Annandale, MN is located in the outskirts of the Minneapolis metropolitan area just 66 miles from the city. Hailed as "The Heart of the Lakes," Annandale is nestled in the middle of the beautiful Wright County lake country and affords residents many opportunities for waterfront recreation.
With a population of approximately 3,200 people, Annandale is able to maintain its small-town Midwestern charm and fosters a great environment in which to raise a family. Search for Annandale apartments for rent, and find a new home in the North Star State.
Settlers first came to the Annandale area soon after the one of the Dakota tribes surrendered its right to the land under the Treaty of 1851. The village prospered when a track of the Minneapolis and Pacific Railroad connected Annandale to neighboring communities, increasing business and personal travel through the area.
Today, Annandale honors its heritage with a number of iconic businesses that have stood here for generations. According to Annandale Online, the town is unique because it has been able to maintain a strong sense of community since its inception. Residents here enjoy a very high quality of life, but with a dedication to preserving the local small-town vibe, have not fallen prey to the overdevelopment found in other cities.
People in Annandale enjoy this attractive atmosphere without paying high living expenses. The town's cost of living index of 94.8 is below the national average.
The Annandale Fourth of July celebration is the longest-running celebration of its kind in Minnesota, and brings visitors to the area in droves. The event features attractions including carnival food, a talent show, live music, fireworks, a boat parade, bingo, and other games for the whole family.
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