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Hugged by the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers on the north, and Wisconsin to the east, is Dakota County, Minnesota. Dakota County is in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, spanning 570 square feet of land, and 16.8 miles of water. Hastings is the county seat of the county that houses a population of 412,529. Within Dakota County, there are 21 cities, 13 townships, four unincorporated areas, and two ghost towns.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation and Minnesota Valley Transit Authority make it easy to get around town with Metro Transit and Metro Mobility.

Four school districts, acknowledge for being among the best, share the responsibility of teaching students in the area. Dakota County’s school districts include Independent School District 196, Independent School District 191, Independent School District 194, and Independent School District 197. There are also two higher education facilities in Dakota County: Dakota County Technical College and Inver Hills Community College. To enhance learning and recreation, the Dakota County Public Library System offers ten branches throughout the area.

There are two national protected areas in Dakota County, Minnesota. Protected areas include portions of the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge and parts of the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. There is a total of eleven parks, dog parks, trails, and greenways featuring a variety of activities. Three rivers run through Dakota County including the Minnesota River, the Mississippi River, and Vermillion River. There are also 21 lakes providing ample opportunity for water recreation such as fishing, boating, swimming, and more.

Dakota County, Minnesota receives approximately 32 inches of rain each year and 42 inches of snow. Summer high temperatures reach 83 degrees while winter lows drop far below freezing at an average of 6 degrees.

Estimated median home or condo values in Dakota County are about $237,000, supported by average annual household incomes of around $77,196, above the state average.

Your real estate agent is the best source of information about the local community and real estate topics. Give Robert Stewart a call today at 952-412-1290 to learn more about local areas, discuss selling a house, or tour available homes for sale.

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