Ramsay Real Estate Listings and Information

map of ramsay

Map of Ramsay

Ranked one of Calgary’s top ten communities by Avenue magazine in 2010, Ramsay is a quaint, inner-city neighbourhood southeast of Calgary’s downtown core. It is located near the junction of the Bow and Elbow Rivers, Macleod Trail, and the Stampede grounds. To the east, Ramsay borders the community of Inglewood. Its central location, history and sense of community have all contributed to Ramsay’s increase in popularity. Once considered a rough and tumble neighborhood, Ramsay has a new persona with an influx of young families and singles moving into the neighborhood and has become known for its friendly, small community ambiance. The population in 2011 was just over 2,000.

Ramsay offers great starter homes for singles and families wanting the conveniences of inner-city living. Some homes in the neighborhood sell for $100,000, well below the median price in Calgary.  Many of Ramsay’s homes are century old heritage homes – the community dates back to the 1880’s and became established in 1914. There has been significant infill development in recent years replacing some of the older houses resulting in diverse array of architectural styles. More than half the homes in Ramsay are single detached, and about 25% of housing is apartments. The balance is a mix of semi-detached and row-housing.

Spiller road divides the community of Ramsay, east and west. Scotsman’s Hill, well-known to Calgarians, makes up a large portion of the western side of Ramsay, and was so named due to its close proximity to the Stampede, giving locals an excellent vantage point to watch Stampede events for free, in addition to impressive views of Calgary’s skyline and the Rocky Mountains! The eastern half of Ramsay consists primarily of older homes and the Alyth-Bonnybrook industrial area is located on the eastern perimeter of the community. 

There is abundant green space in Ramsay including two off-leash dog parks. The community is flourishing with new trees as result of the city’s Forever Green tree planting program and bright and colourful murals are popping up all around the neighborhood thanks to the Ramsay Community Association’s “beautification” committee. The community association offers a variety of activities and events for residents including sports and seniors programs, arts and craft sales and garage sales. Popular special events are held annually such as an edible flower festival. The Ramsay community has its own community hall and an outdoor skating rink.

Ramsay is served by Ramsay Elementary School and Ecole Ste. Anne Elementary, Junior & Senior High School. Other designated elementary schools are: William Reid (Fr.), Holy Name (Fr.), and Stg. Monica.  Junior high students can attend Rideau Park, Elboya (Fr.), St. Michael and St. Monica. Designated senior high schools are Western Canada (Fr.) and St. Mary’s.

There are plenty of amenities for Ramsay residents, being so very close to the downtown core and next door in Inglewood. Macleod Trail provides quick access to big box stores and major shopping centres. There are countless recreation opportunities with the Bow River and its extensive pathway system nearby, plus the Calgary Zoo and Inglewood Bird Sanctuary are handy, providing year round activities and recreation.