The city of Delano, Minnesota is located approximately 30 miles west of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Named after a railroad official and incorporated as a village in 1876, Delano has a rich history. This history is preserved in it’s historic downtown area on River Street and Bridge Avenue. In more modern times, Delano has been one of the locations in feature films such as Grumpy Old Men and A Simple Plan, and may have even been the inspiration for The Mighty Ducks. Delano has a top-rated school system, extensive park network, and a variety of community groups and events that appeal to all ages. Delano real estate is conveniently located near commercial and shopping areas, as well as rural and green spaces. Delano residents experience life in a small town, while being able to take advantage of everything that the urban Twin Cities metro area has to offer.
Owners of Delano real estate will enjoy year-round activities, as well as organizations and clubs for residents of all ages. The Delano Senior Center is open during the weekday for socialization, programs, dining, transportation and health services, as well as special events and activities. The Delano Public Library is part of a six-county organization called the Great River Regional Library, giving residents access to a variety of information, media, and Internet resources. Delano has a variety of parks and an extensive trail network. Parks are located near Delano listings, and include community parks which are built for large group activities and sports; neighborhood parks with play structures; passive parks providing green spaces in high traffic areas like Downtown and by the river; school parks; and one regional park in Delano, part of Three Rivers Park District. This regional park, the Lake Rebecca Park Preserve offers a variety of year-round facilities, including summer and winter sports from camping and swimming to downhill skiing and snowshoeing, trails for biking and hiking, a boat launch, a playground, picnic areas, horse trails, dog trails, a fishing pier, as well as program sites for nature, farm, and historic education.
Ever since Delano’s incorporation, Delano fans have gone to the baseball diamonds in Delano to watch the Delano Athletics, a class C team, play against other local teams, currently in the North Star League. The 4th of July celebration is one of the biggest celebrations in Delano, and even more impressive, it is the oldest and largest 4th of July celebration in Minnesota, since 1857. Main events for this four-day festival include a 5K race, bean bag tournament, baseball tournament, with a parade and a big fireworks display on the 4th. Other events that bring the Delano community together include National Night Out, the Taste of Delano and the Delano Citywide Garage Sale Days and Sidewalk Sales, all in August.
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Homes in Delano are located near quality schools. In 2013, Forbes ranked Delano as #1 for “Best School for your Housing Buck”. With impressive quality close to the Twin Cities, it’s no wonder that families choose to call Delano “home”. Schools located in the Delano Public School District include Early Childhood Family Education (birth-K), Delano Elementary School (K-4), Delano Middle School (5-8), and Delano High School (9-12). Delano High School is ranked a Minnesota Five Star School in Math and Reading, and offers a variety of activities, clubs, and educational opportunities. Private school options in Delano include St. Max Catholic School (preK-8), Mt. Olive Lutheran School (K-8). Additional educational options include community education classes, as well as preschools/day care offered through community education and private schools, including Wee Tiger Preschool, Tiger Kids Club, Early Childhood Family Education, as well as Joyful Heart Preschool, Mt. Olive Preschools, and a variety of private day cares. Many Delano homes for sale are located within walking distance of schools and other community programs.