Richfield, Minnesota was named for its rich farmland back in the 1850s, when it was a farming community. But its real growth came following World War II, when Richfield became a popular first-ring Minneapolis suburb for returning war veterans in the late 1940s and 1950s.
Today Richfield is very conveniently surrounded by major highways and is next to the airport, giving it easy access to both downtowns and everywhere else. The metro area's biggest shopping areas, Southdale and Mall of America, are both located on its borders.
It should come as no surprise that Richfield has an abundance of 1940s-1950s one 1/2 story homes and ramblers… much like St. Louis Park, another first-ring suburb bordering Minneapolis on the west.
Wood Lake Nature Center, the metro area's first municipal nature center, is located in the heart of Richfield bordering I-35W…
…with Richfield Lake Park and trail on the north side of 66th Street.
The oldest Richfield homes are located in the area around Wood Lake Nature Center.
There are currently 90 homes for sale in Richfield,
with an average list price of $181,919 and average year built of 1960
for all housing types… average list price for houses is $195,575 with an average
year built of 1951.
There is a high concentration of condos for age 55+ located at the corner of 66th Street and Lyndale, near the nature center.
- Adventure Gardens Mini Golf… hidden gem of fun for the whole family
- Wood Lake… the area's first municipal nature center
- Sunday's Site – Centennial Lakes Park, Edina
- Adventure Peak, one of the largest indoor play structures in the country
- Sunday's Site – LEGO Imagination Center Reopens after Makeover