Columbus

Columbus

Welcome to Columbus! Find Your Place Here.

Columbus real estate listings offer the perfect mix of rural and residential. This thriving community features outstanding schools, countless recreational amenities like hunting land and park space, and fun events like Columbus Fall Fest!

Located about 40 minutes north of the Twin Cities, and right on the Northstar Commuter Line, Columbus is perfect for commuters. Whether you currently live and work in the Twin Cities, or are moving into the area, browse our listings of homes for sale in Columbus MN to find the perfect place for you.

29 Active Homes For Sale  |  Median Home Price $322,141
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Recreation

Columbus is home to several parks and recreational facilities for residents to take advantage of. The city provides and maintains playgrounds, ball fields, sport courts, trails, and picnic tables, offering beautiful, and safe places for residents of all ages to get outside and play.

Shopping

Though Columbus is not much of a shopping destination, nearby Forest Lake is filled with all types of shops and stores to fulfill your everyday needs. From big box stores like Target, Cub, and Home Depot, to specialty stores like Gander Mountain, Forest Lake Floral, Gift & Garden, there’s something for everyone nearby.

Dining

Hungry? You’ll find something for every palate easily within reach in Columbus. From chain restaurants like Wendy’s, Famous Dave’s, and Applebee’s, to unique eateries Stella’s on 97, ZA! Italian Minnesotan, there’s a delicious meal waiting for you just a short drive from your new home.

Green/Environmental

The City of Columbus offers curbside recycling, hazardous waste disposal, and other resources to ensure that residents can make environmentally friendly choices wherever possible. The city also seeks to reduce energy waste in city buildings by following energy efficient practices.

Schools

Columbus is located entirely within the boundaries of the Forest Lake Area School District, ISD 831. This district is known for facilitating student growth in learning through academics, extra-curricular activities, and other experiences. ISD 831 also works to integrate technology into curriculum to help keep students on the cutting edge.

Transportation

Metro Transit provides public transportation services to Columbus residents through the Park and Ride lot located at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack. This allows residents to commute into downtown Minneapolis with ease.

Local Government

The Mayor and four councilmembers of the Columbus City Council provide legislative and administrative oversight for city budgets and operations. This council meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month to discuss city affairs. Each meeting is open to the public.

City History

Columbus was first settled in 1855, and was platted in 1856. The community grew relatively quickly, with a hotel, school, mill and several shops established within the next year. Industries including Twine, boomed in the late 1800’s, and for a short time the community saw a spike in both economic and population growth. Columbus maintained it’s status as a Township for over 100 years, and on September 21, 2006 the petition to be incorporated into the City of Columbus was accepted.

Columbus is home to several parks and recreational facilities for residents to take advantage of. The city provides and maintains playgrounds, ball fields, sport courts, trails, and picnic tables, offering beautiful, and safe places for residents of all ages to get outside and play.

Though Columbus is not much of a shopping destination, nearby Forest Lake is filled with all types of shops and stores to fulfill your everyday needs. From big box stores like Target, Cub, and Home Depot, to specialty stores like Gander Mountain, Forest Lake Floral, Gift & Garden, there’s something for everyone nearby.

Hungry? You’ll find something for every palate easily within reach in Columbus. From chain restaurants like Wendy’s, Famous Dave’s, and Applebee’s, to unique eateries Stella’s on 97, ZA! Italian Minnesotan, there’s a delicious meal waiting for you just a short drive from your new home.

The City of Columbus offers curbside recycling, hazardous waste disposal, and other resources to ensure that residents can make environmentally friendly choices wherever possible. The city also seeks to reduce energy waste in city buildings by following energy efficient practices.

Columbus is located entirely within the boundaries of the Forest Lake Area School District, ISD 831. This district is known for facilitating student growth in learning through academics, extra-curricular activities, and other experiences. ISD 831 also works to integrate technology into curriculum to help keep students on the cutting edge.

Metro Transit provides public transportation services to Columbus residents through the Park and Ride lot located at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack. This allows residents to commute into downtown Minneapolis with ease.

The Mayor and four councilmembers of the Columbus City Council provide legislative and administrative oversight for city budgets and operations. This council meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month to discuss city affairs. Each meeting is open to the public.

Columbus was first settled in 1855, and was platted in 1856. The community grew relatively quickly, with a hotel, school, mill and several shops established within the next year. Industries including Twine, boomed in the late 1800’s, and for a short time the community saw a spike in both economic and population growth. Columbus maintained it’s status as a Township for over 100 years, and on September 21, 2006 the petition to be incorporated into the City of Columbus was accepted.

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