Lynden, MN


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Lynden, MN

About Lynden, MN

Living in Lynden, MN is a unique experience. The small town of only about 500 people provides a sense of community and closeness that you can’t find in most places. Everyone knows each other, and there are plenty of friendly faces to greet you. You will find streets lined with shops, restaurants, and parks where locals can enjoy the beauty of nature while spending time together as a community. There is also an abundance of outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting, boating, camping, and much more - Lynden is the perfect destination for nature-lovers! The town is also close to several larger cities for more entertainment options when needed. All in all, living in Lynden offers a peaceful atmosphere and warm sense of connection that makes it one of the best places to call home. Small city - Central Minnesota, 60 miles northwest of Minneapolis–St. Paul along the upper Mississippi.

Location Details

State: Minnesota
County: Stearns County
Metro Area: St. Cloud Metro Area
City: Lynden
Zip Codes: No Zip Codes Here.
Cost of Living:
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 1028 ft above sea level
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St. Cloud is more of a “small town grown into a large town”, with a friendly Midwestern feel but an expanding role as a commercial and educational center and commuter suburb to the northwestern reaches of Minneapolis-St Paul.

The downtown is clean and in good shape if not especially exciting. Five small private colleges and the larger St. Cloud State University bring college town feel and cultural diversity. The area serves as a gateway to wilderness lakes and parks to the north. The city has a number of its own amenities and is close enough to share those of Minneapolis–St. Paul while being lower on the cost of living scale. Proximity to the Twin Cities area is a plus, and suburban development southeast of town is springing up to take advantage of it. There is talk of commuter rail service, which will work to further connect the two metro areas.

The terrain is flat to gently rolling with numerous lakes and wooded areas. The continental climate is highly variable with four distinct seasons. Spring, summer, and fall are pleasant, with moderate temperatures and low humidity. Thunderstorms are the principal source of rainfall and severe storms are common. Winters are cold with low humidity. On average in winter, 5 to 10 days reach temperatures between –20 and –30 degrees. Heavy snowfalls occur, but the location north of most storm tracks means they are less frequent than in cities to the south. Snow generally remains on the ground throughout winter. First freeze is late September, last is mid-May.

Lynden Cost of Living
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Cost of living, small town atmosphere, and nearby outdoor recreation make Lynden a great place to live.

$400,200
+15.5% higher than avg
$95,769
+27.9% higher than avg
$839 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-36.8% lower than avg
Lynden Crime
13.7 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
Minimum annual income
To live comfortably in Lynden, Minnesota
$76,680
for a family
$40,000
for a single person
Pros & Cons of Lynden
   Cost of living
Low ethnic diversity
   Small town atmosphere
Low job growth
   Nearby outdoor recreation
Winter climate
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