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New Hope is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota and is a conveniently-located suburb of Minneapolis with a population around 20,400. It has strong neighborhoods, an abundance of parks and recreation opportunities, excellent schools, and great shopping nearby.
New Hope was originally a farming community in Crystal Lake Township. In 1936, the city of Crystal was incorporated taking up all of former Crystal Lake Township. The rural residents in the western half of the township broke away from Crystal because they were unhappy about paying taxes for projects such as street lighting and sanitary sewer and formed their own township - New Hope Township, which was a reflection of the time. In 1953, with suburbia moving in and farmers moving out, New Hope was re-incorporated as a borough.
Although New Hope is considered a fully developed community, the city is moving into a period of growth in population, housing, and businesses. Regional forecasts show New Hope's population increasing slightly over the next few decades from 20,873 in 2000 to 22,500 in 2030.
New Hope has a thriving business community of approximately 420 businesses and an almost equal number of industrial and retail businesses. The city has a strong tax base with three major industrial parks and five commercial and retail centers. New Hope’s businesses provide employment to approximately 12,900 people and they continue to grow, often requiring significant building expansions and renovations.
All of New Hope is within the boundaries of Robbinsdale Area Schools, ISD 281. Robbinsdale Area Schools take pride in a strong tradition of achievement in academics and the arts serving approximately 13,000 K-12 students. College-bound graduates of Robbinsdale Area Schools have traditionally scored above the state and national averages on the ACT exam.
District 281 operates 9 elementary schools for students in grades K-5 including Meadow Lake, and Sonnesyn schools located in New Hope, three middle schools for grades 6-8 located nearby in Plymouth and Golden Valley, and two high schools for 9-12 including Cooper located in New Hope and Armstrong in Plymouth, as well as an alternative high school.
Parks and Recreation:
Nearly every New Hope home is within a 1/4 mile of a city park. New Hope maintains 20 city parks with a total of more than 200 acres of green space. The crown jewel of the city's park system is the 65-acre Northwood Park on Boone and 38th Avenues.
The city also operates the New Hope Village Golf Course, New Hope Ice Arena, and Milton C. Honsey Outdoor Pool.