By popular demand we present; Coon Rapids, Minnesota!
A complete suburb in the north Twin Cities metro with tons of commercial amenities, a diverse housing stock, and slick access to both downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul!
Coon Rapids Vibes
The 15th largest city in Minnesota, Coon Rapids is home to around 65k residents. It is located about 20 minutes north of Minneapolis, 25 minutes northwest of St. Paul, and about 35 minutes northwest of the MSP airport. Coon Rapids is bordered to the north by Andover, to the east by Blaine, to the south by Fridley, and to the west is the Mississippi River and the cities of Brooklyn Park, Champlin, and Anoka.
Truly, Coon Rapids has all the suburban amenities you need and great outdoor spaces. It also has pretty good schools, not upper echelon, but decent. The city is primarily served by the Anoka-Hennepin Public School District which gets a B+ rating*. The high schools serving Coon Rapids are Blaine HS, Anoka HS, and Coon Rapids Senior HS, ranked A-, B+, and B respectively*. The middle schools and elementary schools serving the city range in rating from A- to B-*.
Home Price Statistics
The median sale price in Coon Rapids is around $300k. This is below the Twin Cities median of around $350k. If you're looking for a single-family home, currently on the market prices range from around $100k on the extremely low end and upwards of around $665k on the high end. Going to be honest though, I don't think you can count the $100k option. You're more likely to find the barrier of entry into a single-family home in Coon Rapids is around $250k.
If it's a condo or townhome you're interested in, currently on the market prices range from around $175k on the low end and upwards of around $400k on the high end. Approximately 75% of Coon Rapids residents own their home, with around 25% renting.
Pros + Cons
Beautiful outdoor spaces
Tons of suburban amenities - it's got all the stores you could need
Slick access to either downtown Minneapolis or St. Paul
Diverse housing stock with median prices below Twin Cities median prices
Good schools, for the most part and depending on what area of the city you're located
Some of the schools are just okay
Cons associated with suburbs - cookie cutter neighborhoods (sometimes) and cookie cutter amenities, etc
Some of the neighborhoods are a little 'tired' looking (the clear minority here though)
For Fans Of
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To Sum Up Coon Rapids in Three Points
Great outdoor spaces
Tons of suburban amenities
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*According to niche.com