The city is named after its largest lake, White Bear Lake, one of the largest lakes in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area.
Over the years, the White Bear Lake area has continued to grow and prosper. Today the City’s 25,000 residents enjoy the advantages of being part of a major metropolitan area while residing in a community that has maintained its small home-town appeal.
Just 20 short minutes from Minneapolis and St. Paul, White Bear Lake MN is a community filled with small-town charm and big-city attractions. Whatever the season, you are sure to find something fun to do in White Bear Lake MN.
For more information check out: https://www.explorewhitebear.org/
Zip codes: 55038, 55110, and 55127
Estimated median household income in 2019: $76,379 (it was $52,934 in 2000)
Forest Lake: $76,379
Estimated per capita income in 2019: $38,701 (it was $24,338 in 2000)
Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $244,505 (it was $129,500 in 2000)
Forest Lake: $244,505
Mean prices in 2019:
All housing units: $281,535
Detached houses: $297,632
Townhouses or other attached units: $238,275
2-unit structures: $251,942
3-to-4-unit structures: $255,101
5-or-more-unit structures: $221,247
Mobile homes: $34,419
Occupied boats, RV’s, vans, etc.: $90,137
Median gross rent in 2019: $1,188
March 2019 cost of living index in White Bear Lake MN: 112.9 (more than average, U.S average is 100)
Downtown White Bear Lake Main Street: Spending a day in downtown White Bear Lake is a way to get away without having to log the time and miles of traveling up north. Just 20 minutes outside the Twin Cities, is the best of both worlds — a place to shop contemporary fashion, home, gifts & dine at the latest hot spots, while feeling like you’ve retreated to a quaint lake town with plenty of historic, rustic charm. https://www.downtownwhitebearlake.com/
Pine Tree Apple Orchard: If you are looking for fresh, locally grown apple and strawberries, you have found the right place. The original orchard of 25 acres is now over 300 hundred acres; planted in apple trees, strawberries, pumpkins and corn for a corn maze. Strawberry Season is mid-June to early July. Apple Season is mid-August – March. https://www.pinetreeappleorchard.com/home
Tamarack Nature Center: A 320-acre preserve in White Bear Township, MN that offers miles of trails for hiking and cross-country skiing, plus a play area & orienteering course.
The Farmer’s Daughter: The Farmer’s Daughter Fine Handcrafted Goods and Gifts is a unique gift shop located in downtown White Bear Lake. Since 2003, The Farmer’s Daughter has been White Bear Lake’s premier handmade gifts destination. Whether you are stocking up on household essentials like soap or candles, or searching for an original garden gift, The Farmer’s Daughter has the unique creation you are looking for. Many of their artists can personalize or customize their product to fit your specific needs. https://www.thefarmersdaughterwbl.com/
Many restaurants to explore!
Here is a small list and links to some of the top restaurants in White Bear Lake MN.
Acqua Restaurant-White Bear Lake
Rudy’s Redeye Grill – http://Rudysredeye.com
Brickhouse Food & Drink – http://brickhousemn.com
Eat at Banning and Fifth
Pizzeria Pezzo – http://pizzeriapezzo.com
Keys Cafe & Bakery – http://keyscafe.com
Lucy’s Burgers – http://lucysburgers.com
As you can see, White Bear 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.