Farmington Real Estate

This page is all about Farmington real estate and Farmington community information featuring house search tools, links and news about Farmington, Minnesota. This city is just south of my home so I spend a lot of time there.

You can search for Farmington Houses here – Farmington Houses For Sale

Farmington was founded at the intersection of the Minnesota Central and the Hastings and Dakota railroads, and the Vermillion River. The population was 12,365 at the 2000 census and 17,740 on July 1, 2008. The original name of the town was Dakota City. The popular city train station was Farmington Station and non-residents began confusing the two names and identifying the town as Farmington. The town’s name was then permanently changed from Dakota City to Farmington.

Farmington is home to three properties listed on the Register of Historic Places for Dakota County: the Daniel F. Akin House, the Church of the Advent, and the Exchange Bank Building (pictured below).

Farmington is host to The Dakota County Fairgrounds with entrances on 220th St (Ash Street) and along Highway 3. The Fairgrounds is the Largest in area with 360 acres (versus 300 for the next largest: The Minnesota State Fairgrounds). It also hosts the largest county fair attendance in the state, with average attendance now at 125,000 annually.

Farmington schools currently enroll approximately 5,000 students. The district range includes the cities of Farmington and the east portion of Lakeville, and the Townships of Castle Rock, Empire, and Eureka. The high school mascot is Pouncer the Tiger and school colors are orange and black.

City of Farmington Site

You can find updated monthly Farmington real estate statistics here – Farmington Real Estate Report

Other Farmington Real Estate Links –

Governmental units

Dakota County

Metropolitan Airports Commission

Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities

Metropolitan Mosquito Control District

Minnesota Valley Transit Authority

State of Minnesota

U.S. Federal government


Public schools: Farmington is served by 1 primary school district

I.S.D. 192 (Farmington)



Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce

DARTS – Dakota Area Resources and Transportation for Seniors

Scott Carver Dakota CAP Agency

360 Communities (formerly Community Action Council)


Pioneer Press

Farmington Sun-Current

Thisweek Farmington

Star Tribune

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