Fridley, MN, a suburb approximately 15 minutes north of Minneapolis, offers residents renting apartments the ability to live in a unique small-town environment close to big-city conveniences. Home to a thriving economy, three lakes, and a number of parks, this city is the perfect place for families to settle down and enjoy the benefits of true work-life balance.
Fridley was first incorporated as a village in 1949, and then as a city in 1957. Today, the small city's population surpasses 27,000, and residents living here will enjoy the close proximity to the major metropolitan hub of Minneapolis, as well as all of the local charms that the city of Fridley itself has to offer.
During the spring, summer, and fall, outdoor enthusiasts will bask in all of the city's outdoor recreational activities. If you rent an apartment here, you should be sure to take a stroll along East Moore Lake, West Moore Lake, and Locke Lake. The city also maintains 38 parks, with amenities that include baseball, football, and soccer fields, basketball and tennis courts, and an outdoor skating ring.
Art enthusiasts renting apartments here will want to get involved with the Minnesota Sinfonia, which offers musical and educational programs serving the citizens of Fridley, along with the rest of Minnesota. The annual Fridley Arts and Music Festival features live performances and always draws a large crowd.
Sports fans can make the short commute to Minneapolis to watch a Minnesota Twins baseball game or a Minnesota Timberwolves basketball game.
In terms of public transportation, the Minnesota Commercial Railway has a station outside of Fridley, and the Fridley Station is also served by the Northstar Commuter Rail Line which provides transportation into downtown Minneapolis.
If you're seeking higher education, there are many options located in Fridley and nearby Minneapolis. Anoka-Ramsey Community College is right in the heart of Fridley, and joins the University of Minnesota, Metropolitan State University and other Minneapolis institutions in offering a quality Midwestern college experience.
The dominant employment sectors in Fridley are in the medical equipment, healthcare, and retail, with some of the primary employers including Meditronic, Unity Hospital, and Target, among others.