Alexandria / Glenwood Area real estate is a tight inventory market for lake homes and land in Minnesota.
Just two hours from Minneapolis, St. Paul, or Fargo, and easy access off Interstate 94, the Alexandria and the Glenwood areas have grown from quiet resort communities to well-planned cities with population swells during the summer months.
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.
In 1858, Alexandria's settlement began when the Kinkead brothers built a hotel and a log cabin along the shores of Lake Agnes.
A few years later after Alexandria's settlement, Glenwood in Pope County was planted in 1866. This relaxed town sits on the shores of 7,110-acre Lake Minnewaska.
In late June, the city of Alexandria hosts the annual Awake the Lakes-Ribfest. This fun-filled event includes fireworks, live music, and of course great food.
In Glenwood, the annual Waterama Parade is an event that kicks off the Waterama Crazy Days and City Park Boardwalk Sales downtown.
In celebration of summer, Alexandria hosts Broadway's Party in the Street downtown with live music, shopping, a beer garden, food, and ice cream.
For many, 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.
The Alexandria and Glenwood area offers hundreds of lakes with a great small-town atmosphere and plenty of activities for every age. If you are interested in buying a lake-front property you are in the right place!