Just 6-8 Miles from the heart of downtown, Friendly Fridley- as the locals call it offers both smaller home and larger home with (land opportunity) for residency. Springbook nature center along with the mighty Mississippi make this a nice community to live in. I should know- I live there! The median home cost in Fridley is $162,100. Home appreciation the last year (2015) has been 9.50 percent.