Browse Cottage Grove Contract for deed Homes. It’s a city located 10 miles south of Saint Paul in Washington County in the State of Minnesota. The city lies on the north bank of the Mississippi River, north of the confluence with the Saint Croix River. Cottage Grove and nearby suburbs form the southeast portion of Minneapolis-Saint Paul, the sixteenth largest metropolitan area in the United States, with about 3.52 million residents. The population of Cottage Grove is 34,589 .
The city is linked by U.S. Highways 10 and 61 and has a comfortable commute to both downtowns and the I-494 Strip in Bloomington. Once a rural township known for the state’s first creameries and wheat production, the area was served by rail lines, river shipping, and grist mills. 3M has been operating a production facility in Cottage Grove since 1947.
Cottage Grove is part of the South Washington County School District. High School students living in Cottage Grove attend either Park High School or East Ridge High School. Cottage Grove also has the school districts Alternative Learning Center (ALC). Middle School students living in Cottage Grove attend either Cottage Grove Middle School or Oltman Middle School. Elementary School students attend one of the six elementary schools in the city: Armstrong Elementary, Cottage Grove Elementary, Crestview Elementary, Grey Cloud Elementary, Hillside Elementary, and Pine Hill Elementary.