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Featured Apartments in Brooklyn Center, MN
Grand opening at Granite Peaks! Newly renovated apartments featuring granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, maple cabinets, and cherry flooring.
Brooklyn Center MN, 55429
Economical rent...Heat,water, gas and trash included...Easy access to 694, 94, and Hwy 100!
Brooklyn Center MN, 55430
Granite City provides you with a gorgeous & newly renovated 1 or 2 bedroom apartment home that suits your needs. A Spacious Gourmet Kitchen with Granite and Stainless Steel Appliances including a dishwasher and gas stove is more than anyone could ask for!
Brooklyn Center MN, 55429
Country living in the city!! Only minutes from downtown Minneapolis yet nesled on an 11 acre preserve. Quality Apartment Homes...The Quiet Lifestyle You Deserve...Townhome Style Living, Without the Cost...
Brooklyn Center MN, 55429
Close To Downtown Minneapolis...On Bus Line...Lots Of Closet Space
Brooklyn Center MN, 55421
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Brooklyn Center, MN
Overview of Brooklyn Center
Tucked along the banks of the Mississippi River and the bustling metropolis of Minneapolis, Brooklyn Center is ranked as the eleventh largest city in Hennepin County. While much of the land in the city is developed, there are still plenty of opportunities for future development. The Twin Cities Seven County Region, where Brooklyn Center is located, is an ideal location for anyone wanting a laid-back lifestyle with culture, art and urban amenities at their fingertips.
Brooklyn Center apartments for rent are in close proximity to Highway 100, I-94/694, Highway 252, Highway 169, and I-35W, making it a quick commute to Minneapolis and St. Paul. Residents can travel to either of these cities in less than 30 minutes. The quality of life is hugely important to the officials of Brooklyn Center as the Bass Lake Road streetscape project transformed the Central Commercial district into a walkable area with decorative lighting, beautiful landscaping and environmentally sound water management.
Living in Brooklyn Center, MN
After the area that is now known as Brooklyn Center was opened for settlement by the U.S. government in the summer of 1852, families came to claim land for farming. Originally located at the southeastern point of Brooklyn Township and in the northeastern section of Crystal Township, Brooklyn Township was created in 1858.
After World War I, Brooklyn Township experienced land development despite the Great Depression. The farming town’s market garden economy continued to grow until the value of land increased to a point that it was more lucrative to sell than continue pursuing agriculture. In 1966, citizens approved a city charter and the town has maintained a steady growth ever since. Today, Brooklyn Center has one of the largest shopping centers in the upper Midwest located in the center of the city.
Brooklyn Center Work and Study
Several Fortune 500 businesses have homesteads in Brooklyn Center and its surroundings, giving residents plenty of sought-after job opportunities. In the area, some of the top employers are Promcon, Division of Medtronics, the local school districts and Caribou Coffee. Since Brooklyn Center is so close to St. Paul and Minneapolis, many residents commute to work. According to Best Places, the average commute for a resident of Brooklyn Center is 25 minutes, 3 minutes less than the national average.
Rentals in Brooklyn Center are often occupied by students attending National American University, Brown College, Globe University or ITT Technical Institute. Globe University is a popular institute with other locations in Wisconsin and South Dakota. The school offers associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in many areas, but also master’s and doctoral degrees in specific subjects. Many other students live in the area, but attend school in Minneapolis since the commute is often less than 10 minutes.
Rentals in Brooklyn Center, MN and Cost of Living
Since Brooklyn Center is so close to all the action Minneapolis has to offer, as well as the amenities within the town, the cost of living is 4 points higher than the national average, according to Best Places. The cost of food is averaged at 9 points higher, but utilities are 3 points lower.
According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, the average cost of an apartment is $857. As most cities, cost depends on the location and amenities an individual is seeking in a place.
Brooklyn Center Attractions and Special Events
Brooklyn Center is a hub for family-oriented fun all year round. In June, the Earle Brown Days Festival is a three day event with a firework display, parade, craft stands, business expo, golf tournament, petting zoo among many others. Since 1981, families have been gathering for the exciting event that celebrates the historic figure that gave his farm to the University of Minnesota.
Holly Sunday welcomes the winter festivities in Brooklyn Center and the Halloween Party is a huge event for young children. The Dudley/Budweiser Minnesota Softball Classic is an exciting event every summer since 1982.
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