Community

Progress, growth and development are three words that describe the communities of Cambridge-Isanti, Minnesota. The increased population and business growth in and around Cambridge and Isanti have elevated the community to the status of a ‘regional hub’ in East Central Minnesota for shopping, services, entertainment, employment and education! Cambridge, Isanti residents enjoy a community that maintains its ‘small town’ feel, yet is only 45 minutes from the metropolitan Minneapolis-Saint Paul entertainment and sports venues.

Comprehensive Health Care

Cambridge-Isanti provides comprehensive medical and health care services to a regional base of consumers. Every option from traditional to alternative health resources is available locally. The Cambridge Medical Center is a regional medical center providing clinic and hospital services.

GracePointe Crossing a Premier Senior Living and Health Care Community. Comfortable town homes, senior independent apartments, assisted living, memory care and a full-skilled care residence create a full array of senior living options, with the convenience of downtown Cambridge-Isanti close by. At the heart of GracePointe Crossing is a commitment to high quality service as a ministry of compassion and fellowship.

Demographics

Detailed demographics and statistics can be found through the various links provided below.

US Census
US Census – Isanti County QuickFacts
MnPro

Education

Wide ranges of high-quality educational choices are available for area citizens of all ages. Educational excellence begins with Early Childhood Education and is a life-long commitment in the community of Cambridge and Isanti! The public school system of Cambridge-Isanti ISD# 911 school district offers specialty classes along with its core curriculum as well as year-round options for grades K-8. ISD# 911 Community Education provides an array of classes, trainings and physical fitness opportunities. Since 1978, the Cambridge Christian School K-12 programs have fostered spiritual and academic growth in a Christ-centered environment. The Cambridge Campus of Anoka Ramsey Community College is located in the city on the banks of the scenic Rum River and is the pride of the community. They offer a variety of two-year degrees and transfer programs. The campus also is home to the Minnesota Small Business Development Center Satellite office.

Faith Community

A diverse and involved faith community along with a variety of extended religious services is available within the community of Cambridge or Isanti. Whether you are looking for traditional or contemporary services, all can be found in Cambridge, Isanti. Several religious education offerings from preschool through Grade 12 are also provided.

Government

The local government of the City of Cambridge and City of Isanti is organized as a Mayor and four Council members. The Cities are branded for economic development purposes as Minnesota’s Opportunity Community City officials and staff take great pride in the community and are receptive to the concerns of the citizens of Cambridge. As the Isanti County seat, Cambridge-Isanti has a number of county and state services readily available from family assistance to courthouse and Isanti County Sheriff’s Department. Also located in Cambridge is a State of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) facility and Minnesota Workforce Center.

History

The City of Cambridge, “City on the Rum River” is located in Isanti County, Minnesota and was established in 1866. The city sports the name given by settlers from New England, even though Cambridge and the surrounding area were a haven for Swedish immigrants.

In the early 1900’s, Cambridge had first class business facilities, possessing a potato starch factory, 1,300-barrel flouring mill, a wool carding and spinning mill, an excellent electric lighting plant, local and long-distance telephone systems, making Cambridge-Isanti a desirable community for commerce. More information on the history of the City of Cambridge neighboring cities of BrahamIsanti as well as Isanti County Minnesota is available from the Isanti County Historical Society or come visit their Heritage Museum located in Cambridge.

The Communities of Cambridge and Isanti continue to be the leading economic hub of the East Central Minnesota region!

Housing

The City of Cambridge-Isanti and immediate surrounding areas have just the type of housing you are looking for. Whether you are looking for new or previously owned housing, the variety offered in Cambridge and Isanti can fit all of your unique needs. If you are looking to buy, our local real estate, financial and mortgage sector Chamber members can make your housing purchase a reality! New town homes, single-family homes, apartment units, workforce housing, lake homes, and executive housing are all part of the housing mix available in the community of Cambridge-Isanti.

The City of Cambridge-Isanti works hard to design a well-connected community through the consistent planning of neighborhoods that provide green space, landscaping, and parks and trails into their overall designs.

Lodging

There are numerous campgrounds and hotel/motel accommodations available in the Cambridge-Isanti area. Campgrounds are located near lakes and the scenic protected Rum River. The Isanti County Fairgrounds facility also provides for camping, showers and hook-ups. Always remember to consult the North 65 Chamber of Commerce on this site for a full listing of members within business categories.

Media

Cambridge and Isanti are fortunate to have two quality weekly newspapers and a Sunday Shopper publication that provide comprehensive news coverage of local and area events, as well as extensive classified advertisements. Local Chamber media members also provide online viewing of their publications and services. Radio stations located in the East Central Minnesota region are a great source for local news, community calendars and live broadcasts of area events and athletic contests. A local access cable channel also gives community information updates. Cambridge-Isanti is geographically located close to the metropolitan Twin Cities areas, so residents enjoy daily delivery of the Minneapolis and Saint Paul newspapers and reception of the metro radio and television broadcasts.

Professional Services

All of your professional service needs are available here in the Cambridge-Isanti Minnesota area. Top-quality talented professionals are poised to meet the needs of all consumers; from financial, insurance, salon, catering, and tax preparation to building design. The strong, stable financial institutions that are the cornerstones of the communities in Isanti County complement these services.

Utilities & Telecommunications

The Cambridge and Isanti County area are wired for all of your technology needs, far exceeding the infrastructure offered in many rural communities. Many businesses provide wireless access to shoppers/visitors. The North 65 Chamber of Commerce and Cities of Cambridge-Isanti were successful on a number of community technology focused collaborations. One such success was the receipt of a designation for Cambridge from the MN Department of Employment and Economic Development as an E-Commerce Ready community. Another success was a Blandin Foundation ‘Get Broadband’, which will have a goal in the business sector, to educate and expand the use of technology.

Area utilities continue to bring the Cambridge area residents reliable service and reasonable rates. They do this while giving back to the communities financially as well as showing concern for our environment.