Lake Winona is a lake encompassed within the borders of Alexandria, Minnesota. It’s only 213 acres in size and around nine feet deep at its deepest point. Though not one of the Alexandria Chain of Lakes biggest, it’s a beautiful body of water, nonetheless. The city of Alexandria got its start in 1858 when Alexander and William Kinkead built a log cabin and hotel on the shores of Lake Agnes. In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act giving anyone who lived on a piece of land for five consecutive years while tilling it, the right to own it. This led to 80 million acres of government own land being distributed by the turn of the century. Nevertheless, problems between the Dakota and white settlers reached a boiling point in the same year when a Dakota hunter killed some European settlers who had been trespassing on Dakota land. It further escalated out of control when the tribal leaders decided to continue killing the settlers in an attempt to regain back land taken by the United States government. This resulted in almost all of the original settlers fleeing the area, leaving their homes and businesses vacant. After six years, the Sioux finally agreed to a treaty allowing white settlers to establish settlements again. Since then, this area has grown into a thriving tourist destination.
Since the mid-19th century, lakes around Alexandria have attracted both tourist and anglers who were looking for a quiet escape. Due to Lake Winona’s popularity, there are a number of resorts and rental properties along its shores. Other alluring aspects of owning a home near to Lake Winona are the many amenities offered by the Alexandria area, including big shopping centers featuring top brand name retailers, fine dining options, golf courses, and all kinds of family-oriented fun. In addition to that, there are several museums and various other types of educational venues in and around the city of Alexandria, Minnesota. If you’re ever in the mood for big-city attractions, Minneapolis is only two hours away, while Mall of America, the largest mall in the United States, is also two hours away. Both of these locations can be reached via I-94 East.
Available real estate in the Lake Winona area coincides with residential architecture found all throughout the Midwest. You have your Ranch-style homes, Classical-style homes, various kinds of European-style homes, Bungalow-style homes, and, befitting of the area, numerous cabins of different styles, shapes, and sizes. On average, homes for sale around Lake Winona range in size from two bedrooms, two one bath, and 1,000 square feet to 10 bedrooms, eight baths, and 6,000 feet. In addition to that, this is a great area to build your home from the ground up, since there is a big selection of lots for sale in the Lake Winona area, ranging in size from a quarter acre to three acres. With all that Alexandria, Minnesota, has to offer, there is no reason not to place it at the top of your list of places to visit. If you’re interested in learning more about Lake Winona real estate or would like to visit for a look around, don’t hesitate to contact us anytime so we may assist you.
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