Brooklyn Park Homes & Real Estate
BROOKLYN PARK REAL ESTATE
This Twin Cities suburb occupies 17,020 acres of land in Hennepin County and is considered the sixth largest city in the State of Minnesota and the fourth in the Metropolitan area. It is adjacent to the cities of New Hope, Maple Grove and Champlin.
Brooklyn Park used to be an agricultural community but the city is undergoing a facelift with a view of making it an ideal location not only for residential development but for commercial and industrial development as well. It is a work in progress with 85 percent of its development already completed.
Brooklyn Parks in the 18th century was mostly trails and without roads. This was prior to the opening of the land occupied by Brooklyn Park to homesteading in 1852. Among the settlers who claimed ownership to Getchell Prairie were Winslow Getchell and his father Washington. On the other hand, another group of settlers which included Pierre Bottineau staked their claim on Bottineau Prairie which is now known as Osseo and Maple Grove.
The Hanscom home near Shingle Creek plays a very important role in the history of Brooklyn Park as this is where the first town meeting was held sometime in 1858.
Brooklyn Park has a total population of 67,388 people distributed into 24,432 households as of the 2000 Census. However, 2007 Census data shows that the population has grown to 72,724 people. It is predicted that in 20 years, Brooklyn Park’s population would bloom to 78,000.
Most of the residents are Whites (71.44%) while the rest are African Americans (14.33%), Asians (9.22%), Native Americans (0.57%) and those from other races. The population of the city is fairly young with an average age of 32 years. A mere 5.6% of the total population were 65 years old and above while 28.8% are below the age of 18.
The city has a per capita income of $23,199 with 5.1% of the total population and 3.8% if the total number of families living below poverty level. A family in Brooklyn Park gets an average income of $64,297 while a household gets an average income of $56,572.
Majority or 80% (29,807) of the residents drive to work using their own car, 11% or 4,220 carpooled while 4% or 1,608 used the bus when going to work.
One of the most attractive recreational facilities for those eyeing corporate relocation or employee relocation in Brooklyn Park is the city’s golf courses. Whatever your ability level is, the city’s golf courses will suit you fine.
Brooklyn Park boasts of being home to Edinburgh USA which was designed by Robert Trent Jones II and is considered one of the country’s top public golf courses. The Brookland Executive Nine Course is another ideal course both for beginners and experienced golfers.
If you are a beginner golfer who wants to improve your game then the city’s Golf Academy will be able to help you.
Relocating to Brooklyn Park with your family can be fun because there are lots of facilities for bonding. First on the list is the ten-acre Brooklyn Park Historical Farm. The Farm, which recreates farm and household life between 1890 and 1910, remained in the Eidem family ownership for 82 years. The Historical Farm comes complete with a windmill, chicken coop, period farm equipment, outbuildings, outhouse, barn and a farmhouse.
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