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Minnesota’s Lake Country is a beautiful region located approximately two hours north of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. A year-round destination of choice, Lake Country is home to countless lakes and waterways. Because of its inherent beauty and wealth in outdoor recreation, Lake Country is known as Minnesota’s playground.

In the spring, Lake Country is awash in vivid color and new life. Summer brings much-welcomed warmth to Lake Country, and the lakes become the focal point of everyone’s plans. Autumn paints Lake Country in gold and red, while winter transforms the Lake Country into a white wonderland, perfect for winter sports and cozying up by the fire.

Lake Country Real Estate

Lake Country’s real estate market offers a wide variety of investment opportunities. Many have chosen to settle in the region as year-round residents; however, the population also grows during peak season when Lake Country’s seasonal residents return.

The region’s popularity as one of Minnesota’s greatest tourist destinations has greatly shaped the local real estate landscape, where you can find both primary and secondary homes in a variety of locations, price-points, shapes and sizes. Single-family homes, condos, townhouses, luxury residences, lakefront or lakeview properties, and acreage are abundant in Lake Country. These housing options can be turned into income-generating vacation rentals, especially during Lake Country’s busier months.

In addition to residential real estate, Lake Country’s market also features commercial properties, including resorts and campgrounds.


There are several school districts that operate within Lake Country, including Brainerd Public Schools, Crosby-Ironton Schools and Pequot Lakes Schools.

Schools managed by Brainerd Public Schools include:

All of Brainerd Public Schools’ elementary schools are National Blue Ribbon Award recipients. Additionally, the school district also has two alternative schools: Brainerd Learning Center and Lincoln Educational Center, as well as a variety of services to meet the needs of young families through its Early Childhood program. The school district serves Crow Wing, Cass, and Morrison Counties.

Employment in Lake Country

As the Lake Country continues to grow and thrive, a variety of employment opportunities present themselves. To learn more about career possibilities in the area, visit the Brainerd Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce website.

Lake Country Accommodations

Tourism and hospitality are the main drivers in the region, with hotels and outdoor recreation outfitters found throughout Brainerd, Baxter and beyond. Hotels and other types of accommodations in Lake Country include:

  • Arrowwood Lodge
  • Baymont Inn & Suites Baxter
  • Country Inn & Suites
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Comfort Suites Rapid River Lodge
  • Grand View Lodge Golf Resort & Spa
  • Samara Point Resort
  • Lost Lake Lodge
  • Eagles Nest
  • Gull Four Seasons Resort

Live, Work, and Play in Lake Country!

Lake Country is alive with opportunities to enrich your life. Mike Kennedy, your go-to Lake Country specialist, can help you explore all that awaits. Get in touch with North Bound Property today at 218-232-1946 or