7.2 out of 10

Brooklyn Park

45.1109744413328 -93.3474823735216
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Pest Free
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Cost of Living
  • Gym & Fitness
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  •  

Reviews

Jim Berg Jim Berg PRO
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
2yrs+

"Sixth Largest City in Minnesota"

Brooklyn Park, the sixth largest city in the state, has a diverse makeup, one of lowest median ages and room to grow.

Always working to make itself an inviting place to live and work, Brooklyn Park has taken on the mission to be “a thriving community inspiring pride where opportunity exists for all.”

With more than 1700 acres of parks and recreation centers, which offer picnic areas, ice skating, golf and various other activities—not to mention a new dog park!
4/5
2yrs+

"Brooklyn Park Real Estate"

Brooklyn Park

This Twin Cities suburb occupies 17,020 acres of land in Hennepin County and is considered the sixth largest city in the State of Minnesota and the fourth in the Metropolitan area. It is adjacent to the cities of New Hope, Maple Grove and Champlin.

Brooklyn Park used to be an agricultural community but the city is undergoing a facelift with a view of making it an ideal location not only for residential development but for commercial and industrial development as well. It is a work in progress with 85 percent of its development already completed.

History

Brooklyn Parks in the 18th century was mostly trails and without roads. This was prior to the opening of the land occupied by Brooklyn Park to homesteading in 1852. Among the settlers who claimed ownership to Getchell Prairie were Winslow Getchell and his father Washington. On the other hand, another group of settlers which included Pierre Bottineau staked their claim on Bottineau Prairie which is now known as Osseo and Maple Grove.

The Hanscom home near Shingle Creek plays a very important role in the history of Brooklyn Park as this is where the first town meeting was held sometime in 1858.

Community Profile

Brooklyn Park has a total population of 67,388 people distributed into 24,432 households as of the 2000 Census. However, 2007 Census data shows that the population has grown to 72,724 people. It is predicted that in 20 years, Brooklyn Park’s population would bloom to 78,000.

Most of the residents are Whites (71.44%) while the rest are African Americans (14.33%), Asians (9.22%), Native Americans (0.57%) and those from other races. The population of the city is fairly young with an average age of 32 years. A mere 5.6% of the total population were 65 years old and above while 28.8% are below the age of 18.

The city has a per capita income of $23,199 with 5.1% of the total population and 3.8% if the total number of families living below poverty level. A family in Brooklyn Park gets an average income of $64,297 while a household gets an average income of $56,572.

Majority or 80% (29,807) of the residents drive to work using their own car, 11% or 4,220 carpooled while 4% or 1,608 used the bus when going to work.

Recreation

One of the most attractive recreational facilities for those eyeing corporate relocation or employee relocation in Brooklyn Park is the city’s golf courses. Whatever your ability level is, the city’s golf courses will suit you fine.

Brooklyn Park boasts of being home to Edinburgh USA which was designed by Robert Trent Jones II and is considered one of the country’s top public golf courses. The Brookland Executive Nine Course is another ideal course both for beginners and experienced golfers.

If you are a beginner golfer who wants to improve your game then the city’s Golf Academy will be able to help you.

Relocating to Brooklyn Park with your family can be fun because there are lots of facilities for bonding. First on the list is the ten-acre Brooklyn Park Historical Farm. The Farm, which recreates farm and household life between 1890 and 1910, remained in the Eidem family ownership for 82 years. The Historical Farm comes complete with a windmill, chicken coop, period farm equipment, outbuildings, outhouse, barn and a farmhouse.
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
2yrs+

"Brooklyn Park: More to this city than you might be aware of"

Everyone has heard of Brooklyn Park but did you know that it is the 6th largest city in Minnesota? People often don't realize the size of the city.

If you are looking to buy a house Brooklyn Park offers many different neighborhoods to choose from houses built in the 1950's to having a new home built for you. Brooklyn Park gives you a chance to own a home in the suburbs at a reasonable price and Highway 610 in the northern part of the city has continued to make this city very accessible to the east and west, the final leg of this will hook up to I94 and will be completed in 2016.

Probably the 2 biggest things missing in the city itself are dining out options and shopping, while you can certainly do each in the city there is not much available for a city this size. Neighboring city of Maple Grove does offer more options on both.
Pros
  • Great Highway access
  • Reasonable Home Prices
Cons
  • Dining out options
  • Shopping

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