Known for being the home of the Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley, Minnesota is close to everything!
This friendly and vibrant community of 55,135 residents is conveniently located in the middle of the South Metro Twin Cities, just 9 miles from the Mall of America, and about 5 minutes from two major interstate highways (35E and 35W), giving motorists quick access to points north and south. Many residents commute to either downtown Minneapolis or St. Paul either by personal vehicle or via Red Line buses that run north and south directly into the heart of Apple Valley on Cedar Avenue. Apple Valley was rated the 17th best place to live in the United States by Money Magazine in 2013.
Incorporated as a city in 1969, Apple Valley prides itself on offering a variety of housing options, from upscale to starter single-family homes to apartments. The city was meticulously planned to enhance quality of life – recreational opportunities from bicycle and hiking trails, to neighborhood and community parks are conveniently located throughout the city. Quality restaurants and specialty shopping options are around every corner in Apple Valley, in addition to plentiful retail establishments.
Apple Valley hosts an annual festival – Apple Valley Freedom Days – around July 4, and the Apple Valley Winter Carnival each February.
For more details about life in Apple Valley, either as a prospective resident or visitor, we recommend checking out the Visit Apple Valley website maintained by the Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce.