9.3 out of 10

Elk River

45.3045467320399 -93.5646205305431
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  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
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  • Lack of Traffic
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5/5
Feb 01, 2017

"Small town on the Rise"

Just 34 miles from Minneapolis, Elk River, Minnesota, is an attractive community of 22,974 residents, seated in Sherburne County. Nestled waterside where the Mississippi River and Elk River meet, this charming Twin Cities suburb is on the rise and increasingly popular when it comes to buying a house in the Minneapolis region. The Northstar Commuter Rail provides easy access to the Twin Cities, with a station situated in Elk River that runs right to the heart of downtown Minneapolis. Whats more, there are plenty of ways to commute by car into the Twi Cities, with the close by U.S. highways 10 and 169, and state highway 101.

In terms of geography, youd be hard-pressed to find a more ideally situated community in the suburbs of Minneapolis. Elk River is situated squarely between St. Cloud and Minneapolis, making it an enviably situated community for families. If youre looking for affordability, extra space, and a beautiful setting near the Mississippi river, theres no neighborhood better to buy a home in than Elk River, Minnesota.

Because of its idyllic proximity to two major waterways, Elk River has ample recreational opportunities for its residents, including 44 parks and over 800 acres of natural scenery. Some of the most popular recreational parks in Elk River include Hillside City Park, Lions Park, Orono Park, Woodland Trails Park, and Rivers Edge Commons Park. Rivers Edge Commons Park is one of the best loved gems of the Elk River community, offering a riverfront park, amazing views of the Mississippi River, an outdoor amphitheater, picnic areas, and more. Its a popular destination for outdoor weddings in the Twin Cities region.

The beauty of Elk River is that it offers that coveted small town feel, but paired with unbeatable nearness to Minnesotas largest metropolitan area. Those interested in buying a home in the suburbs of Twin Cities, who are looking for affordable housing and a manageable commute need look no further than the charming hamlet of Elk River. As one of the most up and coming neighborhoods in the Twin Cities region, Elk River offers ample access to art engagement, with many downtown murals, and the Elk River Area Arts Alliance, a nonprofit organization that works alongside local agencies and institutions to sponsor artistic events for all community members, especially young people. With events like the Arts Alliance, ArtSoup, Strings for Youth, and Arts in Harmony, Elk River is a great place to buy a family home in a region with top school districts, affordable housing inventory, and unbeatable location near St. Paul and Minneapolis. The Elk River Area School district is also a popular and top rated one in the state, offering access to a wide array of extracurricular activities and opportunities for community involvementthis makes Elk River an ideal Minneapolis area neighborhood for families to buy a home.

A large amount of Elk River residents commute into the Twin Cities for work, and because the drive into the city averages only about 40 miles, this community is an excellent one for real estate purchases with a work-life balance in mind. Whether youre interested in buying a house or condo, for yourself or for your family, there are plenty of housing options in Elk River that provide easy access to the Twin Cities. With public transportation running into Elk River from Minneapolis, this may be the ideal community to put down roots and buy a house.

If cost is a factor, rest assured that Elk River has a wide variety of house-buying options for real estate searchers, no matter your budget or homeownership goals. To boot, Elk River is a city on the rise. Like many communities nearby and outside of Minneapolis, there are plenty of opportunities to get more space for your dollar, while still living in a trendy neighborhood adjacent to the Twin Cities. If youre interested in buying a home in Elk River or any of the Twin Cities surrounding areas, call the experienced, top rated team at Doyle Real Estate today.
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
2yrs+

"Why I love Elk River"

When I think of Elk River, I think of an old slogan, "Elk River Where Country and City Flow Together". That really says it all to me. Located on the Mississippi and Elk Rivers, the location in superb to raise a family which is exactly what we have done. We have a small town atmosphere where people care about their neighbors and share the common good of the community. There are many activities for families of any size to be involved in from the very youngest, with ECFE, and the oldest with the Senior Center. There is something for everyone. There are many churches for all different faiths. With the location close to major highways and the NorthStar Rail available, you are just a short trip to the Metro area for all the extra shopping and attractions it offers. There is plenty of great countryside just out of the city of Elk River and plenty of outdoor activities at the lakes and parks in the area. Try snowmobiling, fishing, bird watching, 4 wheeling, canoeing, horseback riding, and my personal favorite, motorcycling, all in beautiful, natural areas. Elk River also has great restaurants and shops to enjoy. The schools are great and the teaching staff the best. Consider Elk River! It is a great place to call home.
Pros
  • Country appeal! City amenities!
  • Great parks, biking and walking trails
  • Community Spirit
Cons
  • Weekend Summer Traffic
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
2yrs+

"Wonderful place to live!"

Elk River is a small town feel with all the amenities of a large city. A great place to raise a family as I am with wonderful schools and community togetherness (if you can say that!) I would and have recommended Elk River to many friends and acquaintances and a great place to live.
Pros
  • Community Spirit
  • Country appeal! City amenities!
  • Great parks, biking and walking trails
Cons
  • Weekend Summer Traffic

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