close ad

My Hometown: Anoka, Minnesota

Alyssa and Tony Baguss get a thrill out of raising their sons Lane, 17, and Neil, 14, in a quaint town surrounded by the Mississippi and Rum rivers, where over-the-top Halloween celebrations are a major attraction.

By Caren Oppenheim

  • view all thumbnails
Maine Floral, Anoka, Minnesota
Sara Rubinstein
2 of 6

Anoka is less than 30 minutes from Minneapolis and St. Paul, but it's also a small town with a strong historic vibe. Nearby Main Street has unique clothing boutiques, antique shops, and restaurants. There's a unified aesthetic, with many of the buildings maintaining their original architecture.

2 of 6