Hennepin County Homes For Sale
he county is made up of 45 cities with 22 outstanding public school districts, providing the perfect fit for just about any family or individual. Whether you’re in search of a condo in downtown Minneapolis or a house in the suburbs, you’ll find your next place in our listings of homes for sale in Hennepin County. Median Home Price: $231,900
Hennepin County is filled with countless recreational opportunities for residents of all ages. Whether you enjoy golfing, swimming, biking, snowshoeing, hiking, or anything in-between, you’ll find the perfect activity within the County’s borders. The County features a plethora of public parks, beaches, and trails, as well as a designated program, Active Living Hennepin County, which increases opportunities for daily physical activity throughout the area. From playing volleyball at Theodore Wirth Park to snowshoeing or sailing on Lake Calhoun, Harriet, or Lake of the Isles, there’s no shortage of great places to get out and play in Hennepin County.
If you love to shop, you’ve hit the jackpot with Hennepin County. Not only are their several high-end shopping areas and numerous stand-alone boutiques, but Hennepin County is home to the largest indoor shopping mall in the nation, the Mall of America. From fantastic shopping in downtown Minneapolis, to 50th & France in Edina to the Shops at the West End in St. Louis Park and more, you can find absolutely anything in Hennepin County.
Hennepin County’s dining scene offers everything from world-class dining experiences to delectable food truck bites to dive-bars known for inventing one-of-a-kind burgers. If you’re thinking top-shelf, Fogo De Chao Brazilian Steakhouse in downtown Minneapolis carves melt-in-your-mouth meats right beside your table in an all-you-can-eat parade of culinary masterpieces. If you’d prefer a more casual atmosphere, check out the 5-8 Club or Matt’s Bar, both famous, and both claiming to be the one and only creator of the Juicy Lucy burger. In truth, there are restaurants of every cuisine and atmosphere in Hennepin County, so no matter what you’re hungry for, you’ll find the perfect meal here.
Environmental sustainability is a top priority of Hennepin County. Not only does the County provide curbside recycling and extensive resources for the public to help promote smarter choices, the County also offers environmental education programs. Hennepin County also features a designated Energy Recovery Center, which creates reliable, renewable electricity that in turn powers facilities like Target Field.
Educational services are provided to the residents of Hennepin County through the following school districts:
Minneapolis Public Schools – ISD 001
Anoka-Hennepin Public Schools – ISD 011
Waconia Public Schools – ISD 110
Watertown-Mayer Public Schools – ISD 111
Hopkins Public Schools – ISD 270
Bloomington Public Schools – ISD 271
Eden Prairie Public Schools – ISD 272
Edina Public Schools – ISD 273
Minnetonka Public Schools – ISD 276
Westonka Public Schools – ISD 277
Orono Public Schools – ISD 278
Osseo Public Schools – ISD279
Richfield Public Schools – ISD 280
Robbinsdale Public Schools – ISD 281
St. Anthony Public Schools – ISD 282
St. Louis Park Public Schools – ISD 283
Wayzata Public Schools – ISD 284
Brooklyn Center Public Schools – ISD 286
Elk River Area Schools – ISD 728
Buffalo Area Schools – ISD 877
Delano Public Schools – ISD 879
Rockford Public Schools – ISD 883
Public transportation is provided throughout Hennepin County by Metro Transit buses, light-rail trains, and the Northstar Commuter Rail. Metro Transit offers schedules routes, express routes, and dial-a-ride services making it possible for residents to easily and safely move about the County, whether they are disabled, elderly, own a vehicle, or don’t.
The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners provides legislative and administrative oversight for all county operations. This board consists of seven district-elected commissioners, and meets monthly to discuss budgetary and operational issues, create policy, and conduct other county business.
Established on March 6th 1852, Hennepin County began with a population of only a few hundred people. Because of the area’s plentiful and inexpensive land, many immigrants flocked to the area, and in only 8 years the population grew to over 12,000. This created the basis for the industrial center the county would soon become.
Due to the power harnessed from the Mississippi River at St. Anthony Falls, grist- saw- and flourmills were erected, prompting the Minneapolis nickname “Mill City,” and earning the area the title of flour-milling capital of the world. With countless jobs, and plentiful agricultural resources the County provided a fantastic place to live.
Following WWII, much of the population growth in the County resided in the suburbs of Minneapolis – a growth trend that still continues to this day. Now, Hennepin County is home to approximately 1.2 million residents, and is a major hub for industries including retail, healthcare, and technology.