Maple Lake is situated at the southern edge of Douglas County and is home to Sunset Beach Resort and Maple Island Resort. The small town of Forada sits along its northeastern shores, with MN-29 running north and south along some of its western shoreline. Interstate 94 East and West are only 13 minutes away, while the city of Alexandria is only 15 minutes. As for the area surrounding Maple lake, its history dates back to the mid-19th century as European settlers began moving to the region. Nevertheless, in the 1860s, nearly all of the original settlers were forced to flee the area as the Dakota War of 1862 erupted. Over four years later, the Treaty of Laramie eased some of the tensions and development continued starting in the early 1870s. The cluster of lakes in and around Alexandria has always attracted tourism, even since before the turn of the century with the first log cabin and hotel being built by Alexander and William Kinkead in 1858 on the shores of Lake Agnes. In 1867, a pioneer and land developer by the name of William E. Hicks purchase the land which later became the town’s site and decided not to change its name in honor of the Alexander brothers.
Minnesota’s four seasons provide the perfect environments for all kinds of seasonal activities that range from skiing, boating, fishing, hunting, trapping, swimming, hiking, camping, ice skating, ice fishing, among countless other fun and adventurous things. Another thing that adds to the allure of purchasing a home in the Maple Lake area is its ease-of-access to Minneapolis and Mall of America in Bloomington. Both destinations are only two hours away via I-94 East. For daily needs, the city of Alexandria has two large shopping centers, Viking Plaza Mall and Midway Mall, featuring big-name retail chains, locally owned shops, and dining establishments.
Available real estate around Maple Lake falls in line with residential architecture found all throughout the Midwest. On average, homes for sale around Maple Lake range in size from three bedrooms, one one bath, and 1,300 square feet to four bedrooms, two baths, and 3,000 square feet. If you’re interested in learning more about Maple Lake real estate or would like to visit for a look around, don’t hesitate to contact us anytime so we may assist you.