The Chisago Lakes Area is about 45 minutes northeast of Minneapolis and St. Paul on the main corridor to the popular vacation spots of Northwestern Wisconsin. In the early part of the 1900s, it was a tourist destination for those who lived in the Twin Cities, at a time when it was an expedition to venture even this short of a distance.
As you travel on Highway 8, just to the north of Forest Lake, you will begin to wind your way past the many lakes and towns that make up this interesting setting. With a Swedish heritage that goes back over 150 years, it is evident that the people who live here have maintained a strong sense of pride in their communities. And it seems to carry on with new residents who now call this their home.
The lakes are essentially a connection of many fairly large water bodies that supply all types of water-related recreation throughout the year. There is approximately 4,000 acres of water to roam around on the main lakes, and there are plenty of others within walking distance that provide a less active panorama.
Today, the Lakes Area has changed from its prevalent makeup of tiny seasonal cabins just a decade or two ago, to a majority of attractive year-round homes with residents that support a wide variety of core businesses and schools throughout the communities of Chisago City, Lindstrom, Center City and Taylors Falls. A little further north in Chisago County, you will find several other lakes that are populated by both year-round homes and summer cabins near the communities of Rush City, Wyoming and North Branch.
For more information on lake homes and cabins, or any real estate throughout Chisago County, please contact our area real estate specialists.
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