Coon Rapids, previously known as Anoka Township, gets its name from the Coon Rapids Dam completed in 1914 which is part of the Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park.
Situated 15 miles north of Minnesota, Coon Rapids is a popular place for commuters who have young families. If you work in downtown Minneapolis you can jump on the Northstar Commuter train and be home in 25 minutes.
The city has a population of over 60,000 residents and is the largest city in Anoka County and the 13th largest city in Minnesota. Coon Rapids offers many events held throughout the year to encourage community spirit; newcomers to the area are always made to feel welcome.
The median income in Coon Rapids is $64k and single family starter homes under $350k are the large majority of the available market. Homes are spacious, with 3 – 4 bedrooms and 2 – 3 bathrooms. Many feature entertainment rooms and decks overlooking parks. You can expect high-quality fixtures and fittings such as granite countertops, heated floors, modern appliances, and deluxe air filtration systems.
Things to Do
Coon Rapids residents looking for shopping, entertainment, and various attractions head to the Twin Cities Gateway, a 15-minute drive east of this northern suburb. Downtown Minneapolis and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is a 20-minute and 40-minute drive south respectively.
For outdoor activities, 829 acres of parkland is divided into 48 parks throughout Coon Rapids and there are two recreational lakes, Cenaiko Lake and Crooked Lake. The 446-acre Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park is also a city drawcard and a year-round destination for residents. In summer, there are walking, jogging and biking trails, and in winter cross-country skiing is a favorite activity.
Community events held throughout the year in Coon Rapids include summer concerts, 4th of July celebration, farmers markets, movies in the park and ice skating events.
Coon Rapids offers classic American fare at restaurants and bistros, serving up tasty burgers, pizza, steaks and seafood dishes. Try Famous Dave’s for authentic BBQ or Kendall’s Tavern & Chophouse for rustic chic, tavern-style food. There’s a growing Asian presence as well with Chinese, Vietnamese and Cambodian eateries offering hole-in-the-wall style restaurants.