Inver Grove Heights, located just a few minutes from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul and the renowned Minnesota art scene, is known throughout Minnesota for its safe neighborhoods, outstanding schools and beautiful parks. Between the beautiful scenery, the exciting theater, and the outstanding musical performances, Inver Grove Heights apartment renters bask in all that this small but culturally vibrant Midwestern city has to offer.
After the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux was signed in 1851, Irish and German settlers moved to Minnesota to settle in the area. The town's name combines the Irish fishing village of Inver with the German town of Grove, as residents from these two lands coexisted in the area for decades.
Today, with a population surpassing 34,000, apartment renters residing here enjoy the breweries, fine dining restaurants, museums, theaters, wineries and shopping destinations nearby.
Some particular attractions of note include the annual Inver Grove Heights Days Weekend to celebrate the local community. The festival includes fireworks, sports tournaments, a street dance, community family fun night and the St. Paul Farmers Market, among other events. Minneapolis-St. Paul also has an extremely full social calendar, including the Minnesota State Fair, Taste of Minnesota, the Minnesota Fringe Festival, EDU Film Fest and the Twin Cities Pride Parade that are attended by many Inver Grove Heights residents. Minneapolis is also home to the Mall of America, which attracts visitors from all over the world.
In terms of public transportation, Inver Grove Heights is served by the MetroTransit, which spans across the entire Minneapolis/St.Paul area.
Although Inver Hills Community College is the only higher education institution located in Inver Grove Heights, Bethel University, Hamline University, Macalester College, St. Catherine University, Northwestern College and the University of St. Thomas are located just 8 miles away in the city of St. Paul. For students who don't mind a longer commute, Augsburg College, the University of Minnesota, Metropolitan State University, Vesper College and the Minneapolis College of Art and Designoffer excellent educational opportunities in the metropolis of Minneapolis, just 19 miles away.
Inver Grove Heights is home to CHS Inc., which ranked 78th on the 2012 list of Fortune 500 companies and employs many residents in town. The greater Minneapolis-St.Paul metropolitan area is home to several other companies on the list, including, but not limited to, 3M, Ecolab, Target, St. Jude Medical, Ameriprise Financial, and General Mills. Inver Grove Heights apartment renters have the perfect base to work in Southeastern Minnesota's thriving business industry.