If you’re in the market for a home in a lake community, the state of Minnesota is the perfect place to begin. Referred to as the Land of !0,000 Lakes, Minnesota is actually home to 11,842 lakes and 15,291 lake basins. Among the most prominent is Lobster Lake at 1,329 acres in circumference and around 65 feet deep at its deepest point. It was named “Lobster” because if you look at it from a map, it looks a lot like a lobster. As for Douglas County, it has a rich history dating back to 1858 when the first European settlers began establishing homesteads in the area. The city of Alexandria is about 15 minutes away and started out as only a log cabin and hotel built by two pioneers in 1858, Alexander and William Kinkead. The Sioux Uprising - also known as the Dakota War of 1862 - all but halted further development, until the Sioux Treaty of 1868 was signed by all conflicting parties. Nevertheless, The Sioux conflict didn’t stop William E. Hicks from purchasing and platting the land in 1867. Eventually, Alexandria became the seat of Douglas County, with Hicks starting its first newspaper, building the town’s flour mill, and, with the help of Thomas Cowing, built the town’s sawmill. Further settlements took root and most of the land was claimed by 1869, thanks to President Abraham Lincoln’s Homestead Act in 1862.
The thing about owning a home in the Lobster Lake area is how charming and peaceful of an area it is. This is a place intended for those who love the outdoors but don’t necessarily want to be in the middle of nowhere - you can choose when and where you want to get lost in nature. If you want those things only found in bigger cities, you have Minneapolis only two hours away. In addition to that, there is Mall of America - the largest mall in the United States at almost 100 square acres - in Bloomington and is also two hours away. Both of these destinations are along I-94 East, making it one straight shot to get there. When it comes to daily needs, the cities and townships surrounding Lobster Lake have everything you need. In Alexandria, there is Midway Mall and Viking Plaza Mall, both offering big name brand retail stores, local shops, and great dining establishments. Nevertheless, in these parts, it’s all about the natural spaces, tree-filled parks, countless forests, and thousands of crystal clear lakes.
Homes for sale near Lobster Lake in Douglas Lake, Minnesota, range in style from log cabins, Ranch-style homes, Classical-style homes, manufactured homes, along with other styles. For the most part, Lobster Lake properties range in size from one bedroom, one bath, and 800 square feet to four bedrooms, two baths, and 2,500 square feet. Furthermore, if you’re interested in building your own home from the ground up, the Lobster Lake area has numerous lots for sale ranging in size from a quarter acre to one acre. If you would like to learn more about single-family homes for sale around Lobster Lake, Please don’t hesitate to contact us today for more information.