Scandia is a city in Washington County, Minnesota. Scandia is located 25 miles northeast of Saint Paul and is part of the Twin Cities Metro Area. The population was 2,960 in 2008.
Formerly known as New Scandia Township, Scandia officially became a city in January 2007 to prevent being annexed by Forest Lake. This city is proud of its Swedish heritage and its influences can be found throughout Scandia in architecture, restaurants that serve traditional Swedish food, and festivals such as Dalapalooza and Midsommar Dag. The Gammelgarden Museum pays special tribute to the immigrants that migrated to this area in Minnesota from Sweden more than a century ago to forge new lives for themselves. That spirit lives on, as Scandia is a progressive city with plenty of potential for future growth and jobs as more entrepreneurs move to Scandia’s business district.
Though Scandia is a newly formed city, it has been home to a community for longer than that. As a result, housing can be found here to accommodate a variety of needs and budgets. Single family house prices begin at around $120,000 and climb to $1,500,000 or more. In July 2010, the average sales price for a home in Scandia, MN was $145,833. Though this data has been collected from the MLS and is reliable, it is not guaranteed.