Sherburne County Homes For Sale

With outstanding school districts and beautiful natural amenities, the County is a wonderful place to call him. Learn more about the area or check out our listings of homes for sale in Sherburne County today.

Median Home Price: $186,180

Sherburne County


Sherburne County is filled with gorgeous county and city parks, trails, and lakes perfect for recreational activities. County parks, including Bridgeview Park Reserve, Oak Savanna Park, Grams Regional Park, and Island View Regional Park all offer beautiful, well maintained, natural amenities as well as playgrounds, picnic shelters, and other features. Other recreational attractions include Munsinger Gardens & Clemens Gardens, Oliver H. Kelley Farm, Sand Dunes State Forest, the Sherburne History Center, and the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge.


Shopping in Sherburne County has everything from small boutiques to gigantic superstores. Becker Furniture World & Mattress, the enormous furniture store is located within the county, as is everything from unique gift boutique like Delightful Day Boutique and Big Lake Floral & Gift. Regardless of who or what you are shopping for, you’ll find it in Sherburne County.


The dining scene in Sherburne County includes all types of eateries to satisfy any craving in any atmosphere. If you’re looking for a spectacular lakeside atmosphere with great food to match, stop by Russell’s on the Lake in Big Lake, serving up amazing steak and seafood. If you’re hungry for mouthwatering burgers, wraps, or sandwiches, Nix Bar & Grill in Becker has the perfect menu selection for you.


Sherburne County has taken steps to increase sustainability within area. The old nuclear plant now burns refuse derived fuel, which powers 20,000 homes in the county; while homes, businesses, schools, and government building utilize geothermal heating which reduces dependence on fossil fuels. The county is also home to several LEED certified buildings such as the Elk River Library, and continues to pursue LEED standards in all of their building practices.


Public transit services are offered by several different providers throughout Sherburne County. Both Elk River and Big Lake have their own community based bus services, while there are also routes that run between St. Cloud and Elk River, as well as Zimmerman/Princeton to Big Lake/Elk River. In addition to the scheduled bus routes, there is the Sherburne County Volunteer Driver Program offering rides where no other public transit is available, as well as the Northstar Commuter Rail, which brings commuters into downtown Minneapolis.

Local Government

The legislative and administrative oversight of all county operations and budget falls under the jurisdiction of the Sherburne County Board of Commissioners. This board consists of five district elected members serving 4-year, overlapping terms.

County History

Sherburne County was established on February 25th 1856, and was named for Moses Sherburne, who served as an associate justice on the Minnesota Territory Supreme Court from 1853-1857. The county, located to the northwest of the Twin Cities grew in population and made for a well-traveled route between the Twin Cities and St. Cloud. Today, the county is home to just over 90,000 residents.

About Sherburne County