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When people think of resort destinations in Minnesota, the Brainerd Lakes Area usually comes to mind. With ideal proximity to the Twin Cities, you can be at your lake cabin in about two hours from the north side of the Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area. Of course, the Brainerd Lakes Area encompasses a large geographic region, so getting to your lake place in Cross Lake or Pequot Lakes to the north of Brainerd can take a little longer.

The cities of Brainerd and Baxter have grown over the years with high-end restaurants and shopping options to meet the demand of a typically wealthy vacation crowd. Baxter, because of its location directly on the main artery of this northerly bound traffic, has had by far the most development, which still continues today.

Although the largest and most expensive of the lakes in the area like Gull Lake, Pelican Lake and the Whitefish Chain have been popular getaways for the Twin Cities jet-setters for many years, the closer-in lakes like South Long, North Long and other smaller ones wrapped around Brainerd and Baxter, offer a wide variety of waterfront real estate at more affordable prices… and you don't have to drive as far to get to them! They are also generally more attractive locations for those who live and work in Brainerd.

Just to the southwest of Brainerd, in the northern tip of Morrison County, is another highly sought after grouping of lakes called the Lincoln Lakes Area. Here you will find prime lakeshore properties for sale a bit removed from the commercialized areas around Brainerd. Local communities like Motley, Staples and Cushing offer up restaurants and other conveniences without dealing with the extra traffic - yet they are close enough to the Brainerd Lakes Area to take in the fine dining and other amenities that are commonplace there.

Whatever type of lake homes or cabins you have in mind, you can find them in the Brainerd Lakes Area of Minnesota. There is no shortage of crystal clear lakes, towering pines, or million dollar mansions on the waters that surround this vacation paradise, but just contact of one of our local real estate experts to help guide you through all the area waterfront real estate options in the region. You may be very surprised at how affordable lake properties here can be.


  • Barrows
  • Baxter
  • Brainerd
  • Crow Wing
  • Cushing
  • Fort Ripley
  • Lennox
  • Lincoln
  • Loerch
  • Motley
  • Philbrook
  • Pillager
  • Randall
  • Scandia Valley
  • Shephard
  • St. Mathias
  • Staples
  • Sylvan
  • Woodrow


  • Bass Lake
  • Beauty Lake
  • Big Lake
  • Carlson Lake
  • Chain of Lakes
  • Cockburn Lake
  • Cranberry Lake
  • Crookneck Lake
  • Crow Wing Lake
  • Dower Lake
  • Fawn Lake
  • Fish Trap Lake
  • Gilbert Lake
  • Green Prairie Fish Lake
  • Gull River
  • Hardy Lake
  • Hayden Lake
  • Island Lake
  • Jack's Lake
  • Jinks Lake
  • Lake Alexander
  • Lawrence Lake
  • Lena Lake
  • Little Long Lake
  • Long Lake
  • Mile Lake
  • Mill Lake
  • Mississippi River
  • Moberg Lake
  • Mud Lake
  • Perch Lake
  • Pillager Lake
  • Pine Island Lake
  • Red Sand Lake
  • Rice Lake
  • Rodgers Lake
  • Round Lake
  • Russel Lake
  • Sebie Lake
  • Shamineau Lake
  • South Long Lake
  • Stanchfield Lake
  • Star Lake
  • Tamarack Lake
  • Thunder Lake
  • Turtle Lake
  • Upper South Long Lake
  • White Sand Lake
  • Wise Lake

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