This week we are featuring Brooklyn Park! This suburb is located just 10 miles north of downtown Minneapolis, and 20 miles from downtown St. Paul. With busses running regularly to the Twin Cities, the city is close enough to commute without living directly in Minneapolis or St. Paul. By 2021, Brooklyn Park expects the Metro Blue Line extension to be complete, making it easy for citizens to commute via the light rail. As a forward-thinking city, Brooklyn Park is busy setting goals and asking for city-wide participation in planning for the future, asking what will Brooklyn Park be like in 2025?
Brooklyn Park citizens are active in the community and take pride in community, parks, and athletics programs. The city provides activities for all ages, such as preschool programs, summer camps, athletic programs, as well as community music, art and dance. The Recreation and Parks department provides many of these activities. With 1,700 acres of parkland, residents are able to relax and enjoy the outdoors, taking advantage of trails, playground equipment, sporting fields and courts, golf courses, and rentable gathering spots. Truly, there are activities for everyone to participate in.
This weekend, Brooklyn Park is taking time to celebrate the city with the Brooklyn Park Tater Daze! Due to the ability for settlers to plant potatoes in the area, the potato has helped the city make it through the Great Depression, droughts, and urbanization. Celebrations include a carnival, parade, live music, a craft fair, games, fireworks, and the Golden Spud Hunt. On August 2nd, Brooklyn Park citizens will gather again for National Night Out. With nearly 200 neighborhood parties each year, Brooklyn Park has been highly ranked nationally-it was #3 last year!
Interested in real estate trends in Brooklyn Park? The charts below show information on Brooklyn Park homes for sale, pending sales and closed sales:
For more info on the city of this northern suburb, check out our Brooklyn Park Community Page!