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Northfield is home to Carleton College and St. Olaf College – both top ranked schools with a history of excellence – and provides countless recreational amenities, like an ice arena and an outdoor pool, for those who live there. Plus, its proximity to the Twin Cities makes Northfield real estate the choice for those who want to have access to it all. Check out the slider above to view our listings of Northfield homes for sale.

Median Home Price: $209,000



The parks and recreation department of the city of Northfield maintains beautiful green space and provides a variety of recreational programs for residents to enjoy. With over 30 parks, a city pool, sports fields, and an ice arena there is no shortage of facilities where the citizens of the city can get active. Northfield also provides youth and adult sports leagues and other programs through a partnership with Northfield Public Schools.


Whether you’re looking to purchase a new book for your growing library, a clothing item or six, or an antique find, Northfield’s selection of stores has something for you. From the Monarch Gift Shop, to The Thrifty Parrot, there is a plethora of fantastic shopping options. With a variety of art galleries, yarn shops, and a store dedicated to oils and vinegars, there’s nothing you won’t be able to find in this town.


Whether you were born with an adventurous palate, or would rather stick to your favorite dishes, the selection of restaurants in Northfield has something for everyone. If you’re looking for a classic American favorite, stop by the Quarterback Club or Hogan Brother’s Acoustic Café. Hungry for something more exotic? Check out Tokyo Grill or El Triunfo Market & Restaurant. From sushi to baked goods and quick bites to sit down meals, Northfield has a dining option that will satisfy any craving, every time.


Northfield is proud to be a Minnesota GreenStep city. This designation means that the city has taken steps to utilize more energy efficient practices and promote environmental sustainability throughout the community. From installing more energy efficient lighting to conserving water, Northfield is dedicated to creating a more sustainable future.


Northfield Public Schools provides educational services to Northfield residents of all ages. The district, ISD 659, is home to seven schools, providing instruction and programming ranging from early childhood classes to continuing education programs. Students of this district consistently score higher than the state and national averages on standardized tests including the ACT, which is why the district is one of the top ranked in the state.


Hiawathaland Transit provides public transportation services to the residents of Northfield. From standard bus routes to dial-a-ride to express bus routes, the service allows residents to easily navigate the city without a personal vehicle.

Local Government

As a home rule charter city, Northfield is governed internally by the Northfield City Council. The council is made up of the Mayor and six additional council members. The Mayor and two of the councilmembers are elected at-large, while the other four are elected by the wards of the city. This body is responsible for creating and administering all city ordinances and policies.

City History

First settled in 1855, Northfield began as a quaint milling town on the Cannon River. The community was extremely tolerant, promoting women’s rights, the abolitionist movement, and helping your fellow man. Education was also a town priority, with the first school built in 1856 and the first college founded just ten years later. This was the beginning of what would become the city’s legacy, and to this day the community boasts multiple institutions of higher education. Now, Northfield is a thriving city with a population of just over 20,000 residents.

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