30+ days ago
The city of Northfield is situated along the banks of the Cannon River, 45 minutes south of the Twin Cities. Northfield offers residents the pleasing combination of proximity to a metropolitan area and a quiet, small town setting. Northfield is the home of St. Olaf and Carleton Colleges and boasts of the place where the Jesse James Gang was defeated in 1876, an event celebrated annually after Labor Day. Education is one of the main industries and the public school system has been recognized as one of the 100 best by Money Magazine. The community provides a wide range of seasonal activities from golf, tennis, biking and fishing to snowmobiling and cross country skiing. Northfield also offers a variety of cultural opportunities including gallery shows, plays, and music and dance concerts. The historic downtown, restored to recall the 19th century, showcases several dining, boutique, antique and gift shops.