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Located about 45 minutes from the Twin Cities, North Branch provides easy access to both Minneapolis/Saint Paul and is just an hour and a half drive from Duluth and the North Shore. North Branch can trace its roots to agriculture and since its initial founding, the city has thrived with new developments, whether it’s residential living or the rise of amenities including parks, restaurants, shopping, healthcare, and more! North Branch is a prosperous and thriving community and many people have moved here to catch a break from the Twin Cities, while still being a short distance away!
North Branch is home to numerous parks, trails, and open spaces for the public to enjoy. Playgrounds, ball fields, sports courts, and more are maintained by the city and make it easy for residents to stay active. The city is also home to a golf course, and a designated wildlife area.
The city of North Branch is home to several distinct shopping areas. Regardless of what you’re looking for, you’ll find it in North Branch. Most notably, the city is known for the North Branch Outlet Mall, which is a large shopping complex filled with stores like Maurices, and Old Navy Outlet.
North Branch Area Public Schools serves the residents of North Branch, offering academics, arts, athletics, and community service programming to meet their needs. The district is home to three schools: Sunrise River Elementary, North Branch Area Middle School, and North Branch Area High School and serves 3,200 students.
Whether you’re hungry for fast food or a nice sit-down meal, North Branch has numerous dining options to suit your needs. From breakfast and lunch specials like steak and eggs, or some Tacos from Don Julios, to house-smoked ribs and loaded baked potatoes from Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, there’s something for everyone.