Douglas County Homes For Sale
Known for the areas’ Norse heritage, Douglas County is filled with amazing communities steeped in tradition. If this sounds like the type of place you’d like to plant your roots, browse our listings of homes for sale in Douglas County now, or learn more about favorite local restaurants, school districts and more below!
Median Home Price: $183,000.00
Douglas County is filled with everything from amazing parks to pristine beaches to fun trails and so much more. Whether you enjoy camping, biking, swimming, snowmobiling, fishing, bird watching, or anything in-between, you’ll find the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors here.
Shopping in Douglas County includes everything from big box stores to unique boutiques. If you’re looking for fun and interesting gifts, stop by Antiques in Osakis. Enjoy shopping malls? Head to Viking Plaza in Alexandria and browse through Bath & Body Works, GNC, JCPenney, and so much more.
Douglas County has a fun and unique dining scene sure to please any palate. If you’re hungry for phenomenal Italian food, head to Angelina’s Restaurant & Bar in Alexandria for everything from chicken cordon bleu pasta to gluten-free penne with meat sauce. Maybe you’re in the mood for a hearty prime-rib dinner. Then you’ll want to stop by Backroads Steakhouse in Evansville – you won’t be disappointed!
Sustainability and environmental friendliness are at the forefront of the Douglas County agenda. The county boasts so many beautiful, natural resources that programs and practices are being put in place to help protect and sustain them for the future. Comprehensive sustainable building plans, as well as sustainable energy practices are being utilized throughout the county.
Rainbow Rider Transit provides public transportation services to the residents of Douglas and the surrounding counties. The services provided include standard bus routes as well as dial-a-ride services.
The five-member Douglas County Board of Commissioners provides administrative and budgetary oversight to the county operations, helping make the county services more accessible to more residents.
Douglas County was first settled in 1858, the year that Minnesota gained statehood. That settlement did not last long, however, due to the Sioux uprisings in 1862. After those situations were settled and treaties were signed, 1866 brought about the official establishment of the county. The majority of commercial and population growth occurred in Alexandria, the county seat. To this day, the county continues to thrive, with a population of just over 36,000 residents.