Overview of Farmington
Situated in western Dakota County just 30 minutes south of the Minnesota-St.Paul area, Farmington, Minn., is one of the most sought-after towns in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Although the city is becoming one of the most unique suburban areas in the Midwest, it still possesses the comforts of small-town charm that attract so many families to Farmington apartments for rent. With its expanding business community, excellent school system and abundance of recreational activity, many residents in Farmington enjoy their way of life. According to City-Data, the people of Minnesota are itching to move into this charming community, as the city has seen an astounding 70 percent increase in population from 2000 to 2010.
Living in Farmington, MN
The city was named after Farmington, N.Y., and was on the map before the state lines were drawn between Minnesota and North Dakota. From the beginning, the city was a collection of farms and families connected by a small village. Eventually, many farms, churches and school systems were drawn up to supply the needs of this growing Midwestern community. According to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau, the city is home to more than 21,000 residents, and that number is expected to increase as Farmington is exhibiting a rapid increase in population growth in recent years. Based on City-Data's information, the area also has a very high median household income, making it an attractive community for residents and small businesses.
Farmington Attractions and Special Events
One of the biggest community events held every summer in the city is the Farmington Founders Festival. Complete with a city-wide parade, craft marketplace, music and drinks, a community book sale and community-wide movies in the park, this festival is a great way to get to know your new neighbors.
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