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New Brighton, MN

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Today's New Brighton is a suburb of the Minneapolis-St. Paul \Twin Cities\ metro area, a small modern city that boasts lots of recreational and educational amenities that make this a great place for those who want a nice, quiet place to settle a family. But this suburb also has a rich history that extends well past its 1891 incorporation by white settles. The area's rich marshland was used as agricultural land prior to European colonization, and this agricultural tradition continued for many years.

New Brighton Apartments

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Hillside East Apartments
Beds: 1-3  •  Baths: 1


Brighton Village
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-1.5


$750 One bedroom in Saint Paul-Rice St
Beds: 1
Baths: 1


Wonderful One BR+Den in a Quiet converted School
Beds: 1
Baths: 1


Beds: 1
Baths: 1


Innsbruck Villa
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1

Key City Stats

The average age of New Brighton, MN is
25 to 29
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 8.93%
  • 6.06%
  • 6.74%
  • Female
  • 9.44%
  • 5.52%
  • 5.09%
is average rent in New Brighton, MN
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 6.36%
  • 15.52%
  • 6.66%
of units are available for rent in New Brighton
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 37
  • 27
  • 100
Getting Around in New Brighton, MN

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The average commuter time in New Brighton is:
20 to 24 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 6.05%
  • 13.41%
  • 1.93%

Antique Car Run

Gearheads in the New Brighton area are sure to enjoy the town's annual Antique Car Run, which runs from neighboring New London straight into the heart of New Brighton. The event is actually a tribute to an annual car run that runs from the namesake English cities of London to Brighton, which is on England's coast. More importantly, this event is all about celebrating and enjoying unique antique automobiles in a festive community setting. It began in the late 1980s and has been such a success that it has become a longstanding summer tradition in the area.

Indoor Playground Fun

It is no secret that winters in Minnesota can get pretty brutal. It can get tough for kids to choose between playing in the cold or staying cooped up inside. Luckily for families in New Brighton, there is an indoor playground that makes a perfect solution to beat the monotonous winter blues. The Eagles Nest playground is a safety-focused public play area geared toward kids up to 12 years old, with a special separate play area for kids age 3 and under. At the Eagles Nest, kids can amuse themselves with fun features like a ball pit, climbing wall, and multiple slides.

New Brighton Area His

Founded in the 1980s, the New Brighton Area Historical Society (NBAHS) is dedicated to preserving and teaching the legacy of this part of Minnesota. In addition to hosting regular meetings and annual events like the town's Stockyard Days and Rhubarb Festival, the New Brighton Area Historical Society also runs the local history museum, which is located in a refurbished train depot house in town. The museum has a charming display of antique clothing and equipment, including an old-timey telegraph machine. The NBAHS has also published a few books for those who would like to take their city's history home with them.