Pope County Homes For Sale
Located about 25 miles south of Alexandria and 75 miles west of St. Cloud, residents of this area find themselves in cities with all types of amenities, without the constant bustle of metropolitan life. Covered in lakes, this territory allows homeowners to feel as though they’re getting away from it all, even while at home. To find your next house in this beautiful area, browse our homes for sale in Pope County now.
Median Home Price: $145,000
Pope County is filled with countless things to see and do. From swimming, boating, (ice) fishing, hiking, biking, snowmobiling, and more, there is never a dull moment. If you enjoy camping, head to Glacial Lakes State Park. For a fun trip back in time, the Pope County Museum is a wonderful place to visit.
From thrift stores and antique shops, to shoe stores and flower shops, Pope County has everything shoppers need. If you’re in need of a quirky gift, head to Little Angels Consignment Shop in Starbuck. Or, if you are looking to browse a plethora of stores at once, stop by the shops in downtown Glenwood – you’ll be sure to find anything you need.
From the Hatchery Bar & Grill in Lowry, to the Gingerbread House Café and Glenwood, Pope County has something for everyone. The Lakeside Steak & Chop House is perfect for those looking for a succulent cut of meat, while there’s always places like A&W where you can grab a quick bite.
From recycling to soil and water conservation, Pope County cares about protect their environment. The county offers free water testing, comprehensive hazardous waste disposal facilities, and special programs helping to reduce invasive weeds.
The schools districts serving the residents of Pope County include:
Rainbow Rider Transit provides extensive public transportation services throughout West Central Minnesota, including serving the residents of Pope County. From regularly schedules bus routes to dial-a-ride reserved transportation; Rainbow Rider is open and available to all residents.
A five-member Board of Commissioners serves as the legislative and administrative power in Pope County. Each of the members is elected by their respective districts, and serves alternating terms coordinating county operations and budgets.
In 1862, Pope County’s boundaries were laid, with the county seat placed in Stockholm. Four years later, after a convention in Stockholm, Pope County was officially established. That same year, it was decided to relocate the county seat to Glenwood, where it resides today.
The area grew extremely slowly in the early years, until the railroad reached the county from Duluth in 1881. Five years later, another line reached the county, connecting the area to the Twin Cities and furthering the economic expansion of the area. Since that time, the county has sustained slow but stead growth, and is now home to just over 10,000 residents.