Homes For Sale in Forest Lake

Forest Lake offers a growing real estate opportunity, as residential and commercial expansion has more than doubled the city's population in the past six years. Having services, shopping, recreation, and employment in such close proximity makes living in the Forest Lake incredibly appealing.

Forest Lake is a growing and thriving city in Washington County, Minnesota. Interstate Highway 35, U.S. Highway 8, and U.S. Highway 61 are the three major routes that serve the City of Forest Lake. Forest Lake began as a stop for the St. Paul and Duluth Railroad, and has expanded to become a full-fledged city of around 18,000 citizens.

The lakes in the area have been an important asset in the past, in the present and will be long into the future. Forest Lake is noted for the Castlewood Golf Course, the annual Airport Fly-In, and its annual Independence Day festival, which runs from the end of June until July 4 and features a carnival, a parade, and fireworks.

Because of its nearness to the Twin Cities and easy access to the three major highways, Forest Lake commercial and residential real estate is an excellent investment. Families that are considering purchasing a home in Forest Lake should know that this city offers ten public primary and middle schools, two public high schools, and two private primary schools. Looking to retire in peace? Lakeshore opportunities are abundant in the Forest Lake real estate market. Read More

Forest Lake Real Estate StatsAugust 15, 2018
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Avg. DOM
$160.81
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$349,900
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Forest Lake Real Estate Information

Whether choosing to buy a new home in Forest Lake or preexisting home - this is never an easy decision. But it is one that should be considered very carefully. Both new homes and re-sale homes have their own distinct advantages and disadvantages. Here are a few pros and cons to consider when deciding between buying a new home or re-sale home:

1. Location, location, location. Most established neighborhoods are in the town's center. New subdivisions are generally on the outskirts.

2. Is the price right? Existing homes are usually less expensive partly because of escalating land costs. But ownership costs are considered more predictable in a new home, especially when one considers the cost of a code upgrade to a vintage home.

3. The Move. The resale is already there, waiting for you to move in, with all of its warts awaiting discovery. However, the wait for a new home can seem like forever, though you can check on its progress as it is being built.

Forest Lake Realtors

Whether you intend to buy or sell property, the Realtors at the Barker Hedges Group can provide individualized support to our clients in order to help make their real estate dreams come true.

We are proud to say that almost 70% of the business we generate each year is through referrals from our past clients. From your first home to your retirement home, the Realtors at the Barker Hedges Group aim to become your Minnesota Real Estate Advisors for life!

Discover new homes for sale in Forest Lake and contact the Realtors at the Barker Hedges Group with any questions you have about the market and their superior agent services.