Arden Hills, Minnesota is called home to a mix of baby boomers, college students, and young families alike who enjoy this quiet, pleasant and beautiful city. The close knit community is one of the most sought after neighborhoods for second-time home buyers and young professionals (the median age for Arden Hills residents is 35.8 years.) Affordable homes, above average jobs, low unemployment rate, top-rated schools, and exceptional open spaces make Arden Hills a top north tier suburb of St. Paul. Arden Hills was named Best Places to Live 2011 – Top 100: Town details: Arden Hills, MN – from MONEY Magazine It is an excellent place for young and old alike with its numerous organizations including youth and senior activities, community centers, farmers market, 14 parks, and 7 lakes. Two very popular fully recreational lakes (Lake Johanna and Lake Josephine) offer prime lakeside living.
There are five main routes in the city covering 9.4 square miles: Interstate 35W and 694, U.S. Highway 10, Minnesota Highway 51, and County Highway 96. With its central location between Minneapolis and St. Paul, typical commute times are only 20 minutes. Its closest neighbors include Roseville, Shoreview, and New Brighton.
The City was incorporated in 1951. Approximately one-third of the City’s land (approximately 4 square miles, 2,370 acres) was owned by the federal government, who operated the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant (TCAAP), built to support WWII and subsequent munitions needs. In the mid-1990s, the U.S. Army formally declared 585 acres of this land in the southwest corner as excess, 430 acres for private redevelopment and the remainder for green space and other local public use. The remaining 1,785 acres continue to be used by the Army and the Army Reserve as a training site.*
Arden Hills is a city of professionals with its top employers being Land O’ Lakes (national headquarters) Boston Scientific, and Smith Medical. It is also unique in that it is a city of artists. Arden Hills has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Arden Hills charming character.
•The largest Arden Hills racial/ethnic groups are White (89.4%) followed by Asian (5.3%) and Hispanic (2.7%).
•Unemployment rate: 4.1%
•A strong background in education is highlighted with 55.08% of adults having 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
Arden Hills features an 85% home ownership rate focusing on residential single family homes and town homes. Arden Hills real estate prices can start at about $65,000 for low rise condo and can exceed $2,050,000 for a luxury custom lake home, with the median price $280,000*. In 2015, 124 homes sold with the average home featuring 3.5 bedrooms, 2.75 baths and 2,300 square feet of living space.
Arden Hills offers excellent educational institutes from pre-school to college. The education of the children in the community is of great importance, as evidenced by the amount work and effort by teachers and parents put into the Mounds View Public School K-12 system (#621). Known for its academic excellence, Mounds View is continually ranked as a top district with above average reading and math test scores. Mounds View High school was named a Bronze for Best High School by US NEWS. There is also special education centers available as well as two private colleges: Bethel University and Northwestern. See below for list of all schools.
Exceptional planning has ensured that Arden Hills has more than enough recreational and parkland for residents to enjoy. The city has 14 beautiful parks and 7 lakes for outdoor enthusiasts with over 100 acres in total. Lake Johanna and Lake Josephine are two of the seven lakes in the area. The two lakes are the largest and offer well maintained public beaches and boat landings, playgrounds, and picnic areas – a popular place in the summer!
|Population||9,652 (2014 Census)|
|Total Area||9.4 square miles|
|Location||Arden Hills lies approximately 8 miles north of the downtown areas of both St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is situated in Ramsey County and covers 9.4 square miles with an estimated population of 9,600.|
County Rd I W to the North
|Major Employers||Boston Scientific, Land O’Lakes, Smiths Medical, Presbyterian Homes and Services, and FICO|
||Arden Hills is served by the United States Post Office located in New Brighton at:
525 Main Street
New Brighton, MN 55112
||The median home price in 2015 for Arden Hills real estate*: $280,000.
Range: $65,000 for low rise condo and can exceed $2,050,000 for a luxury custom lake home
|Lakes, Reservoirs & Parks
||The City of Arden Hills has 14 beautiful parks that cover almost 102 acres and 7 lakes.
|Schools||Most homes lie within the boundaries of the Mounds View School District (number 621), but homes in the far southeast corner of the City are in the Roseville School District (number 623). Arden Hills public schools spend $14,795 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 19.6 students per teacher in Arden Hills.
Colleges & Universities
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*Copyright 2015 Based on information from the REGIONAL MULTIPLE LISTING
SERVICE OF MINNESOTA, INC for the period 1/1/2105 thru 12/31/2105.
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