Carleton College - Area Immediately Around Campus



Rating Posted By Comment
3 - Good
3 - Good
57special
April 14 2017
Small, mildly charming country town. Not exciting, but safe and clean. [View Full Report]
2 - Fair
2 - Fair
eyrar99
February 23 2016
Some to do, but not much. [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
catherinee37
December 10 2014
I really loved everything about Northfield too. I am from a small town as well but everyone was even nicer there. [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
efarn13
July 05 2012
Next to campus is the 880 acre Arboretum, great for running, snowshoeing, sketching, tubing the Cannon river, research, or relaxing. Corn fields on one side, Northfield on the other. Extremely safe. [View Full Report]
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
Gedaechtnis
January 15 2011
Small town-y, but not lame like I expected. Very friendly. [View Full Report]
3 - Good
3 - Good
Apollo6
July 26 2010
Campus borders are not clearly defined because college owns older homes adjacent to campus buildings. These house specialty housing, offices etc. Could clearly hear the nearby train. Frequent trains. [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Youdon'tsay
April 30 2010
Downtown Northfield is quaint and easily accessible on foot. [View Full Report]
Keilexandra
November 01 2009
I only drove briefly through Northfield, but I hear it's quite cute. [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
reesezpiecez103
April 15 2009
The woods/lanscape are beautiful [View Full Report]
2 - Fair
2 - Fair
raelah
January 11 2009
Pretty boring small town. Plus, it's cold. [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
NaNNa
December 23 2008
Rural Minnesota about half an hour from the twin cities...in my mind, the perfect location. [View Full Report]
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
birdhouse
November 05 2008
I walked two blocks off campus into a residential area. Typical midwestern town. Very very quiet, beautiful. [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
magneticpoet
October 15 2008
All of downtown Northfield is a short walk from campus. It's a really cute little town - especially Sweet Lou's Waffle Bar, which is just off campus. It's delicious! [View Full Report]
3 - Good
3 - Good
starbucks08
October 15 2008
Nothing but a couple restaurants are there. [View Full Report]
3 - Good
3 - Good
arkitex
October 26 2007
Small town. Not much there. The nearby business district had book stores and a few shops and restaurants. Town closes up pretty much by 8 or 9pm [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
fhqwgads2005
June 25 2007
There is a pretty nice looking neighborhood surrounding the campus on one side (where a lot of students live off-campus). On the other side, is the large arboretum which was very beautiful. It' [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
stepherzzz
June 14 2007
I actually thought Northfield was COOL. It's not huge or anything, but there is a little downtown area near campus with some restaurants, historical buildings, and a Caribou Coffee. [View Full Report]
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
Ritafinn
October 29 2006
.The area is farmland. There are some nicely maintained houses around the campus. Not always easy to see where the campus ends and the surrounding neighborhood begins. Lots of faculty live very nearby. [View Full Report]
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
fireflyscout
September 10 2006
Carleton is on the edge of downtown Northfield - easy walking to shops, restaurants. Nice residential area next to Carleton. [View Full Report]