Head northwest outside of Minneapolis along Interstate 94 and you will run into Monticello, one of Minnesota's finest communities. A perfect place to live, work and play, there are plenty of reasons why many residents here enjoy living in Monticello apartments for rent. With its beautiful parks, low crime and high quality of living, it is no wonder that so many people are calling this beautiful city their new home. According to City-Data, the city saw a skyrocketing 62 percent growth in population from 2000 to 2010, clearly showing that this is a city that people want to be part of. The city also boasts a young population with a median age of 31 and a high average household income, also pointing to the city's bright future.
Monticello was originally settled in 1852 and eventually named after the famous Virginia plantation home of Thomas Jefferson. Originally considered a township for many years, the city eventually incorporated in 1906 and established a station on the Great Northern Railway, a source of residential and economic growth for Monticello during the 19th and 20th centuries. According to a 2011 estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau, there are more than 12,900 residents in Monticello, and that number is expected to grow as more people find out about the warm and welcoming community here.
The city's biggest event is Riverfest, a four-day festival that includes the whole community in a variety of activities. Some of the city's favorite festivities include a car show, a pie-eating contest, a fireworks display, a community talent show, a local 5K, a city-wide dance, a bean bag tournament, and the city's annual Riverside Art in the Park and Taste of Monticello that features the city's best art and cuisine.
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