Raymond Knight, father of the modern rodeo and the town’s namesake, laid out the townsite now known as Raymond, Alberta back in 1901 – and this was his original home. It’s undergone numerous updates and additions over the years and now this solid historical home could be yours – it’s even eligible to be registered as a historical home, if you choose.
You’ll be wowed by the beauty of the past: soaring 10 ft ceilings, antique cabinets, classic radiators and the gorgeous river stone fireplace. But you won’t be missing out on the modern amenities either. Your friends and family will live in the huge kitchen/dining area, updated to include a sit-up peninsula. And the number of cabinets and drawers in this kitchen are astounding! There are two living rooms in this home. One with the relaxing stone fireplace and access to the outdoors. The second features a huge bay window with spectacular cove molding & baseboards and huge pocket doors – likely a parlour a century ago, but what an amazing office or family/games room today! The elegant master has a full ensuite with an elegant claw foot tub. The upstairs bedrooms feature the charming slanted ceilings you find in older homes.
Outdoors, you’ll love sitting on the porch, watching your neighbors gaze longingly at your stunning home. A semi-circular driveway leads to the double attached garage and back out to the street, and your family will spend leisurely afternoons enjoying the covered deck and large fenced yard.
Use the contact form below or call Trevor at 403-795-4486 to arrange your private viewing today!
Located 20 minutes south of Lethbridge on Highway 52, Raymond is sure to impress you with a myriad of recreational and cultural facilities – you won’t believe this is a community of less than four thousand people!
Cultural Facilities include Broadway Theatre, home to concerts, plays and community performances; the Raymond Pioneer Museum, which chronicles the community’s pioneer heritage and houses the Raymond Sports Hall of Fame; and the Raymond Public Library, with a collection that rivals many cities.
The Raymond Aquatic Centre opened in 2010 and features 2 water slides, a rock climbing wall, 1 and 3 metre diving boards, Jr. Olympic 6 lane pool, spray toys, beach points, shaded picnic area, and a toddler section.
Victoria Sports Park is a $3,200,000 facility and consists of 3 regulation sized grass fields, 1 regulation artificial turf field and track and field facilities, complete with stadium lighting, seating for over 1000, a multi-purpose room, change rooms, concession and washrooms. This facility is home to all football, judo, rugby, soccer, track and field and other community programs and user groups.
Raymond offers K-12 schooling in three schools (elementary, junior and senior high), situated just blocks from the Raymond Aquatic Centre. Raymond High School is known for its sports achievements in basketball, Canadian football, and women’s rugby. Although it typically averages about 250 students, it has carved out a reputation that rivals some of the largest schools in Alberta and even Canada.
Raymond is known for its annual rodeo, the Raymond Stampede (founded in 1902 and held around June 30th every summer) and its large Mormon community. Raymond Heritage Days is held annually during the first week of July to celebrate the town’s founding. The small town also has an ice arena, campground, multiple playgrounds, a golf course, walking paths – the amenities just keep coming! Check out the community’s amazing website at www.raymond.ca!