Baxter Homes For Sale

Baxter real estate gives residents access to the beautiful Brainerd chain of lakes and all of the exciting recreational activities that come with lake life. In addition, the area boasts superb schools, shopping, and dining. Find your next home in our Baxter real estate listings!

Median Home Price: $195,000



The City of Baxter provides beautiful outdoor spaces and recreational facilities for residents of all ages to enjoy. From the fishing pier, beach, and trails at Whipple Beach Recreational Area to the basketball court, ball fields, and playground at Berrywood Park, there is truly something for everyone. Plus, the city partners with Brainerd Public Schools to provide extensive youth sports leagues and other organized recreational activities!


Regardless of what you’re in search of, Baxter’s assortment of retailers has everything from paper towels to sporting goods to custom made gifts. From big box stores like Sears and Slumberland to the Christmas Point Wild Rice Co. gift shop, to Among the Pines clothing store, you’ll find everything you need in Baxter. Plus, there are countless stores in neighboring Brainerd!


Whether you’re craving Mexican, pizza, or chicken wings, Baxter has the selection of restaurants to please the whole family! From Buffalo Wild Wings and Olive Garden to spectacular farm-fresh eats at Prairie Bay Grill & Catering, you’ll find something to satisfy even the pickiest palates.


Baxter is home to many beautiful natural resources, so the city works with the community to implement as environmentally friendly and sustainable policies as possible. From comprehensive recycling and composting to utilizing sustainable building practices and more, the city is working toward increasing quality of life for all residents.


Brainerd Public Schools, district #181, is responsible for providing the educational services and resources to the residents of Baxter. This district is known for providing superior quality academic and extra curricular programs to students, as well as working to integrate technology into the classroom.


The Brainerd and Crow Wing County Public Transit & Pine River Service provides public transportation services throughout Brainerd, Baxter, and Crow Wing County. These services are offered by reservation only.

Local Government

The Baxter City Council consists of the Mayor, Vice Mayor and three additional councilmembers. This governing body is responsible for all administrative, legislative, and budgetary oversight concerning city operations, and meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month.

City History

Baxter was born following the founding of the Northern Pacific Railroad tie-treating plant opened in the 1920s. This prompted the development necessary for the town’s incorporation in 1939. Since then, businesses from a variety of different industries have planted roots here, though with all of the beautiful lakes and woods in the area, tourism plays a large role in the economy. Today, Baxter is home to approximately 8,000 people, and with its sister city Brainerd, enjoys a bustling economy, an outstanding school system, and a high overall quality of life.

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