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Coon Rapids, MN

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Coon Rapids, Minnesota is set in the middle of rolling hills, valleys, lakes, and streams, making it the perfect home for many families. This city has so much to offer residents, such as award-winning schools, world-class recreational facilities, and post-secondary educational institutions and is situated just 20 minutes north of Minneapolis-St. Paul. This area has become a stretch of prime real estate for many who work in the metropolitan area and it is also used as the area's weekend getaway location.

Getting Around in Coon Rapids, MN

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The average commuter time in Coon Rapids is:
30 to 34 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 7.37%
  • 16.63%
  • 4.68%

More than Just Books

For many years running, the state of Minnesota has been rated second in the nation for the highest graduation rate and Coon Rapids exemplifies the high standards put forth by the local school systems. The area is known for its award-winning schools as well as dedicated teachers and administrators, so whether they are enrolled in the public or private Coon Rapids school systems, your children are guaranteed a top-notch education. The schools in the area focus their attention and efforts on preparing students for the real world with high-tech computer skills and knowledge about the global economy rather than just teaching to standardized tests.

The Town on the River

From the very beginning of Coon Rapids, agriculture has always been one of the major industries in the area. In 1853, pioneers built a dam on the Rum River and this was the start of what was once a small town on the river that grew into the city of Coon Rapids. After that, the addition of sawmills, flour mills, and factories turned this area into a thriving city. Today, the area is a rich agricultural area and it is said that over 15,000 acres of land produce more vegetables and sod than any other county in the nation. Coon Rapids can thank the Mississippi River for its success at being a thriving town throughout history.