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The Twin Cities North area welcomes you to enjoy the best of both worlds - a friendly small town atmosphere with a world-class quality of life. Rustic yet contemporary, the Twin Cities North area is the perfect place to live, work and play. Encompassing the communities of Arden Hills, Columbia Heights, Fridley, Mounds View, New Brighton, Roseville, Shoreview and Spring Lake Park, the northern suburbs have state-of-the-art health care, high quality education, a low crime rate, an abundance of recreational opportunities, affordable housing and a thriving business community which provides low unemployment rates and prime economic and industrial growth.

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City of Arden Hills
1245 Highway 96
Arden Hills, MN 55112

City Hall:   651-792-7800
Fax:           651-634-5137
Hours:       Monday-Friday   8:00 AM � 4:30 PM
Website:    www.ci.arden-hills.mn.us

City Administrator:                   Dave Perrault  651-792-7810

Arden Hills is a strong community that values our unique environment, our fiscal soundness, and our traditions as a desirable city in which to live, work, and play. Our lakes, trails, and parks provide the backdrop for strong, active, and diverse neighborhoods.

With access to I-694 and I-35W, a highly skilled workforce, and ample space, Arden Hills is well situated to meet the needs of business. Corporations such as Boston Scientific, Land O' Lakes, and Syntegra have made Arden Hills their home.

The vital business community is complemented by community assets such as Bethel University, Northwestern College, Mounds View High School, strong churches, an extensive trail system, numerous lakes, and significant open space. Arden Hills is also home to the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant (TCAAP), one of the largest undeveloped tracts in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area.

The Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant (TCAAP) occupies over one-third of the entire land area in Arden Hills, or approximately 4 square miles (2,330 acres), in the northern part of the City. The federal government has deeded approximately 1600 acres of this land to the National Guard and Minnesota Army Reserves, 118 acres along Rice Creek to Ramsey County, several acres for the City Hall and Ramsey County Public Works facilities, and the State of Minnesota. The City has made an offer to purchase the remaining 585 acres to redevelop with a mix of housing, commercial, retail, industrial, parks and open space, based on the Framework Vision that was developed for the property in 2002.

City of Columbia Heights
590 40th Avenue N
Columbia Heights, MN 55421

City Hall:      763-706-3600
Fax:              763-706-3601
Hours:         8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.    Monday - Friday
Website:      www.ci.columbia-heights.mn.us

City Manager:     Walt Fehst        763-706-3610

A northern suburb, the small and neighborly city of Columbia Heights provides residents with all the benefits of living in a well-established first-ring suburb with the urbane Minneapolis next door.

The three square mile area has been developed primarily into residential areas that still have a considerable amount of commerce and industry. Continuing its move forward through development and re-development ventures, the city has successfully replaced 18 run-down apartment buildings and multiple dwellings with a similar number of newly built single-family homes.

Most of the residences built in the 2041 acre community were built after World War II and approximately one third of the housing available is either apartments or town homes.

City of Fridley

6431 University Avenue NE
Fridley, MN 55432
City Hall: (763) 571-3450
Fax:(763) 571-1287
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

Website: FridleyMN.gov

Incorporated as a city in 1949, Fridley is a well developed suburb located on three major highways and offers unmatched freeway access to every part of the metro area. With more than 900 businesses employing approximately 23,600 people. The city of  Fridley also offers one of the largest pools of highly skilled and well-educated workers in the Twin Cities.

Fridley, also has several commercial businesses and light-industrial plants operating throughout the community. Its unique position at the base of the northern suburbs allows resident companies to draw employees from all over the area.

Fridley's largest employer is Medtronic, Inc., a manufacturer of medical devices, which employs approximately 6,500 people. Other major employers include United Defense, Burlington Northern Railroad, Cummins Power Generation, Unity Hospital and Target.

With the Mississippi River as its western border and 37 parks ranging in size from a half acre to 127 acres, Fridley has a total of 490 acres of parks, about 7 percent of its total land area and attracts more than 150,000 visitors a year.The largest park, Springbrook Nature Center is full of birds and wildlife, with readily accessible paths, bike trails, picnic facilities and an interpretive center with a staff of naturalists.

All the advantages Fridley offers its residents in terms of first-class amenities, housing costs, parks and recreation and education truly make Fridley a complete community.

Shopping areas include Moore Lake Plaza, Moon Plaza, Riverboat, Rice Creek Business Center and Holly Center.

City of Mounds View
2401 Highway 10 NE
Mounds View, MN 55112

City Hall:     763-717-4000
Fax:             763-717-4019
Hours:         Monday-Friday   8:00 a.m. � 4:30 p.m.
Website:      www.ci.mounds-view.mn.us

Clerk-Administrator:       Jim Ericson    763-717-4001

Click here for a listing of available commercial properties in Mounds View.

With its mature oak trees and neutral wetland areas, Mounds View boasts some of the most striking natural beauty in the North Metro area. The city takes great pride in its appearance and that commitment has been rewarded with a Tree City, USA designation for the last 12 years in a row.

Centrally located off I-35 W on County Highway 10, Mounds View is easily accessible to the entire metropolitan area. Business development is enhanced by Mounds View Business Park, an attractive 90-acre site with high-quality tenants.  Mounds View is also the new home of Medtronic's CRDM campus.  CRDM is Medtronic's largest division. The initial phase of construction included 3 eight-story office towers and a five-level parking ramp for over 4,000 employees.

The community boasts a diverse base of industry. Liberty Enterprises, SYSCO Minnesota and Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. have their corporate headquarters in Mounds View. Two retail centers, Silverview Plaza and Mounds View Square, offer residents and visitors an attractive mix of specialty shops, drugstores, restaurants, service and other businesses.

The mayor and a proactive City Council are committed to keeping Mounds View a pleasant place to live, work and play. City officials and residents work toward a common goal facilitating positive changes to meet the needs of both the residential and business community.

With nine parks, abundant recreational activities, a diverse business base and excellent schools, Mounds View offers a safe, affordable environment for living and working.

City of New Brighton
803 Old Highway 8 NW
New Brighton, MN 55112

City Hall:      651-638-2100
Fax:              651-638-2044
Hours:         8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Monday - Friday
Website:      www.newbrightonmn.gov

City Manager     Dean Lotter       651-638-2100

New Brighton is a century old city that is truly young at heart. It is a northern suburb that is ideally situated at I-694 and 35W, giving its residents easy access to hotels, shopping centers and the downtowns of Minneapolis and St. Paul. New Brighton prides itself on its excellent schools, many lakes, acres of parks and recreational facilities, wide range of beautiful housing, progressive business community and numerous clubs and organizations.

Noted features include the 200 acre Long Lake Regional Park, Brightwood Hills Golf Course, the Family Service Center and the new Public Safety Center. Every August, New Brighton celebrates its heritage as an early center of cattle trading with the annual Stockyard Days festival and New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run.

New Brighton's greatest asset however is its people. They are warm and hospitable with most actively engaged in their community making New Brighton a great place to live, work and do business.

City of Roseville
2660 Civic Center Drive
Roseville, MN 55113

City Hall:       651-792-7000
Fax:               651-792-7030
Hours:           Monday-Friday   8:00 a.m. � 4:30 p.m.
Website:        http://www.ci.roseville.mn.us/

City Manager:     Bill Malinen   651-792-7021

Click here for a listing of available commercial properties in Roseville.

Roseville is a suburban community of 33,690, located in the northern Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area. Located on two major highways (I-35W & State Highway 36), it borders both Minneapolis and St. Paul, and is a short commute to either downtown area. Roseville is considered the retail and commercial hub of the northeast suburban area.

Roseville was incorporated as a city in 1948 with a population of 4,589. The City experienced dramatic growth in both population and commercial development in the 1950s and '60s. Since then, the City has shifted its focus from planning to redevelopment and preservation. Today Roseville is a mixed-land use community with established neighborhoods, ample open space, and vibrant retail and commercial development.

City of Shoreview
4600 Victoria Street N
Shoreview, MN 55126

City Hall:     651-490-4600
Fax:             651-490-4699
Hours:        8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.  Monday - Friday
Website:     www.ci.shoreview.mn.us

City Manager:       Terry Schwerm           651-490-4600

Shoreview is a distinctive and vibrant community located in Ramsey County, just 10 miles northwest of St. Paul. Recognized for our abundant lakes, wetlands and open spaces, our quality parks and trails system offers splendid recreational and leisure opportunities. The City is proud of the way we protect this natural environment of 11 lakes, over 1,400 acres of parkland and open spaces and our extensive park system that now includes 10 parks. Shoreview encompasses an area of 7,800 acres or 12.2 square miles.

Almost 27,000 residents enjoy Shoreview's natural-setting, quiet and safe neighborhoods and excellent employment opportunities. The variety and quality of housing choices and close proximity to downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul makes Shoreview an easily accessible and desirable place to live.

Consistently ranking among the best places to live in the region, Shoreview also boasts one of the lowest crime rates in the region. Shoreview students receive some of the highest ranked scores of any school districts in Minnesota - a true testimony to the exceptional educational opportunities available in our schools.

Shoreview is a financially sound city with a strong tax base and well-respected local business community. The City of Shoreview holds an Aa2 bond rating, one of the highest ratings that can be achieved for a city of our size. We have received numerous national honors for our fiscal management and long-range financial planning.

Shoreview is a community respected throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area for its high quality of life, neighborly values, active and caring citizenry and civic stewardship.

Shoreview is home to numerous businesses that are leaders in their respective industries of banking and business systems, manufacturing and medical and computer technologies. High profile companies such as Deluxe Corporation, Medtronic, EMPI, TSI, PaR Systems, Wells Fargo and Curtis 1000 provide the foundation for a strong and diverse economic and employment base for Shoreview.

City of Spring Lake Park
1301 81st Avenue NE
Spring Lake Park, MN 55432

City Hall:      763-784-6491
Fax:              763-792-7257
Hours          8:00 a.m. � 5:00 p.m.
Website:      http://www.ci.spring-lake-park.mn.us/

City Administrator          Barb Nelson      763-784-6491

Located fifteen miles northeast of the Twin Cities, Spring Lake Park residents enjoy a convenient locale to neighboring communities and the metropolitan area. Spring Lake Park's largest employer is Health Partners with approximately 160 employees.

Residents and guests can find recreation at the community's neighborhood parks, including Lakeside, Terrace, Able, Sanburnol, Westwood and John M. Conde. Shopping areas are located at Northtown Mall and Holly Center.

Ramsey County

220 Court House
15 West Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102
tel. 651.266.8500
Website: www.co.ramsey.mn.us

Welcome to Ramsey County, Minnesota. The county is named after Alexander Ramsey, the first governor of the Minnesota Territory, and is the home of the state capital. Although Ramsey County is the smallest county in the state and the most densely populated, it has many beautiful recreational areas and parks. The Parks and Recreation Department operates nine county parks, five regional parks, extensive bike and cross-country ski trail corridors, golf courses, ice arenas, swimming beaches, boating facilities and much more. Within its borders there are 17 municipalities and the most colleges and universities of any county in the state. There are six suburban county libraries.

The Ramsey County Court House is a good symbol for the County - an area with a strong cultural heritage that is also well-integrated with modern technology-based systems. The Court House is a beautiful Art Deco structure that is on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1931 and renovated in 1993, it combines elegant design with recent technology as the operation center for local government and the courts.

Regional Parks

Ramsey County, as an implementing agency for the Regional Recreation and Open Space System, is responsible for five regional parks and five regional trail corridors consisting of over 3,774 acres.

County Parks

The nine county parks are generally lakefront properties offering a variety of outdoor recreation activities such as boating, picnicking, play areas and swimming.

Beaver Lake
1050 Edgewater Boulevard
St. Paul

City Hall
2401 Highway 10
Mounds View

Groveland
Groveland Road & Arden Avenue
Mounds View

Hillview
Hillview and Long Lake Road
Mounds View

Island Lake
3611 North Victoria Street
Shoreview

Lake Gervais
2520 Edgerton Street
Little Canada

Lake Josephine
3027 North Lexington Avenue
Roseville

Lake McCarrons
1795 North Rice Street

Lake Owasso
370 North Owasso Boulevard
Shoreview

Lakeside
7840 Pleasant View Drive
Mounds View

Oakwood
Quincy Street and Hillview Road
Mounds View

Random
5214 Long Lake Road
Mounds View

Tony Schmidt
3500 Lake Johanna Boulevard
Arden Hills

Turtle Lake
4979 Hodgson Road
Shoreview

White Bear Lake
5050 Lake Avenue
White Bear Lake

Woodcrest
Woodcrest Ave & Silver Lake Rd
Mounds View

City Parks

The cities within Ramsey County believe that parks and recreation contribute to the overall health of individuals, neighborhoods and the community. They offer well maintained parks, facilities and recreation programs year round. For more information on specific parks, amenities and reservations, please contact the individual city's parks and recreation department.

City of Arden Hills
Parks and Recreation Department
tel. 651.634.5120

City of Little Canada
Parks and Recreation Department
tel. 651.766.4029

City of Mounds View
Parks and Recreation Department
tel. 763.717.4040

City of New Brighton
Parks and Recreation Department
tel. 651.638.2130

City of Roseville
Parks and Recreation Department
tel. 651.792.7006

City of Shoreview
Parks and Recreation Department
tel. 651.490.4700

Anoka County

2100 3rd Ave
Anoka, MN  55303
switchboard tel. 763.421.4760
TTY 763.323.5289
Website: www.co.anoka.mn.us

Anoka County, located minutes from the Twin Cities at the confluence of the Mississippi and Rum Rivers, is one of the fastest growing counties in Minnesota. In Anoka County you will find a unique blend of urban amenities in a friendly, small town atmosphere.

With award-winning schools, two major hospitals, world-class recreational facilities, and two post secondary educational institutions, it's easy to see why so many people are choosing to live and work in Anoka County.

Residents are well educated and take pride in their work and community. Businesses, attracted by affordable land, are building and expanding in Anoka County.

Major corporations such as Medtronic, Aveda, United Defense, Hoffman Engineering, Cummins Power Generation and Federal Cartridge have found homes in Anoka County.

 

Regional Parks

Regional parks typically range from 100 to well over 1,000 acres. They provide a wide array of outdoor recreation opportunities similar to state parks. Regional parks are typically located on rivers or lakes, offering resources for boating, fishing, and swimming. Acquisition and development funding is supported by the State of Minnesota and the Metropolitan Council. Anoka County is responsible for the operation and maintenance of these regional parks and trails.

County Parks

County parks provide substantial benefits to local communities and neighborhoods. The parks are usually less than 200 acres in size and provide a range of natural resource based outdoor recreation. Significant improvements have been made in recent years at Rum River South, Manomin, and Rum River North County Parks. Information regarding the parks can be found at tel. 763.757.3920.

Bunker Hills Regional Park
Highway 242 and Foley Boulevard
Coon Rapids

Coon Lake County Park
5450 197th Avenue NE
Wyoming

Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park
9750 Egret Boulevard
Coon Rapids

East Twin Lakes County Park
9435 Viking Boulevard NW
Burns Township

Islands of Peace/ Riverfront Regional Park
5100 East River Road
Fridley

Kordiak County Park
1845 49th Avenue NE
Columbia Heights

Lake George Regional Park
3100 217th Avenue NW
Oak Grove

Locke County Park & Rice Creek West Regional Trail
450 71st Avenue NW
Fridley

Martin-Island-Linwood Lakes Regional Park
22480 Martin Lake Road NW
Linwood Township

Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Regional Park Reserve
7401 Main Street
Lino Lakes

Rum River Central Regional Park
17955 Roanoke Street NW
Ramsey

Rum River North County Park
3525 Bridge Street NW
St. Francis

Rum River South County Park
3000 Ferry Street North (Hwy 47)
Anoka

City Parks

The cities within Anoka County recognize that parks, trails, public open space and other recreational opportunities are essential elements in creating a strong sense of community. For more information on specific parks, amenities and reservations, please contact the individual city's parks and recreation department.

City of Blaine
Parks and Recreation Department
tel. 763.785.6164

City of Columbia Heights
Parks and Recreation Department
tel. 763.706.3730

City of Fridley
Parks and Recreation Department
tel. 763.572.3570

City of Spring Lake Park
Parks and Recreation Department
tel. 763.792.7201