Nestled right on the border of Minnesota and Wisconsin, there are few towns more cozy and promising than Cottage Grove. Homes for sale in Cottage Grove lie in an area with an abundance of history and lively entertainment!
In the early 19th century, James Sullivan Norris staked his claim on the area now known as Cottage Grove. He built a farm and began to grow wheat, which was the birth of Cottage Grove’s profitable wheat farming. The town was also known for operating Minnesota’s first creamery, keeping residents of the area stocked in milk and dairy year round. Cottage Grove is filled with buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, including the pre-Columbian Schilling Archeological District, Grey Cloud Lime Kiln, John P. Furber House and Cordenio Severance House.
Location, Location, Location
Cottage Grove real estate owners have an easy commute to the Interstate 494 strip in Bloomington and both Twin Cities’ downtown areas because U.S. Highway 10 and U.S. Highway 61 run right through town. The city is also situated on west bank of the Mississippi and just north of the confluence of the St. Croix. Many successful businesses, including an operating facility owned by 3M, flourish in the city as well. Nearby cities are Minneapolis, Saint Paul etc.
The South Washington County School District (also known as Independent School District 833) serves the greater part of Cottage Grove. Homes for sale in Cottage Grove have access to 4 elementary schools, 1 middle school and 2 high schools. Park High school boasts a staff where over 75% of teachers have advanced degrees. The high school offers an International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, Post-Secondary Enrollment Options, AVID courses, AP class and an Air Force and JROTC program. Overall Park High has well over 150 courses to offer its young scholars.
To Do, To See
Cottage Grove may be a small town, but the long list of entertainment options is anything but. Take the kids out to the giant splash pad at Highland Park or drive around and admire the contenders in the annual Winter Lights Contest. The second weekend in June every year, leave room for Strawberry Fest with food, a parade, fireworks, a carnival and of course, plenty of strawberry treaets! Grab your binoculars and bird whistles to trek through the Ravine Regional Park and Afton State Park, or lace up your skates and visit the Cottage Grove Ice Arena.
Homes for Sale in Cottage Grove
Cottage Grove homes for sale are an excellent choice for buyers interested in a gorgeous natural landscape, a proudly preserved history and incomparable schools. The Antonov Group can’t wait to help you find your own bit of Cottage Grove real estate!