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Andover is a city in Anoka County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 30,598 at the 2010 census. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 34.83 square miles (90.21 km2), of which 33.88 square miles (87.75 km2) is land and 0.95 square miles (2.46 km2) is water. County Roads 9, 18, 78, and 116 are the main routes in the community. U.S. Highway 10 is nearby. Crooked Lake is the only fully recreational lake in Andover. It is on the south border of the city with the majority of the lake in neighboring Coon Rapids. See below for Andover senior housing.
Anoka is a city in Anoka County, Minnesota. It is the county seat. Anoka calls itself the “Halloween Capital of the World” because it hosted one of the first Halloween parades in 1920. It continues to celebrate the holiday each year with several parades. Anoka is a northern suburb of the Twin Cities. U.S. Highways 10 / 169 and State Highway 47 are three of the main routes, and a station on the Northstar Commuter Rail line to downtown Minneapolis is located in the city. See Anoka senior housing below.
Apple Valley is a city in northwestern Dakota County in the State of Minnesota and a suburb of the Twin Cities. In 2013, Money Magazine named Apple Valley the 17th best place to live in the United States, up from 20th in 2010, 24th in 2008 and 28th in 2007. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 17.57 square miles (45.51 km2), of which 16.86 square miles (43.67 km2) is land and 0.71 square miles (1.84 km2) is water. The city’s geography is rolling, with elevation from the lowest to the highest points in the city varying by a hundred feet or more. See Apple Valley senior housing below.
Blaine is a city in Anoka and Ramsey counties in the State of Minnesota. The city is located mainly in Anoka County, and is part of the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area. Interstate Highway 35W, U.S. Highway 10, and Minnesota State Highway 65 are three of the main routes in the city. The National Sports Center has been the home of Minnesota’s professional soccer teams for 23 years. See Blaine senior housing below.
Brooklyn Center is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. The city is on the west bank of the Mississippi River on the northwest border of Minneapolis. Brooklyn Center is one of the original inner-ring suburbs of Minneapolis–Saint Paul, the sixteenth largest metropolitan area in the United States. Formed as the center of local trade in the former Brooklyn Township since 1873, the rural area farmed market gardening for the nearby growing population of Minneapolis. See the list of Brooklyn Center senior housing below.
Brooklyn Park is the sixth largest city in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The city is on the west bank of the Mississippi River, upstream from (north of) downtown Minneapolis in northern Hennepin County. Brooklyn Park is a northwest suburb of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Brooklyn Park is listed as a “Tree City USA” and is home to 47 miles (76 km) of trails and 67 parks, including the Rush Creek Regional Trail and the northern section of Palmer Lake Park. The city is also known for the West Coon Rapids Dam, on the west side of the Mississippi River. Brooklyn Park is a “bedroom community” of Minneapolis and Saint Paul and is considered both a 2nd- and 3rd-tier suburb, because much of the land north of 85th Avenue was developed after 2000. See below for the list of Brooklyn Park senior housing.
Burnsville is a city 15 miles (24 km) south of downtown Minneapolis in Dakota County in the State of Minnesota. The city lies on the south bank of the Minnesota River, upstream from its confluence with the Mississippi River. Burnsville and nearby suburbs form the southern portion of Minneapolis–Saint Paul, the fifteenth largest metropolitan area in the United States. Burnsville has many attractions, including its regional mall, Burnsville Center. The city is also a recreational attraction with Alimagnet Dog Park, a section of Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve and 310-foot (94 m) vertical ski peak Buck Hill. Minnesota River wildlife is protected by the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge. See below for Burnsville senior housing.
Champlin is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. Champlin is a northern suburb of Minneapolis. Champlin lies along the Mississippi River, surrounded by the cities of Anoka, Dayton, Brooklyn Park, Maple Grove and Coon Rapids, 18 miles (29 km) northwest of Minneapolis. Each year, generally on the second weekend in June, Champlin holds the Father Hennepin Festival. The celebration began in 1976 to recognize Champlin’s history. See the list of Champlin senior housing below.
Chanhassen has 14,427 acres in 24 square miles. Most of the city is located within Carver County; however, 154 acres in eastern Chanhassen are located in Hennepin County. Our thriving businesses include a variety of commercial and industrial companies. Downtown Chanhassen offers great shopping, eating, and entertainment. There are 90 miles of trails and sidewalks for walkers, bikers, runners, and in-line skaters to enjoy. The trails connect downtown, parks, and neighborhoods. See the list of Chanhassen senior housing below.
Chaska is a city in Carver County, Minnesota, United States. It is the county seat of Carver County, which is part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area. Chaska is governed through a city council/city administrator system. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 17.77 square miles (46.02 km2), of which, 16.97 square miles (43.95 km2) is land and 0.80 square miles (2.07 km2) is water. The downtown portion of Chaska lies on the Minnesota River. Chaska Boulevard (Old Highway 212), Pioneer Trail, U.S. Highway 212, and Minnesota State Highway 41 are four of the main routes in Chaska. See senior housing in Chaska.
Columbia Heights is a city in Anoka County, Minnesota, United States. Minnesota State Highways 47 (University Avenue) and 65 (Central Avenue) are two of the main routes in the city. Columbia Heights is a first-ring northern suburb of Minneapolis, which it borders on the south. Its downtown district is centered at the intersection of 40th Avenue NE and Central Avenue, and includes the Heights Theater, county offices, the Public Library, and a variety of businesses. Central Avenue forms a commercial district along its length. More businesses also line University Avenue. See the list of Columbia Heights senior housing below.
Coon Rapids is a northern suburb of Minneapolis, and is the largest city in Anoka County, Minnesota, United States. Recreational lakes in the city include Cenaiko Lake and Crooked Lake, two-thirds of which is in Coon Rapids. The other third is in the city of Andover, immediately to the north. While commercial traffic on the Mississippi River once passed through Coon Rapids – steamboats could reach as far north as St. Cloud under certain conditions – the construction of the Coon Rapids Dam marked the city as the northern terminus of the navigable portion of the river. Seen Coon Rapids senior housing below.
Cottage Grove is a city located 10 miles (16 km) south of Saint Paul in Washington County in the State of Minnesota, United States. The city lies on the north bank of the Mississippi River, north of the confluence with the St. Croix River. Cottage Grove and nearby suburbs form the southeast portion of Minneapolis-Saint Paul, the sixteenth largest metropolitan area in the United States. The city is linked by U.S. Highways 10 and 61 and has a comfortable commute to both downtowns and the I-494 Strip in Bloomington. Once a rural township known for the state’s first creameries and wheat production, the area was served by rail lines, river shipping, and grist mills. See Cottage Grove senior housing below.
Eagan is a city in Dakota County, Minnesota, United States. The city is south of Saint Paul and 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. The sixth largest suburb in the metro area, Eagan is predominantly a commuter town for Minneapolis and Saint Paul. It was settled as an Irish farming community and “Onion Capital of the United States”. The largest growth in Eagan took place following the relocation and expansion of Highway 77 along with the construction of the new six-lane bridge (with three northbound and three southbound lanes) over the Minnesota River in 1980 and the completion of the final Interstate 35E freeway section southbound from Minnesota State Highway 110 in Mendota Heights to the area where it joins 35W in Burnsville in the mid-1980s. The city’s…
Eden Prairie is an edge city 12 miles (19 km) southwest of downtown Minneapolis in Hennepin County, and the 12th-largest city in the State of Minnesota. It is on the north bank of the Minnesota River, upstream from its confluence with the Mississippi River. Eden Prairie and nearby suburbs form the southwest portion of Minneapolis–Saint Paul, the 15th-largest metropolitan area in the United States, with about 3.6 million residents. Eden Prairie had a population of 60,797 at the 2010 census, which made it the 7th-largest suburb in the Twin Cities and the 12th-largest city in Minnesota. Comprising many large lakes and ponds, the city has more than 170 miles (270 km) of multi-use trails, 2,250 acres (9 km2) of parks, and 1,300 acres (5 km2) of open space. A bedroom suburb in the 1960s, the city is now home to more than 2,200 businesses and the headquarters of Digital River,…
Edina is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. Edina began as a small farming and milling community in the 1860’s. Many major highways run through or are close to Edina, making it readily accessible to those within the metropolitan area. Minnesota State Highways 62 and 100 divide the City into four sections. U.S. Highway 169 and Minnesota State Highway 100 extend north and south. Interstate 494 and Minnesota State Highway 62 extend east and west. Besides overseeing the parks, the Edina Park & Recreation Department is also responsible for the operation of 10 arts, community, and recreation facilities. See the list of Edina senior housing below.
Fridley is a city in Anoka County, Minnesota, United States. Fridley was incorporated in 1949 as a village and became a city in 1957. It is part of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area. Fridley is a “first ring” or “inner ring” suburb in the northern part of the Twin Cities. The total Fridley city park space is 316 acres (1.28 km2). There are baseball and softball diamonds, football and soccer fields, basketball courts, and tennis courts for sports. In the winter there are outdoor skating rinks with warming houses. The western border of Fridley comprises the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. Portions of islands within the recreation area are within the Fridley city limits. See the list of Fridley senior housing below.
Golden Valley is a first-ring suburb of Minneapolis conveniently located five miles west of downtown. With its desirable location, ample parks and nature areas, diverse neighborhoods, flourishing business, and award-winning schools, Golden Valley is one of the best places to live in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. It is a western suburb of Minneapolis and is the main corporate headquarters of General Mills and Pentair. Golden Valley is also the home of NBC affiliate KARE, the Perpich Center for Arts Education and Breck School. See the Golden Valley senior housing list below.
Hopkins is a suburban city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States, located west of Minneapolis. The city is four square miles in size and is surrounded by the larger, west suburban communities of Minnetonka, Saint Louis Park, and Edina. Hopkins is about 98% developed with little remaining vacant land. A home-town feel is a major part of the identity of Hopkins. Surveys have demonstrated that it is also one of the primary reasons people like living in Hopkins. Efforts in the future need to capitalize on and enhance this important city asset. See Hopkins senior housing in the list below.
Inver Grove Heights is a city in Dakota County, Minnesota, United States. It is one of 186 cities and townships in the seven-county Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area. Inver Grove Heights is also the home of Gertens Greenhouses, one of the largest garden centers in the Midwest. Facilities include Inver Wood Golf Course and Arbor Pointe Golf Club. There is also an 18-hole disc golf course called North Valley. The city also has a public community center with a waterpark, two sheets of ice and a full gym shared with the National Guard. See the list of Inver Grove Heights Senior Housing below.