Elk River has been experiencing steady growth in recent years, and that’s a trend that’s bound to continue now that commuter rail has come to town.
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The Northstar Commuter Rail line’s Elk River Station came online in November 2009, connecting the northwest suburbs to downtown Minneapolis, making the 30-minute commute to downtown Minneapolis a little bit shorter.
But with an abundance of job opportunities in the town, there may not be a reason to commute at all. Elk River experienced impressive 36.23 percent job growth from 2000 to 2010.
The City of Elk River has over 44 community and neighborhood parks totaling over 800 acres, as well as one 9-hole and one 18-hole golf course. Other recreational facilities include a hockey arena, and a variety of sport-specific athletic fields.
A good school system is another feather in Elk River’s cap. Test scores were 17.3 percent higher than the state average in reading and 13.7 percent higher in math in 2011, according to Money Magazine.
Elk River is also a very popular area with the state’s hunters due to its close location.
The median age in Elk River is 34.1 years old.
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