Orono Real Estate Information

Orono is a relatively small community found in the central eastern portion of the state of Minnesota. Orono has a population of approximately seven thousand five hundred residents, making it substantially smaller than most incorporated communities in the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes. Orono is situated in Hennepin County, which is by far the most heavily populated county in the state of Minnesota. Orono covers a total area of approximately twenty five square miles, which breaks down into just over sixteen square miles of land and a little less than nine square miles of surface water. Orono is found at an elevation of almost one thousand feet, and is located along United states Highway 12. Orono is currently governed by Mayor Jim White, and is almost entirely homogeneous in terms of race and socioeconomic status.

The original inhabitants of what is now considered Orono real estate were Native Americans, primarily those of the Dakota/Sioux and Ojibwa Tribes. These groups did not have a friendly relationship, however, and the primary influence over the area was a matter that was often contested violently. This rivalry was largely erased, however, upon the official secession of the lands from Native Americans to the United States government right after the middle portion of the nineteenth century. Orono is found in what is now considered the suburban area of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Metropolitan area. Orono was not always like that, however, as the region was originally heavily influenced by the logging industry.

The educational opportunities of the residents of Orono properties are meet by a number of private and public institutions on the primary, secondary, and post secondary levels. These schools include Orono Senior High School, the Hill School, the Blake School, Grandview Middle School, Redeemer Lutheran School, Calvary Memorial Christian School, and Deephaven Elementary School. Points of interest located near Orono real estate include Noerenberg Garden Park, WRA Park, the Voyageur Environmental Center, and Bennett Family Park. There are also a number of other opportunities available in the greater Minneapolis-Saint Paul Metropolitan Area, including historical sites, larger parks, world class restaurants, and shopping centers/malls.