Byron MN

Dated: 06/08/2018

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Byron Minnesota

If you're looking for a smaller community, but still want to live close to Rochester, Byron Minnesota is a perfect place to call home. Here's some highlights:

Byron School District

The city of Byron has it's own school district which is which is broken up into 4 parts. Primary school is for pre-school (ages zero to five) to second grade. Grades three through five make up the Intermediate School, middle school is grades six through eight and the high school is for ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth grades.  The Byron school district has been ranked number 23 out of 441 other Minnesota school districts receiving 5 out of 5 stars by The ranking is based on 2016-17 school year test scores and was updated in the beginning of August. 

Byron Minnesota Public Schools

Parks and Recreation

Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo is a free 624 acre park located about 3 miles north of Byron. The park is open daily from 5 am to 10 pm and the zoo is open from 10 am to 4 pm. The park includes four picnic areas, 6 picnic shelters, playground equipment and a two acre natural playground. There are almost eight miles of hiking trails and 29 campsites available. 

The Zollman Zoo has over 30 native Minnesota animal species including birds, a mountain lion, wolves, otters, bison and more. Most of the animals are either injured or extras from other zoo facilities and aren't able to live in the wild. 

Oxbow Park Zollman Zoo in Byron Minnesota

Within Byron, there are several other city parks, including a soccer park and a skate park, as well as a pool which operates in the summer. Coming in the Fall of 2018: a new Community Recreation Complex! It will include four softball fields and a consession area. 

Community Garden

A community garden was started in Byron back in 2010. Everyone is welcome to participate, regardless of gardening experience. Gardeners will contribute hours to help run the gardens - either by maintaining paths, mowing, or holding meetings. There are a total of 40 plots. The 20 x 20 plots are $25 and the 10 x 20 plots are $20. 

Byron Minnesota Community Gardens


Byron Minnesota also has a few places to grab a bite to eat. Try Bear Paw Pizza, the Bear's Den, or Margarito's. 

The Bear's Den Byron Minnesota

For more information about the city of Byron Minnesotasurrounding cities, or any neighborhood in Rochester, Minnesota, contact the Realty Edge Team at 507-218-9700 or at  And like us on Facebook! 

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