Nestled in the southern portion of the South Metro Twin Cities area, Farmington is a growing community of 23,100. With a history of European settlers living there dating back to the 1870s, Farmington is perhaps best known as the home of the annual Dakota County Fair, which is consistently the best-attended county fair in Minnesota, with crowd estimates reaching 125,000 annually. Also located in Farmington is the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Air Route Traffic Control Center, which employs 500.
As the population of Farmington has nearly doubled since 2000, new residential and commercial development is easy to find in Farmington. Residents enjoying the many trails that run throughout the city, in addition to a Dakota County library and historic main street district. The community is an intriguing mix of modern homes, retail and niche restaurants with historical buildings – three of which are on the National Register of Historic Places. There is easy access to State Highway 52, with a direct connection to downtown St. Paul to the north and Rochester to the south, as well as State Highway 3, which connects to other South Metro suburbs and Northfield 14 miles to the south.
Farmington is conveniently located 25 miles south of St. Paul and 30 miles south of Minneapolis and is bordered on the north by Lakeville. For more information about Farmington, we recommend visiting the City of Farmington website.