Hennepin County MN is seated in Minneapolis, and is home for cities of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Bloomington, Champlin, Corcoran, Crystal, Dayton, Deephaven, Eden Prairie, Edina, Excelsior, Golden Valley, Greenfield, Hanover, Hopkins, Independence, Long Lake, Loretto, Maple Grove, Maple Plain, Medicine Lake, Medina, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Minnetonka Beach, Minnetrista, Mound, New Hope, Orono, Osseo, Plymouth, Richfield, Robbinsdale, Rockford, Rogers, St. Anthony, St. Bonifacius, St. Louis Park, Shorewood, Spring Park, Tonka Bay, Wayzata, and Woodland. Its government center in downtown Minneapolis is shaped like an “H,” and the shape of the building has become the county logo Hennepin County is the most heavily populated county in Minnesota, and according to 2000 statistics, is home to 1,116,200. One out of every five Minnesotans reside in Hennepin County. The county was established in 1852 when Minnesota still had only territorial status.
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Today, Hennepin County hosts a vibrant business community, and strong business centers are found in Minneapolis, Eden Prairie, and other communities along 494. Principal county taxpayers include the Mall of America Corporation, NWC Limited Partnership, and Best Buy Company.
Homes in Hennepin County MN
A search for Hennepin County single family homes in the Northstar Regional MLS shows that there are 7450 single family homes currently for sale. Prices range from under 100K to over $50M; most of the upper bracket/luxury homes are found in Edina, Eden Prairie, near Minneapolis lakes, and surrounding Lake Minnetonka in communities like Orono, Minnetonka, Minnetoka Beach, and Wayzata.
Townhomes and Condos in Hennepin County MN
Currently, there are 3820 Hennepin County Minnesota townhomes and condos listed in the Northstar MLS, with the average offering price of $295,618, including everything from one bedroom starter condos to multi-million dollar penthouses overlooking the Downtown Minnneapolis skyline.
Lake Homes in Hennepin County
Right now, there are 355 Minnesota lakeshore properties available in Hennepin County, including lake homes on Lake Minnetonka, Christmas Lake, Arbor Lake, Crystal, Diamond, Weaver, Eagle, Fish, and more. Most of the lakes in the county are fully recreational; in most cases the water quality is outstanding, and the fishing is good.