Located more than 130 miles northwest of Minneapolis, Alexandria, Minn., is a beautiful, isolated small city within the Land of 10,000 Lakes. According to City-Data, Alexandra was home to about 11,000 residents in 2010, and that number is growing. In fact, the city saw its population jump by about 25 percent between 2000 and 2010. Alexandria is home to many loyal Minnesotans, giving the area a close-knit and down-to-earth vibe. Those searching for Alexandria apartments for rent will admire the region's natural beauty, pristine lakes and friendly atmosphere.
Alexandria was put on the map during the mid-19th century, when Alexander and William Kinkead ventured into Minnesota and settled the land around Alexandria that is peppered with lakes. Over time, the town remained primarily rural as residents continued to appreciate the region's many lakes, waterways, wetlands and wild spaces.
Alexandria is home to a thriving population of senior citizens. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 22 percent of Alexandria's residents are older than 65, which is 9
percent higher than the statewide average. Alexandria offers many benefits for residents from all walks of life, however. The city's cost of living index is 82.3 points, which is nearly 20 percent lower than the U.S. average and 24 percent lower than the statewide average. Alexandria's low cost of living isn't a reflection of its quality of life. Those searching for apartments in Alexandria will find that the city provides both immersion in natural scenery and access to many family-friendly amenities. As a testament to the area's many positive attributes, many urbanites from the Twin Cities own cabins and vacation homes in Alexandria.
If there is one thing to be said about Minnesotans, it's that they are proud of their longstanding sports traditions, especially their appreciation for ice hockey. The Alex Hockey Fest is an annual event which allows Alexandria residents to revel in their love for ice hockey. As many as 71 hockey teams have participated in the event.
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