We are the 8th largest city in Minnesota, making us “just the right size” – large enough to provide the best in big-city business, entertainment and lifestyle amenities, but with a small-town feel of comfort and community in a college-town setting.  Our values are square in the center of “Minnesota Nice”.  And with our outstanding recreational opportunities, exceptional healthcare services, beautiful gardens, rich history, historic downtown, vibrant arts, restaurants and shopping, friendly neighborhoods, excellent education facilities, fun events throughout the year and growing opportunity everywhere you can see why St. Cloud is a GREATER place to live, work, and play!

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As a testament to the livability and quality of life that is enjoyed by residents of the City of St. Cloud and the Greater St. Cloud region, the following is a running list of our awards and recognitions:

To learn more details about the awards, click here.

By the Numbers

  • 1500 acres of City Parks- 500 developed and 100 natural
  • 10 miles of Mississippi River frontage
  • 41 square miles with largest population in Central Minnesota
  • 4 local historic districts and Downtown St. Cloud listed on National Register of Historic Places
  • 137 natural areas inventoried and prioritized
  • 7 core neighborhoods organized and active
  • 48 million kilowatts produced annually at City’s Hydroelectric Facility powering 7,500 households
  • Over 50 recreational opportunities offered year-round
  • 760 miles of city streets
  • 30,000+ college students in the St. Cloud metro area
  • Road access to Interstate 94, and U.S. Highways 10, 15 and 23
  • 22 miles of regional trails