As a city of roughly two square miles, Cologne, MN, has a population of less than 2000 people. Its small community has proven to be alluring in recent years, and it celebrates comparatively high household incomes as well as property values while reporting a very low rate of poverty.
The city lies approximately 30 miles southwest of the Minneapolis metro.
Cologne was incorporated in 1881 and named after Cologne, Germany, which was the former home of many of the area's earliest settlers. It merged with its neighboring Benton ten years later.
Benton was officially annexed nearly 100 years later as the area bloomed.
Cologne's largely German-American population was the subject of the film Cologne: From the Diary of Ray and Esther, which is one of few amateur films on the National Film Registry. It documents the experiences of the community prior to America's entry into World War II.
In 2017, the median property value in Cologne was more than $225000. A large number of homes for sale can be found in the heart of the city and its suburbs.
The most valuable properties can be found in proximity to the city's private lakes.
There exist four total public school options for the children of Cologne, which includes an elementary school, a middle school and a senior high in neighboring Norwood Young America.
The Cologne Academy, serving grades K-8, is located in the city. According to Niche.com, it was ranked as the best public middle school in the county.
Cologne is undoubtedly a family-oriented community, and many who live there spend their time doing what most people do: visiting and caring for their families. The city is home to various parks, and its historical downtown district is welcoming with taverns and shops.
Sights to see include three historical buildings currently on the National Register of Historic Places, which are the Paul Mohrbacher House, the Philip Guettler House and the John Knotz house.
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