If you’re looking for a perfect example of a medium-sized American city with something for everyone, consider Blaine, Minnesota. Within 30 minutes of Minneapolis, commuting is a breeze. Blaine’s 57,000 residents invite you to see for yourself this charming city with a small-town atmosphere.
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History of Blaine
Blaine, Minnesota was included in the nearby city of Anoka until 1877. The first settler that stuck around was a former slave, Green Chambers, from Kentucky. Five years later, in 1870, other settlers arrived and began building the town of Blaine. Finally, in 1877 Blaine broke off from Anoka, held an election and became a township. Our city was named in honor of Maine Senator James G. Blaine. Unlike the surrounding communities, Blaine’s sandy soil prohibited an agricultural-based economy. Because of this, growth was slow in the beginning. Once Interstate Highway 35W, Minnesota Highway 65 and U.S. Highway 10 were developed, Blaine’s population exploded and we’re still growing to this day.
Blaine’s children are served by three school districts:
Spring Lake Park
GreatSchools.org has bestowed their “distinguished” designation on both Blaine Senior High School and Roosevelt Middle School.
Blaine is home to a number of private schools as well. These include Calvin Christian School, a pre-kindergarten through 8th grade school. The Way of the Shepherd Montessori School accepts children from pre-kindergarten through 6th grade.
Blaine residents love to brag about all the recreational opportunities their city provides. The list is typically topped by The National Sports Center, the largest of its kind in the world. Offering football, baseball, golf, soccer, skating, cycling and more, there’s no need to leave the city to get fit or participate in your favorite sport. Blaine is also proud of its world-class golf facilities, such as the Tournament Player’s Club golf course (TPC), and the National Youth Golf Center Summer days are sometimes best spent lazing around on the grass in one of Blaine’s many neighborhood parks.
Business in Blaine
City leaders go to great lengths to encourage new business start-ups and retention of existing businesses. Some large corporations are headquartered in the city, including General Pattern, the Aveda Corporation and Dayton Rogers Manufacturing. If you are interested in starting a business in Blaine, one of Edina Realty Blaine’s commercial property experts will be happy to show you around.
If you like the thought of living in a brand new house you’ll feel right at home in Blaine. New construction is popping up all over town, with single-family homes priced from $224,990 at the Crescent Ponds development to over $500,000 in Deacon’s Forest. Existing home prices run the gamut from $115,900 for a one-story home with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms to a luxurious executive rambler with lake views for $850,000. The agents with Edina Realty Blaine have been the market leaders in our city for 12 years running. We pride ourselves on staying up to date on the market and knowing just about everything there is to know about Blaine Real Estate. Give us a call. . .advice is always free.
Blaine Real Estate Statistics
|Active Single Family Listings||153|
|Active TownHome Listings||42|
|Active Commercial Listings||7|
|Active Condo Listings||0|