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The city of Northfield is located in Dakota County, Minnesota and was one of the state’s largest agricultural centers, home to an abundance of wheat and corn farms. This suburb is now home to dozens of attractive homes, townhomes and real estate properties, and caters to the needs of residents who want to enjoy the rural lifestyle with easy access to the city. The city is served by Interstate Highway 35, located approximately six miles west of Northfield, and has urbanized slowly over the years to become a quiet, bedroom community on the southern edge of the Twin Cities.

Downtown Northfield is home to several cultural attractions and amenities, including a memorial statue, a large fountain, and a concession stand. The downtown area also has several walkways that run along the river, and an abundance of boutique shops and stores. The northern edge of the city is where you’ll find many beautiful Northfield homes, townhouses, condos and real estate properties.

Residents of Northfield can enjoy easy access to over 35 parks that cover approximately 400 acres of land. These venues are ideal for picnicking, nature walks, cross-country skiing, hiking, biking and trekking.

Northfield residents who want to enjoy the best of the great outdoors can head north east to Lake Byllesby, an idyllic location for fishing, picnicking and nature walks. Nerstrand Big Woods State Park is located to the south, and offers plenty of opportunities for hiking, skiing, nature walks, bird watching and camping. Other lakes and rivers located a short drive from Northfield include Cannon Lake, Tetonka Lake, Lake Elysian, French Lake, Mazaska Lake, Roberds Lake and Fox Lake.

Many students attending Carleton College and St. Olaf college live in Northfield to enjoy easy access to the campus and the sites and attractions in downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. Several parks in the area cater to picnickers, baseball enthusiasts and young children with amenities including playgrounds, picnic tables, ballfields, ice rinks, grills and walking trails. Popular parks in Northfield include Babcock Park, Central Park, Heritage Park, Heywood Park and Hidden Valley Park.

Residents of Northfield homes, townhomes, condos and real estate properties can enjoy the small-town lifestyle in a sophisticated, urban setting. Northfield boasts a diverse arts and culture scene, a thriving business community, and hosts a number of events and community activities throughout the year. Several neighborhoods in Northfield are designed in historic, traditional and contemporary styles, and offer a close sense of community. Northfield real estate properties range from spacious custom homes, townhomes, apartments and upscale condominium units.

Major employers in Northfield include the Malt-O-Meal food processing plant, Carleton College, the City of Northfield municipal government, St. Olaf College and Northfield Hospital, the area’s premier medical care facility. The thriving business community also includes multi-national corporations, professional services, retail stores and caters to entrepreneurs.

When you’re searching for the perfect Northfield home, townhome and real estate properties, use the Northfield MN search tool above to narrow down your search. You’ll find several attractive properties located in quaint, well-maintained neighborhoods and communities, and can enjoy easy access to the Twin Cities and recreational sites around Dakota County.

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