Welcome to Crystal, MN!

The friendly city of Crystal is a growing northwestern suburb of Minneapolis in Minnesota with a  population of ~23,000 people. The city is characterized by welcoming residents, an abundance of parks & green spaces, and close proximity to numerous events and activities. 

Crystal is a diverse area with housing options for everyone ranging from first-time buyers to young couples moving up to downsizers. The average sales price for single family homes in 2021 was $274,000 compared to $374,000 for the Twin Cities region as a whole, making Crystal an affordable and approachable area!


Crystal is tucked between highways 169 & 100, and interstates 94 & 394 allowing for easy transportation to/from the city. 

The city of Crystal borders a handful of northwestern suburbs, including: New Hope to the west, Golden Valley to the south, Robbinsdale to the east, and Brooklyn Center to the north. 

5 Reasons You'll LOVE it:

  1. The City of Crystal has more than 263 acres dedicated to parks & open spaces to enjoy year round.
  2.  Affordable & well-maintained homes that provide a sense of community. 
  3.  Close proximity to major shopping areas and a short 15 minute drive from downtown Minneapolis.
  4.  Variety of restaurants and stores within the city limits. 
  5.  The city is continually reinvesting into its infrastructure, with new plans and goals every year! 

5 Reasons You'll hATE it:

  1. Being a suburb, Crystal doesn’t have an energetic night-life with event venues or late night restaurants.
  2.  Public transportation can be inconvenient and the frequency of busing on the weekends decreases greatly. 
  3.  There are limited locally owned restaurants, with the majority being chain options. 
  4.  Easy to feel lost in the crowd with the larger population compared to neighboring areas. 
  5.  There is a need for more sidewalks. 

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The City of Crystal is located within ISD 281, also known as Robbinsdale Area Schools. The district covers seven communities and operates a total of 20 schools (12 elementary, 4 middle schools, 3 high schools, and 1 virtual school).

Schools within the city limits:

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