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Wright County is home to 16 beautiful communities nestled amongst 298 lakes ready for exploration. Wright County offers over 3,000 acres of parks, superior golf courses, a lower cost of living, and freedom from traffic. We are defined by our successful growth (2nd fastest growing County in MN), abundant natural resources, and thriving communities.

A few great stats our partners at Greater MSP (the organization) have listed about our region:

As a state, Minnesota ranks sixth in United Health Foundation’s annual listing of the healthiest states. It places especially low in occupational fatalities, premature deaths and sick days – all of which are good news for employers. Its hospitals routinely score among the best and safest in the nation.

The Greater MSP region leads the country in health and fitness, according to the American Fitness Index. The index measures health indicators and fitness markers – including access to parks, walking paths and farmers’ markets. (American College of Sports Medicine, 2011)

Cost of Living

The 2010 CPI for the 13-county Greater MSP region was 212, six points below the US city average. The CPI reflects the average price that people pay for food, clothing, shelter, fuel, transportation, medical care and day-to-day living.


Our Communities

There are 16 Cities and 18 Townships located inside Wright County Borders.
Parks & Recreation

The People of Wright County value their natural surroundings, demonstrated by over 3,000 acres devoted to our park system. The county has a long history of setting aside scenic areas for the use of all residents, thanks to the foresight of Parks Board members and county commissioners. The parks system includes 29 units including regional and county, park reserves, forests, wayside rests and lake accesses. An excellent system of parks located along the North Fork of the Crow River these parks offer access to one of the region’s most scenic and accessible state canoe routes.

Five parks feature swimming beaches for summer fun. Two wooded campgrounds with lake access provide campers with a spot to pitch a tent or park a camper. The parks also offer 31.5 miles of trails, 17 miles of ski trails, six fishing piers, a twelve hole disc golf course, seven playgrounds and seven picnic shelters. The Ney Nature Center, in Ney Park near Maple Lake, provides area school children and other groups with a facility for environmental education that’s close to nature.

Parks and Recreation