We are back with our City of the Week series! This week we are taking a look at Albertville, Minnesota, a suburb which is located halfway between Minneapolis and St. Cloud, about a 30 minute drive from Downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. One of the main attractions is a major shopping destination: the Albertville Premium Outlets, which includes 100 stores, shops and restaurants as well as many employment opportunities. For those who prefer outdoor recreation, Albertville has eleven parks, which feature playgrounds, walking trails, ball fields and sport courts, as well as a dog park. There are also outdoor skating and hockey rinks open in the winter, a skate park open in the summer, and picnic areas as well as rooms to rent for private gatherings. Additionally, an indoor ice hockey rink, STMA Ice Arena is available for year-round hockey practice and games.
Every year, citizens of Albertville gather to celebrate the town’s history and celebrate summer at Albertville Friendly City Days. This year, the celebration starts today, Wednesday June 8th, with a city wide garage sale, and continues through the weekend with a carnival, fair, food, sports tournaments and races, a variety of local bands playing live music, family activities and games, fireworks, bingo, and culminates with a grand parade on Sunday June 12th. Starting on June 16th, the 8th Annual Albertville Farmer’s Market will be open every Thursday night through September. Vendors will be selling a variety of produce as well as craft items. Occasional special events include car shows, monthly live concerts, and a vintage tractor show. For regular community events throughout the year, Albertville residents participate in Family Youth Community Connections (FYCC), a non-profit organization that brings family and youth together with a variety of community programming.
To learn more about the current real estate trends in Albertville, check out our charts below showing Albertville homes for sale, pending sales, and closed sales:
For more information about this Northwestern suburb, be sure to check out our Albertville community page!