Living in Cottage Grove
Given Cottage Grove lies on the north bank of the beautiful Mississippi River, many parts of town are rather scenic, especially around Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park. But along with this 515 acre nature sanctuary, Cottage Grove is home to 30 public parks that encompass roughly 1,100 acres. Other recreational amenities in town include six outdoor skating rinks (we are in Minnesota after all), a community swimming pool, and even a pretty awesome skatepark as well.
Because Cottage Grove is linked by U.S. Highways 10 and 61, commuters enjoy an easy and comfortable commute to both St. Paul and Minneapolis. From just about anywhere in Cottage Grove, St. Paul is only about a 20 to 25 minute drive, while most trips to downtown Minneapolis take about 40 to 50 minutes depending on traffic and weather.
Cottage Grove Real Estate at a Glance
Cottage Grove has a population of right around 40,000 people, which means plenty of options and opportunities await any and all home buyers considering a move to the Cottage Grove area. As a typical suburban community with a whole lot to offer, single-family homes are still much more prevalent around Cottage Grove than townhomes, condos, or other attached living spaces. But that certainly doesn’t mean they can’t be found here. In fact, some of Cottage Grove’s most affordable properties on the market are attached two-level townhouses that offer plenty of living space and an equal amount of desirability, so if you are looking for that affordable, maintenance-free housing option during your home search, don’t be discouraged! Or if you’re looking for something with a bit more privacy and a whole lot more room to grow, you shouldn’t have much trouble finding a home that fits all your needs and wants, from older cottage-style houses close to the lake to sprawling new construction homes with all the bells and whistles included.