Hastings, MN—located partially in both Dakota County and Washington County, is an important economic center in the Twin Cities region. Set along the St. Croix and Vermillion Rivers, Hastings' reputation as a riverboat port city was established at its founding. Today, Hasting has undergone steady growth and progress to meet the changing needs of its residents. If you are looking for a community in the greater Minneapolis / St. Paul region with excellent job opportunities, affordable real estate and friendly people, Hastings is worth considering!
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Hastings is home to 22,566 people, which is a significant increase over the 18,204 people in the 2,000 census. This beautiful riverside community continues to draw more and more people who wish to enjoy its opportunities. Homes in Hastings tend to be larger and older than the average, with the average age of properties being 35 years. Yet even with that average, the community boasts a number of newer subdivisions with single-family properties and town homes available for interested buyers. The average price of homes in Hastings is $169,300. Browse the newest Hastings, MN homes for sale.
Students living in Hastings have the option to attend Hastings Public Schools, a district that is one of the largest in the Twin Cities metro area. With around 4,700 students, the district serves the city of Hastings as well as several smaller communities. Hastings Middle School has won awards for its exceptional educational opportunities, and Hastings High School is known for its state-of-the-art technology center and campus. After graduation from one of these schools, students can attend Dakota County Technical College in nearby Rosemont. Browse homes for sale in this school district.
Historically, Hastings has been a center of trade due to its riverfront port. Hastings' business community remains focused on industry and economic development. Job opportunities are typically excellent in the city. Top area employers include Dakota County, the Regina Medical Center and Hastings Public Schools. Smead Manufacturing, which manufactures stationary supplies, and Intek Plastics, Inc. are two manufacturing locations located in Hastings that also provide job options.
One of the benefits of living in Hastings is its close proximity to the larger cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul; however, within the community of Hastings itself you will find a number of interesting things to do. The top local attraction is Extreme Sandbox, where you can take out large equipment into a sandbox and dig, construct and destroy to your heart’s content. For a more quiet experience, consider taking a hike in Afton State Park or exploring Vermillion Falls. Hastings has an excellent dining scene, with options like The Busted Nut, The Onion Grille and the historic Wiederhold's Supper Club to experience.
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