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North Branch is just a short distance from the Wild River State Park, providing an outlet for those who enjoy the great outdoors. If you are looking for homes in North Branch, MN, view our listings today!

Median Home Price: $168,000

North Branch

Recreation

North Branch is home to numerous parks, trails, and open spaces for the public to enjoy. Playgrounds, ball fields, sport courts, and more are maintained by the city and make it easy for residents to stay active. The city is also home to a golf course, and a designated wildlife area.

Shopping

The city of North Branch is home to several distinct shopping areas. Regardless of what you’re looking for, you’ll find it in North Branch. Most notably, the city is known for the North Branch Outlet Mall, which is a large shopping complex filled with stores like the Nike Factory Outlet, Maurices, and Old Navy Outlet.

Dining

Whether you’re hungry for fast food or a nice sit-down meal, North Branch has numerous dining options to suit your needs. From breakfast and lunch specials like steak and eggs, or a patty melt from Joe’s on Main Street, to house-smoked ribs and loaded baked potatoes from Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, there’s something for everyone.

Green/Environmental

The city of North Branch cares deeply about environmental responsibility. Curbside recycling in mandatory, and a compost site that provides free pick up services to residents. By encouraging eco-friendly practices, North Branch is protecting its environment and natural resources for years to come.

Schools

North Branch Area Public Schools serves the residents of North Branch, offering academics, arts, athletics, and community service programming to meet their needs. The district is home to three schools: Sunrise River Elementary, North Branch Area Middle School, and North Branch Area High School and serves 3,200 students.

Transportation

Heartland Express provides public transportation services to the residents of North Branch. Residents can take advantage of requested curb-to-curb services as well as some fixed bus stops. Heartland Express offers transit services within the borders of Chisago-Isanti County.

Local Government

North Branch is governed locally by the City Council. The council consists of the Mayor and four additional councilmembers, and meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month. The responsibilities of the council include all legislative and administrative duties.

City History

North Branch is a city with a history of ever changing boundaries. Originally incorporated into a village in 1881, the incorporation of the land included all of the territory that had been designated as Branch Township in 1861. In 1901, the area was reincorporated, designating the most densely populated 1 square mile to the Village of North Branch, leaving the rest of the land to Branch Township. In 1961 Branch Township was incorporated into a village, and so began talks of a merger. After a failed attempt in 1984, Branch and North Branch merged ten years later, into the city it is today.

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