Community Profiles

Anoka

Anoka

Anoka is a city in Anoka County, Minnesota. The population was 17,142 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat. Anoka is also the self-proclaimed “Halloween Capital of the World”, because it hosted one of the first Halloween parades in 1920. In 1937, city officials... Details

Apple Valley

Apple Valley

Apple Valley is a city in northwestern Dakota County in the U.S. state of Minnesota, and a suburb of the Twin Cities. As of the 2010 census, the city’s population was 49,084, making it the 18th most populous city in Minnesota. In 2010, Money Magazine named Apple Valley... Details

Arden Hills

Arden Hills

Arden Hills is a city in Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 9,552 at the 2010 census. Bethel University and Seminary is located in the city of Arden Hills. Also, the campus of Northwestern College is partially in Arden Hills. The headquarters of Land... Details

Blaine

Blaine

Blaine, Minnesota is a city in Anoka and Ramsey counties in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The population was 57,186 at the 2010 census. The city is located mainly in Anoka County, and is part of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area. Interstate Highway 35W, U.S. Highway... Details

Bloomington

Bloomington

Bloomington is the fifth largest city in the U.S. state of Minnesota in Hennepin County. Located on the north bank of the Minnesota River above its confluence with the Mississippi River, Bloomington lies at the heart of the southern metro area, 10 miles (16 km) south of downtown... Details

Brooklyn Park

Brooklyn Park

Brooklyn Park is the sixth most populous city in Minnesota. The city lies on the west bank of the Mississippi River upstream from downtown Minneapolis in northern Hennepin County. Brooklyn Park is a northwestern suburb of the Twin Cities Metropolitan area of Minneapolis/St. Paul.... Details

Burnsville

Burnsville

Burnsville is a city 15 miles (24 km) south of downtown Minneapolis in Dakota County in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The city lies on the south bank of the Minnesota River, upstream from the confluence with the Mississippi River. Burnsville and nearby suburbs form the southern... Details

Coon Rapids

Coon Rapids

Coon Rapids is a northern suburb of Minneapolis, and is the largest city in Anoka County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 61,476 at the 2010 census, making it the twelfth largest city in Minnesota and the seventh largest Twin Cities suburb. From Wikipedia, the free... Details

Cottage Grove

Cottage Grove

Cottage Grove is a city located 8 miles (13 km) south of Saint Paul in Washington County in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The city lies on the north bank of the Mississippi River, north of a backwash from the confluence with the Saint Croix River. Cottage Grove and nearby suburbs... Details

Eagan

Eagan

Eagan is a city south of Saint Paul in Dakota County in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The city lies on the south bank of the Minnesota River, upstream from the confluence with the Mississippi River. Eagan and nearby suburbs form the southern portion of Minneapolis–St. Paul,... Details

Eden Prairie

Eden Prairie

Eden Prairie is an edge city 12 miles (19 km) southwest of downtown Minneapolis in Hennepin County and the 13th largest city in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The city lies on the north bank of the Minnesota River, upstream from its confluence with the Mississippi River. As the... Details

Edina

Edina

Edina is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States, and a first-ring suburb situated immediately southwest of Minneapolis. Edina began as a small farming and milling community in the 1860s. The population was 47,941 at the 2010 census.  Edina is often regarded as one... Details

Falcon Heights

Falcon Heights

Falcon Heights is a suburb of Saint Paul and a city in Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 5,321 at the 2010 census. It became a village in 1949 and a city in 1973. Falcon Heights is the home of the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul Campus and golf... Details

Hastings

Hastings

Hastings is a city in Dakota and Washington counties in the U.S. state of Minnesota, near the confluence of the Mississippi and St. Croix Rivers. The population was 22,172 at the 2010 census.  It is the county seat of Dakota County.  The bulk of Hastings is in Dakota County;... Details

Hopkins

Hopkins

Hopkins is a suburban city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States, located west of Minneapolis. The city is about four square miles in size and is surrounded by the larger, west suburban communities of Minnetonka, St. Louis Park, and Edina. Hopkins is about 98% developed... Details

Lake Elmo

Lake Elmo

Lake Elmo is a city in Washington County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 8,069 at the 2010 census. Much of the area within the city limits is still farmland, so that the city has a very rural feel to it. However, the city density is likely to increase substantially... Details

Lakeville

Lakeville

Lakeville is a suburb 23 miles (37 km) south of downtown Minneapolis in Dakota County in the U.S. state of Minnesota. On the south metro fringe, Lakeville is one of the fastest-growing cities in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. The U.S. Census Bureau recorded the city’s... Details

Lino Lakes

Lino Lakes

Lino Lakes is a city in Anoka County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 20,216 at the 2010 census. Interstates 35W and 35E are two of the main arterial routes in the community. Lino Lakes’ main shopping area is the Town Center on I-35W and Lake Drive. It includes... Details

Little Canada

Little Canada

Little Canada is a city in Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States. It is an inner ring suburb of the Twin Cities. The population was 9,773 at the 2010 census.  In 1844, French Canadian settler Benjamin Gervais moved north from St. Paul to claim land in order to build the first... Details

Mahtomedi

Mahtomedi

Mahtomedi is a city in Washington County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 7,676 at the 2010 census. Mahtomedi is considered to be a suburb of St. Paul, and is located between St. Paul and Stillwater. The city name is from the Dakota for Bear (mahto) Lake (mde). Mahtomedi... Details

Maple Grove

Maple Grove

Maple Grove is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 61,567 at the 2010 census.  Maple Grove serves as the retail, cultural and medical center of the northwest region of the Minneapolis–St.Paul metropolitan area. One of the Twin Cities largest... Details

Maplewood

Maplewood

Maplewood, incorporated in 1957, is a city in Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 38,018 at the 2010 census. Maplewood is ten minutes from downtown St. Paul. Maplewood stretches along most of the northern and eastern borders of St. Paul. Maplewood is home... Details

Minneapolis

Minneapolis

Minneapolis, nicknamed “City of Lakes” and the “Mill City”, is the county seat of Hennepin County, the largest city in the state of Minnesota, and the 48th largest in the United States. Its name is attributed to the city’s first schoolteacher, who... Details

Minneapolis Neighborhoods

Minneapolis consists of 11 communities, each of which are subdivided into anywhere between 4 to 13 neighborhoods. The official neighborhoods have a variety of origins; some were formed out of the attendance areas for elementary schools, while others are the areas of coverage... Details

Minneapolis-Calhoun-Isles

Minneapolis-Calhoun-Isles

Calhoun-Isles is one of the official communities (a grouping of several official neighborhoods) of Minneapolis, Minnesota. It contains the Uptown business district and the name “Uptown” is frequently (though somewhat incorrectly) used to refer to the entire community.... Details

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