A scenic drive up the hill north of downtown Prince George leads to the Hart neighbourhood.
The Hart is named after former BC premier John Hart, who championed the construction of Highway 97 into northern BC, connecting Prince George to Dawson Creek.
This neighbourhood is often divided into two main areas: Central Hart and Hart Highlands.
The Hart offers a couple of unusual features for an urban area, including a ski hill that’s great for little learners and a top-rate golf course.
The Hart has a broad range of residences, from mobile homes to large, detached houses. Some of the homes here are on larger lots than are typically available downtown, and the quiet residential streets are attractive for families.
Some of Prince George’s most affordable property can be found in the Central Hart, while the Hart Highlands is a prime residential area.
The main commercial area, accessible from the Hart Highway (97) includes a supermarket, restaurants, a fabric store, a hardware store and more.
Other amenities such as doctors’ and dentists’ offices, a veterinary clinic, schools and a library are available here, meaning it isn’t always necessary to take the short drive downtown to get what you need.
Bus routes service this area. For more information, visit BC Transit.
The Hart Highlands Ski Hill is a popular spot for families in the winter months.
During the summer, the Aberdeen Glen Golf Course is one of the Hart’s biggest attractions. There are also walking trails to explore at the McMillan Creek Regional Park.
This neighbourhood is a convenient location to drive out to some of the area’s best outdoor spots including Ness Lake and Eskers Provincial Park.
Hart Community Association: http://www.hartcommunity.ca/
For more information about the amenities in this area and other Prince George neighbourhoods, check out the interactive map on Move Up Prince George.