Ramsey is in Anoka County Minnesota, northwest of Minneapolis. This city is known as a Heart-Safe Community that promotes the training of residents in CPR and the use of a defibrillation device. The neighborhood is considered a northern suburb of Minneapolis, yet it has a rural character. There is a mixture of farmland, wetlands and single family homes in the area. If you rent an apartment or own a house here, you can enjoy the outdoors with two regional parks, two golf courses, three major city parks, and an entire network of trails and neighborhood playgrounds.
This city started as a trading settlement along the Mississippi Riverbank. Many settlers came to the area on The Governor Ramsey steamboat. Eventually, the settlement was named after the governor. The Old Ramsey Town Hall is one of a few original structures remaining in the city, and it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The population of the area is about 23,800 in an area of 28 square miles. The city encourages community with events like the Business Appreciation Golf Tournament to recognize area businesses. The annual Night to Unite events occur every August to bring neighborhoods together for fun activities with a focus on building unity and preventing crime. If you have pets, take advantage of one of the pet clinics that provide free examinations and licensing along with discounted vaccinations. This is available to residents whether homeowners or apartment renters.
For families, the community has a summer Kids Safety Camp for third graders to help them learn how to be safe in many different settings. There are about 565 acres devoted to parks and trails for you or your family to enjoy. One city park, The Draw covers seven acres and includes an amphitheater, wetland classroom, memorial garden and ample open space. With the rural flavor of this community, apartment renters can enjoy peace and quiet.
Most residents who rent in the city commute by car to work. If you work in the community, the roads are well kept and easy to navigate. Those who commute to Minneapolis for work can either carpool to save money or take advantage of the city's Northstar Commuter Rail Line. There is a park and ride ramp in the city as well as free Wi-Fi on the train.
Apartment renters who come to the area to pursue higher education can enjoy the quiet surroundings of this community. Anoka-Ramsey Community College in Coon Rapids is just 8 miles from the city. Brooklyn Park houses North Hennepin Community College and Hennepin Technical College, both about 12 miles from Ramsey. Additional universities, Bethel University and University of Northwestern-St. Paul, are about 20 miles away. With a short commute, you can get a quality education at a community college or technical school while living in a friendly, supportive community.
If you rent in this city, there are options for employment. It is a growing community with over 100 businesses in the area. Among the top area employers are Connexus Energy, Land O'Lakes, 3M and Ace Solid Waste.