served by the MetroNorth Chamber range from developed urban communities
to small towns with rural charm.
Here's a quick overview:
Area: 34.98 sq. mi.
Rapidly growing residential community with several convenient
shopping areas, fine schools, and 536 acres of parks.
Area: 7.17 sq. mi.
Scenically situated at the confluence of two rivers, home of an active
arts community and charming boutiques.
Area: 0.92 sq. mi.
Small, tightly-knit town organized way back in 1858.
Area: 34.02 sq. mi.
Boasts 1,200 businesses and a dozen industrial parks, in addition to 510
acres of city parks, 4,400 acres of wetlands, and world-class golf and
Area: 2.41 sq. mi.
Quiet, neighborly small-town lifestyle on the shores of two lakes, but
convenient to Interstate 35-E.
Area: 1.95 sq. mi.
Originally developed as an experiment in cooperative
community organization after World War II. A small
residential suburb with one-third of its land devoted to parks and open
Area: 3.55 sq. mi.
An established suburb on the border with Minneapolis having a healthy
mixture of residential, industrial, and business development.
Area: 23.34 sq. mi.
A vibrant community with commercial, office, and industrial facilities
as well as major shopping areas. Located along the Mississippi, Coon Rapids
boasts 750 acres of city parks as well as two large county parks and the
1,600 acre Bunker Hills Regional Park.
Area: 48.05 sq. mi.
East Bethel's residents enjoy large home sites and extensive wetland and
wildlife areas. A sizable commercial/retail center is also being developed.
Area: 10.89 sq. mi.
A city since 1847 (the year Minnesota became a territory), Fridley mixes
residential neighborhoods, businesses, and high-tech industries. It also
makes room for 38 parks, four natural history areas, and the 127-acre
Springbrook Nature Center containing rare and endangered species.
Area: 35.70 sq. mi.
Combines rural amenities, low taxes, and large park areas, including a
county park on the lake that gives the city its name. Highway 65 provides
shopping, industrial sites, and convenient access to the rest of the Metro
Area: 0.13 sq. mi.
Originally a dairy farm, then a golf course, the City of Hilltop is now
a residential area consisting of mobile homes, conveniently located close
to the northern border of Minneapolis.
Area: 0.69 sq. mi.
Bounded on the east by its namesake, Lexington Avenue, this compact city
offers its residents a rustic lifestyle just 15 miles north of Minneapolis.
Area: 33.21 sq. mi.
A residential community on a chain of 13 lakes boasting 13 city parks,
a regional park, trails, and golf course, as well as several business
developments and a carefully-planned Town Center.
Area: 4.13 sq. mi.
Although Mounds View lies in Ramsey County, not Anoka County, it's part
of the area the MetroNorth Chamber serves. The city got its name from
the awesome mounds of sand and gravel that once rose in its northwest
corner, but which have since largely been removed.
Area: 35.01 sq. mi.
A scenic and rural residential area graced by the Rum River and many oak
trees, with 100 acres slated for commercial development.
Area: 29.74 sq. mi.
From its exciting commercial and industrial development along Highway
10 (the fastest-growing corridor in the state) to the spacious hobby farms
in the north, Ramsey has the best of both urban and country living.
Area: 23.73 sq. mi.
This former sawmill town provides scenic serenity, a lively business community,
and ample recreational activities. Home of Minnesota's first consolidated
school in 1911, St. Francis is still reputed to have one of the best school
systems in the state.
Spring Lake Park
Area: 2.09 sq. mi.
Small-town charm on the edge of the City, with a variety of commercial
and industrial development and six community parks.
Townships in the MetroNorth
area are brimming with wide open spaces poised on the brink of growth
Area: 35.18 sq. mi.
Area: 47.81 sq. mi.
Area: 35.9 sq. mi.