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For outdoor enthusiasts, Nowthen is a playground, with parks, trails, hunting land, and all types of recreational activities readily available. This community also provides great shopping and delicious dining options all easily within reach. Continue reading to learn more about this wonderful city, or browse our listings of homes for sale in Nowthen above.

Median Home Price: $280,230



Nowthen is filled with fun and interesting recreational options for residents. From beaches to playgrounds to disc golf courses, there is something for residents of all ages to enjoy. Whether you like to fish, picnic, or play, you’ll find the perfect place to get outdoors in Nowthen.


Nowthen has all of the essentials readily available for residents. From groceries to musical instruments to plants and flowers, you’ll find the retailer or service provider to meet any need. Plus, with Elk River only a short drive away; residents have access to a plethora of other shops and boutiques.


Hungry? From awesome winery experiences to delicious American favorites, Nowthen has something for everyone. If you’re looking for a fun experience, head out to Goose Lake Farm & Winery. Hungry for a spectacular breakfast or juicy burger? Stop by Northwoods Bar & Grill.


Nowthen seeks to create a green and sustainable community. To achieve this, the city provides a comprehensive recycling center and semi-annual community clean up days. To learn more about recycling in Nowthen, visit the city's website


The following three school districts provide educational resources and services to Nowthen residents:
Anoka-Hennepin School District #11

St. Francis School District #15

Somerset School District

Elk River Area School District #728


Metro Transit provides public transportation services to Nowthen residents through their Dial-a-Ride services. With an advanced reservation, Transit Link provides transportation for residents of all ages and for all purposes.

Local Government

The Nowthen City Council is responsible for all legislative and administrative policies and operations within the city. This five-member council consists of the Mayor and four additional councilmembers.

City History

Nowthen was established as Burns County in 1876, when the post office began operation. The name Nowthen was chosen as a result of the use of the word at the end of the letter sent by the first postmaster Jim Hare. Though it took decades, Burns Township was incorporated into the City of Nowthen in 2007.

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