City of Northfield Minnesota

City of Northfield Minnesota

City of Northfield Minnesota

Northfield Minnesota is in Dakota and Rice Counties in the State of Minnesota. Located just outside the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area that has 3.52 million residents.

Northfield was platted by John W North in 1856. Early on it was an agricultural center and supported lumber and flour mills on the Cannon River. It then moved to dairy and beef and now corn, soybeans, and hogs.

Northfield is a center of higher education with Carleton College and St. Olaf College.


Is Northfield rated as a good place to live? rated Northfield Minnesota the high rating of an “A.” It has high marks in the

categories – public schools, housing, jobs, and good for families.


General information I have found about Northfield, Minnesota.

The population is 20,756, the unemployment rate is 4.2%, the median income is $58,375, the median age is only 27.5 and median home price is $327,900. Those are reasons why Northfield Minnesota real estate is in high demand.


School information for Northfield, Minnesota.

Northfield is served by:

Northfield Public School District #659. rated it the rating of an “A”. For more information visit


My conclusion

To summarize, I have found Northfield to be a popular city. Importantly, it is located within driving distance of 45 minutes to Minneapolis and St. Paul, has very highly rated public schools, outstanding higher education, a wonderful downtown on the river, has an abundance of recreation, affordable housing, and features a high quality of life. In short, I suggest considering Northfield if you are planning to move to the Twin Cities area of Minnesota.


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I hope you have enjoyed my summary of Northfield Minnesota. Please reach out to Jeff Anderson and The Anderson Team if you would like to know more about Northfield Minnesota real estate. Or if you would like to see homes in this wonderful city in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota.

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