Forest Lake Homes for Sale

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Forest Lake MN is a rapidly growing, attractive suburban community located in the northwestern corner of Washington County. The City is conveniently located off Highways 35E and 35W and is part of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. In addition to the beauty of the lakes, residents are fond of agricultural pursuits, the small-town feel and family-friendly amenities.

Settlement of the Forest Lake MN area occurred initially as a result of the construction of the St. Paul and Duluth Railroad completed in 1869. Growth in the City and surrounding township was fueled by the development of summer lake homes on the shores of the area’s lakes, particularly on Forest Lake and Clear Lake. Over time, a commercial district developed along with community facilities such as parks and schools.

The lake home village matured into the City it is today as cabin owners turned their property into year-round residences. Steady residential and commercial growth occurred from the 1970’s through the 1990’s and in 2001 the City and Township combined into one City. Welcome to Forest Lake MN Homes!

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The facts about Forest Lake MN Homes for Sale

Zip codes: 55025 & 55073

Estimated median household income in 2019: $83,082 (it was $44,419 in 2000)
Forest Lake: $83,082
MN: $74,593

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $42,064 (it was $20,058 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $299,288 (it was $121,700 in 2000)
Forest Lake: $299,288
MN: $246,700

Mean prices in 2019:
All housing units: $287,196

Detached houses: $306,078

Townhouses or other attached units: $174,898

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $452,694

Mobile homes: $19,615

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,164

March 2019 cost of living index in Forest Lake MN: 112.9 (more than average, U.S average is 100)

Forest Lake MN by the Numbers

35.5 square miles
19,056 residents
7,345 households
6,399 local jobs
1,183 acres of parkland


Things to do in Forest Lake MN

Forest Lake MN has a variety of facilities for youth and adult activities including a new sports center for hockey and skating, ball fields and 3 golf courses. The City hosts many parks with various amenities including a swimming beach, playgrounds, picnic facilities, hiking and biking trails, horseback riding facilities and snowmobile trails.

Tanners Brook Gold Course: Tanners Brook Golf Club opened in 2000, featuring 18 scenic holes. They boast the convenience and affordable prices of a Metro Area course. Play spans to 6,887 yards for a par of 71. Their facility includes a natural grass driving, two putting greens, and practice area, a fully-stocked pro shop and a clubhouse with a full-service bar and restaurant.

City Events

4th of July Celebration: Every year the City of Forest Lake hosts a multi-day Fourth of July celebration. Events include a parade, carnival, live music, and fireworks shot off over beautiful Forest Lake MN.

Arts in the Park: This event offers a weekly live music, food truck & a Farmer’s Market, where you will find a variety of fruits, vegetables, baked goods, and more! Every Tuesday from June 15th – August 31st, 5:00PM – 9:00PM (Farmer’s Market goes through September)


Restaurants in Forest Lake MN

Many restaurants to explore!

Here is a small list and links to some of the top restaurants in Forest Lake MN.

The Old Log Cabin –

The Grillium

Norman Quack’s Chophouse –

Mallards Restaurant –

Stella’s On 97 –

As you can see, Forest Lake MN homes for sale have plenty to offer! – work with someone who lives in the area and knows the neighborhoods and communities as their own.


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