Chisago City is a historic community located about 40 miles northeast of downtown Minneapolis/St. Paul in Chisago County. This Minnesota town offers the best of small-town charm with all the amenities of the Twin Cities nearby. There is a strong Swedish heritage in the community, as its sister city is Aulgutsboda, Sweden.
Throughout the past two decades, the population has grown tremendously in Chisago City from about 2,000 residents in 1990 to nearly 5,000 today. People looking for Chisago City apartments for rent will enjoy the family-friendly lifestyle offered in this suburban community.
Chisago County was established seven years before Minnesota became a state, and the name came from the Indian word Ki-Chi-Saga, which translates to Fair and Lovely Lakes. Agriculture served as a prosperous industry for the county in the 1850s, but tourism took over in the 1890s when people became attracted to the stunning lakes and rivers.
Today, people living in Chisago City apartments and homes often find employment in the tourism and hospitality industry; however, there are many opportunities for jobs within the county. The average commute for residents of the area is about 34 minutes, and the majority of commuters drive to work.
The overall cost of living is also slightly higher than the average by 10 percent, likely because of the prime location near amenities and natural attractions.
Throughout Chisago County there are many parks, trails, and options for outdoor recreation. The Sunrise Prairie Trail is a multi-use trails that spans 24 miles through Chisago and Washington counties. During the summer, residents can bike or jog along the trail, and during the winter it is open for cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.
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