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An Introduction to Dayton, MN

The approximately 6000 residents of Dayton, MN, have found comfort in a city with high property value, high household income and a remarkably low poverty rate. The comparatively older median age found among those in Dayton contributes in part to its coziness as a small city.

As of 2020, the city was working on the addition of approximately 550 residential units, among its many development projects.

A Brief History of Dayton, MN

The city was settled by a Frenchman named Paul Goodin in 1850. Travelling up the Mississippi River, he set up a homestead and a trade post on what is still known today as Goodin Island. The Goodin farm still stands today.

Dayton became a magnet for French settlers. The city was ultimately named after Lyman Dayton, a developer from Connecticut. Lyman is a legendary figure in St. Paul, where he owned the land that became Dayton's Bluff.


Of paramount importance to the value of a property is its location. In Dayton, the most valuable properties lie alongside the Mississippi River on the north end of the city. With a multitude of new homes, many other valuable properties are those recently developed on the east side as well in the south.

The median property value in Dayton was last recorded to be more than $275000.

Schools in Dayton, MN

Dayton residents have their choice of 26 public schools serve the city.

According to, Dayton was ranked as number 35 out of 474 best places to buy a house in Minnesota. It was also named 93 out of 474 on the list of the state's best places to raise a family.

Things to do in Dayton, MN

Wish a population of roughly 5500 people, Dayton is a small city. However, that doesn't mean one cannot find things to do. The city features places to golf, bowl and practice archery. There are lakes and parks, and the views along the riverfront are spectacular.

Among the most popular places is the Crow-Mississippi boat launch on the city's northwest corner. 

Homes For Sale in Dayton, MN

Homes in the Dayton area are in high demand. TAG has experience throughout the Twin Cities Metro and works regularly in the Dayton area. We gather the insight necessary to determine our client's best option. If you any questions regarding the homes for sale in Dayton, feel free to reach out for a complimentary consultation.

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