Homes for sale in Stillwater are found in what Forbes Magazine has named one of the “Prettiest Towns in America”. Buyers will be in awe of Stillwater real estate’s history, shops and schools. The Antonov Group understands why people love this city, and is excited to help you find your own Stillwater home for sale!
Location, Location, Location
Located on the shores of the beautiful St. Croix River, Stillwater homes for sale are also close to Mahtomedi, Oakdale, Maplewood, North St. Paul, White Bear Lake and Hugo. Wisconsin is right across the river, which has qualified Stillwater as one of the nation’s ‘Favorite Gateways’. Lily Lake, Lake McKusick, Long Lake and Brown’s Creek paint the landscape of homes for sale in Stillwater, and the Jackson Wildlife Management Area is nearby as well. Residents can easily travel the metro and surrounding area using the city’s State Highways 36, 95 and 96.
Stillwater real estate was first settled in the early 19th century. The settlement’s location on the St. Croix and its abundance of timber helped Stillwater quickly become a logging hub. In fact, at the height of the lumber boom, Stillwater’s sawmills were the largest in the entire United States! This city is also often called the birthplace of the state, because it hosted the convention which would establish Minnesota itself and assign its three main towns. Stillwater was chosen as one of the main three cities, and would host the territory’s first prison, while St. Paul would be the capital and Minneapolis would be home to the University of Minnesota. The town has since enjoyed many more decades of historic moments, such as the invention of the pop-up toaster in 1921 and the filming of iconic films such as Grumpy Old Men and Fargo!
As the oldest school district in Minnesota, Stillwater Area Public Schools offer owners of homes for sale in Stillwater an excellent education and a unique history. The district also boasts a nationally ranked music program and Lake Elmo Elementary, which is a public Spanish immersion academy. Stillwater Area High School is the oldest high school in the state, and recently underwent one of many modern renovations including the addition of a new 9th grade wing, gym and Pony Activity Center!
To Do, To See
It is simple to see why Stillwater real estate lies in one of the state’s favorite daytrip destinations. Downtown Stillwater features more than 100 restaurants, bed and breakfasts, historical sites, used bookstores, antique shops, boutiques and more. Pristine public parks keep the residents active, and Stillwater night life dazzles socialites with locations like Charlie’s Irish Pub and the Mad Capper. Every year, the city throws unique evens such as the annual Grape Stomp and the breathtaking Ice Castles!