If you’re considering relocating to Blaine, MN, you’re not alone. Blaine has added almost 12,000 new residents in the past decade and continues to grow in population.
Why are people flocking to Blaine? Aside from the fact that this medium-sized city is located within 30 minutes of the Twin Cities, it offers excellent schools, amazing recreational opportunities and manages to maintain a small-town atmosphere.
Minnesota offers parents an open enrollment opportunity. What this means is that your children aren’t locked into attending a particular school due to its proximity to where you live. Many parents choose to send their children to schools closer to their work, to make drop off and pickup more convenient.
That said, the city of Blaine is served by three school districts:
- Spring Lake Park
Roosevelt Middle School and Blaine Senior High School (both in the Anoka-Hennepin district) are the recipients of the GreatSchools.org “distinguished” designation.
Recreational Opportunities in Blaine
Any list of recreational opportunities in Blaine must be topped by The National Sports Center, which garnered certification from the Guiness Book of World’s Records as housing the largest soccer complex on earth.
Then there’s the Victory Links Golf Course, the only PGA-Tour course that is open to the public in the state of Minnesota.
The National Sports Center is also home to the largest ice arena in the world – The Schwan Super Rink. You’ll also find baseball, football, cycling and more.
Add to these the plethora of parks in the neighborhoods and you’ve got one active community.
Doing Business in Blaine
If you’re relocating to Blaine to open a business we think you’ll be happy to know how far city leaders go to promote and encourage new startups.
Along with helping you locate the perfect Blaine home, one of our commercial property experts will be happy to show you the city’s commercial offerings.
One of the things you’ll no doubt notice as you drive around our city is the amount of new housing construction going on. In 2014, Blaine added 392 new housing units, up from 2013’s 276.
The median sales price of all Blaine homes in January 2015 was $199,900, so homes are quite reasonably priced here. Right now, new homes start at around $175,000 and range to almost $800,000. Existing home prices range between $110,000 and $770,000. You can choose from homes on wooded lots, lakeside or with spectacular golf course views.
To get started on your Blaine relocation, check out our neighborhoods. Then, feel free to contact us with any questions about moving to Blaine, buying a home in Blaine or anything else about the Blaine real estate market – advice is always free!
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