More than 1 in 5 Minnesotans live in Hennepin County, and with its 1,152,425 people, is the most populated in Minnesota and the ranks 34th in the country. The city of Minneapolis is the county seat. Hennepin County consists of 556.62 square miles of land and 49.77 square miles of water. The median income for a household in the county was $51,711 and the per capita income is $28,789. Hennepin is the wealthiest county in the state and among the top 100 of highest income counties nationally.
Hennepin County is made up of 45 cities offering a plethora of lifestyles to county residents. From chic urban condos, trendy lofts, lakeside cottages, magnificent luxury homes, townhomes, vintage bungalows, contemporary ranch style you will find it here. Choose from the ambiance of a small town or the culture and art of the big city. Maybe something halfway between the two like a close knit family oriented neighborhood with urban parks and tree lined streets.
Need a job, Hennepin County has them. The county unemployment rate is one of the lowest in the nation at 4.4 for March 2014. This is not surprising when you consider that 10 Fortune 500 companies are headquartered here including United Health Group, Best Buy, Target, General Mills, and Supervalu. Cargill, the largest privately owned company in American also makes its home here.
If you ask the residents of the county how they like living here you will typically get positive answers. We shine in important lifestyle areas. Minneapolis and Hennepin are at the heart of one of the most vital arts and cultural communities in the nation.
The Minneapolis park system is internationally renowned. A network of seven lakes, Minnehaha Creek and the Mississippi River is linked via boulevards, parkways, and 52 miles of bicycle, walking and running paths. Three Rivers Park District manages an additional 27,000 acres of parkland in the western Twin Cities.
Each and every community has something wonderful to offer. In addition to miles of trails and paths, you will find indoor and outdoor community pools for swimming and indoor and outdoor venues for ice-skating. Boating, fishing, golf, tennis, volleyball and athletic fields and fitness centers.
The Twin Cities metro is second only to New York City in live theater seats per capita. It’s also the third-largest theater market in the US, anchored by the Hennepin Theater District and the Guthrie Theater. View art exhibits at the Minnesota Institute of Art, The Weismann or the Walker Art Institute. Minneapolis is a mecca for classical, pop and choral music. Listen to all 3 played by the Minnesota Orchestra at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis.
This area has communities recognized by Money Magazine as the best in American, nationally recognized schools, a great network of public transportation, Minneapolis has been named one of the most literate cities in American, and we have a library system to back that up.
All in all, I can't say enough about Hennepin County and how much I enjoy living here. Take a closer look at some of our wonderful communities:
If a relocation to Hennepin County or the Minneapolis suburbs is in your future, The Minnesota Property Group can help. We assist companies in Hennepin County with employees who are relocating. We help them handle every aspect of the home buying and selling process and understand how important it is to make that experience as seamless and stressless as possible. As you search for area homes, please call or email if you have any questions.
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