East Bethel is home to approximately 11,262 residents and offers a unique and very livable location for families who prefer the small town lifestyle. It provides the best of both worlds, convenience to a Metropolitan area and adequate separation to be a semi-rural community. It covers a land area of 47.97 square miles. East Bethel is 30 miles to Minneapolis, and 37 miles to Saint Paul.
East Bethel has 12 lakes covering 2,028 acres, including Coon Lake, the largest lake in Anoka County. We have 15 City parks, and public reserves that include Sandhill Crane Natural Area, Helen Allison Savanna, Gordie Mikkelson WMA and the Cedar Creek Ecosystem and Scientific Reserve. It also has two community centers, one indoor ice rink and one outdoor ice rink and one DNR Boat Launch on Coon Lake. With two golf courses, Hidden Haven and Viking Meadows, one disc golf course, a shooting range and hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling opportunities, there are always recreational amenities to experience.