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Tour of Northfield, Minnesota

Updated: Feb 8, 2023

Today we’re checking out Northfield, Minnesota. An absolute gem about 45 minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. With great schools, a beautiful downtown area, and diverse housing stock - it’s hard to go wrong with Northfield. There will not be a better video of this anywhere on the internet. So stick around!

Northfield Vibes Northfield kind of feels like it was plucked right out of Scandinavia - with beautiful architecture, some of the coolest historic mansions are here in Minnesota. It’s a super cool spot - I get why people want to live here. One thing that draws people here are the colleges - St. Olaf and Carleton College campuses are located in Northfield. They are both beautiful, historic and very good schools. The downtown area is vibrant with a lot of great restaurants, bars, shops, antique stores, coffee shops, parks, and gathering spaces. Home Price Statistics The median list price is $330k and the median sale price is $350k. You can find single family homes here ranging from $150k, all of the way up to $3.5 million. There’s not going to be a ton of homes in that higher priced range - but there are farms, hobby farms, or homes with acreage. And it’s a beautiful enough area that people are willing to build substantial homes here. If you’re looking for a condo/townhome, the range is from about $120k up to about $435k. There’s not going to be that many condos, and for the most part if there are, a lot of them are going to be cool, historic condos.

Pros + Cons


  • Great mix of historic, suburban, and rural homes with a quaint, small town feel and a historic downtown

  • Great schools - for a small town it is a nice treat, where sometimes that can be a challenge

  • Amazing outdoor spaces all throughout - parks, trails, bike lanes - outdoor lifestyle friendly

  • Even in the historic home neighborhoods, they have big yards

  • Wide variety of housing stock - early 1900’s historic homes, several decades of suburban development, and also rural homes like a hobby farm with acreage, or a million dollar plus mansion on a golf course

  • Generally affordable housing


  • Off the beaten path - fairly removed from the metro. Six miles from 35W and the closest suburbs being Lakeville/Farmington being about 25 minutes north.

  • Maybe lack some of the common convenience

To Sum Up Northfield in Three Points

  • Quiet small town

  • Classic historic downtown with a very special vibe

  • Great suburban level schools

For Fans Of

Basically, if you like this neighborhood, you might want to check out these other neighborhoods 👇

  • Stillwater

  • White Bear Lake

  • Anoka

  • Hastings

  • Lakeville

  • Farmington

As We Depart

Everyday I help people, who are moving or relocating to the Twin Cities area, find the home of their dreams in one of the best metropolitan areas in the country! If you're looking for a full-service Real Estate company that specializes in these cross-country moves, or just across the city, look no further. Welcome to the Twin Cities - Make Yourself at Home!

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