Alexandria, Minnesota has become a favorite lake home and cabin destination for many because of its easy access off Interstate 94, and the abundance of lakeshore real estate on hundreds of clean recreational lakes surrounding the community. Just two hours from Minneapolis, St. Paul or Fargo - and more affordable than the neighboring Brainerd waterfront real estate market - Alexandria has grown from a quiet resort community to a well-planned city whose population swells during the summer months. In addition, Alexandria acts as a hub to surrounding waterfront towns like Glenwood, Sauk Centre, Osakis, Miltona and Brandon who bring even more vacationers and summer residents to the area, helping the Alexandria economy thrive.
The large lakes in the Alexandria vicinity such as Lake Carlos, Ida, Miltona, Darling, Le Homme Dieu and Lake Osakis have been a prime attraction to those seeking the joys of lakefront living. Many who once spent weekends here at their lake cabins have now turned those lakefront properties into year-round waterfront homes, where they've found a needed respite from the daily grind of the metro areas. And with thousands of lake properties less than fifteen minutes from town, these new waterfront residents have plenty of time to enjoy the lake lifestyle after work each day!
Just 15-minutes south of Alexandria is another favorite Minnesota resort destination. The relaxed town of Glenwood sits on the shores of 7,110 acre Lake Minnewaska. A mixture of resorts, cabins, lake homes and estates from an earlier era rest along its 25 mile shoreline. A bike tour around the lake is perfect for an early morning burst of energy, with a pit-stop in the lakeside town of Starbuck for a refreshing cup of coffee. Lake Minnewaska also offers waterfront restaurants such as the Lakeside Ballroom and Water's Edge, which add to the boating pleasure.
To find an even more extensive breakdown of lake markets, lake information, and lakeshore properties throughout the Alexandria and Glenwood Area, visit LakehomesMinnesota.com.
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