Welcome to New Brighton
Located in Ramsey County, New Brighton, MN is one of only two Twin City suburbs that are adjacent to both Minneapolis and St. Paul – the other being Roseville which is located to the south. New Brighton has a population of around 23,000 people and it’s primarily residential, though there is a downtown area where I-35 and I-694 connect. Also, because I-35 borders the town to the east and I-694 runs east-west through the center of town, the commute to both Minneapolis and St. Paul is quick and convenient.
The History of New Brighton
New Brighton is one of the older suburbs around the Twin Cities, with immigrants from England and France settling in the area as early as 1858. In 1888, the Minneapolis Stockyards and Packing Company was formed in the area, which caused a boost in both population and prominence and led to its incorporation as New Brighton in 1891.
As the streetcar system in Minneapolis expanded to include suburbs, this led to more German and Eastern European immigrants moving to New Brighton which had a population of 2,200 people by 1950. Like much of the area, the real population boom happened between 1950 and 1970 where the amount of residents went from 2,200 to 20,000 in just 20 years.
The growth in the city is reflected in New Brighton real estate – single-family split-level homes, ramblers, and mid-century modern architecture and design are common. Though near the Long Lake Regional Park area, new construction is thriving with larger, more modern styles.
Coming Home to New Brighton
If you plan on buying a home for sale in New Brighton, there is plenty to do both in and out of town. Living here means you’re only about 15 to 20 minutes to downtown Minneapolis, including the Target Center, Walker Art Center, & University of Minnesota, while you’re only about 20 minutes away from downtown St. Paul and the Minnesota Children’s Museum and State Capitol.
Long Lake Regional Park
Home to the famous Ice Castles, Long Lake Regional Park draws people from across the Metro area and beyond all year long. Amenities include:
- Well-maintained beach with a life guard and a sand play area for toddlers
- Two playgrounds
- Two volleyball courts
- Sporting event field
- Boat launch and fishing pier
- Picnic area and picnic facility with grills, seating, and a kitchen.
- Three miles of paved walking and biking trails
Additional Recreation in and around New Brighton
- Hansen Park features walking trails, a disc golf course, an ice rink, and playground.
- Silverwood Park offers an art gallery, formal gardens, lake views, and an outdoor amphitheater along with walking trails.
- Como Park Zoo and Conservatory in St. Paul
- Gross National Golf Club and Midland Hills Golf Course in Roseville
Shopping & Dining in and around New Brighton
There are plenty of restaurants and shopping options both in and around the area, including:
- Giuseppe’s Italian Ristorante
- R J Riches Diner
- Crooners Lounge & Supper Club
- Crossroads Center of Roseville
- HarMar Mall in Roseville
- Northtown Mall in Blaine
Schools in New Brighton
If you are considering the local schools when shopping for New Brighton real estate, the town is zoned as part of the Mounds View Public School District, with nearby schools including:
- Sunnyside Elementary
- Bel Air Elementary
- Highview Middle School
- Irondale Senior High
Nearby private schools include:
- St John the Baptist (PK-8)
- Totino-Grace High School (9-12)
- Concordia Academy (9-12)
- King of Kings Lutheran (PK-8)
Contact Us for New Brighton Homes for Sale
If you are ready to buy a home for sale in New Brighton or want to sell an existing property, contact the team at Stutsman Realty, Inc. We work with clients across the Twin Cities, connecting people with their dream home! Reach out to us today at (952)927-4144 or fill out our contact form to get started!