The approximate 26,587 residents* of Ramsey Minnesota enjoy the perfect mix of suburban life and conveniences, with the rural beauty and recreational spaces of the over 28 square miles of the community.

Ramsey MN

Located an easy 22-mile commute northwest of Minneapolis and on the southwest corner of Anoka County, the city of Ramsey is bordered by the Mississippi River and Hwy 10 throughway on the south side and the flowing Rum River on its eastern border. You’ll find Sherburne County and the community of Elk River on Ramsey’s western bank, the cities of Anoka and Andover on its eastern borders, the small Burns Township and little city of Nowthen to its immediate north, and Dayton MN to its south.

Many choose to call Ramsey home because of its variety of homes, business, and recreation while maintaining its beautiful wildlife and wetland areas. In fact, there’s over 50 miles of trails, 32 parks (municipal and state maintained), and 17 miles of shoreline. Over 15% of the land is protected wetland and there is approximately 5.6 thousand acres of undeveloped land.

This makes the community a perfect area for active individuals, young families, and those who appreciate the natural outdoors while taking advantage of an urban development well underway through The COR (city of Ramsey’s downtown development).


The Community at Its Core

As of reportable data collected in 2017, the population of the Ramsey community is fairly evenly divided between age groups and sex with women holding 49.7% of the population and men holding 50.3% of the population. The median age was last reported at 34.9 and the median household income being $86,794.  (Feb 2017)

Ramsey is one of approximately 50 second-class Charter Cities in the state of Minnesota. As such, Ramsey allows its residents the flexibility and ability to select the kind of government structure they believe best suits its community and is allowable by the law. You can review the most current copy of the city’s current charter here in an outlined published code of ordinances; last updated December 2018 and as of the time of this article (Feb 2019).

Ramsey is a Heart Safe Community. The Heart Safe Community program was championed by a sudden cardiac arrest survivor and the Ramsey City Council and Municipal leaders in the Police and Fire departments. It was developed to train community bystander CPR skills with the use of AED units (automated external defibrillator) through free classes to residents and businesses throughout Ramsey in an effort and mission to create a safer and healthier community.


A Closer Look at Ramsey’s Business-Community

The COR project is a 300+ acre development project melding the best of transit oriented and walkable urban spaces with a balanced mix of residential, retail, office, government facilities, recreational spaces, food & beverage businesses and more.

Centered along U.S. Highway 10 / U.S. Highway 169 and the Ramsey Northstar Commuter Rail Station with service to downtown Minneapolis, The COR currently encompasses a variety of urban apartments, grocery, retail spaces, community park spaces, municipal facilities, gas and convenience stores, childcare, medical and VA outpatient care facilities.

As of 2017, Ramsey had a reportable 470 places of work offering over 6,300 job opportunities for local residents throughout the area. Educational, industrial, office, retail, mechanical opportunities, travel & leisure, parks & recreation, and more.

And, under the current plan of development there’s another estimated 85% additional retail space planned for the community.  You can find a list of the currently approved and proposed development projects (commercial and residential) for the community of Ramsey by visiting www.ci.ramsey.mn.us/281/Development-Updates.


ANOKA-HENNEPIN SCHOOL DISTRICTDistrict Mapping by community/region

Ramsey students are served through academic locations within the community of Ramsey as well as the neighboring city of Anoka.Ramsey Schools

More About the Residential Areas of Ramsey

The real estate market in Ramsey is varied with a reportable 9,158 housing units in 2017.  From that number, approximately 6,776 were single family homes, 1,438 were townhomes, 37 units were duplex, triple, or quadplex, 823 were apartments/condos, and 84 were manufactured homes. And, approximately 5,158 of those units are on city sewer and water. Home values range from $50K to $5M.

According to REALTOR.com, home values in Ramsey are steadily increasing in equitable value. Median home sale prices in March of 2016 were reported at $226,000 and increased to $250,000 just two years later in March 2018. You can learn more about reported home values by visiting www.realtor.com/local/Ramsey_MN/.

But The Millam Real Estate Group cautions readers to not draw any concrete conclusions about specific home values when there are less than 50 active homes available in any market area.

If you’re looking for more information about a specific property’s potential resale value you can use our FREE Home Value Tool for high-level review of that property.

OR, contact Lori Millam for a more on-point opinion of a property’s home resale value in today’s marketable climate.



Millam Real Estate Group | Keller Williams Realty Integrity Northwest Last Updated February 2019


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