Homes for sale in Owatonna are in what is widely regarded as the heart of southern Minnesota. Both Rochester and the Twin Cities are close enough to offer Owatonna real estate owners metro convenience with small-town charm. The Antonov Group is excited to show you all the Owatonna homes for sale have to offer!
Location, Location, Location
Maple Creek and the Straight River flow through the city, providing stunning views and plenty of recreational fun for owners of homes for sale in Owatonna. Nearby towns like Lakeville, Rochester, Apple Valley, Prior Lake and Burnsville are a short drive away using Owatonna’s convenient roadways such as Interstate Highway 35 and United States Highways 14 and 218. Many businesses appreciate this convenient location, and companies such as Viracon and Federated Insurance have even established their base of operations in Owatonna!
Owatonna’s history begins along the banks of the Straight River. The city was even named for the Dakota word for the Straight River, or Wakpá Owóthaŋna. Ask any resident about the town’s namesake, and they’ll site the popular legend of Princess Owatonna. Supposedly, Princess Owatonna was the daughter of a local Native American chief who was healed by the mystical waters of a nearby spring.
College readiness programs and state-of-the-art facilities keep Owatonna students sharp and successful. The Owatonna School District, or Independent School District 761, hosts 4 elementary schools, 1 middle school and 2 high schools. Owners of homes for sale in Owatonna and their children can enjoy the newly renovated Owatonna Middle School and McKinley Elementary School. Owatonna High School also has PSEO and AP courses, and offers career preparation programs like School to Work and Tech Prep!
To Do, To See
Waterparks, fairgrounds, history and more await buyers of homes for sale in Owatonna! Visit the Steel County Fairgrounds every August as Owatonna hosts the county fair. Slap on some sunscreen and spend your days on the lazy river at Riversprings Water Park, which also includes slides, a sand volleyball court, an activity pool and more. The Owatonna Arts Center showcases the work of national, regional and local artists, and frequently produces shows in its performing arts hall. The local Brooktree Golf Course helps residents work on their swing, and the enormous local Cabela’s supplies everything a true outdoorsperson needs. For even more entertainment, children and adults alike will delight in the Reptile and Amphibian Discovery Zoo’s array of snakes, lizards, turtles and even a massive 12-foot crocodile!