Feature | The Crossing of Northfield

The Crossing of Northfield in Northfield, Minnesota features gorgeous condominiums, spacious floor plans, and an amazing location.

Susan Dean – President of the Association Board shares with us more info on The Crossing:

Tell us about The Crossing of Northfield and some of the unique amenities offered?

One of the unique things about The Crossing is the absence of certain high-cost amenities, such as swimming pools and organized recreation. Some amenities we do have include: Underground heated parking, a Community Room available to residents, a small exercise room, and a security entrance. Our Social Committee organizes a couple of potluck-style events each year, and we host a casual social hour on the last Friday of each month.

It is a simple place to live, in a vibrant community in a beautiful setting, right on the Cannon River. Residents can live privately or be part of the greater Northfield community as much as it suits them. This understated approach to condominium living means that we can keep our association dues down. The Crossing “community” is not forced on anyone, but is available to all.

Units are 1 or 2-bedrooms, so the typical residents are couples or single people, or small families. The units have been occupied as starter homes for young people, as well as downsized living spaces for retirees, and everyone in between.

Tell us what it’s like being a part of the Northfield community?

Being in the heart of Northfield is one of the greatest assets of The Crossing. We are within walking distance of so many wonderful resources – shopping, restaurants, hotels, entertainment, banks and medical offices. The public library, arts guild and historical society are all within a few blocks. The River Walk with farmers’ markets in the summer gives it the feel of living in a small European city. Another added bonus we have in Northfield is the presence of two fine colleges, both of which have wonderful relationships with the community. A lot of our residents are active in community organizations and businesses, as volunteers, participants and employees.

What has it been like working with Sara and Bluewater Properties?

Bluewater Properties became our condo association’s management company in July of 2018. Sara Mosman, our primary contact, has gone out of her way to make sure the transition to Bluewater management has been smooth. She has gotten to know most residents personally, and makes frequent visits to the site. One of the benefits of our being close to everything is that their office is also close to us!

If people are interested in learning more about The Crossing of Northfield, who should they get in contact with?

Sara at Bluewater can help direct inquiries:
Sara Mosman – Property Manager
Bluewater Properties
Direct: 507.646.4052 Main: 507.646.4050

We still have a handful of “white box” units available. The walls are up, and plumbing and electrical are roughed in but no finishes have been added. This allows the buyers to customize their unit completely to their taste. My husband and I bought one of these and had a local contractor build it out for us, with the kitchen and other rooms designed exactly the way we wanted them. We found it to be quite a unique opportunity, and jumped at the chance when we found it.

Check out this testimonial from one of The Crossing of Northfield’s longtime residents, Peg Morrison:

Why I like living at The Crossing – location, location, location! Northfield is near the Twin Cities and Highway 35, but not too near; still with easy access to the airport and longtime friends. Northfield is a friendly walkable community. People actually shovel the sidewalks and trim hedges and trees to ease walking. The Crossing is located near walking routes and Downtown is just minutes away. My car leaves the lovely heated garage only to drive out of town, so just a few times a week. The Crossing residents are friendly. I view The Crossing as my neighborhood and in a pinch I know I could ask my neighbors for help. I like that this building is not age restricted; it is great to see young, older, and many in middle age enjoying the more carefree living afforded by The Crossing. Every unit is unique – it was fun to finish my “white box”.

Bluewater has been so responsive to building needs. Whether it is hallway lighting or safety concerns, Bluewater keeps residents informed. A response comes to every e-mail sent. Common spaces are very clean with a replacement plan built into the budget. It is great that the association is fiscally conservative about spending on big ticket items.

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