Willmar, Minnesota, is located 95 miles west of Minneapolis/St. Paul and is the county seat for Kandiyohi County. With a population of 19,694, Willmar offers many of the amenities of a larger city, while still providing the benefits of a small town.
Willmar is a diverse community surrounded by rich farm lands, scenic lakes and rolling hills. The economy is diverse and growing with vibrant agricultural, medical and technology sectors.
The residential neighborhoods of Willmar offer a diversity of housing with older restored homes, modern construction and newer town homes and apartment buildings. The City has 37 parks, including the Dorothy Olson Aquatic Center and Robbins Island, a 55 acre wooded island between Willmar and Foot Lakes. Robbins Island features hiking and biking trails, a swimming beach and public boat access. The City’s trail network includes a connection to the Glacial Lakes State Trail. The City offers ample opportunity and access to recreation for all ages.
Festivities and supporting the arts are part of Willmar’s social events. Willmar Fests is a summer celebration that combines three festivals, Aqua Fest, International Fest and Kaffee Fest, into one great opportunity for the whole family. The fall offers Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! as another special event for all ages.
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