Forest Lake Homes For Sale
Forest Lake is rapidly growing suburban community that provides beautiful lakes, a small town feel, and plenty of family friendly amenities. If you’re looking for other entertainment or shopping options, the Twin Cities are only a quick drive down Interstate 35. Want to see what else this community has to offer? Take a look at our listings of homes for sale in Forest Lake.
Median Home Price: $240,200
Forest Lake offers a variety of facilities for youth and adults alike, including a new sports center for hockey and skating, ball fields, and golf courses. There is also a plethora of parks that include a swimming beach, playgrounds, picnic facilities, and trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. The parks and recreation department also provides extensive recreational programming for residents of all ages such as sports leagues, art classes, dance, and more.
Regardless of what you are shopping for, you’ll find it in Forest Lake. The city is home to countless shops filled with everything from clothing to furniture to electronics. Looking for a unique piece of art to complement any space? Check out Randall Peterson Designs. Need a floral arrangement? Stop by Forest Lake Floral and Garden. If jewelry is what you’re after, Carter’s Jewelry and Gifts has a wide selection sure to please.
Forest Lake has a variety of restaurants ranging from fast food to sit down dining options to suit any craving. From patio dining and beautiful lake views at Acqua of Forest Lake and Vannelli’s by The Lake, to the fun atmosphere at Norman Quack’s Chophouse, there’s truly something for everyone. Whether you’re thinking steaks, burgers, pizza, Mexican, or anything in-between, you’ll find it in Forest Lake.
The City of Forest Lake is dedicated to sustainability and environmental responsibility. As a community, Forest Lake has cultivated goals of creating sustainable energy sources, sustainable transportation, building green, and reducing waste and consumption of resources such as water. By promoting community education and working to improve internal systems and practices, the city is working towards a more sustainable future.
The Forest Lake Area School District is responsible for providing education services to the residents of Forest Lake. District 831 prides itself on its well-educated faculty and high standards of academic excellence. The district has been recognized for its comprehensive extra curricular and co-curricular activities.
Metro Transit provides public transportation services to the residents of Forest Lake. With regular routes and Park and Ride lots, citizen can easily reach the downtown districts of both Saint Paul and Minneapolis.
The Forest Lake City Council provides legislative and administrative services for the city. The council consists of the Mayor, serving a two-year term, and four council members, who serve staggered four-year terms.
The settlement of Forest Lake was founded as a result of the railroad, which extended from St. Paul to Duluth. In addition to being a stop along the railroad, the areas beautiful lakes prompted increased development of summer lake homes. As more people were drawn to the area, the commercial district grew along with it. Improvements to the town and infrastructure transitioned the town from a summer boomtown into a year-round residence. Since the 1970s, Forest Lake has continued to see residential and commercial growth, shaping the city into the thriving community that it is today.