Detroit Lakes Real Estate
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota is nestled in lake country and sits 40 minutes east of Fargo, ND. This beautiful city has more than 400 lakes within 25 miles of the area. It has the perfect combination of abundant woodlands, lakes and prairies, making it an ideal place to live, work and vacation. The population is just over 8,500, though the unofficial population during the summer months is much higher at about 13,000 with an increase in tourists and seasonal residents.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent, you’ll find a variety of options to fit most any lifestyle. Detroit Lakes boasts a variety of choices such as homes, condos, cottages, year round and seasonal lake homes, rural properties, city dwellings, vacant property and various senior housing.
Detroit Lakes features a Top Rated School System with numerous public and privates schools in the area including Roosevelt Elementary, Rossman Elementary, Detroit Lakes Middle School, and Detroit Lakes High School which all focus on educational excellence. It also features the Detroit Lakes Campus of M State, located on Highway 34 East. It enrolls approximately 650 students in 25 different degree programs. The economic base is also solid in Detroit Lakes with a combination of agricultural, retail, restaurant, manufacturing, and service businesses.
The community takes pride in hosting at least one special event each week throughout the year. Detroit Lakes is home to the extremely popular WeFest Country Music Festival hosting big names such as Carrie Underwood, Eric Church and Keith Urban. The Polar Fest, touted as the most fun you can have in long johns in the upper Midwest, and the Northwest Water Carnival to name a few. They also have an outstanding number of organizations and churches that service the needs of the community.