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Coon Rapids

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5/5
Feb 01, 2017

"Largest City in Anoka County"

As the largest city in Anoka County, situated just north of the Minneapolis area, Coon Rapids is one of the regions most desirable locations to buy a home. This perfectly positioned suburb of the Twin Cities area is home to some 61,000+ Minnesotans, making it one of the best placed and most accessible housing markets in the state.

Coon Rapids lies just fifteen miles north of Minneapolis and is chock full of recreational opportunities for Anoka County residents. Those looking to buy a home in Coon Rapids will be pleased to discover the citys myriad options for recreation, entertainment, and education. The practical and recreational offerings of Coon Rapids, Minnesota include the local Mercy Hospital, Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Riverdale Regional Shopping Center, Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park, Bunker Hills Golf Club, and many, many others.

For families interested in moving to Coon Rapids and purchasing a home with the help of an established local real estate agent, the Anoka-Hennepin School District serves the Coon Rapids community well. Coon Rapids is equipped with a top-tier school system that includes Coon Rapids High School, along with a variety of private and charter schools. Whats more: active folks interested in Coon Rapids houses for sale are sure to find plenty to do in one of the forty-eight parks within city limits. Likewise, Coon Rapids offers more than forty miles of trails for hikers, bikers, and runners alike. For senior citizens interested in buying a house in Coon Rapids, the Coon Rapids Senior Center is a social hub for the 55+ crowd, sponsoring and hosting events that range from senior dining, classes, and day trips.

For history buffs, look no further than Coon Rapids Clay Pit, where the town got its start in the mid-1800s. The Anoka Pressed Brick and Terra Cotta Company was one of early Coon Rapids booming businesses, and remnants of the clay excavation site can still be observed. Those looking to buy a house in the Twin Cities region may find the perfect home for sale in Coon Rapids, as the city is well loved for its charm, proximity to Minnesotas largest metropolitan area, and its idyllic neighborhoods.

Many people choose to buy a home in Coon Rapids because of its close proximity to Minneapolis, so its important to note the main thoroughfares that run through and beside Coon Rapids. U.S. Highway 10, Minnesota State Highways 47 and 610 are easily accessible in Coon Rapids, which makes for a short daily commute into the nearby Twin Cities. Of course, there are a variety of factors that affect your decision to buy a home in Coon Rapids, and thats where an experienced real estate agent with top reviews in Anoka County can make all the difference. Contact the real estate team at Doyle Real Estate to determine the best home buying options for you in Coon Rapids.

Finally, another essential component in buying a home in Coon Rapids is the affordability factor. Coon Rapids blends the best reasons to buy a home in the Twin Cities suburbs: charm, access, affordability, a great school system, and a coveted inventory of homes for sale. As is the case in some of the hottest Minnesota real estate markets, Coon Rapids boasts a variety of new-build properties, older homes with priceless character, condos and townhouses, and luxurious properties for salehomes made for all budgets and tastes. Coon Rapids real estate is host to a variety of opportunities for all potential homebuyers, making Coon Rapids one of the top neighborhoods to buy a home in near the Twin Cities area.

The experienced real estate experts at Doyle Real Estate have devoted endless time and care in personally guiding those looking to purchase a home in Coon Rapids. Close by to bustling Minneapolis, Coon Rapids offers a sophisticated yet tranquil alternative for those interested in real estate options in the Minneapolis area.

If youre looking for a home, condo or townhouse for sale in Coon Rapids, MN, contact Doyle Real Estate today at 612-743-8921.

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5/5
Feb 01, 2017

"Largest City in Anoka County"

As the largest city in Anoka County, situated just north of the Minneapolis area, Coon Rapids is one of the regions most desirable locations to buy a home. This perfectly positioned suburb of the Twin Cities area is home to some 61,000+ Minnesotans, making it one of the best placed and most accessible housing markets in the state.

Coon Rapids lies just fifteen miles north of Minneapolis and is chock full of recreational opportunities for Anoka County residents. Those looking to buy a home in Coon Rapids will be pleased to discover the citys myriad options for recreation, entertainment, and education. The practical and recreational offerings of Coon Rapids, Minnesota include the local Mercy Hospital, Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Riverdale Regional Shopping Center, Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park, Bunker Hills Golf Club, and many, many others.

For families interested in moving to Coon Rapids and purchasing a home with the help of an established local real estate agent, the Anoka-Hennepin School District serves the Coon Rapids community well. Coon Rapids is equipped with a top-tier school system that includes Coon Rapids High School, along with a variety of private and charter schools. Whats more: active folks interested in Coon Rapids houses for sale are sure to find plenty to do in one of the forty-eight parks within city limits. Likewise, Coon Rapids offers more than forty miles of trails for hikers, bikers, and runners alike. For senior citizens interested in buying a house in Coon Rapids, the Coon Rapids Senior Center is a social hub for the 55+ crowd, sponsoring and hosting events that range from senior dining, classes, and day trips.

For history buffs, look no further than Coon Rapids Clay Pit, where the town got its start in the mid-1800s. The Anoka Pressed Brick and Terra Cotta Company was one of early Coon Rapids booming businesses, and remnants of the clay excavation site can still be observed. Those looking to buy a house in the Twin Cities region may find the perfect home for sale in Coon Rapids, as the city is well loved for its charm, proximity to Minnesotas largest metropolitan area, and its idyllic neighborhoods.

Many people choose to buy a home in Coon Rapids because of its close proximity to Minneapolis, so its important to note the main thoroughfares that run through and beside Coon Rapids. U.S. Highway 10, Minnesota State Highways 47 and 610 are easily accessible in Coon Rapids, which makes for a short daily commute into the nearby Twin Cities. Of course, there are a variety of factors that affect your decision to buy a home in Coon Rapids, and thats where an experienced real estate agent with top reviews in Anoka County can make all the difference. Contact the real estate team at Doyle Real Estate to determine the best home buying options for you in Coon Rapids.

Finally, another essential component in buying a home in Coon Rapids is the affordability factor. Coon Rapids blends the best reasons to buy a home in the Twin Cities suburbs: charm, access, affordability, a great school system, and a coveted inventory of homes for sale. As is the case in some of the hottest Minnesota real estate markets, Coon Rapids boasts a variety of new-build properties, older homes with priceless character, condos and townhouses, and luxurious properties for salehomes made for all budgets and tastes. Coon Rapids real estate is host to a variety of opportunities for all potential homebuyers, making Coon Rapids one of the top neighborhoods to buy a home in near the Twin Cities area.

The experienced real estate experts at Doyle Real Estate have devoted endless time and care in personally guiding those looking to purchase a home in Coon Rapids. Close by to bustling Minneapolis, Coon Rapids offers a sophisticated yet tranquil alternative for those interested in real estate options in the Minneapolis area.

If youre looking for a home, condo or townhouse for sale in Coon Rapids, MN, contact Doyle Real Estate today at 612-743-8921.

www.doylerealestateteam.com
http://doylerealestateteam.com/communities/coon-rapids/
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
2yrs+

"On the River"

Coon Rapids is located on the Mississippi River 20 minutes north of Minneapolis/St. Paul, and is the metropolitan area's gateway to the northern part of the state. Coon Rapids is 23 square miles and is located in Anoka County.

Residents enjoy shopping at Riverdale Crossing, 850 acres of parks, Coon Rapids Dam, Several hockey rinks, Bunker Hills Golf Course and Mississippi River views. Due to the Northstar Light Rail Station, the commute from Coon Rapids to Minneapolis is better than ever.
4/5
2yrs+

"Coon Rapids Real Estate"

Coon Rapids

Aside from being known as the fifth largest city among the suburbs of the Twin Cities of St. Pal and Minneapolis, Coon Rapids is also known as Minnesota’s ninth largest city. However, the attraction of Coon Rapids lies in what the city has to offer in terms of business, affordable housing and quality living.

Coon Rapids offers a variety of options for housing and pleasurable living thanks to an extensive system of trails and parks. It is also an ideal place to do business given its population and the fact that it is home to the Anoka-Ramsey Community College. The city offers a wide array of shopping options specifically the Riverdale Shopping area.

History

Coon Rapids used to be part of the Anoka Township until 1952 when it was established as a separate village and in 1959 as a city. The name of the city has however become a source of controversy.

Its name was taken from Coon Creek Rapids which is part of the Upper Mississippi River. The construction of the Coon Rapids Dam which was used as a hydroelectric generator of the area however paved the way for the removal of the turbulent rapids in 1913. The Dam has been closed since 1966 and is now known as the Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park.

There is also another group which claims that the name Coon Rapids was named after the raccoons that were found in the Coon Creek rapids and this according to some people gave the name a negative connotation. The change in the logo of Coon Rapids originally from the image of a raccoon then to an oak leaf and to a raccoon again in 2007 has been a cause of confusion. However, the city’s name has remained the same after the City Council failed to approve a name change proposal several times.

Despite the controversy as to its name, the residents agree that Coon Rapids has indeed come a long way from being a mere dirt road without electricity to the bustling city that it is now. The city used to be an agricultural community with large farms measuring 90 to 600 acres. The first industry in Coon Rapids that was not identified with agriculture was the Anoka Pressed Brick and Terra Cotta Company.

Right after the construction of the dam by the Mississippi Power Company emerged a small city with over one thousand people. But still, a far cry to what Coon Rapids is now----a bustling city with regional parks, shopping centers and a host of recreational facilities for its residents.

Community Profile
Coon Rapids has a total population of 61,607 people distributed into 22,578 households as of the 2000 Census. Majority of the residents are Whites (93.22%) followed by African Americans (2.18%), Asians (1.60%) and those from other races. Coon Rapids has a young population with an average age of 33 years old. Of the total population, 28.7% are below 18 years old and a mere 7.3% are over the age of 65.
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Coon Rapids has Parks and More!"

Coon Rapids has two gems in the Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park and the Bunker Hills Regional Park! Coon Rapids Dam provides many opportunities for boating, fishing, hiking and more. You can also access the North Hennepin Regional Trail and ride your bike for miles after crossing the dam. Bunker Hills Regional Park is home to Bunker Hills Golf Course, Bunker Beach, Stables, and miles of biking and hiking trails. Coon Rapids also has awesome city Park for all kinds of activities and sports.
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  • Youth Programs
  • Trails

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