Homes for sale in Forest Lake give buyers an experience with history, high quality education and a tight knit community. When it’s time to build your future, Forest Lake real estate is the first giant step.
Forest Lake started as a humble stop on the St. Paul and Duluth Railroad. It was named for the seemingly endless timber that lines its shores and creates a beautiful landscape. The first one-room school house was built in 1893, and city hall now stands in its same place today. Forest Lake real estate is in what was known as the major summer resort areas of the Upper Midwest in the late 1800s/early 1900s. Grover Cleveland and William McKinley both came to the town to unwind, and multiple movies and tv shows have featured Forest Lake’s beauty. Forest Lake was also the home of Minnesota’s first Boy Scout troop, and it was also one of the first officially chartered in the entire United States.
Location, Location, Location
Homes for sale in Forest Lake are conveniently located next to Interstate 35 and U.S. Highways 61 and 8. Mere minutes outside of town is the Wildlife Science Center, an internationally renowned research and education facility with the biggest captive group of privately maintained wolves in the country. The town also boasts a high population of largemouth bass, northern pike, walleye, and tons of pan fish (including crappie, perch and bluegill).
Schools are always an important consideration when purchasing a home, and Forest Lake real estate is in a wonderful school district. The Forest Lake Area School System has 1 high school, 2 junior high schools and 9 elementary schools, of which 67% of the staff have master’s degrees. The district has also been named a Minnesota School of Excellence. In addition, there is North Lakes Academy, which is an independent school district.
To Do, To See
Buying a home for sale in Forest Lake means an abundance of entertainment and events will be at your doorstep. Check out the ‘Forest Dragon’ at Cedar Park or the lake that hosted some of the largest ice fishing competitions in the United States in the 1990’s. Catch a game at The Ballpark at Schumacher Field, which was named the 2016 Field of the Year for Minnesota, and was one of 8 2016 finalists for High School Baseball Field of the Year in the U.S.!
Homes for Sale in Forest Lake
A host of lush forestry, fish laden lakes and diverse wildlife make Forest Lake real estate a gateway to Minnesota’s natural beauty. High quality schools, a lively sports scene and multiple annual festivals keep this haven fresh and exciting. If all of this has you interested in homes for sale in Forest Lake, The Antonov Group is here and ready to show you the possibilities!