Crystal is a pristine city located on the northwestern side of Minneapolis. And while Crystal is a first-tier suburb of the larger metro area, many residents don’t have to commute – Crystal is a fully developed city complete with businesses, great parks, and charming neighborhoods.
Choose to rent a Crystal apartment and you can spend summer afternoons at the Crystal Cove Aquatic Center, a beautiful water park that includes a zero-depth entry pool with a three-feet-maximum depth and an interactive play structure that spays, pours, and shoots water. For something a little more challenging, Splashdown features a water walk, water volleyball, and water basketball. The park also features waterslides and a lap pool.
Crystal residents can enjoy the beauty of their surroundings at several parks. The city has 28 parks covering more than 240 acres. In addition to playgrounds, hiking trails, ball fields, and courts, the park system features a little league baseball complex, a dog park, a skate park, a community garden, a fishing pier, and a disc golf course.
Of course, this is Minnesota – a winter wonderland. When the snow begins to fall, residents are out enjoying hockey, broomball, sledding, ice skating, skiing, snowmobiling, and ice fishing. Nearby Crystal Lake is a popular destination year-round because of its abundance of bluegills and largemouth bass.