A progressive and rapidly-growing community just northwest of the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, Zimmerman is one of the best places for Minnesota residents to call home. Close to many waterfront areas, it is the Land of 10,000 Lakes after all, many people are attracted to the area for its scenic beauty and high quality of life. According to information from the U.S. Census Bureau, the 2011 estimated population was more than 5,200 and growing, making Zimmerman apartments for rent a hot commodity in the area.
The city got its name from local farmer Moses Zimmerman, a resident from the early 1900s who was influential in promoting the idea of the Great Northern Railroad coming through the community to spur economic growth. Originally called the Village of Lake Fremont, the city absolved to change its name in 1967. Described as the "Gateway to the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge," people have been drawn to the community for its beautiful scenery and recreational opportunities. Residents were attracted to the area for its great schools, since the census indicates that the average family size is around 3.5, and only 6.3 percent of the people living here are below the poverty line.
Every year, the community of Zimmerman comes together to put on Wild West Days, a weekend-long event with food, music, and live entertainment for the whole family. Complete with a carnival, parade, talent contest, soap box derby, pony and camel rides, softball tournament, concerts, and fireworks, it is no surprise that so many Zimmerman residents look forward to this popular event. What makes this festival even better is that proceeds go to provide community aid to the local volunteer fire department.
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