Blaine MN is a dynamic and active community that's seen a flurry of business and residential development within the last few years. With a population now of about 54,000, Blaine is truly a city “on the grow.” Stretched between both Anoka and Ramsey Counties, it is in a prime location to offer great access to the greater metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Blaine was named one of Money Magazine's Top 100 Places to Live in 2006, and it is easy to understand why. Blaine, MN has a wide variety of real estate and employment options for residents. The city is a well-planned mix of business, light manufacturing, commercial-retail and residential areas. Several large employers call Blaine home including Aveda, Dayton Rogers Manufacturing and the Anoka County Airport. Nine universities can be found in and near the city.
There are some great athletic, entertainment, and leisure activities available to the residents of Blaine MN. The National Sports Center is an Olympic-class training facility that provides top athletes the practice and preparation they need to perform to the best of their ability. The Schwan Super Rink in Blaine is the world's largest indoor rink and it provides children and adults with ice hockey and ice skating opportunities. For the golf enthusiast, Blaine is home to the Tournament Players Club of the Twin Cities and features a course designed by Arnold Palmer and Minnesota's Tom Lehman. There are also Brunswick Lanes bowling, Foss swimming and pool complex, and over 60 parks with trails, playing fields and courts. Finally, Blaine is in the running to become the home of the Minnesota Vikings new stadium.
From Blaine's older, established neighborhoods to recent developments, there is sure to be right house here to turn into the place you call home. From multi-million dollar mansions to empty lots of land and every possible price range and home style in between, Blaine MN real estate is as varied as its many residents.
Blaine, Minnesota is a great city that is developing quickly in the shadows of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. That doesn’t mean its all city or all developed. Many of the homes for sale are in quiet neighborhoods that could quite easily be mistaken for being in a small town and its friendly atmosphere has been drawing families in droves. Close to the amenities the Twin Cities offer but still retaining a more rural feel, Blaine MN is truly a city with the heart of a small town.