6.8 out of 10


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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
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  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
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  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
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"HIstoric City"

Anoka is an interesting city with a lot of history! You will still enjoy the downtown atmosphere with a drive down main street where all the shops and the County Court House are located. It was a booming town in the 1800's with lumber and flour mills operating. It was also the County Seat. In 1884 a devastating fire tour through town and leveled it.
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5

"Halloween Capital City of The Rivers"

Rum River joins the Mississippi River with an abundance of parks, recreation and amazing views. This old town as a lot to offer for all ages. Anoka has been named the Halloween Capital due to the decor, parade and community events.
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"City full of Character"

As the County Seat of Anoka County, this charming river community of just under 18,000 residents has a truly unique claim to fame. Known as the Halloween Capital of the World, Anoka, which is located roughly 20 miles northwest from Minneapolis, is believed to be the very first city in the United States to throw a citywide celebration of Halloween.

Since 1920, Anoka has continued to host one of the worlds best Halloween celebrations, with events taking place throughout the month of October. The Night Parade and Grand Day Parade are particularly popular with visitors from all over Minnesota, along with revelers from across the Midwest who travel each year to this vibrant community to partake in the festivities. Many visitors also choose to view available homes for sale in Anoka, after falling in love with this truly unique community.

Indeed, there are plenty of other amenities and reasons so many people are happy to call Anoka home, or are looking for homes for sale in Anoka. With an ever-growing business community, Downtown Anoka retains its captivating historic charm, but underwent a beautiful renovation in 2012. Today, historic buildings remain along Main Street in Anoka but are complemented by beautiful landscaping, wide sidewalks, with dozens of retail boutiques, and restaurants. Indeed, Anoka has become a true shopping destination, with a balanced blend of tradition and sophistication found in abundance in this Twin Cities suburb.

Nestled at the confluence of the Mississippi and Rum Rivers, Anoka is adjacent to Andover, Coon Rapids, Champlin, Dayton, and Ramsey. With a Northstar Commuter Rail stop in the city, getting into Minneapolis for a Twins game, or for work is both inexpensive and convenient.

Those who love the outdoors will find no shortage of beautiful homes for sale in Anoka, so as to be able to enjoy the beauty of the area year-round. With dozens of parks, including the Anoka Nature Preserve which includes more than 200 acres of protected land, boasts wetlands, meadows, and beautiful Rum River shoreline vistas; Anoka is an ideal community to buy a home, if you love the outdoors. For help in finding a home for sale in Anoka, contact the trusted Anoka real estate experts at Doyle Real Estate.

The Anoka County Government Center is one of the Anokas largest employers, employing only slightly fewer residents than the Anoka-Hennepin School District 11, which is one of the largest school districts in Minnesota. Even as such a large school district, proficiency rates in the Anoka-Hennepin School District are higher than statewide averages in Minnesota.

For those who love small town charm, but enjoy proximity to the Twin Cities, Anoka is downright adorable, affordable, and accessible from anywhere in the Twin Cities Metro Region. If youre interested in learning more about Anoka real estate, The Doyle Real Estate Team is here to help.

With a mix of newly built single family homes, older homes with sophisticated updates situated on lush lots, condos within your budget, and townhouses boasting incomparable river views, Anoka real estate opportunities are in abundance.

For years, The Doyle Real Estate Team has been helping buyers and sellers in Anoka to enjoy the comfort of a close-knit community, all the while residing just a stones throw from the Twin Cities Metro Region. If youre looking for a home, condo or townhouse for sale in Anoka, MN, contact Doyle Real Estate today at 612-743-8921.

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