Deemed as Minnesota's best kept secret, Becker is a growing community along Elk River. This small city is the perfect blend of natural resources and city amenities, as it is located near the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge and the city of St. Cloud. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, the population has spiked since 1990 from 957 to nearly 4,600 residents today. People looking for Becker apartments for rent will enjoy this scenic city in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.
The city of Becker was incorporated in 1904, but the community had been a fully functioning town since the railroad was constructed in 1867. During the early half of the 20th century, Becker's economy was primarily rooted in agriculture, and the town produced wheat, oats, corn, and potatoes.
Today, the largest industries in Sherburne County include retail, healthcare, and distribution. Some of the top employers in the area are Crystal Cabinets, Great River Energy, XCEL Energy, Wal-Mart, Becker Furniture World, Menards, Accurate Home Care, and Saint Benedict's Care Center.
Students living in Becker rentals are near education options such as St. Cloud Technical College, St. Cloud State University, University of Minnesota, North Hennepin Community College, and Anoka Technical College. All of these institutes are just a short drive away.
Residents in Becker keep the town's history alive at the Sherburne History Center where people can walk along the Legacy Trail to discover historic spots dating back 150 years. Residents can also see artifacts that show how people traveled and dressed in the past.
There are countless community and city parks throughout Sherburne County, but there are also two federal and state lands in the region: Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge and Sand Dunes State Forest/Ann Lake Campground.
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