Blaine

Blaine

Welcome to Blaine! Find Your Place Here.

Blaine, a northern suburb of the Twin Cities, just about has it all. Money Magazine has recognized this city as one of the top 100 places to live in 2008 and it has also been hailed as one of the fastest growing cities in Minnesota.

Blaine offers quality schools, health care facilities, and abundant housing opportunities to serve the needs of every income level. Attractions also include the National Sports Center, the world’s largest amateur sports venue and TPC, Tournament Players Club Golf Course-host of the 3M championship. If you are searching for homes for sale in Blaine, MN, view our Blaine real estate listings toay.

208 Active Homes For Sale  |  Median Home Price $430,867
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Recreation

The city of Blaine has extensive recreational programs and facilities for residents to enjoy, and maintains over 60 parks, a disc golf course, ice rinks, a beach, and other open spaces. The city is even home to the National Sports Center, an Olympic class training facility. From geocaching opportunities, to sports leagues for all ages, to arts, drama, and music programs, Blaine’s Parks and Recreation Department has it all.

Shopping

Love shopping? Blaine offers several different shopping areas to meet your needs. The Northtown Mall is home to over 90 shops and restaurants from Aeropostale to Zales. The city also boasts standalone boutique stores, and other smaller malls in addition to big box retailers. Whether you’re looking for clothing, gifts, antiques, home furnishings, or anything in-between, you’ll find it in Blaine.

Dining

Blaine’s dining scene has something for everyone. As in most cities, there are fast food and chain restaurants, but that’s certainly not all. Blaine’s Dixie Blue Bar-B-Que serves up mouth-watering ribs, brisket, corn bread, and more, while the Old Piper Inn offers everything from Liver ’N’ Onions to pizza to the Chimichanga Extraordinaire. No matter what you’re hungry for, whether you want an old classic or something new, there’s a restaurant for you.

Green/Environmental

The city of Blaine is a community that cares about environmentally friendly, sustainable practices. Partnering with the city of Coon Rapids, Blaine hosts an annual MN Green Expo at the National Sports Center. The MN Green Expo is a free public event that promotes sustainable living, with booths and demonstrations helping people find new ways to be eco-friendly.

Schools

There are two public school districts that serve the residents of Blaine:

  • Anoka-Hennepin School District (ISD 11) – Minnesota’s largest public school district which is known not only for its outstanding academic performance, but also for an award-winning community education program.
  • Centennial School District (ISD 12) – A public school district proud to boast a high school graduation rate of 99%.
Transportation

Metro Transit provides public transportation services for the city of Blaine. Park and Ride lots with Express bus routes into the downtown districts of the Twin Cities make it easy for Blaine residents who commute to work daily.

Local Government

Blaine’s local governing body, the City Council, consists of six councilmembers and the Mayor. The council appoints a City Manager, who is responsible for the administration of city policy.

City History

First settled in 1862, Blaine was originally considered part of the City of Anoka. In 1877, the community became a township of its own, and within the next three years, its population reached 128. Because the area was not well suited for farming, Blaine grew slowly. It wasn’t until the end of World War II that the population boomed, swelling from 1,694 to 20,640 between 1950 and 1970. This was due to Blaine’s relative location to St. Paul and Minneapolis, as well as the wide-open spaces perfect for suburban living. With additional Highway and Interstate expansion, the city has become an advantageous location for both businesses and residents alike.

The city of Blaine has extensive recreational programs and facilities for residents to enjoy, and maintains over 60 parks, a disc golf course, ice rinks, a beach, and other open spaces. The city is even home to the National Sports Center, an Olympic class training facility. From geocaching opportunities, to sports leagues for all ages, to arts, drama, and music programs, Blaine’s Parks and Recreation Department has it all.

Love shopping? Blaine offers several different shopping areas to meet your needs. The Northtown Mall is home to over 90 shops and restaurants from Aeropostale to Zales. The city also boasts standalone boutique stores, and other smaller malls in addition to big box retailers. Whether you’re looking for clothing, gifts, antiques, home furnishings, or anything in-between, you’ll find it in Blaine.

Blaine’s dining scene has something for everyone. As in most cities, there are fast food and chain restaurants, but that’s certainly not all. Blaine’s Dixie Blue Bar-B-Que serves up mouth-watering ribs, brisket, corn bread, and more, while the Old Piper Inn offers everything from Liver ’N’ Onions to pizza to the Chimichanga Extraordinaire. No matter what you’re hungry for, whether you want an old classic or something new, there’s a restaurant for you.

The city of Blaine is a community that cares about environmentally friendly, sustainable practices. Partnering with the city of Coon Rapids, Blaine hosts an annual MN Green Expo at the National Sports Center. The MN Green Expo is a free public event that promotes sustainable living, with booths and demonstrations helping people find new ways to be eco-friendly.

There are two public school districts that serve the residents of Blaine:

  • Anoka-Hennepin School District (ISD 11) – Minnesota’s largest public school district which is known not only for its outstanding academic performance, but also for an award-winning community education program.
  • Centennial School District (ISD 12) – A public school district proud to boast a high school graduation rate of 99%.

Metro Transit provides public transportation services for the city of Blaine. Park and Ride lots with Express bus routes into the downtown districts of the Twin Cities make it easy for Blaine residents who commute to work daily.

Blaine’s local governing body, the City Council, consists of six councilmembers and the Mayor. The council appoints a City Manager, who is responsible for the administration of city policy.

First settled in 1862, Blaine was originally considered part of the City of Anoka. In 1877, the community became a township of its own, and within the next three years, its population reached 128. Because the area was not well suited for farming, Blaine grew slowly. It wasn’t until the end of World War II that the population boomed, swelling from 1,694 to 20,640 between 1950 and 1970. This was due to Blaine’s relative location to St. Paul and Minneapolis, as well as the wide-open spaces perfect for suburban living. With additional Highway and Interstate expansion, the city has become an advantageous location for both businesses and residents alike.

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