Framed by the Rum and Mississippi Rivers and interwoven with parks and open green space, Anoka is a peaceful, attractive, small city where families spend Saturday afternoons having ice cream on Main Street in the summer and sledding down hills or ice skating in winter. It’s idyllic Americana with one small difference – Anoka is also the Halloween Capital of the World.
Congress named Anoka the capital of Halloween in 1937. The holiday became Anoka’s in 1920 when the city hosted the very first Halloween parade. Halloween in Anoka is a celebration like no other. It lasts 12 days and includes parades, contests, events, a bonfire, and even an orange-tie ball. For those who enjoy the costumes, Jack-o’-Lanterns, and fun of Halloween, this is the perfect city to rent your next apartment.
In addition to the fun that takes place every October, Anoka is home to Bunker Beach, a great place to cool off in the summer. This water park has six water slides, Minnesota’s largest outdoor wave pool, and a leisure pool with a climbing wall. Anoka’s beautiful parks are perfect for all types of outdoor recreation, from disc golf to camping to snowshoeing to snowmobiling and even boating and archery. For your pets, Anoka is home to Locke County Park, the first dog park in Anoka County.
When you rent your Anoka apartment, you’ll enjoy a beautiful downtown with shops and restaurants, art galleries, museums, a fantastic October filled with all kinds of family fun, and beautiful parks. And if you work in St. Paul or Minneapolis, you’ll enjoy a stress-free commute with the Northstar Commuter Rail, which has a station in the city. It’s all here in Anoka, a small northern suburb of the Twin Cities.