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Area Description

Conveniently located 65 miles west of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Our community provides good jobs, state-of-the-art health care and senior services, accomplished schools, amenities for active living. Housing is affordable. Public safety and infrastructure is sound.

Includes Cities/Towns: Dassel, Eden Valley, Grove City, Litchfield, Watkins.

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Area Amenities

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   Litchfield Parks are conveniently located in neighborhoods throughout the City.

Meeker County Parks have facilities for picnicking, boating, fishing, camping, hiking, biking, cross country skiing, and horseback riding!

Litchfield Golf Course, an 18-hole public championship course along the northern edge of Lake Ripley. The golf club has pro shop and Peter’s On Lake Ripley is open 6 days a week with a full service bar and restaurant.

Other recreational facilities include privately-owned fitness centers, four softball fields, horseshoe pit, two paddle tennis courts, 14 public tennis courts and an indoor hockey rink for hockey and ice skating.

Litchfield Blues provide top-caliber amateur baseball every spring and summer. The Blues play their home games at Optimist Park on the northern edge of town.


Cultural Activities





Litchfield has a thriving theatre which offers three events a year. The Public Library is updated with technology and a good selection of books in print. Litchfield offers one of very few Grand Army of the Republic museums in the United States. The Forest City Stockade, (located 10 miles from Litchfield)conducts two events a year with a historical setting from 1862 to memorialize the brave pioneers who settled here and who sought safety behind its wall during the Sioux Indian Uprising of 1862

Public transportation




The bus system is operated in a joint powers agreement between Meeker County (Litchfield) and Kandiyohi County (Willmar Lakes region). Major airports are available in St. Cloud (45 minutes away) and Minneapolis/St. Paul International airport (1 hour away). The local airport can accommodate private air transportation services.

Medical Facilities


Meeker Memorial Hospital provides a wide range of services including rehabilitation, emergency/urgent care, surgery, behavioral health and may other services.

Climate

Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 Jan  1.4  11.3  21.2  0.7 "
 Feb  6.6  16.5  26.4  0.7 "
 Mar  19.4  28.9  38.4  1.6 "
 Apr  34.0  44.8  55.6  2.7 "
 May  47.0  57.8  68.6  3.3 "
 Jun  57.0  67.2  77.4  5.1 "
 Jul  62.0  72.1  82.2  3.9 "
 Aug  59.0  69.2  79.4  3.9 "
 Sep  49.2  59.8  70.4  3.5 "
 Oct  35.4  46.3  57.2  2.5 "
 Nov  22.4  30.7  39.0  1.4 "
 Dec  7.4  15.8  24.2  0.9 "


Spring temperatures are cold with averages in the low 40's and highs in the mid 50's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 30's. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the upper 60's and highs in the upper 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the upper 50's. Fall temperatures are cold with averages in the mid 40's and highs in the mid 50's. Nights are cold with lows in the mid 30's. Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the mid 10's and highs in the low 20's. Nights are cold with lows in the mid 0's.

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Cost of Living for Twin Cities, MN

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Senior Assistance in Twin Cities, MN

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Job or Volunteer Opportunities

Litchfield Independent School District 465 offers a volunteer grandparent program, there are also many opportunities to volunteer with the museums, Litchfield Opera House and Nursing Home center

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