Nestled between the Cannon and Straight rivers in southern Minnesota, Faribault is one of the most dynamic and growing communities in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Conveniently located near Interstate 25 and less than 30 minutes from the Twin Cities, residents here enjoy the benefits of small-town living with all of the amenities of a major metropolitan area nearby. With a vibrant business district, high quality of life and low crime, Faribault apartments for rent are a fantastic living option for Minnesota families. According to information from City-Data, Faribault has a remarkably low cost of living as well, with an index more than 21 points below the national average.
The city is named about Alexander Faribault, one of the area's first entrepreneurs in fur trading. After its founding in 1852, the city became well-known for its highly acclaimed schools for the deaf and blind, showing the philanthropic roots of the community. During the 20th century, Faribault continued to flourish and built many homes with outstanding architectural features. To this day, more than 40 residences and properties in the area are listed on the National Register of Historic Places because of their stunning designs. Today, the city is home to an estimated 23,450 residents, according to 2011 data from the U.S. Census Bureau, and has seen a 12 percent rise in population from 2000 to 2010, according to City-Data.
One of the city's proudest events held every fall is the Tree Frog Music Festival, a two-day outdoor gathering that celebrates the best musicians from around the state. From bluegrass to rock 'n' roll, there are tunes here that are sure to please anyone's ears. There are also plenty of family-friendly activities and delicious food vendors at this fantastic festival as well.
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