Homes for sale in Otsego lie at the crossroads of two mighty rivers. This makes for a scenic landscape and an abundance of recreational opportunities for owners of Otsego real estate. Otsego homes for sale are a favorite of The Antonov Group, and they’re ready to help you find yours!
Location, Location, Location
With multiple beautiful cities such as Albertville, Monticello, Ramsey, Elk River, Nowthen, Hanover, Andover, Coon Rapids and Big Lake nearby, homes for sale in Otsego are in a very favorable location. The Mississippi River and Crow River flow along the edges of town, while Rice Lake, Mud Lake and School Lake are in the city as well. Minnesota State Highway 101 runs through Otsego, and Interstate Highway 94, Minnesota State Highway 10, and Minnesota State Highway 169 are just outside city limits.
The name Otsego is believed to have come from either the Native American phrase ‘welcome water’ or ‘place where meetings are held’. In the 19thth century, settlers arrived and established the town’s trading post, which would serve as the first of many commercial successes for the area. While Otsego functioned primarily as a farming community for the first 150 years since its founding, it is growing into a hub of commerce and industry in the region!
Where Otsego real estate really shines is its public schools. Parents can choose from 3 districts and multiple award-winning charter schools in the area. Monticello High School offers PSEO course options and a rigorous curriculum, while the St. Michael/Albertville High School is the 2nd largest in the state and has Minnesota’s largest performing arts center. The Elk River District high school implements a full College in Schools program, with AP, AVID and STEM courses for its scholars. Kaleidoscope Charter School provides education for grades K-12, and has been honored with the Award of Excellence for Academic Achievement by Volunteers of America. The brand-new Prairie View Elementary and Middle School is set to serve students in grades K-8 soon as well!
To Do, To See
Homeownership meets community in Otsego. Every summer the town gathers for the Otsego Prairie Festival, enjoying inflatables, a car show, live music, beer gardens, food vendors, a petting zoo and fireworks. Homes for sale in Otsego are just off the Mississippi River Trail Bikeway, which follows the Mississippi River from Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico, spanning a staggering 3000 miles and 10 states. For foodies, residents always recommend local hot spots such as Riverwood Tavern or Pour Wine Bar and Bistro. The nearby Albertville Premium Outlets round out Otsego with an abundance of shopping and even more dining options.