Newport, MN, is a city located approximately 12 miles southeast of downtown St. Paul. In 2017, it had a reported population of 3500 people whose average age was 40 years.
The city is bordered on its western edge by the Mississippi River and is accessed mainly by Interstate 494, U.S. Highway 10 and U.S. Highway 61. It is home to Xcel Energy.
The origin of Newport can be traced back to a single settler, John Holton, who arrived in the area in 1837. He set up a Methodist mission with Reverend Alfred Brunson to influence the the nearby Dakota village, Kaposia, which is now a part of South St. Paul.
As tensions rose within the village, Holton and Brunson moved across the river. Their mission was abandoned years later. The site of the mission became home to a trading post and, later, a post office. Steamships began docking there by the mid-19th century, and farmers soon arrived to settle in the area.
Newport was where the first cheese was processed in Minnesota, and various fruit was grown in the immediate area. A sawmill also drew many workers to Newport and, by 1889, the Village of Newport was incorporated.
The city's suburbs found along U.S. Highway 10 and U.S. Highway 61 has a selection of newer homes with prices tags as high as $500000. Additionally, a high concentration of homes can be found in the northeast corner of Newport, near Ria Lake. Their prices range from $400000 to $750000.
According to Niche.com, Newport ranked as number 119 on the list of 474 best places to buy a house in the state.
Newport's six public schools, according to Niche.com, placed the city at 108 on a list of 366 places with the best public schools in Minnesota.
Also, the city was ranked 131 among 474 best places to raise a family in the state. The high school serving Newport is New Prague Senior High.
The destinations that best represent the natural beauty of Newport lie along the shore of the river. However, a great deal of appeal can be found in those visiting parks throughout the city and walking the trail along Hastings Avenue.
Overall, Newport has a small town feel despite its proximity to the Twin Cities metro, and a general stroll through town is unique in its simplicity.
As the metro continues to expand, places like Newport are proving to be continually improving in value. If you are in need of an expert regarding the homes for sale in Newport, feel free to reach out and speak firsthand with an experienced member of our team.
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