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Overview of Robbinsdale

According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Robbinsdale, Minn., is home to nearly 14,000 people. This inner-ring Minneapolis suburb is a great option for those looking for a suburban lifestyle without a long commute or far-flung subdivisions. Robbinsdale's downtown district allows for numerous local merchants to set up shop, while the city's family-friendly atmosphere provides ample housing space for a growing community. Just 9 miles from Minneapolis via regional highways, Robbinsdale provides the convenience of urban living while offering a smatter of small-town charm.

Originally a farming community, Robbinsdale was first established as Crystal Lake in 1860. By 1880, a railroad station connected Crystal Lake with the city of Minneapolis, which soon tried to annex the Crystal Lake region. Crystal Lake incorporated, retaining its boundaries and continuing to grow with the rest of the nation. In 1893, the village of Robbinsdale was organized, as Crystal Lake was dissolved due to residential conflicts. Robbinsdale's town center continued to flourish as the advent of the automobile area brought suburban development to the area in the 20th century.

Living in Robbinsdale, MN

Robbinsdale is more than 100 years old, and has retained its charm for decades. New development has recently revitalized aging buildings, and a number of mixed-use developments promise to keep the city moving forward. The city also has its fair share of local economy, with a variety of service and retail establishments dotting its streets.

Residents enjoy a variety of community activities within Robbinsdale, such as youth sports programs, artists' galleries and a variety of community pool events. As a participant in the Active Living Hennepin County program, Robbinsdale is committed to adding ways for its residents to exercise and enjoy active lifestyles. Numerous parks and trails provide hiking, walking and biking opportunities, while a first-rate parks and recreation department gives residents numerous opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.

Robbinsdale Work and Study

Robbinsdale is not home to any major college or university, but numerous institutes of higher learning are located a few miles from the city. Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Capella University, Walden University, Hennepin Technical College, Hennepin Technical College, North Hennepin Community College, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities and Augsburg College are all located just a few miles from downtown Robbinsdale.

Because of its proximity to downtown Minneapolis, Robbinsdale's population drops by about 10 percent during workdays due to commuting. However, numerous employment opportunities exist within the city. According to Robbinsdale's 2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are North Memorial Medical Center, Robbinsdale Independent School District 281, Rainbow Foods, the City of Robbinsdale, U.S. Bank, Burmeister Electric Co., Citizens Independent Bank, and Robbinsdale Farm, Garden and Pet Supply.

Rentals in Robbinsdale, MN and Cost of Living

According to City-Data, the cost of living index in Robbinsdale is 113.3, which is 13.3 percent higher than the U.S. average. Those searching for Robbinsdale apartments for rent will be happy to discover that Robbinsdale has a decent rental market: About 30 percent of the city's homes are renter-occupied units. The median gross rent in the city is $809 per month.

Robbinsdale Attractions and Special Events

Each year, residents look forward to Whiz Bang Days, Robbinsdale's most popular annual event. The three-day celebration includes a parade, royalty crowning, carnival, food and live entertainment. After 60 years of celebration, Whiz Bang Days is still thriving, as residents anticipate its return every year.

To find a Robbinsdale apartment or rental, check out our apartment listings. Rent.com® is happy to help you find your next home.

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Saint Louis Park, MN 55426

$1045 - $1695

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Saint Louis Park, MN (Eliot)

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$1045 - $1695

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Plymouth, MN 55441

From $1095

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Plymouth, MN (Plymouth - Wayzata)

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From $1095

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Minneapolis, MN 55401

From $1625

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Minneapolis, MN (Central Minneapolis, Warehouse District)


From $1625

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Plymouth, MN 55441

$870 - $1355

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Plymouth, MN (Plymouth - Wayzata)

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$870 - $1355

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Minneapolis, MN 55401

From $1545

Studio-3 Beds1-4 Baths

Minneapolis, MN (Central Minneapolis, Downtown West)


From $1545

Studio-3 Beds1-4 Baths
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Minneapolis, MN 55401

From $1355

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Minneapolis, MN (Central Minneapolis, Downtown West)


From $1355

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths
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Crystal, MN 55422

$879 - $999

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Crystal, MN (Bassett Creek, Robbinsdale - Crystal - New Hope)

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$879 - $999

1-2 Beds1 Bath
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New Hope, MN 55428

$758 - $997

1-2 Beds1 Bath

New Hope, MN (Robbinsdale - Crystal - New Hope)

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$758 - $997

1-2 Beds1 Bath
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Minneapolis, MN 55411

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Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Minneapolis, MN (Jordan)


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Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

$709 - $989

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Brooklyn Center, MN (Brooklyn Park - Maple Grove)

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$709 - $989

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
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New Hope, MN 55427

$765 - $1311

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

New Hope, MN (Robbinsdale - Crystal - New Hope)


$765 - $1311

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Minneapolis, MN 55418

From $710

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Minneapolis, MN (Marshall Terrace, Northeast Minneapolis)


From $710

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Golden Valley, MN 55422

$949 - $1189

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Golden Valley, MN (Robbinsdale - Crystal - New Hope)


$949 - $1189

1-2 Beds1 Bath
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Brooklyn Park, MN 55429

$799 - $849

1 Bed1 Bath

Brooklyn Park, MN (Brooklyn Park - Maple Grove)


$799 - $849

1 Bed1 Bath
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Golden Valley, MN 55427

$1230 - $1503

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Golden Valley, MN (Robbinsdale - Crystal - New Hope)

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$1230 - $1503

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Golden Valley, MN 55416

From $1355

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Golden Valley, MN (Robbinsdale - Crystal - New Hope)


From $1355

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Saint Louis Park, MN 55416

From $1600

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Saint Louis Park, MN (Blackstone)

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From $1600

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Saint Louis Park, MN 55416

From $1020

1-2 Beds1 Bath

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Brooklyn Park, MN 55443

$753 - $1030

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Brooklyn Park, MN (Brooklyn Park - Maple Grove)

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$753 - $1030

1-2 Beds1 Bath