Otsego MN Community Profile
Schuler Plumbing LLC is proud to be serving the good people of Otsego Minnesota. We thought you might like to know a bit more about this remarkable and vibrant community.
Located in Wright County, Otsego got its name from Otsego County in New York. The area got organized into a township in 1858. The name Otsego is actually Native American which means “welcome to water” or an area or “place where meetings are done”. Over 400 acres was platted in May of 1857 and incorporation into village status in 1875. Incorporation into cityhood was achieved more than a hundred years later in 1990.
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- The median age in Otsego is 10% lower than Minnesota.
- In Otsego 93.61% of the population is Caucasian.
- In Otsego 1.68% of the population is African American.
- In Otsego 1.00% of the population is Asian.
Cost of Living
In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
- The cost of living in Otsego is 4% higher than the Minnesota average.
- The cost of living in Otsego is 6% higher than the national average.
- The cost of housing in Otsego is 10% higher than the national average.
The city is being served by the Elk River, Monticello and St. Michael-Albertville School Districts. There are six schools in Otsego, with Big Woods Elementary School garnering the highest points in terms of reviews.
Other Schools that serve the city are:
- Otsego Elementary School
- Rogers Elementary School
- Fieldstone Elementary School
- Michael-Albertville Middle East
- Monticello Middle School
- Michael-Albertville Middle West
- Rogers Middle School
- Elk River Senior High School
- Rogers Senior High School
- Monticello Senior High School
Places of Worship
The city is home to a number of faiths and churches. Here are some of them:
- Christ Lutheran Church
- Real Life Community
- Christ Church Otsego
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
- Imagine Church
- Bible Baptist Church
- Church of Saint Andrew
- Life in Christ Lutheran Church
- Life Gate Church
- New Life Community
- The Crossing Church
- Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
The top employers in the city are:
- Riverwood Conference Center
- Otsego Elementary School
- Long Haul Trucking
- Rainbow Daycare & Preschool
- F&F Food Mart
- Darkenwald Inc.
- Bank of Elk River at Otsego
- Fun City
- Tom Thumb
- Lef Co Farm Inc
- Elk River Box Factory
- Apex Business Center
Employment rate at the city is on the rise at a rate of 2.62% from 7,703 employees in 2014 to 7,905 employees in 2015. Most common jobs are in sales, administrative and management.
Restaurants & Nightlife
Pour Wine Bar and Bistro Restaurant – This is by far the best restaurant in the city. The food is amazing especially the sirloin burger without a bun for those that are gluten sensitive. The arugula salad is also quite amazing. They also have a good craft beer selection. Do try the Lupulin Red.
Rockwoods Restaurant – They have a wonderful patio and the wood fired pizza is quite perfect for the ambience. They also have 5 and 6 dollar burgers that they grill right on the parking lot. Do check out the Rockwood burger and the grilled chicken Cobb salad.
Denny’s – As with any Denny’s restaurant, they serve pretty satisfying meals. Do check out the grand slamwich for breakfast as it is fabulous. Portions are always good and the staff very attentive.
Fun Things to Do in Otsego MN
Here are the city parks to enjoy a number of outdoor fun activities:
- Beaudry Meadows Park
- Frankfort Park
- Kittredge Park
- Lily Park
- School Knoll Park
- Zimmer Park
- Carrick Waterfront Park
- Northwood Park
- Norin Landing
The Otsego Prairie Festival – is a yearly event for the entire family. There will be lots of exhibitors, fun activities and all-around entertainment.
Ice Rinks – there are 2 ice rinks that are maintained by the city and both are at Prairie Park. Open from sunrise till 10 pm.
Archery Range – Located at the southwest corner of Prairie Park just west of the baseball fields.
Otsego MN is a truly great place. If you are interested to learn more about our plumbing services here in Otsego, give us a call. We can’t wait to meet you.