Hastings Real Estate – MN Northstar MLS Member
The Mississippi River dominates everything in Hastings, which is a historic river city away from urban stress. However, it is close enough for commuters to reach the Minneapolis St. Paul metro area with a reasonable commute. Located in Washington and Dakota counties, at the point where the St. Croix River joins the Mississippi, the city is the site of Lock and Dam #2 on the Mississippi. Boating, fishing and other river activities are popular.
Karen Lunzer – Karen grew up in the Twin Cities. Helping people is her passion. She has always been a “people person.” Real Estate has been a perfect fit with her love for educating First-Time Home Buyers. Our team is full of experience and resources which are appreciated when collaborating to help clients in all situations. In her free time, she likes spending time with her family. Phone 651-307-7925
Many residents commute to the metro area, while enjoying life in a small city with a long history, far away from the city rush and stress. Plans for the future include a new Highway 61 bridge and a possible commuter rail system, both of which would encourage new growth.
Hastings at a Glance
- Population: 22,172
- Area: 11 square miles
- Median Family Income: $61,000
- Median Home Price: $133,000
- Business: Tourism, commuting.
- Education: Local schools are well rated.
- Parks & Recreation: Mississippi River, 333 parks, aquatic center, and Civic Arena.
- Arts: Galleries, movie theaters.
- Sports: Active youth and adult sports programs, plus prep sports. Boating, etc.
- Dining: Local and chain restaurants, plus riverfront dining.
- Transportation: Highway 61 and Highway 55 are the principal commuter routes.
Hastings Real Estate Listed by Participants of Northstar MLS MN
The city has good schools. Its park and trails system is extensive and complete with playing fields and activity centers. Shopping is convenient, with all portions of the retail market represented, along with many interesting shops in the historic downtown district. Since the city is some distance from other suburbs, large retailers have located there to serve local residents. There is a good deal of tourist traffic, and businesses that cater to that traffic also provide rich year-round attractions, including restaurants, antique shops, and art galleries.
Home values are somewhat lower than in other suburbs, but not dramatically, according to the active listings by participating members of Northstar MN MLS. Typically, over 200 homes are available in current market conditions. Under $100,000, condominiums and townhouses dominate, with just a few older single family homes and lots popping up. About half of listings fall in the $100-200,000 range, with a mixture of townhomes and condos and single-family homes in a wide range of ages and styles. Foreclosed and short sale properties in this range provide attractive opportunities. Between $200,000 and $300,000, you’ll find single-family homes, most built after 1990, along with a few riverfront homes and houses on small acreage. From $300,000 to the top of the market at around $500,000, spacious homes, hobby farms, and other unique properties offer variety and interesting possibilities. Commercial properties also appear in the listings, for those interested in find a new business location.
Search for Hastings Properties Listed by Northstar MLS MN Members
If life in a historic river town, far from the hustle and bustle is in your plans, our agents who are members of Northstar MLS MN can help you find the right home. A licensed Realtor with our REMAX Realty team will be happy to do a complete MLS search, using your preferences. Contact us for showings. We’d love to get to know you and to help you with all aspects of your real estate dreams.