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  • 1. RichfieldThe Urban Hometown
    Experience counts - put 24 plus years of success to work for you.
    Presented by:
    John Mazzara
  • 2. Fast Facts and Figures
    Founded: 1850’s (Incorporated: 1908)
    Head Official: Debbie Goettel-DFL
    City Population: 287, 151 (2000)
    Area: 7.1 square miles
    Elevation: 840 feet above sea level
    County: Hennepin County
    Name of Origin: Named for the fertile farmland that once occupied the area.
    Average Home Prince: $212,600 (2008)
    Top Employer: Best Buy HQ 5,200
  • 3. About the City
    Richfield, Minnesota is located directly south of Minneapolis, and is quickly becoming an extremely popular area to live. Its easy access to such major attractions such as the Mall of America and the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, as well as its short ten-minute drive to downtown Minneapolis has allowed Richfield to experience a wealth of success in recent years in terms of employment, economy, and real estate. 
  • 4. History
    Richfield was settled in 1849-1852 and organized in 1858. It was then named Richfield from its people after “Richland” its previous name.
    The city was incorporated as a village in 1908 and as a city in 1964. The first flour mill, named Richfield Mills, was built on Minnehaha Creek in 1854.
    In the 1940's, Richfield was mainly farmland for vegetable growing and home to dairy and beef cattle. Today, Richfield is almost completely developed with 16,000 homes, about half were built in the post-war 1950's.
  • 5. Economy
    Best Buy Company, Inc. moved its corporate headquarters into the city in 2003, becoming the largest employer in Richfield.
    Job growth in Richfield has reached unprecedented levels in recent years. From the first quarter of 2001 to the first quarter of 2003, net job growth equaled 2,444 – the second highest in the metropolitan area. 
    Its convenient location along Highway 35, as well as the southern stretch of the famous Nicollet and Lyndale Avenues provide a convenient location for starting businesses.
    As a result, the suburb has become very popular for businessmen either looking to open a new business or develop branches of successful Minneapolis stores. In either case, it is great news for Richfield, whose employment rate is expected to continue its upward rise. 
  • 6. Real Estate
    Regardless of whether you have a family, or are a single home-buyer, the Richfield real estate offers plenty that will suit a variety of needs. With the expanse of business in the area comes an expanse in single-family homes, large multi-story homes, condominium complexes, and much more.
    Richfield is a safe suburb, which appeals to many families, yet has an attractive location and an abundance of shopping and recreation. It takes a great deal of pride in the rich diversity that provides it with its character. 
  • 7. Education
    The school district, Independent School District 280, serves about 4,200 students in Richfield and part of Edina in grades K-12. Richfield schools are organized around four key stages of youth development, Primary School, Intermediate School, Middle School, and High School.
  • 8. Primary School: Two elementary schools serve primary students in Kindergarten through Grade 2. In an environment geared toward young children, students begin learning the fundamentals of reading, writing and math, and begin to explore other curriculum areas as well.
    Centennial Elementary
    Sheridan Elementary
  • 9. Intermediate School: The school is divided into teacher/learner teams for grades 3-5 that allow students and teachers to develop strong bonds and help teachers monitor progress and meet the needs of individual learners. Standards-based instruction continues to build a strong foundation of learning in the core areas of reading, language arts, math, science and social studies. Other activities help students to develop positive values, leadership and social skills.
    Richfield Intermediate School
  • 10. Middle School: Students in Grades 6-8 attend Richfield Middle School. Students work with a team of teachers in core academic areas of language arts, math, science and social studies. Students develop skills and talents through a variety of exploratory courses – including art, music, global languages, family and consumer science, physical education, health and computers/technology.
    Richfield Middle School
  • 11. High School: Richfield High School provides a wide variety of programs and activities to meet the interests and needs of students in Grades9-12. A variety of honors, accelerated, independent study and college credit classes provide a high level of challenge for the 1,400 students that attend Richfield High School.
    Richfield High School
  • 12. Private Schools
    Academy of Holy Angels: The Academy of Holy Angels is a Catholic, co-educational high school that serves over 800 students in Grades 9 through 12. It is a fully accredited college preparatory school that offers a challenging curriculum to prepare students for continued education and life in the real world. They are one of seven schools in Minnesota that received college preparatory accreditation from the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
    Fraser School: The Fraser School is an inclusive early childhood center that serves children six-weeks to six-years old. It is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and is licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
    Other Private Schools:
    Blessed Trinity Catholic School
    Mount Calvary Lutheran School
    Minnesota Japanese School
  • 13. Post Secondary Schools
    Adler Graduate School
    Globe University/Minnesota School of Business, offering bachelor's and associate degrees and diplomas in business, health science, information technology, legal science and creative production
    Minnesota Life College
  • 14. Attractions
    Corporate relocations to Richfield are attractive to employees due to the city’s bustling business sector and clean environment. It has 39 restaurants and a wide array of commercial establishments (including the Mall of America) as well as parks and open spaces. 
    Aside from being adjacent to the Twin Cities, Richfield is also home to the Wood Lake Nature Center, Valleyfair Amusement park, Mystic Lake Casino and the Canterbury Park race Track and Card Club. 
  • 15. For those who want to get closer to nature, Richfield is packed with parks including Augsburg Park, Monroe Field, Taft Park, Lincoln Field, Nicollet Park, Fremont Park and Sheridan Park that are just a drive away. 
  • 16. For further real estate information or to begin your home search:
    John MazzaraRE/MAXAssociates Plus7300 France Ave SSuite 410Edina, MN 55435952-929-2577john@johnmazzara.com