Lake Elmo Homes For Sale

Lake Elmo is not a place for those looking to live on a crowded street. If you value open space and quiet living, these neighborhoods are for you. With sixteen parks as well as a short drive into the Twin Cities, you can have access to all of the attractions that the Cities provide while still being able to come home to a quiet street. Sound like what you’ve been looking for in your new home? Take a look at our listings of Lake Elmo homes for sale!

Median Home Price: $400,000.00

Lake Elmo

Recreation

If you’re looking for a city filled with beautifully maintained parks, trails, and sports facilities, Lake Elmo is the perfect place for you. Within the city limits, Lake Elmo boasts 16 city parks and 2 regional parks. From protected woodlands, and wetlands, to prairieland these parks provide residents access to native flora and fauna, spectacular hiking and cross-country skiing trails, and more. From softball leagues to bird watching, Lake Elmo has something for all residents to enjoy.

Shopping

From fun thrift store finds to jewelry to toys, apparel, and more, you’ll find whatever you’re looking for in Lake Elmo. Shopping here gives residents access to shops like the unique and quirky What Not Boutique, Bob Mitchell’s Fly Shop, and Obsessories Resale & Consignment Shop, to name a few. From fun gifts to practical everyday buys, you’ll find that you need in Lake Elmo.

Dining

Whether you’re hungry for a hearty breakfast or a delicious dinner entrée, you’ll find something for everyone in Lake Elmo. For mouthwatering biscuits and gravy and other breakfast favorites, stop by Gorman’s Restaurant. If you’re craving the best burger in St. Croix Valley, then head to Twin Point Tavern for a juicy half-pound burger you’ll rave about!

Green/Environmental

Lake Elmo has been recognized as a Step 2 Minnesota GreenStep City. This means that the city has taken measures to become as environmentally friendly as possible, adopting environmentally friendly building practices and policies throughout all operations. Lake Elmo is committed to improving not only the environment, but the quality of life for each and every one of its residents, ensuring a long and healthy future.

Schools

Three public school districts serve the residents of Lake Elmo, depending on their location within the city. These districts include:

Transportation

Metro Transit express route 294 provides residents of Lake Elmo easy and convenient access to the downtown districts of the Twin Cities. Because of this, Lake Elmo is a fantastic option for commuters.

Local Government

The Lake Elmo City Council consists of the Mayor and four councilmembers serving alternating four-year terms. The council meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month, and is responsible for the budgetary and administrative oversight of all city operations.

City History

Though the first settlers arrived in the area around 1850, Lake Elmo wasn’t established as a village until decades later. In the 1870s, the village became a resort destination, and commercial activity began to boom. Unfortunately, when streetcar lines were built through Mahtomedi to Stillwater in the 1890s, interest in the resort on Bass Lake waned. Over the next century, Lake Elmo maintained much of its rural charm, with slow population growth, but today suburban expansion is in full force. The city is currently home to approximately 10,000 residents, and continues to grow with new housing and commercial developments.

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