Quality of Life

Shattuck St. Mary, photographer Kenny Shibata
SCC entrance
Parks Web
Faribault is proud of the high quality of life our community offers! The following provides a brief summary of some of Faribault's many assets:

  • WE OFFER A FULL RANGE OF HOUSING OPTIONS. From affordable rentals to high-end single family residences, we offer a variety of contemporary and historic housing options to meet the needs and desires of our diverse workforce.
  • WE HAVE EXCELLENT SCHOOLS. Including our K-12 public school system, the STEM school, and the highly recognized private schools Bethlehem Academy and Shattuck-Saint Mary's School. In addition, we are home to the State Academies for the Deaf and Blind.
  • WE ARE HOME TO SOUTH CENTRAL COLLEGE, which provides outstanding education opportunities (credit-based and credentials) catering to our workforce and industries.
  • WE HAVE ONE OF THE MOST AUTHENTIC AND VIBRANT HISTORIC DOWNTOWNS IN MINNESOTA. A designated Main Street community which houses a variety of local businesses, restaurants, the award winning Cheese Cave, Paradise Center for the Arts, 10,000 Drops Craft Distillery, 310 Event Center, and the ever famous angled parking.
  • WE HAVE OUTSTANDING PARKS, TRAILS, AND NATURAL RESOURCES, including a 700-acre nature center with miles of trails. We are also within minutes of the best lakes in Southern Minnesota. Faribault has endless opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast. 
  • WE OFFER THE BEST OF SMALL TOWN LIVING WITH MANY OF THE SAME AMENITIES OF LARGE CITIES. At the same time, we are only 30 to 45 minutes from the Twin Cities for those who want the best of both worlds, between residence and work.