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All About Richfield Minnesota

Established 1908

Name Origin: Named for the fertile farmland that once occupied the area.

Location Borders: Airport (east), 494 (south), 62 (north), and Xerxes Ave. (west). Interstate 35W cuts through Richfield.

Population: 34,439

Land Size: 7 sq. miles

Top Employer: Best Buy HQ 5,200

Avg. Home Price: $212,600 (2008)

Interesting Fact: Wood Lake Nature Center is a 150-acre nature preserve and one of the first municipal nature centers in Minnesota.


Richfield Public Schools

Senior High School, 7001 Harriet Avenue (612) 798-6100

Middle School, 7461 Oliver Avenue (612) 798-6400

STEM School (K-5), 7020 12th Avenue (612) 798-6600

Centennial Elementary (K-5), 7315 Bloomington Avenue (612) 798-6800

Dual Language School, 7001 Elliot Avenue (612) 798-6700

Community Education, 7145 Harriet Avenue (612) 243-3000


Parochial Schools

Academy of the Holy Angels, 6600 Nicollet Avenue (612) 798-2600

Blessed Trinity Nicollet Campus, 6720 Nicollet Avenue (612) 869-5200

Blessed Trinity Penn Campus, 7540 Penn Avenue (612) 866-6906

Lion’s Gate Christian Academy, 6541 16th Avenue South (612) 866-4222

Sheridan Hills Elementary (K-5), 6400 Sheridan Avenue (612) 798-6900


Richfield’s Beginning

Long before suburban homes were built here, Richfield was characterized by its abundance of rich farmland (hence the name) as the Minneapolis and St. Paul area was beginning to grow.

In 1908, Richfield officially became a city by adopting a President/Trustee form of government. However, residents of Richfield held town meetings dating back to May 11, 1858 — the date on which Congress admitted Minnesota into the Union.

Population Boom

Richfield experienced a population boom following World War II. As a first-ring suburb to Minneapolis, Richfield quickly became a popular home for returning war veterans in the late 1940s and 1950s. In fact, statistics show that from 1940 to 1960, Richfield’s population grew from under 10,000 to 42,500.

The City’s population topped out at nearly 50,000 in 1970. However, airport expansion, highway expansion, and changing borders resulted in Richfield’s population leveling off at around 35,000.

Geographical/Boundary Changes

Richfield’s borders once extended north to Lake Street in Minneapolis, west to highway 169 in Edina, east to the Mississippi River, and south to Interstate 494.

Three annexations by Minneapolis brought Richfield’s north border to 62nd Street.

In 1888, Edina formed a separate community.

In 1905, Fort Snelling forced Richfield’s border to 34th Avenue. In 1941, another section of east Richfield went to the airport and by 1955 all of the Wold Chamberlain Field (municipal airport) was separated from the village.


Richfield’s Government

From 1908 until 1950, Richfield’s local government consisted of a President, three trustees, and a clerk. On November 7, 1950 residents voted for a village manager form of government, meaning the City had a Mayor, four council members, and one City Manager. This is still the form of government used today. Richfield’s first Mayor was Clarence Christian who began serving in 1951 but served as President under the old format dating back to 1948.

Richfield Today

Today, Richfield has a population of about 35,000 residents who live within seven square miles of neighborhoods, parks and shops. In order to remain vital, the community is focusing on commercial and residential redevelopment, taking advantage of its location near major freeways.

Even lying as it does in the middle of an urban area (only ten minutes away by freeway from downtown Minneapolis), Richfield retains a small town flavor. The pace is easy, the streets are clean, City government is accessible, and community spirit runs high. Strong residential neighborhoods, an excellent public school system, an established infrastructure and amenities like Wood Lake Nature Center make it a community attractive to all ages.

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Featured Richfield Apartments

Richland Court

Richland Court

$1110 - $1210

Beds: 2
Baths: 1 - 1

Welcome to the heart of Richfield!



$1035 - $1285

Beds: 1 - 2
Baths: 1 - 1.5

Shoot pool, play volley ball, stroll in the courtyard, or throw a party at our clubhouse!

New Orleans Court Townhomes

New Orleans Court Townhomes

$1465 - $1565

Beds: 3
Baths: 1.5 - 1.5

Twinkling street lamps, ornamental wrought iron & intimate walkways through courtyards!

Lynwood Commons

Lynwood Commons

$700 - $760

Beds: 1
Baths: 1 - 1

Discover the convenience of urban living with the serenity of rural life.

Colony Apartment Homes

Colony Apartment Homes

$1000 - $1250

Beds: 1 - 2
Baths: 1 - 1

We have a swimming pool, adjacent park with a playground area, and tennis courts!

Colony Townhomes

Colony Townhomes

$1300 - $1420

Beds: 2
Baths: 1.5 - 1.5

Private garages are available and a patio in the back. An outdoor pool is here for your enjoyment!

New Orleans Court Apartments

New Orleans Court Apartments

$745 - $940

Beds: 1 - 2
Baths: 1 - 1

A convenient location near the Mall of America in a great apartment community.

Winton House

Winton House

$925 - $1250

Beds: 1 - 2
Baths: 1 - 1

A small apartment community that is just minutes from wherever your needs take you.

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