Overview of Brooklyn Park
Brooklyn Park, Minn., sits along the west bank of the Mississippi River. The abundance of natural resources, golf courses and the charm of the Midwest make Brooklyn Park apartments for rent a desirable choice. Once part of the Missouri Territory and land of the Dakota Indians, Brooklyn Township was established in May 1858. Michigan settlers made their way into what is now Brooklyn Park in early 1854 and named the city after their homeland of Brooklyn, Mich. The city is easily accessible from several suburbs in the Twin Cities using I-694, Highway 10, County Road 81, Highway 169 or Highway 252.
Living in Brooklyn Park
More than 72,000 people call Brooklyn Park home, and the town encompasses 17,020 acres, or 27 square miles. Bordering cities are Brooklyn Center, Crystal, New Hope, Champlin, Maple Grove and Osseo. Brooklyn Park apartments for rent are perfect for those with children because more than 30 percent of the population are children under the age 18. You can enjoy the beauty of this scenic city from any one of its many neighborhoods. Some of the most popular and desirable neighborhoods in which to find Brooklyn Park apartments include City Center, 101st Avenue North/Regent Avenue North and 85th Avenue North/Route 252.
Brooklyn Park apartments and cost of living
While the cost of living in Brooklyn Park is similar to what you'll find in the rest of Minnesota, the housing index is much higher. The median price asked for Brooklyn Park apartments for rent is higher than both the national median as well as the Minnesota median. The price for a gallon of gas in Brooklyn Park will cost you about $3.74.
The Metro Housing and Redevelopment Authority can help with issuing the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher for lower earning families and singles. There's also a statewide non-profit tenant advocacy organization called HOME Link to assist residents living in Brooklyn Park apartments.
Brooklyn Park apartments work and study
Many residents of Brooklyn Park work for Target Corporation, the city's largest employer. It makes for an easy commute since the company's headquarters are in nearby Minneapolis. Caterpillar Paving Products and North Hennepin Community College are a couple of the city's other big employers. North Hennepin is also available for residents to obtain a two-year associate's degree. There's also Hennepin Technical College, which offers two-year associate's degrees and is a great educational option to check out while searching for Brooklyn Park apartments.