Homes for Sale in Edmonton
AUDREY ABUAN - RE/MAX Real Estate REALTOR®
Homes in Ramsay Heights are located in prestigious Riverbend Edmonton. In 1969, the Riverbend-Terwillegar Heights Outline Plan detailed a development scheme for a comprehensively planned community, which included Ramsay Heights. With a predicted ultimate population of 95,000 people, Riverbend-Terwillegar Heights was the first of Edmonton’s residential areas to be planned on such a large scale. The Ramsay Heights neighbourhood was subdivided in the early 1970s, although a number of large lots from the previous Glamorgan subdivision plan remain on the neighbourhood’s west side, adjacent to the river valley.
In Ramsay Heights, the mix of housing units is roughly equally split between stand alone houses and condominiums. Ramsay Heights offers a high elevation vantage point at the central site offers a panoramic view of Edmonton.
Ramsay Heights home owners have great access to river valley recreational facilities in both Terwillegar Park and the Whitemud Creek Ravine. The residents are served by business located at the Terwillegar Shopping Centre, and the Whitemud Freeway provides access to major commercial and employment centres in other parts of Edmonton.
Ramsay Heights was named in honour of Walter Ramsay, who moved to the Edmonton area in 1899. He became the principal at McKay Avenue School, and later Queen’s Avenue School. Later still, he became Edmonton’s first commercial florist. In 1986, a permanent greenhouse at Fort Edmonton Park was opened as a tribute to Ramsay.