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"Afton Homes & Real Estate"

Afton is a city in the county of Washington, in Minnesota, USA. It has a population of 2,886 in 2010 which is 2.54 percent growth in since 2000. The city of Afton is situated on a small bay where Valley Creek bares into the St. Croix River, many miles north of the convergence with the Mississippi River. The city is popular for Afton Alps, the biggest snowboard and ski area in the metropolitan area of the Twin Cities. It is home to Afton State Park as well, a famous park on the St. Croix River. Because of these two destinations and the charming small town appearance in a major metro area, Afton is getting a fair amount of local tourism in day trips.
Compared to other cities in the country, the cost of living of the city of Afton is 32.80 percent higher than the US average.
The total area of the city is 26.42 square miles according to the US Census Bureau of which 25.05 square miles is land and remaining is water. The main routes in the city are the MN-95 and County 21. The small community borders St. Mary’s Point, Lakeland and Lake St. Croix Beach to the east. Afton also borders Denmark Township to the South, Woodbury to the West and West Lakeland Township to the North. As of the 2010 census, the total number of residents in the city are 2,886, 863 families and 1,081 households living in the city.
In its size, Afton has a variety of diversified land uses which include rural residential, agricultural and commercial districts with the latter mainly located in the Historic Village along the river of St. Croix. More than 2,800 residents are enjoying the rural, unique character of the city.
St. Croix River is offering exceptional opportunities for fishing and boating, two marinas and a boat launch ramp. The city offers an array of fine ships and restaurants which will make your visit to Afton a perfect, unforgettable getaway.
The business owners, residents and visitors of the city of Afton are encourage to refer to the official website of the city to find the latest updates on special and annual events of the city such as the Strawberry Festival, summer street dances, Art in the Park, music venues every Friday Night, Ladies Night on the third Tuesday of each month and other exciting happens in the city.
The real estate business and industry of Afton competes with other cities in the state and country because it continues thriving which only goes to show that it is one of the best places to live in the state of Minnesota. It has attractive array of housing properties for rent and for sale intended for anyone who wants to invest or stay in the city to enjoy the attractions and opportunities it has to offer. There are also district schools and colleges in the city which is perfect for parents who are looking to send their children to schools that offer quality education.
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  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Wonderful small town with great shopping, dining and outdoor activities!"

Nestled on the shores of the beautiful St Croix River, Afton MN offers a great place to explore and retreat from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives. Follow the winding roads toward the river and enjoy the May Day festival, Afton Inn for fine dining, or take out the boat for a relaxing tour of the river. Afton Alps offers a great ski destination, and in the summer, it's golf course is fun and challenging. Next time you are searching for a new destination, keep Afton in mind!

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