About Minnesota

Minnesota

imgOne of Minnesota's nicknames is “Land of 10,000 Lakes," meant to indicate the sheer wealth of lakes, measuring in size from large to very small. But there are another 1,000 lakes on top of that number.

The majority of the state's residents collect themselves close to one of the larger cities. Minneapolis and St. Paul, the Twin Cities, are surprisingly sophisticated and cosmopolitan, particularly among their arts and culture sectors. This propensity for the population to huddle close by, may be why Minnesota is proud to be one of the most successful states when it comes to having a literate population.

Geologically, the layers of rock that lie beneath the surface of Minnesota are ancient: limestone, basalt, gneiss, and granite. The southeastern corner of Minnesota may be ripe for the development of sink-holes. In fact the small town of Fountain, Minnesota is nicknamed "Sinkhole Capital of the World," for its large number of sinkholes. Groves of trees out in the middle of fields look to be standing up to the middle of their trunks in deep, circular depressions. Geologists explain that sinkholes occur when the underground rock strata, typically limestone that has been formed into cave-like honeycombs, crumbles under the weight of the earth. Some sinkholes are small and others are very large.

Large retail giants that got their start in Minnesota: Target, Best Buy, and 3M. Target, an upscale department store, continues to cut into deeper markets in all kinds of communities. Part tourist spectacle and part mall, the Twin Cities Mall of America still holds the award for world's largest mall. It has a small amusement park inside it, complete with roller coaster.

National Public Radio show, A Prairie Home Companion, comes live each week from its home venue, The Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul. This show has garnered a cult following unusual for radio. Populated by a predominantly Nordic ancestry a large number of Minnesotans eat lutefisk, a whitefish preserved in lye. From October to November each year small towns around the state sponsor Lutefisk dinners. Locals may gorge themselves at community style sit-down dinners where featured Norwegian delicacies include lutefisk and lefse, a thin tortilla-like sweet bread that is often spread with butter and brown sugar.

  Minnesota in Numbers:
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img Horse Population: Approximately 155,000
img Total Economic Impact: $ -- billion
img Population : 6,398,743
img Land area : 79,610 sq. miles
img Capital : St. Paul
img Counties: 87
img Highest Point : Eagle Mountain: 2,301 feet
img Lowest Point : Shore of Lake Superior: 602 feet
img 10 largest Cities:
 
  • Minneapolis: 372,811
  • St. Paul: 275,150
  • Rochester: 94,950
  • Duluth: 84,896
  • Bloomington: 81,164
  • Plymouth: 69,701
  • Brooklyn Park: 68,550
  • St. Cloud: 65,792
  • Eagan: 63,665
  • Coon Rapids: 62,417
 
$835,000
22 Acres Create a Picturesque Retreat

Independence, Hennepin County, Minnesota


Cedar shingles, rustic accents, an elevator, barn w/bonus upper level, multiple entertaining spaces, main level owners suite & extra room for pets, this home has it all! 22 acres of trees, wetlands, trails and wrap around deck. Inside, enjoy those wooded views and peaceful soundtrack in the spacious screened porch w/cedar ceiling. Head to the walkout lower level for entertainment & fun - theatre w/tiered recliners, wet bar w/built-in aquarium, dog wash & heated indoor/outdoor kennels & a sauna!

Lindsay Bacigalupo , Engel & Völkers Minneapolis

22.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
4652 SQ FT
 
$350,000
Horse lovers Paradise. 40 Acres of pristine pasture and tillable Land with creek

Verndale, Todd County, Minnesota


Entire Home totally remodeled and quality built outbuildings in like new condition.

Kirk Wallace , Hinkle Realty

40.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1335 SQ FT
 
$725,000
Bring the horses and move right in! 60 acre horse and hobby farm(split possible)

Montgomery, Le Sueur County, Minnesota


Bring the horses and move right in while still within commuting distance to the Twin Cities! MLS# 4935988. A 60 acre horse and hobby farm (will consider split) with a bright, spacious 3 BR, 3BA, 3400 sq ft walkout ranch style home with a 3+ car att garage and a 30x80 pole bldg completely setup for horses with 4 stalls (could add more), wash stall, tack room, grain bin, concrete floor and water hydrant. This home and barn are clean with many updates, storage galore and are ready for the next family to make it their home. Multi-generational living possible with a full kitchen in the walkout LL. 44 +/- acres currently in CRP through 2026 provides solid cash flow. 5 acres are rented annually (through November 2018) for sod.

John Ludwigson , Edina Realty - Licensed in Minnesota and Wisconsin

60.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3356 SQ FT
 
$119,000
Southeastern Minnesota's Premier Equine Community Lots for Sale!

Byron, Olmsted County, Minnesota


We’re a community who’s passionate about horses and wanted to be the first to bring an equine community to southern Minnesota. MMEC is a place where you can live with other passionate horse owners and enjoy the benefits and amenities of our community. Horse riding, the training arena, and trails are just a few of the many features we have to offer. You may also choose to board your horse in our indoor riding and training facility.

Kelly Domaille , Domaille Real Estate/Keller Williams Premier Realty

0.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$995,000
Rare Opportunity to own a 89 acre equestrian estate near Detroit Lakes MN

Osage, Becker County, Minnesota


Rare find! Toad Mountain Ranch. 89 Acres of pristine forest and meadows. Beautiful copper-roofed barn (cost to build $1.6M) a 60' round pen with layered sand, 7 horse stalls with automatic water, heated wash bay, tack room with laundry and heated floors plus a hay/grain storage area are some of the features on the main floor. Up the stairs you will find a living area and beautiful , functional office.The lower level features a full kitchen, 3 piece bath and great views of the property. Walk through the garage, which has doors on each end to make your chores easier, to the barn as described above. Huge timbers are everywhere you look in this fantastic barn. A separate 80x200 indoor riding arena with layered sand, water, insulated and heated. $385K to build.

Joanie Anderson , LakePlace.com

89.00 ACRES
7 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
6500 SQ FT
 
$799,000
Horse Ranch with business opportunities

Houston, Houston County, Minnesota


4 Bedroom Home on 53 acres, which includes a barn with indoor and outdoor arenas, hayfield, 23 tillable acres, and pasture land.

Marlene Schultz

53.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
4554 SQ FT
 
$449,000
Gorgeous home on 3+ private acres, updated barn w / storage and pasture for horses

Litchfield, Meeker County, Minnesota


Barn for horses and pasture area in this ideal location on the edge of town! Includes a gorgeous home with unbeatable charm & character on 3+ private acres. Endless upgrades with gourmet kitchen, marble CT, center island, skylights, spacious layout, elegant finishes, formal DR, hardwood floors, 2 fireplaces, abundance of natural light, sitting room, sun room, huge master suite/WIC, 4-stall attached garage, patio, shed, 1800's barn with rec area, horse stalls & loft. This is a MUST SEE!

Aimee Hegg , Central MN Realty, LLC

3.34 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3628 SQ FT
 
$2,200,000
Custom designed equestrian center minutes from Rochester, MN

Oronoco, Olmsted County, Minnesota


Located on 35+ acres the 35,512 sf custom designed equestrian center was built in 2015 with luxury upgrades throughout and includes a climate controlled riding arena, entryway with full glass observation and/or meeting area looking onto the arena and attached barn with (40) stalls. All buildings are served by state of the art heating and cooling systems, water control system and sprinkler/fire suppression system.

Jamey Shandley , Hamilton Real Estate, Inc.

35.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
35512 SQ FT
 
$1,875,000
Equestrian Dream. 80 acres. Executive home, indoor arena, 7 stall barn, shed.

Independence, Hennepin County, Minnesota


Equestrian Dream. Nearly 80 acres of serene luxury. Open floor plan, 1997 remodeled 4400 SF home. Cathedral ceilings & library. Superb owners Jacuzzi suite w/ two sided fireplace. Indoor 180 x 72 & out door arena, 7 stall barn, hot water wash stall, 5 pastures. Miles of mowed wooded trails. Caretaker quarters offers complete living space,kitch,bath & additional 2 bedrooms. Ag/Conserv low taxes. 20 min to cities. Parks & golf near. Possible subdivide. New mechanicals. Complete home inspection 6/8/16 . Open for review. No survey. Possible subdivide.See supplements. Well and septic testing underway. Radon test completed and passed. Easy extra bedroom LL with armoire. Caretacker footage can opened to home. Easy kitchen expansion space. Plus house data does not include full caretaker house attached. New mechanicals and newer roof. Move in ready. No photos of caretakers cottage. Horse owners dream location.

Sandra Sue Baker , Bentley Realty

80.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
4432 SQ FT
 
$1,100,000
Stunning 44 acres with rolling hills, beautiful home, indoor and outdoor arenas,

Byron, Olmsted County, Minnesota


This stunning acreage is income producing and the home is ready to move into. 4 bedrooms, office and library each filled with charm and features such as; walls of bookcases, 3 fireplaces, gorgeous sunroom, views of the rolling hills, countryside and cross country jumps. Fabulous kitchen with granite counters, hardwood floors and more. Huge indoor and outdoor arenas, 17 stall horse barn, paddocks and beautiful fencing. All on black top roads and only 3.5 miles to Rochester, MN. Award winning Byron schools. Really a must see.

Lisa Seymour , Edina Realty

43.64 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2934 SQ FT

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