Monticello

 

 

Search Monticello Contract for deed homes. Its a city in located next to the Mississippi River in Wright County, Minnesota. The population is 12,759.

Monticello is a vibrant small city tucked up against the Mississippi River and conveniently located between St. Cloud and the Twin Cities. This growing community offers an array of business, dining, and retail opportunities as well as a wide variety of recreational activities.

Monticello is proud of its extensive parks and pathway system, which includes 28 city owned and maintained parks and miles upon miles of winding trails. Lake Maria State Park, Montissippi Regional Parkand the Harry Larsen Memorial Park are three of the largest. At Swan Park, each winter between December and March, as many as 2,700 trumpeter swans nest near Mississippi Drive in Monticello, as the Mississippi River is heated from warm water discharged by the Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant.

The City of Monticello and Wright County have partnered in an effort to acquire 1,200 acres of open space in Wright County, known as the Bertram Chain of Lakes. The 1,200 acres of the Bertram Chain of Lakes property represents 4 lakes, acres of undisturbed shoreline, natural habitat, and oak forest. Currently, the park features 812 acres open for public enjoyment. The park provides users access to 4 miles of hiking trails, 10 miles of single track mountain biking trails, beach at Bertram Lake for swimming , and carry-in access to Long Lake which allow the opportunity to paddle Long, Mud and First Lakes. Winter activities include fat-biking, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, and more. Summer activities include paddle board classes, canoeing excursions, kids fishing programs, guided moonlight hiking, and more.

Education

Monticello High School (1,314 est.) is Wright County’s third largest school. The nickname for the school’s athletic teams is the Magic (it used to be called the Redmen but changed in order to prevent it from being offensive). Its main rivals are Buffalo High School (1,596) and St. Michael-Albertville High School.

 

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