8.3 out of 10

Isanti County

Ranked 5th best county in Minnesota
45.5560006266081 -93.2628777044412
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Schools
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5

"Isanti County is a Great Community to Live in..."

I love Isanti County. I have lived in Cambridge since I was in sixth grade and it didn't take long after college for my husband and I to move back. I thought at first that we would be too far away from the cities, but I have come to love our "up north" feel and have found that being 45 minutes north of the Twin Cities is a good thing. Our community is relatively quiet, yet there are definitely things to do...if you get out and do them! We offer a lot of outdoor activities, like the up coming Snow Flake Parade in downtown Cambridge on November 23rd and the candle light ski that will be coming up this winter. We also have a lot indoor activities, such as school plays and musicals to go to. "Bye Bye Birdie" is being performed by the Cambridge-Isanti High School students at the PAC November 21st through the 24th. We are blessed with a lot of local talent, such as painters, potters and musicians. Many of whom can be seen throughout the year at different events. We have a great City Center Market located in Cambridge, which is an organic market that also caters to our local talent and our local farmer's. The quaint coffee shop Rendevouz is located in the town of Isanti and this is a great place for friends to gather and drink a cup of homemade Chai.
Isanti County has a number of different city and neighborhood parks and is located on the Rum River. As we come into the winter months and our many lakes freeze over, this will be a great time to get out and enjoy outside activities such as skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and sledding. With so many things to do right in this community one can certainly choose to stay close to home this fall and winter!

Unranked Cities in Isanti County


"Great Small Town with Big Town Growth"
45.557229509901 -93.2310231636921


"A great little town just south of Cambridge"
45.4888839667074 -93.2450334655639

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