as well as a Community Center which houses the local rink, town office, senior centre, and library. The town's Catholic Church stands on the edge of the Pilot Butte soccer fields and community tennis courts, and residents of Pilot Butte are told that they have the finest ball diamonds around. The annual Father's Day Pilot Butte Rodeo is a weekend event that draws a huge crowd every June, and the White Butte Trails are a hit in every season. Walking paths are also coming to town with the addition of the new developments and the aid of the Pilot Butte Community Association.
Here are some pictures that I have taken from around town. Pilot Butte is a great place to raise a family, if you are considering a move out this way, please give me a call anytime, I would love to talk with you about everything Pilot Butte has to offer!