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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Blaine.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Blaine ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Minneapolis. It is located about 13 miles [20 km] to the south of Blaine. Minneapolis has a population of 422,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Saint Paul. It is located about 15 miles [24 km] to the south of Blaine and has a population of 307,000 people.

For comparison, Blaine has a population of 64,600 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Blaine and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Apple Valley   [Map]   52,435   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Bloomington   [Map]   85,866   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Brooklyn Park   [Map]   80,581   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Burnsville   [Map]   61,439   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Coon Rapids   [Map]   62,656   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Eagan   [Map]   66,627   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Eden Prairie   [Map]   64,400   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Edina   [Map]   51,958   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Lakeville   [Map]   63,748   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Maple Grove   [Map]   71,066   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Maplewood   [Map]   40,918   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Minnetonka   [Map]   53,085   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Plymouth   [Map]   78,395   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Saint Louis Park   [Map]   49,029   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Woodbury   [Map]   69,756   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Andover   [Map]   32,902   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Arden Hills   [Map]   10,362   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Brooklyn Center   [Map]   31,006   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Centerville   [Map]   4,009   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Champlin   [Map]   25,022   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Circle Pines   [Map]   4,978   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Fridley   [Map]   27,853   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Ham Lake   [Map]   16,528   N   5 miles [8 km]
Lexington   [Map]   2,037   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Lino Lakes   [Map]   21,407   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Mounds View   [Map]   13,098   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
New Brighton   [Map]   22,787   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
North Oaks   [Map]   5,207   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Shoreview   [Map]   26,794   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Spring Lake Park   [Map]   6,502   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]

For more communities neighboring Blaine, please visit our County-by-County Page for Blaine.

Anoka County ...

Blaine is primarily located in Anoka County. A portion of Blaine extends into Ramsey County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Anoka County: Chisago, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Sherburne & Washington. The Mississippi River runs along the eastern border of the county.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blaine ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Blaine.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Blaine ...

Looking for more information about Blaine? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Blaine, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Blaine.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Blaine.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Blaine. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Blaine. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Minnesota

    Minnesota Tourism
    Parks for Minnesota

    Fishing in Minnesota
    Hunting in Minnesota

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Minnesota Statewide Tourism
    Blaine Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Blaine


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Minnesota

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Minnesota

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Minnesota

Airports Near Blaine ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Blaine.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Anoka County - Blaine Airport(ICAO: KANE)   [Map]   ANE   S   Less than 2 miles
Crystal Airport(MIC/KMIC)   [Map]   MIC   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
St. Paul Downtown Airport(STP/KSTP)   [Map]   STP   SSE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl. (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]   MSP   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lake Elmo Airport(ICAO: K21D)   [Map]   21D   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
South St. Paul Muni. (ICAO: KSGS)   [Map]   SGS   SSE   23 miles [37 km]
Flying Cloud Airport(FCM/KFCM)   [Map]   FCM   SSW   26 miles [41.8 km]
L. O. Simenstad Muni.(ICAO: KOEO)   [Map]   OEO   ENE   26 miles [41.8 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Blaine.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Blaine. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl. (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]   MSP   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Rochester Intl. (RST/KRST)   [Map]   RST   SSE   93 miles [149.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Brainerd Lakes Rgnl. (BRD/KBRD)   [Map]   BRD   NNW   96 miles [154.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Anoka County - Blaine Airport(ICAO: KANE)   [Map]   ANE   S   Less than 2 miles
Crystal Airport(MIC/KMIC)   [Map]   MIC   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
St. Paul Downtown Airport(STP/KSTP)   [Map]   STP   SSE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Lake Elmo Airport(ICAO: K21D)   [Map]   21D   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
South St. Paul Muni. (ICAO: KSGS)   [Map]   SGS   SSE   23 miles [37 km]
Flying Cloud Airport(FCM/KFCM)   [Map]   FCM   SSW   26 miles [41.8 km]
L. O. Simenstad Muni.(ICAO: KOEO)   [Map]   OEO   ENE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Cambridge Muni.(ICAO: KCBG)   [Map]   CBG   N   26 miles [41.8 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.   (MSP/KMSP)   [Map]
        Website for Minneapolis - Saint Paul International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rochester Intl.   (RST/KRST)   [Map]
        Website for Rochester International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
South St. Paul Muni.   (ICAO: KSGS)   [Map]
        Website for South Saint Paul Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Flying Cloud Airport   (FCM/KFCM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
L. O. Simenstad Muni.   (ICAO: KOEO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Cambridge Muni.   (ICAO: KCBG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Buffalo Muni.   (ICAO: KCFE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
New Richmond Rgnl.   (ICAO: KRNH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Airlake Airport   (ICAO: KLVN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Central Wisconsin Airport   (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]
        Website for Central Wisconsin Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dane County Rgnl.   (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]
        Website for Dane County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Des Moines Intl.   (DSM/KDSM)   [Map]
        Website for Des Moines International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Brainerd Lakes Rgnl.   (BRD/KBRD)   [Map]
        Website for Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Anoka County - Blaine Airport   (ICAO: KANE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Crystal Airport   (MIC/KMIC)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
St. Paul Downtown Airport   (STP/KSTP)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lake Elmo Airport   (ICAO: K21D)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Blaine: www.ci.blaine.mn.us/

The official website for Anoka County: www.co.anoka.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: www.state.mn.us/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Blaine.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Blaine. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Blaine) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Blaine. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Blaine

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blaine. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.1698, Longitude: -93.2078     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blaine have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Blaine), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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