Located in Douglas County, Minnesota, and situated a little west of Alexandria, Lake Latoka is 767 acres and has crystal clear, cool waters that lap its eight miles of shoreline. It’s home to a large number of fish including Bluntnose Minnow, Carp, Brown Bullhead, Largemouth Bass, Pumpkinseed, and Black Crappie, only to name a few. As for the Douglas County area and the city of Alexandria, they both have a history dating back to 1858 when the first settlers arrived to the area. Back then, the area was nothing but untamed wilderness and inhabited by around 13 different Native American tribes, a few of which included the Cheyenne, Dakota, Sioux, and Chippewa. Before the establishment of Douglas County, settlers experienced conflicts with the Sioux and thus were forced to leave the area for a short while. In 1868, the Sioux signed the Treaty of Fort Laramie, ending what was called “Red Cloud's War.” Concerning Alexandria, it had always been designed as a tourist destination, with the first log cabin and hotel built in 1858 next to the beaches of Lake Agnes.
One of the things that attract potential home buyers to the Lake Latoka area is how peaceful and quiet it is. Even though tourism drives the economy, the traffic isn’t as heavy as in other tourism-centered cities. With that said, residents are afforded the enjoyment of resort-type amenities in their very own backyard without sacrificing the area’s peaceful seclusion. Another thing that adds to the allure of owning property around Lake Latoka is the fact that is only two hours from Minneapolis, as well as two hours from Mall of America, the biggest mall in the country, located in Bloomington. Both cities are easily accessible via I-94 East. Furthermore, Alexandria has two large shopping centers: Viking Plaza Mall located at 3015 MN-29 and Midway Mall located at 201, 30th Avenue West. These two malls feature big-name anchor stores, such as JC Penneys, Sears, Bath & Body Works, and Dunham’s, only to name a few. On top of all this, Alexandria has an assortment of museums, art galleries, and family-oriented learning centers.
Homes for sale in the Lake Latoka area range in style from Ranch-style homes, Bungalow-style homes, Cabin-style homes, Duplex-style residences, condominiums, as well as a few apartments. Single-family homes for sale near Lake Latoka range in size from two bedrooms, two baths, and 1,000 square feet to 10 bedrooms, eight baths, and 6,000 square feet. Available real estate around Lake Latoka also includes lots of various sizes for those who would rather build their home from the ground up. If you’re interested in purchasing a home in the area of Lake Latoka, please contact us today so we may assist you.