Category Archives: Minnesota Community Profiles

Arden Hills: Just outside downtown St Paul and Minneapolis

Arden Hills is about 8 miles north of both downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota. It’s just outside of Roseville and is home to Bethel University and Seminary and the University of Northwestern. Valentine Hills is the only elementary school … Continue reading

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Afton Minnesota: Come for the skiing, stay for the community

The City of Afton is about fifteen miles east of downtown St. Paul, south of I-94 on the eastern border of Minnesota. Afton is home to an Historic Village along the beautiful St. Croix River, which offers exceptional opportunities for … Continue reading

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Burnsville: Shopping, parks, skiing – fun for all seasons

The Twin Cities’ suburb of City of Burnsville is actually the 10th largest city in Minnesota. It has grown up from its roots of a primarily Irish farming community – but somehow maintained some of the rural charm with more … Continue reading

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Mahtomedi Community Profile: On the lake, close to town, good schools

Mahtomedi is a small suburb of St Paul – midway between St Paul and Stillwater. In area, Mahtomedi is about 3.5 square miles of land and 2.25 square miles of water.  The lake is a feature many residents enjoy fully. … Continue reading

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Welcome to Coon Rapids, MN: just 15 miles north of Minneapolis

Coon Rapids is a northern suburb of Minneapolis. It has 48 parks, more than 40 miles of trails, the award winning Bunker Hills Golf Club and two regional parks. It is home to the headquarters of several large businesses: medical … Continue reading

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Welcome to Brooklyn Park, MN: trails, golf and colleges

If you are a golf fan you may have heard of Edinburgh USA Golf Course, one of the top public golf courses in the United States. It’s located in Brooklyn Park. Brooklyn Park is  also home to 47 miles of … Continue reading

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Welcome to Plymouth MN: Award-winning with a long history

Plymouth was named Money magazine’s number one Best Place to Live in 2008 for cities with populations of 50,000 to 300,000. The city stayed in the top dozen when the magazine repeated the rankings in 2010. The Plymouth community has … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Twin Cities – check out our fun places

Are you new to the Twin Cities? Just thinking about relocating. Allow us to help by putting our best foot forward. The CityPages is a biweekly newspaper all about what’s going on in Minneapolis and St Paul as far as … Continue reading

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Frogtown, St Paul: Affordable, diverse and on the train

The Thomas-Dale neighborhood in St Paul is affectionately known as Frogtown – from the German Froschburg. It is built up around University Avenue just West of Downtown St. Paul. The Blue Line train runs right through it, making public transportation … Continue reading

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Highland Park, St Paul: Families, school and centrally located

Highland Park is in the southwestern corner of St Paul. It is located along the Mississippi River. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 23,202. Highland Park currently is a mix of well maintained older housing, commercial … Continue reading

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