Albertville – (763) 487-3384 – www.ci.albertville.mn.us/
The City of Albertville is conveniently located halfway between the Twin Cities and St. Cloud on I-94. This ideal spot has brought about exciting business and residential growth, yet the City has maintained, and is committed to, its small town amenities including excellent schools, lower crime rates, investment in parks and trails and much more.
Andover – (763) 755-5100 – www.andovermn.gov/
The city of Andover, located just 20 miles north of Minneapolis, east of Anoka and bordering Blaine, is a wonderful place to live, do business, and enjoy a growing suburban community of 30,000 residents. Andover is predominantly a residential community with over 400 acres of parks, trails, and recreational areas.
Anoka – (763) 576-2700 – www.ci.anoka.mn.us/
The city of Anoka is rich with history, beautiful parks, and flowing rivers. The downtown is filled with wonderful shops, services, and restaurants. Located 20 miles north of St. Paul and Minneapolis right off highways 10, 169 and MN state highway 47 in Anoka County. Not only do major highways run through Anoka, but the Northstar Commuter rail line to downtown Minneapolis is also provided to Anoka residents.
Apple Valley – (952) 953-2500 – www.ci.apple-valley.mn.us/
Located about 20 minutes south of downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul and 15 minutes south of the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport, Apple Valley is well situated to provide you with the right blend of lifestyles. It’s easy to retreat to one of many parks in the city, or to the larger ones outside the metropolitan area, or you can visit the Minnesota Zoo, or the Imation IMAX Theatre, or a host of many city-wide attractions located in Apple Valley.
Arden Hills – (651) 792-7800 – www.ci.arden-hills.mn.us/
Arden Hills, nestled in the middle of Roseville, New Brighton, Moundsview and Shoreview, provides a strong community that values strong residential neighborhoods, a growing business community, and a long standing tradition as a great city to live in, work and play.
Blaine – (763) 784-6700 – www.ci.blaine.mn.us/
Situated north of the Twin Cities in Anoka County, Blaine has quick and easy access to both Minneapolis and St. Paul. Interstate 35W and Highways 10 and 65 run through the city, making the city attractive to both business and residential development. Blaine is one of the fastest growing cities in Minnesota, annually ranking atop new home construction lists. Blaine is home to several retail shopping areas, including Northtown Mall. The National Sports Center, the world’s largest amateur sports facility and the state’s most visited sports destination, is also located in Blaine, as is the TPC Twin Cities, Minnesota’s only PGA Tour golf facility and host of the annual 3M Championship.
Bloomington – (952) 563-8700 – www.ci.bloomington.mn.us/
Bloomington is Located just south of Minneapolis, the city is bound by interstate 494 to the north, Highway 169 to the west and the Minnesota River to the south and east. The Minneapolis International airport resides directly north of Bloomington and the new light rail transit connects the South Loop District, home of the Mall of America, to downtown Minneapolis.
Brooklyn Center – (763) 569-3300 – www.cityofbrooklyncenter.org
Brooklyn Center lies on the west bank of the Mississippi River on the northwest border of Minneapolis in Hennepin County. Interstates 94 and 694 and Minnesota State Highways 100 and 252 are four of the main routes in the city. Home of the major corporations of Medtronic and Caribou Coffee, Brooklyn Center is a wonderful place for employment opportunity.
Brooklyn Park – (763) 493-8222 – www.brooklynpark.org
Brooklyn Park is known as the fourth-largest city in the Metropolitan Minneapolis area. Brooklyn Park is located on the west side of the Mississippi River, just minutes northwest of Minneapolis. Brooklyn Park is easily accessible (about 10 miles northwest of downtown Minneapolis) via I-694, Hwy. 10, County Rd. 81, Hwy. 169 and Hwy. 252. Access has been improved with Hwy. 610, a four-lane freeway linking the city to I-35W in Blaine. Eventually, 610 will connect with I-94 in Maple Grove.
Buffalo – (763) 682-1181 – www.ci.buffalo.mn.us/
Drive west on Highway 55 and you will find Buffalo; 30 minutes Northwest of the Twin Cities Metro area. Many people visit Buffalo for the fishing on Lake Pulaski and Buffalo Lake, as well as for shopping in the many boutiques and antique shops. Buffalo offers a relatively large and vibrant arts scene. With a high quality of life, Buffalo is a great city to live in.
Burnsville – (952) 895-4400 – www.ci.burnsville.mn.us/
Beautiful Burnsville, Minnesota is located about 15 miles south of Minneapolis off Interstate I35. Burnsville has grown exponentially since its early days as an Irish farming community to becoming the sixth largest suburb in the Metropolitan area. This city suits many interests with its majestic Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve to its regional mall, Burnsville Center. Burnsville is home to Buck Hill where you’ll commonly find skiers, snowboarders, and tubers riding down its 310 foot hill. If transportation is your concern, the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority provides bus service from Burnsville to many Minneapolis attractions such as the Mall of America, University of Minnesota, and Downtown Minneapolis.
Champlin – (763) 421-8100 – www.champlin.mn.us/
The city of Champlin is located along the Mississippi River, about 17 miles northwest of Minneapolis. U.S. Route 169 serves as a main arterial route in the city. The Elm Creek Park Reserve and the Mississippi River offer many activities for the public. Inviting neighborhoods, abundant recreational activities and exceptional healthcare facilities make for a great place to live.
Chanhassen – (952) 227-1110 – www.ci.chanhassen.mn.us/
Chanhassen is a city in Carver and Hennepin counties, southwest of Minneapolis. Chanhassen is home of many small shops and has been growing rapidly over the years. Chanhassen homeowners have access to 30 miles of trails and sidewalks as well as the Chanhassen Recreation center. A main feature of the city is the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, the nation’s largest professional dinner theatre, and the largest privately owned restaurant in the state of Minnesota.
Chaska – (952) 448-9200 – www.chaskamn.com
Chaska is located southwest of Minneapolis, west of Minnetonka and north of Chanhassen located in the beautiful Minnesota River Valley. The majority of Chaska residents choose Chaska for its small town atmosphere. With 23,000 residents, Chaska offers some of the best small town living close to Minneapolis.
Columbia Heights – (763) 706-3600 – www.ci.columbia-heights.mn.us/
Columbia Heights is a first-ring northern suburb of Minneapolis, which it borders on the south. Minnesota State Highways 47 and 65 are two of the main routes in the city. Columbia Heights has a hilly terrain and features one of the highest points in Hennepin, Ramsey, and Anoka Counties. Plenty of lakes and city park areas allow for abundant recreational activities.
Coon Rapids – (763) 755-2880 – www.ci.coon-rapids.mn.us/
Located just east of the Mississippi River, Coon Rapids represents a very attractive location for business and residential development as it is close to the Twin Cities and has easy access to interstate highways 252 and 35W. Coon Rapids is also home to a diverse business community, employing 23,400 people. The city accommodates 40 manufacturing firms, includes office space and retail space of over 2 million square feet in the Riverdale Business district. Offering numerous neighborhood and regional parks, a few golf courses, indoor Ice arenas, outdoor ice rinks, hiking and biking trails and a major shopping development for everyone to enjoy, Coon Rapids is a great choice to look for a new home.
Corcoran – (763) 420-2288 – www.ci.corcoran.mn.us/
Tucked away to the Northwest of Minneapolis is the City of Corcoran located in Hennepin County, Minnesota. Away from the hustle and bustle of the big city but still close by. The City’s Parks and Trails Commission has provided the community with safe and beautiful shelters and facilities, parks and open spaces. Near all the conveniences, but far enough removed for a country feel.
Crystal – (763) 531-1000 – www.ci.crystal.mn.us/
You will find Crystal, MN real estate located just minutes north of Minneapolis off of HWY 100. With Robbinsdale bordering the west side and Golden Valley to the south, Crystal resides in Hennepin County. Crystal’s many neighborhoods provide residents with access to many local parks including Basset Creek Park, Becker Park, Crystal Highlands Park, Crystal Skate Park and the Crystal Aquatic Center.
Delano – (763) 972-0550 – www.delano.mn.us/
Located on the western fringe of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, Delano provides a pleasant blend of commerce and small-town living. The city of Delano offers a strong sense of community with a high quality of life, great schools, and access to beautiful parks and trails. The tradition of this historic river town carries over into all aspects of community life.
Deephaven – (952) 474-4755 – www.cityofdeephaven.org
Deephaven is a city in Hennepin County on the shores of Lake Minnetonka. You will find Deephaven located approximately 25 minutes west of Minneapolis off of Minnetonka Boulevard and on the west side of Minnetonka. Some of Deephaven houses reside on the southeast shores of Lake Minnetonka and if not on the lake just minutes away. With all of its beaches, tennis courts, trail access and plenty of picnic areas, you can’t go wrong looking for your next home in Deephaven, MN.
Eagan – (651) 675-5000 – www.ci.eagan.mn.us/
Eagan, located just south of St. Paul, lies 15 miles southeast of downtown Minneapolis on the beautiful banks of the Minnesota river bed. Along with plenty of parks and activities for all, Eagan is home to the largest municipal outdoor aquatic waterpark facility in the state. With just under 70,000 residents, Eagan is still the biggest city in Dakota County. Eagan is the perfect city to live in and commute from!
Eden Prairie – (952) 949-8300 – www.ci.eden-prairie.mn.us/
Eden Prairie is one of the most sought after suburbs to live in. Eden Prairie real estate has been made popular by the endorsement of MONEY magazine’s “Best Places to Live” in America. It is located 12 miles southwest of the Minneapolis downtown area. Eden Prairie has 17 lakes, approximately 170 miles of multi-use trails, and 2,250 acres of parks which make it a popular choice to look for a home. It’s also the home of the Minnesota Vikings practice facility and the Eden Prairie Center, one of the nicest shopping malls in the Twin Cities area. This city, a great place to work and raise a family, may also soon be connected to downtown Minneapolis via the Light Rail.
Edina – (952) 927-8861 – www.ci.edina.mn.us/
Edina is situated just southwest of Minneapolis in Hennepin County and border St. Louis Park, Richfield, Hopkins, Bloomington and Minneapolis. Minnesota State Highways 62 and 100 divide the city into four sections. Edina is home of almost 40 parks and recreation facilities. Edina is home of the Edina Country Club, Minikahda country club and Southdale and Galleria shopping centers. Edina is so close to Minneapolis but still boasts that small-town feel with its small town shops located at 50th Street and France Avenue.
Elk River – (763) 635-1000 – www.ci.elk-river.mn.us/
Elk River is a city in Sherburne County, about 34 miles northwest of Minneapolis. It is situated at the confluence of the Mississippi and Elk Rivers. U.S. Highways 10 and 169 as well as state Highway 101 are three of the main routes in and out of the city for commuters. Elk River is also home to one of the Northstar Commuter Rail line stops which brings Elk River residents to downtown Minneapolis.
Excelsior – (952) 474-5233 – www.ci.excelsior.mn.us/
Excelsior, MN was founded in 1853 by colonists from New York and has served as a focal point for Lake Minnetonka for many years. The city of Excelsioris located only 20 minutes west of downtown Minneapolis nestled on the eastern shores of beautiful Lake Minnetonka. Excelsior brings a small town ambiance that sets it apart from many of its surrounding cities like Minnetonka. If you are looking for that small town feel near Lake Minnetonka, Excelsior may be the place for you to call home.
Fridley – (763) 571-3450 – www.ci.fridley.mn.us/
Fridley is located in Anoka County on the northern side of Minneapolis off of University Avenue. Bordering Columbia Heightsto the south and Spring Lake Parkto the north, Fridley is considered a first ring or inner ring suburb in the northern part of the Twin Cities. Located just minutes north of Minneapolis, but also offers access to such amenities as the Springbrook Nature Centerpark and nature reserve as well as the Mississippi National Riverand Recreation Area to the west. Fridley includes major businesses as BAE Systems, Minco Products, Magnum Research and is home to the world headquarters of Medtronic Inc.
Golden Valley – (763) 593-8000 – www.ci.golden-valley.mn.us/
Bisected by large highways US169, MN 100, Interstate 394, and MN Hwy 55, Golden Valley resides in a superb location. Home of several large corporations, per capital, Golden Valley tops the charts providing close to 30,000 full time jobs. This city has a diverse housing environment, ranging from suburban homes to condominiums and is well known for its award winning schools.
Greenfield – (763) 477-6464 – www.ci.greenfield.mn.us/
Greenfield is a city in Hennepin County located along the Crow River. Located on the western fringe of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, Greenfield provides a pleasant blend of commerce and small-town living.
Greenwood – (952) 474-6633 – www.greenwoodmn.com/
Greenwood is located just 20 minutes west of Minneapolis on beautiful Lake Minnetonka. Greenwood residents enjoy close proximity to the lake for year-round fun including boating, waterskiing, fishing, kayaking, swimming, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, and skating. A regional trail winds along the west side of the city and is a favorite of bikers and walkers. Greenwood also is home to the famous Old Log Theater.
Ham Lake – (763) 434-9555 – www.ci.ham-lake.mn.us/
Ham Lake, encompassing 36 square miles, with a population of 15,296 is located 25 minutes north of Minneapolis and offers convenient country living! Ham Lake is a city in Anoka County. Minnesota State Highway 65 serves as a main arterial route in the city. Enjoy the best of both worlds – urban activities, outdoor recreation and small town charm.
Hopkins – (952) 935-8474 – www.hopkinsmn.com
The city of Hopkins is located 3 miles from downtown Minneapolis. Hopkins offers easy city commuting with the quiet, quaint comforts of a city suburb. One of Minneapolis’s oldest suburbs, homes in Hopkins offer rich character with the modern amenities from the city of Hopkins’s continued commitment to revitalizing projects. Hopkins real estate offers access to exceptional public schools and is closely located to some of Minneapolis/St. Paul’s top private schools. Additionally, homes in Hopkins are close to the new West End luxury dining, shopping and entertainment complex.
Independence – (763) 479-0527 – www.independence.govoffice.com
Independence is a “gem” of a rural city in the heart of an exploding metropolis. It’s dotted with pretty, little farms, lovely and unique homes, attractive churches, lakes, ponds, rolling hills, wetlands and large wooded areas. Two major Three River Parks can be accessed directly from Independence. The popular Luce Line recreation trail crosses the south side of the city. Loretto, a little city with a number of quaint and excellent restaurants and taverns, is just to the northeast. The city of Delano, with its convenient shopping center, is located on the west boundary. The pretty, quiet, little city of Maple Plain is just to the east. Medina and Orono also lie immediately east and Minnetrista is to the south.
Inver Grove Heights – (651) 450-2500 – www.ci.inver-grove-heights.mn.us/
Inver Grove Heights is a vibrant city known for its safe neighborhoods, excellent business climate, quality schools and outstanding parks and recreation. You will find Inver Grove Heights in Northern Dakota County, located 9 miles to the southeast of St. Paul off of Highway 494 and Highway 52.
Lakeville – (952) 985-4400 – www.ci.lakeville.mn.us/
Located conveniently on the edge of urban and rural areas, Lakeville proudly maintains its historic downtown neighborhood while focusing on planning for its inevitable growth. As its name implies, Lakeville offers many beautiful lakes and over 60 neighborhood and community parks, totaling over 1,100 acres. Since 35% of the population is under 18 years old, the city recognizes the importance of outstanding schools where students consistently score above the national average on achievement tests. Lakeville real estate is some of the most sought after, and a wonderful place to make yourself at home.
Lino Lakes: (651) 982-2400 – www.ci.lino-lakes.mn.us/
Lino Lake is located in Hennepin County between highway I-35W and highway I-35E just 20 minutes north of the “Twin Cities” Minneapolis and St. Paul. With Blaine just to the west and White Bear Lake to the south, Lino Lakes covers 33 square miles. Lino Lakes is serviced by three different school districts; Centennial Lake, White Bear Lake, and Forest Lake. As its name implies, you will find a chain of lakes to enjoy every recreational activity. Lino Lakes residents pride themselves in these beautiful lakes that provide families of all sizes a great place to swim and enjoy themselves.
Little Canada – (651) 766-4029 – www.ci.little-canada.mn.us/
Centrally located on the northeast hub of the metropolitan freeway system, only minutes from the Minnesota State Capitol and downtown St. Paul and 15 minutes from downtown Minneapolis, the City of Little Canada is a very unique, historic community. The citizens are proud of their French Canadian heritage and work hard to maintain the unique identity despite the busy metropolitan surroundings.
Long Lake – (952) 473-6961 – www.ci.long-lake.mn.us/
Long Lake is located approximately 20 minutes west of Minneapolis off of Interstate Highway 12 and just minutes north of Lake Minnetonka. Long Lake is called home by approximately 1,842 people accommodating 756 households.
Maple Grove – (763) 494-6000 – www.ci.maple-grove.mn.us/
Maple Grove is one of the fastest growing communities in the Metro area and is located in the North Central part of Hennepin County. The public education system here is rated highly, ranking consistently at the top of State-wide testing and with 46% of the households being families, it’s clearly a great city to live and raise one. Maple Grove contains several trail systems and lakes to enjoy. Maple Grove is home of Minnesota’s first lifestyle center. The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes are designed like an American Village including, but not limited to, Pottery Barn, Anthropologie, and PF Changs. Maple Grove offers more retail than nearly any other city in the state.
Maple Plain – (763) 479-0515 – www.mapleplain.com
Maple Plain, located about 25 miles west of Minneapolis on U.S. Route 12, has a strong business community featuring a variety of restaurants, retail shops, professional services, and industrial and manufacturing companies. Community-based organizations, such as local churches, the West Hennepin Chamber of Commerce, and City citizen advisory commissions, provide opportunities for residents and business owners to be actively engaged in the community. Families and individuals seeking outdoor adventure will find endless recreational opportunities. Maple Plain boasts four community parks and has quick, convenient access to nearby regional recreational destinations.
Medina – (763) 473-4643 – www.ci.medina.mn.us/
The Uptown Hamel area of Medina provides an attractive, pedestrian-friendly, mixed use towncenter that blends retail, office, housing, specialty shops, and gathering spots into a unified and viable community. Tremendous opportunities exist for further development in Medina and the City is excited to be taking part in development to make Medina an even more attractive and appealing area for residents and visitors.
Minneapolis – (612) 673-1114 – www.ci.mpls.mn.us/
Minneapolis, also known as the City of Lakes, is the 48th largest city in the United States and largest in Minnesota. Minneapolis in one of the most culturally rich cities in America. Homes in Minneapolis offer access to miles of trails, including Lake of Isles, Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriett. Voted one of MONEY magazine’s 2006 top places to live, and with over 1 million residents, Minneapolis consistently ranks high in quality life and top cities rankings.
Minnetonka – (952) 939-8200 – www.ci.minnetonka.mn.us/
Minnetonka is located in Hennepin County, approximately eight miles west of Minneapolis. Minnetonka is a very mature, fully developed suburban community of about 51,000 residents. Minnetonka residents are proud of the Minnetonka reputation as a city that preserves its natural resources. There are currently 49 parks that Minnetonka homeowners and residents can enjoy, 81 miles of sidewalks and over 1,000 acres of public open space as well as the very well-known Lake Minnetonka. You can’t go wrong with buying a home in Minnetonka, MN as Minnetonka properties have proven to be a great investment.
Minnetrista – (952) 446-1660 – www.ci.minnetrista.mn.us/
Located on the western edge of Hennepin County, the city of Minnetrista is as diverse as it is beautiful. Minnetrista features rolling countryside, farmland, wooded acres, and a high percentage of lakeshore and marshland. Minnetrista has more than 13 neighborhood parks with varying playground equipment, tennis and basketball courts, and trails featuring exercise stations. The citizens of Minnetrista have a great deal of pride in their city and believe that the quality of life in Minnetrista ranks the highest among the highest in the metro area.
Monticello – (763) 295-2711 – www.ci.monticello.mn.us/
Monticello is located at the intersection of Interstate 94 and State Highway 25, nestled along the south bank of the Mississippi River, less than an hour’s drive north from the Twin Cities Metro area and 25 minutes south of St. Cloud. Monticello is a progressive and growing community with a small town atmosphere located in Wright County on the scenic Mississippi River. Monticello is the home of several industrial businesses marketing products through Minnesota, the United States and in some cases internationally. Monticello prides itself for preserving and developing green space into more than 24 city parks including city-wide paved pathways for walking and biking which now stretches over 14 miles.
Mound – (952) 472-0603 – www.cityofmound.com
Mound is a very unique city, nearly surrounded by the bays and inlets of Lake Minnetonka. With over six miles of shoreline, scenic trails, enticing public beaches, and many other recreational opportunities, Mound has a great deal to offer year round. Mound is located about 35 minutes from Minneapolis on the western edge of Hennepin County.
Mounds View – (763) 717-4000 – www.ci.mounds-view.mn.us/
Located in the northwest corner of Ramsey County, Mounds View is conveniently situated at the juncture of Interstate 35W and State Highway 10, just ten miles from both Minneapolis and St. Paul. Mounds View is known for its large, wooded residential lots and life-cycle housing. Recently designated as an American Crown Community, Mounds View is a great place to live, work and play.
New Brighton – (651) 638-2100 – www.ci.new-brighton.mn.us/
New Brighton, a fine smaller suburb of the Twin Cities, is located almost exactly halfway between the North Pole and the equator. New Brighton is situated at the intersection of Interstate Highways 35W and 694. New Brighton offers beautiful land and prairies that Rice Creek flows right through, as well as several lakes and bur oak trees over 200 years old.
New Hope – (763) 531-5100 – www.ci.new-hope.mn.us/
New Hope, a second ring suburb of the Twin Cities is ideally situated between four major interstate highways. While located just 12 miles northwest of downtown Minneapolis, it is great for commuting while keeping the small town atmosphere. Even though New Hope is considered a fully developed, conveniently located community, its housing, population, and businesses are growing.
Orono – (952) 249-4600 – www.ci.orono.mn.us/
Orono, a city located in western Hennepin County, stretches 25 square miles and includes a population of over 7,000 residents. U.S. Highway 12 and Highway 394 serve as the main route to this quiet, well-planned community that continues to draw in residents. Orono is dedicated to protecting and preserving Lake Minnetonka, its recreational assets, as well as its natural recourses. About half of Orono real estate includes 5 small lakes with waterfront property, which makes this a great city if you have a relaxed or lively lifestyle.
Osseo – (763) 425-2624 – www.ci.osseo.mn.us/
Osseo is a small, unique city with a population of 2,430. Residents and Osseo businesses enjoy and thriving downtown area along Central Avenue. Our city covers almost one square mile or area, and is situated between the cities of Maple Grove and Brooklyn Park along US Highway 169 in the northwest suburbs of Minneapolis.
Otsego – (763) 441-4414 – www.ci.otsego.mn.us/
Otsego is a city in Wright County located on the northeast edge of the Twin Cities. It’s rapidly growing population is 13,874 in 2008. Minnesota State Highway 101 is one of the main routes in the city. Otsego has 6 city parks and promotes recreation activities within the city. Many of the parks include play equipment, walking paths, picnic tables, tennis/basketball courts and many ball fields.
Plymouth – (763) 509-5000 – www.ci.plymouth.mn.us/
The sixth largest city in Minnesota, Plymouth is located 15 miles northwest of downtown Minneapolis in Hennepin County. The city was ranked number one in Money magazine’s “America’s Best Places to Live 2008”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plymouth,_Minnesota – cite_note-3 and ranked number 11 on their 2010 list. The magazine gave top honors to Plymouth because of its inclusion of residential areas, industry, parks, schools, and other aspects which make Plymouth a self-contained and self-directed city.
Prior Lake – (952) 447-9800 – www.cityofpriorlake.com
Prior Lake is a city 20 miles southwest of downtown Minneapolis located in Scott County. Prior Lake features many recreational amenities including more than 54 parks on 1,000 acres, over 100 miles of trails and sidewalks and 14 lakes. Opportunities in commercial and industrial development are increasing due to growth and improved highway accessibility and upgrades. Prior Lake’s transportation system includes major roadways including Hwy. 13, County Rd. 42, County Rd. 21 and numerous others that access the entire metropolitan area. The city’s housing stock offers great diversity for individuals and families of all ages.
Ramsey – (763) 427-1410 – www.ci.ramsey.mn.us/
Where urban living meets the great Minnesota outdoors, Ramsey is made up of over 400 acres of residential, commercial, retail, and recreational venues and provides a unique combination of social and business environments. Ramsey, a northern suburb of the Twin Cities, is located in Anoka County. U.S. Highways 10 and State Highway 47 are two of the main arterial routes in the city.
Richfield – (612) 861-9700 – www.ci.richfield.mn.us/
Richfield is a first-ring suburb to Minneapolis. Richfield offers homes which are located close to over 20 parks, a nature preserve, one of the first municipal nature centers in Minnesota, two full size indoor skating rinks, and one of the best 4th of July fireworks displays in Minneapolis. Even lying as it does in the middle of an urban area (only ten minutes away by freeway from downtown Minneapolis), Richfield retains a small town flavor. The pace is easy, the streets are clean, City government is accessible, and community spirit runs high. Strong residential neighborhoods, an excellent public school system, an established infrastructure and amenities like Wood Lake Nature Center make it a community attractive to all ages.
Robbinsdale – (763) 531-1211 – www.ci.robbinsdale.mn.us/
Robbinsdale is a Hennepin County city of about 14,000 people. The City is over 100 years old and has maintained its small town feel. Robbinsdale, MN was established on the northwesterly corner of Minneapolis in 1893. The City has a traditional downtown established at the end of the old street-car line. Robbinsdale has a wide variety of affordable home options. The City is home to many unique local businesses where you can typically find an owner on premise. Robbinsdale is also home to North Memorial Medical Center, a Region 1 trauma center, and the only major independent health care provider in the Twin Cities.
Rockford – (763) 477-6565 – www.cityofrockford.org
Located on the western edge of Hennepin County and primarily within Wright County, the city enjoys easy access to Metropolitan amenities while retaining its rural, small town charm. Ideally located along Highway 55, just 30 miles west of the metropolitan area, Rockford offers a mix of commercial and industrial businesses and sites available for development, a variety of housing options with 1,536 housing units and a number of parks, trails and recreational amenities to add to its quality of life.
Rogers – (763) 428-2253 – www.cityofrogers.org
Rogers is a city in Hennepin County with a population of 8,597. The city is a northwestern suburb of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. Located on either side of Interstate 94, with Minnesota State Highway 101 running north, Rogers has been teeming with growth the past 20 years. Rogers has been growing in local importance, consequently causing new businesses to be built and the town to be regarded as more of a local hub than other nearby communities. With the population growth, many more job opportunities have become available in recent years.
Roseville – (651) 792-7000 – www.ci.roseville.mn.us/
Roseville, home of the Rosedale Mall, is located right off Highway 36 and conveniently 3 miles from the MN State Fair Grounds. Aside from the fine stores, safe neighborhoods, and quality schools, you’ll find plenty of other recreational adventures. Roseville has many lakes and over 20 parks that vary in size making it easy to find a plethora of biking trails, walking paths, and even disk golf courses. This city had its biggest housing boom in the 70’s, hence most of the homes you’ll find here are split-level ramblers and cute bungalows.
Savage – (952) 882-2660 – www.ci.savage.mn.us/
Savage, located in Scott County, is distinguished by its convenient location, varied history, and lush surroundings. The city is 15 miles south-southwest of downtown Minneapolis, situated on the south bank of the Minnesota River in a region commonly referred to as South of the River. In 2010, the community was named among the best affordable suburbs in the nation. As the city has grown, development has occurred southward to settle on the bluffs overlooking the scenic Minnesota River Valley. Savage is now an industrial manufacturing job center in the southern metro. The city is still relatively undeveloped, rural and wild.
St. Anthony – (612) 782-3301 – www.ci.saint-anthony.mn.us/
The City is considered a “first-ring” suburb of Minneapolis and as such is part of the metropolitan area. St. Anthony is unique in that two-thirds of the city is located in Hennepin and one-third is located in Ramsey Counties. St. Anthony is five miles northeast of down-town Minneapolis and eight miles northwest of downtown St. Paul. Despite its unique location, being conveniently situated to the downtown areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul, St. Anthony has been able to retain all of the advantages of a smaller community.
St. Bonifacius – (952) 446-1061 – www.ci.st-bonifacius.mn.us/
The City of St. Bonifacius is located 25 miles west of Minneapolis on Hwy 7 in Hennepin County. The population was 2,283 at the 2010 census. It is one square mile and completely surrounded by the city of Minnetrista. St. Bonifacius offers lots of small town charm and recreational activities with the city’s close proximity to Lake Minnetonka.
St. Michael – (763) 497-2041 – www.ci.st-michael.mn.us/
St. Michael is centrally located between St. Cloud and Minneapolis along Interstate 94. It’s population is estimated to be 15,000. It has a great rural feel but, still is a very convenient location with excellent schools and several beautiful parks, making it a great place to live work and raise a family. Locals enjoy that St. Michael is a place for residents and businesses to thrive and prosper with excellent neighborhoods, a vibrant business community, and quality public services.
St. Louis Park – (952) 924-2500 – www.stlouispark.org
St. Louis Park is a progressive city that is located just west of the Twin Cities and has developed since the early 1900’s as a suburb of Minneapolis only minutes from downtown. Local residents will find attractions, events and excitement of a major metropolitan area, and still have the small town feel that St. Louis Park provides. It’s a great place to experience all of the Twin Cities’ amenities: the chain of lakes, the downtown theater district, universities, and shopping at Knollwood Mall or just a short drive to Ridgedale Mall in Minnetonka or Southdale Mall in Edina. The St. Louis Park and downtown area will provide you with plenty of fun and memorable moments.
St. Paul – (651) 266-8989 – www.ci.stpaul.mn.us/
The capital city of Minnesota, St. Paul, is the quiet neighbor to Minnesota’s largest city, Minneapolis. St. Paul is located in Ramsey County. With over 285,000 residents, St. Paul offers the perks of big city living with a small community feel. One of the city’s defining characteristics is the connecting Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers. The city of St. Paul is home to Minnesota Wild and Excel Energy center and corporate headquarters of 3M and Medtronic.
Shakopee – (952) 233-9300 – www.ci.shakopee.mn.us/
The city of Shakopee is located in southeast of the Twin Cities just 23 miles from Minneapolis and located on the south bank bend of the Minnesota River. Residents can enjoy the small town feel while still being able to take full advantage of the metropolitan area. Shakopee is home of the metros area’s largest attractions, Valley Fair Amusement Park, Canterbury Park Racetrack, the Historic Murphy’s Landing and the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. The city parks and trail systems covers 496 acres of development parks and over 10 miles of recreation and transportation trails. Shakopee is a vibrant and wonderful place to live, work and play with excellent community values.
Shoreview – (651) 490-4600 – www.shoreviewmn.gov
Shoreview is a city in Ramsey County. Primarily a residential community, it is one of the highest-rated suburbs in the Metropolitan Area, with 96% of residents approving of their quality of life, according to a 2010 Community Survey and Study conducted by Decision Resources, Ltd. A second-ring suburb north of St. Paul, Shoreview has nine city parks, three county parks and seven lakes. Interstate 35W, Interstate 694, and County Highway 96 are three of its main routes.
Shorewood – (952) 474-3236 – www.ci.shorewood.mn.us/
Today the City of Shorewood is 6 miles long and 1 mile wide with 3,600 acres. Shorewood is a city of Hennepin County and State Highway 7 serves as a main route. The City sits on the shores of Lake Minnetonka and somewhat “surrounds” the City of Excelsior. Three islands—Enchanted, Shady and Spray—are included as part of Shorewood. Due to their access, these islands receive postal service, fire protection and educational services from the Mound area. Shorewood remains primarily residential, although there are now several businesses scattered throughout its boundaries. Housing is varied, including homes built at the turn of the century, and homes still being constructed. All shapes, sizes and price ranges can be found in Shorewood, but one thing all homes have in common is the beautiful, natural surroundings–lakes, trees and plenty of open space!
Stillwater – (651) 430-8800 – www.ci.stillwater.mn.us/
Stillwater is a dynamic, growing community of over 18,000 residents nestled into the bluffs of the St. Croix River across from Wisconsin and next to 3 main routes; highway 36, 95, and 96. These highways, along with the new housing developments on the outskirts help ease the daily commute to the Twin Cities while keeping that safe feel of a small Minnesotan town. Located just 20 miles east of downtown St. Paul, the family-oriented community offers the advantages and conveniences of living near the Twin Cities metropolitan area plus the peacefulness and safety of small town Minnesota. Excellent schools and a wide variety of recreational opportunities add to the high quality of life in the St. Croix Valley.
Vadnais Heights – (651) 204-6000 – www.cityvadnaisheights.com
Vadnais Heights is located in RamseyCounty. Interstate 35E, Interstate 94, U.S. Route 61 and County Highway 96 are the 4 main routes in the city. The city of Vadnais Heights has over 100 acres of parkland spread across 14 different parks. The beautiful parks include play equipment, trails, soccer, softball and baseball fields, along with hockey rinks and basketball and tennis courts. Vadnais Lake is surrounded by protected land with miles of beautiful walking trails.
Victoria – (952) 443-4210 – www.ci.victoria.mn.us/
Located on the western edge of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metro Area, this city of 6,330 residents is home to nine lakes, as well as Smithtown Bay of Lake Minnetonka, the lake with the Upper Midwest’s longest shoreline. There are also over 2,000 acres of park land within our municipal borders, including the 1,800 acre Carver Park Reserve. State Highways 5 and 7 are two of the main routes.
Wayzata – (952) 404-5300 – www.wayzata.org
Wayzata is located just 11 miles west of Minneapolis. Founded over 150 years ago, located at the northeast tip of Lake Minnetonka, the city is wrapped around the popular Wayzata bay. Wayzata is not a very large city, with only a population of about 4,000 residents, but the city includes many small lakeshore communities. Downtown Wayzata features a retail center filled with specialty shops as well as a few chain restaurants; the original pancake house and Sunsets to name a few. The homeowners of Wayzata have a great deal of pride in their lakeside village and small community.
White Bear Lake – (651) 429-8526 – www.whitebearlake.org
White Bear Lake is located approximately 20 miles from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport in Ramsey and Washington counties. While in close proximity to the Twin Cities, White Bear Lake maintains its own distinct, small-town character. The city is named after its largest lake, White Bear Lake. The City’s rich history, its strong spirit of volunteerism and progressive approach to opportunities and challenges make it a great place to live and work.
Woodbury – (651) 714-3500 – www.ci.woodbury.mn.us/
Located just east of Minnesota’s capital city of St. Paul, Woodbury is close to many corporate headquarters and some of the top retail in Minnesota. The City of Woodbury offers access to 45 parks, over 100 miles of trails and five of Minnesota’s largest employers; including the Hartfordand Assurant. The city of Woodbury’s average home price is $230,000, with a population of almost 60,000. Woodbury is a city where family is the focus and is one of MONEY magazine’s 2008 Best Places to Retire.