Coon Rapids Homes For Sale
Coon Rapids is has a convenient Northstar Light Rail stop, so commuting from Coon Rapids to Minneapolis or St. Paul is just a quick ride. If you are searching for homes for sale in Coon Rapids, MN, view our Coon Rapids real estate listings today.
Median Home Price: $177,000
Coon Rapids has recreational programs and leagues for residents of all ages, as well as over 40 parks, 20 miles of trails, and other nature areas. Whether you want to play fast-pitch or slow-pitch softball, baseball, basketball, soccer, pickleball, or any other sport under the sun, you can in Coon Rapids.
The city of Coon Rapids has a fantastic shopping area located at Riverdale Village. This commercial shopping center is filled with large retailers like Costco, Kohl’s, Old Navy, and more. The city is also home to numerous other standalone boutiques and service shops as well. Whether you’re looking for gifts, clothing, jewelry, or home items, Coon Rapids has a store to meet your needs.
Whether you’re hungry for burgers, a hearty breakfast, fantastic barbecue, or something more exotic, Coon Rapids has a restaurant for you. From Dickey’s Barbecue Pit’s house-smoked meats, to a Gyro Skillet from BK Family Restaurant, to Mongolian pork from New Mandarin, and everything in-between. No matter what you’re craving, Coon Rapids has you covered.
Partnering with the city of Blaine, Coon Rapids’ Sustainability Commission helps to organize and host the annual MN Green Expo. The free public expo helps residents of both cities and the surrounding area learn about techniques for more sustainable, eco-friendly living practices.
Coon Rapids residents are served by the Anoka-Hennepin School District (ISD 11). Independent School District 11 is Minnesota’s largest public school district with approximately 38,000 students. The district is home to 24 elementary schools, six middle schools, and five high schools, and is known for its top-ranking academics and award-winning community education program.
Metro Transit provides public transportation services to the residents of Coon Rapids. Commuters can take advantage of Park and Ride lots and express buses into the Twin Cities’ downtown districts.
Coon Rapids is served by a City Council comprised of the Mayor and six city councilmembers. The council is responsible for keeping the city running smoothly through policies and ordinances, which are carried out by the council appointed City Manager.
First established as a farming community in 1857, the area that would become Coon Rapids was settled as Anoka Township. In 1898 the Great Northern Development Company proposed building a dam below the Coon Creek Rapids, and with the construction of the dam in 1912 Anoka Township changed its name to Coon Creek Rapids, which, as time went on, was shortened to Coon Rapids. As the township continued to grow, the need for improved community administration and services arose. Over the course of seven years (1952-1959), Coon Rapids transitioned from a township to a village to a city. Since becoming a city, the population has grown to over 60,000, making Coon Rapids one of the largest suburbs in the Twin Cities metro area.