Welcome to St. Cloud! Find Your Place Here.
As the 10th largest city in the state of Minnesota, St. Cloud is home to over 68 thousand residents. St. Cloud is located just over one hour from both Minneapolis and Saint Paul and can trace its roots back to the Native American community.
Today St. Cloud is a vibrant area and partly a college town that’s the proud home of St. Cloud State University, the second-largest college in the state. If you are searching for homes for sale in St. Cloud, MN, view our St. Cloud real estate listings today.
The city of St. Cloud parks and recreation department not only maintains the city’s parks and trails but also provides activities for residents of all ages. From providing outdoor skating rinks and open gym time to sports leagues for kids, teens, and adults, there’s always something fun to do in St. Cloud!
St. Cloud is a retail destination for those living in central Minnesota. With numerous shopping centers like the Division Place Fashion Center and the Riverwood Mall, St. Cloud offers shoppers the experience they’re looking for. Whether looking for antiques, clothing, gifts, or anything in between, St. Cloud has a store that will fulfill your needs.
Whether you’re craving an old favorite or looking to try something new and different, St. Cloud’s dining options have it all. From chain restaurants to unique eateries like the Water’s Edge on Pleasant Lake, there’s always a fantastic dining experience waiting for you in St. Cloud.
The city of St. Cloud offers biweekly recycling pick-up for a small monthly fee.
The St. Cloud Area School District (ISD 742) consists of 11 schools and serves St. Cloud and several surrounding towns. As the largest school district in central Minnesota, district 742 is known for its innovative teaching methods that incorporate old society values with new economic skills. St. Cloud also has a major private high school, Cathedral High School, as well as five other high schools that serve the area.
St. Cloud is home to several post-secondary educational institutions including St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud Technical and Community College, Rasmussen College, and Globe University/Minnesota School of Business.
A regional transportation hub, the St. Cloud Metro Bus transit system provides service within the city as well as to neighboring Sartell, Sauk Rapids, and Waite Park.
The city is served by a combination of the Mayor and the City Council. The council consists of seven members, four representing their respective wards, and three “at-large” members.
Incorporated in 1856, St. Cloud began as a combination of three existing settlements – Upper Town, Middle Town, and Lower Town, which were distinct in the make-up of their populations. Over time, the city developed into a trade and processing destination for farmers in the surrounding area. The founding of the first granite quarry along with the expansion of the railroad into the city prompted the city to grow, laying the foundation for what is now one of the largest cities in Minnesota.