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The city of Hastings is located in Dakota and Washington counties near the confluence of the St. Croix and Mississippi Rivers. The city is named after the first elected governor of the state of Minnesota, and once settled by a military detachment sent from Fort Snelling to guard shipments coming into the area. The city is located near the city of Prescott, Wisconsin and the Vermillion River Falls provides water power for the entire city.

Hastings served as a shipping and milling center for several years, and has since grown into a farmland community with several amenities, including parks, libraries, opera houses, churches, and schools. Hastings MN homes and real estate properties are scattered around the rivers and lakes bordering the city, and many of the lakes and springs in the region provide clean water for beer brewing, a Minnesota tradition.

The LeDuc House in Hastings is one of the first historical residences donated to the Minnesota Historical Society, and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The LeDuc House is open for public tours and special events, and is one of several historic attractions in the city. Several other Hastings homes and real estate properties are historical buildings that have been renovated and updated over the years, providing residents with modern amenities and conveniences.

Golfers and outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy a number of activities at area parks, lakes and golf courses located a short drive from the downtown Hastings commercial district. Spring Lake  is one of the larger lakes in the area, and an attractive destination for bird watching, fishing, wildlife viewing and hiking. Hastings is also a short drive from Afton State Park, a popular destination for camping, hiking and boating. Further north, residents of Hastings homes can relax at Lake St. Croix Beach, enjoy the views of the river and lakes from Willow State Park, and spend time exploring the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area.

Two major railroads run through Hastings and, and the entire north Hastings & Dakota Railway remains intact from Minneapolis to Ortonville. Part of the Hastings & Dakota Railway runs around the Vermillion River, and an old H&D trestle that once ran over the river is now a bike path, catering to bikers and joggers.

Popular attractions and sites of interest around Hastings include the Alexix Bailly Vineyard, the East Second Street Commercial Historic District, the West Second Street Residential Historic District, Lock and Dam No.2, Ramsey Mill Ruins and Vermillion Falls Park.

Residents of Hastings MN homes, condos and apartments have easy access to U.S. Highway 61, Minnesota State Highway 55, Highway 316 and Highway 291. These roads lead in and out of Minneapolis, Eagan and other major cities in Dakota County. Since Hastings is not served by the MTC public transportation bus routes, many residents of Hastings commute to work each day or take the train.

Whether you’re looking for a multi-family home or a small cottage in Hastings, you’ll find several attractive Hastings real estate properties scattered throughout the city. Hastings is conveniently located a short drive south from St. Paul and Minneapolis, and offers the benefits of rural living within a short commute from the city.

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