Why Hastings?

With our historic downtown, thriving industrial park, and extensive parks and trail systems, Hastings, which lies along the Mississippi River, celebrates its history and welcomes growth. Within minutes of the Minneapolis and Saint Paul metro area, Hastings is a great place to live, work, and play.

The City of Hastings conducts a Community Survey every few years to gauge the level of satisfaction our residents have regarding our City services, as well as the general quality of life, here in Hastings. The most recent survey, conducted in 2014 by the Morris Leatherman Company, shows a very high level of satisfaction among the residents of Hastings. 

  • 97% of residents rate Hastings' Quality of Life as Good or Excellent.
  • 79% of residents recommend Hastings as a great place to Do Business.
  • 99% of residents recommend Hastings as a great place to Live.
  • 96% of residents recommend Hastings as a great place to Raise Kids.

Our residents value the small town feel, thriving business environment, educational opportunities, and peaceful nature of our historic river city. The City of Hastings works hard to ensure our city is a great place to live and do business. We strive to provide the tools and resources necessary to assist new and existing business in development opportunities and continued growth. We welcome your questions and look forward to working with you!