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Vadnais Heights

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"Vadnais Heights Real Estate"

Vadnais Heights is an ideal place for those who prefer to live in a small community surrounded by woods, lakes and friendly people. Located in Ramsey County in the Twin Cities area, the City of Vadnais Heights is a showcase of friendly neighborhood, healthy environment and booming business.

The City is adjacent to other Minnesota cities particularly North Oaks, Maplewood, Shoreview, White Bear Lake and Gem Lake. The city’s residents are known for their active participation in community events like Taste of Vadnais and Heritage Days.

Despite its close proximity to most urban towns in Minnesota, Vadnais Heights provides residents a rural setting due to its natural habitat, active parklands that totals to around a hundred acres as well as woods and lakes.

The first settlers in the city in the 1940s were the French Canadian families of Morrisette, Vadnais, Bibeau and Garceau. One of the city’s main attractions, Lake Vadnais, was named after the Vadnais family particularly Jean Vadnais.

The city was incorporated as a village in 1957 and was made into a full-fledged city in 1974.

The City of Vadnais Heights used to be an agricultural town but veered towards commercialization and industrialization after the opening of the freeway that now links the Vadnais Heights to the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The establishment of modern sewer and water systems also encouraged the growth of the city.

Population profile
The City of Vadnais Heights has a medium-sized community of 13,069 people. The city is peppered with 5,132 housing units distributed at a density of 271.8 units per square kilometer of land. Like most cities in Minnesota, majority or 91.67% of the residents are Whites followed by Asians (4.53%) and a mixture of African Americans, Hispanics and Latinos and, Native Americans and other races.

Vadnais Heights has a fairly young population with an average age of 36 years. A great majority of its population are below the age of 25 with only 7.8% of the residents within the 65 year-old or above bracket.

The average household in the city lives comfortably well with a median income of $60,804 (per household) and a median income of $74,178 per family. Only 3.2% of the entire population lives below the poverty line.

Vadnais Heights is not only an ideal place to live in but it is also an ideal location for business. The city’s healthy environment feature has not stopped it from becoming the home base of industrial businesses like Vadnais Technologies, Medical Graphics, H.B. Fuller, Festival Foods and Reel Precision manufacturing.

The construction of the $3.3 million City Hall building in 2001 has also encouraged more business activities in the area not only in terms of real estate, housing and construction but also in commercial establishments which include shopping centers and restaurant.

Those moving in to Vadnais Heights would be glad to know that the local government will not levy any tax increase on present or future residents as a result of such construction project. The newly-constructed City Hall was financed out of a 30-year savings by the city for such specific purpose.

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