Cottage Grove is a growing community in the Southeast Twin Cities metropolitan area. Situated close to St. Paul, our residents and businesses can take advantage of convenient access to urban opportunities while enjoying the recreational amenities, open spaces, high-quality schools, and close-knit community that Cottage Grove offers.
With beautiful rolling hills, a wide range of housing options, two golf courses, more than 30 parks, more than 45 miles of trails, and a culture of neighbors helping neighbors, Cottage Grove offers its residents far more than the average Twin Cities suburb.
The Gateway Commercial District is four miles south of Interstate 494 on Highway 61, and nine miles south of Interstate 94. The business park is just six miles south of Interstate 494, and 11 miles south of Interstate 94. Rail-served sites in our business park (CP line, with BNSF intersection nearby) provide easy access to global markets. 20 minutes away from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Over 350,000 workers within a 25-minute commuting range.1Over 338,000 potential customers within a 10 mile radius.1
With easy access to a recently upgraded freeway system, two Class-1 rail lines, and within a 25-minute drive of over 238,000 workers, Cottage Grove has proven to be a successful location for companies such as 3M, Renewal by Andersen, and Up North Plastics.
Whether you’d like to locate in our 600-acre business park, in a retail space, or any other commercial property, Cottage Grove City staff will work with you to make it easy to locate here in Cottage Grove. Fast-tracked administrative approval and business assistance are available to eligible businesses.
Cottage Grove, MN Schools
Cottage Grove Schools
Cottage Grove is served by South Washington County School District 833. It operates six elementary schools, one middle school, and two high schools. The Alternative Learning Center (ALC) is also serviced in Cottage Grove.
Wondering which school(s) your kids will go to depending on your home address? Many new residents are confused and this is an easy tool to help you. Click the link below and type in your address and it will tell you.