Zimmerman, MN, is a small city located northwest of the Minneapolis metro. Its population was last reported to be roughly 5500 people. It's a mostly rural community dotted by sparse suburbs, and for this reason there is a great deal of natural beauty in the city.
As of 2020, the city was known for its comparatively low cost of living and its good value for homes. Minnesota State Highway 169 runs through the center of the city.
Zimmerman was known as The Village of Lake Fremont until it was renamed in 1967. It was originally named after a legendary explorer, military officer and politician, John C. Fremont, for whom many cities throughout the United States are named. Fremont is credited for promoting the western expansion of the county's first settlers thanks to his maps and publications. He was called “The Pathfinder” and was widely known for his symbolic placement of the American flag atop the Rocky Mountains.
However, it was a local farmer, Moses Zimmerman, whose identity would be ultimately linked to the area. Among other things, he greatly influenced the progress of the city by promoting the Great Northern Railroad to develop a track through the area.
A property's location will ultimately define its monetary value. Zimmerman features many homes whose prices rise above $500000. These homes tend to lie on lakefront property, and most were built within the last decade.
The median property value in Zimmerman was last recorded to be approximately $175000. According to Niche.com, the city was ranked as 106 of 474 best places to buy a house in the state of Minnesota.
Zimmerman is home to a high school, a middle school and various elementary schools. Overall, there are eight public schools that serve the city, which are generally highly rated.
According to Niche.com, Zimmerman was ranked as number 226 out of 366 places with the best public schools in Minnesota.
Zimmerman has historically been known as ”the gateway to the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge.” The city lies on the edge of 30000-plus acres connecting the “Big Woods” with expansive prairies to the west. The refuge features a multitude of habitats which are home to a diverse range of species. Its migratory birds have attracted the attention of the National Audobon Society, who recognize it as an “Important Bird Area” in the state.
The city's natural beauty can be found throughout its parks, golf courses, soccer fields, tennis courts, disc golf courses, beaches and more.
The real estate experts of TAG Group have a history of success in Zimmerman, and we have operated extensively throughout the Twin Cities metro. Our goal is to inspire our clients with a personalized approach towards identifying all the best options. If you would like a complimentary consultation, do not hesitate to contact us.