Anoka County Real Estate Information

Anoka County is one of the most heavily populated counties in the state of Minnesota. Anoka County has a population of approximately three hundred twenty seven thousand residents, meaning that it is the fourth most populous county in the state. Anoka County had a population of just less than three hundred thousand residents when the last complete census was taken in the year two thousand, meaning that between two thousand and two thousand six the population increased by more than twenty five thousand residents. Anoka County properties are spread out over a total of four hundred and forty six square miles, including twenty three square miles of surface water. Anoka County takes its name from the city of Anoka, which in turn takes its title from a Native American term that translates to “on both sides.”

The county seat of Anoka County is the namesake community of Anoka, which is also one of the communities of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area. The original inhabitants of the area which is now considered Anoka County were the Mdewakanton Dakota Indians, a subdivision of the larger Sioux Tribe. The first permanent American settlers arrived slightly after the secession of much of the land in the region from the Dakota to the US government in the year eighteen fifty one. The county was organized in the year eighteen fifty seven, and has recently grown substantially after the construction of Interstate 35W and the expansion of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area.

Anoka County is a good example of the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes' topographic makeup, as evidenced by the number of lakes, creeks, brooks, and rivers interspersed amidst Anoka County real estate. Some of these bodies of water include Lake George, Coon Creek, Rice Creek, Smith Lake, Ham Lake, the Mississippi Lake, Ham Lake, Ford Brook, and the Rum River. Notable settlements in Anoka County include, of course, Anoka, Hilltop, Lexington, Oak Grove, Circle Pines, Columbus, Saint Francis, East Bethel, Columbia Heights, Blaine, Bethel, and Lino Lakes. Residents of Anoka County can also enjoy the rest of the Twin Cities Area, including world class shopping centers and restaurants.