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Elk River has lots of amenities for its residents: two golf courses, Elk River Arena for skating, and a multitude of parks with walking paths, lakes for fishing and lots of open space. As the junction of the Mississippi and Elk rivers, the city also boasts a sophisticated energy source from the dam and has been named a Minnesota “Energy City.” If you are searching for homes for sale in Elk River, MN, view our Elk River real estate listings today.

Median Home Price: $233,360

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Elk River boasts a plethora of different recreational activities for citizens of all ages. An abundance of parks, outdoor skating rinks, adult and youth sports leagues, craft shows, farmers markets, and more are available all year round.


Elk River offers a variety of shopping and specialty retail stores to provide you with anything you may need. The Elk Park Center has a variety of shops and restaurants to accommodate your everyday shopping necessities from clothing to accessories. You’ll find Mendards, Home Depot an Ashley Sleep Home Store, and more to ensure you can find anything you need for your home.


Hungry? From great sushi and cocktails at Hajime Sushi, to Mucho Loco Restaurant for some classic Mexican meals to Broadway Pizza, Elk River has everything to satisfy any craving! Head down to the Pour Wine Bar and Bistro for appetizers and some live music, or grab a cup of coffee at the 1950’s style Daddy-O’s Café!


The City of Elk River and the Energy City Commission have worked hard to achieve a Level 4 in the GreenStep Cities program. The city offers a recycling pick-up service every other week as well as organic food waste recycling curbside service.


The Elk River Community Schools offer 9 elementary schools, 3 middle schools and 3 high schools. There are also three charter/parochial/private schools available. For further information regarding educational opportunities, click here.


The city of Elk River has four modes of transportation in and around the surrounding area that includes highways, rails, busses and airports.

Local Government

Elk River is a statutory city with a Mayor-council form of government that handles administrative and legislative responsibility of the city. The City Council consists of a mayor and four council members, with meetings held the first and third Monday of every month.

City History

In 1851, Ard Godfrey saw the potential of the water power of the Elk River and build a damn and sawmill. By 1855, the area by the dam was platted and the town of Orono was created. Towards the end of the 19th century, agriculture replaced lumber as the base of the Elk River’s economy and the city continued to grow. By 1870, the population of Elk River had grown to 2,050 and around this time, the railroads replaced the rivers as the main focus of transportation.

In 1974, the Village of Elk River changed to the City of Elk River, and finally in 1978 the City of Elk River and the township of Elk River were consolidated into one City of Elk River, as we know it it today. The result is one of the biggest land based cities in Minnesota.

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