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Lake Ida’s Story
Douglas County, home to Lake Ida, is located in the Red River Valley of Minnesota, one of the great farming regions of the world. To the east it is bounded by Mahnomen County, to the south by Clay County, and to the north by Polk. The western boundary is formed by the Red River of the North. The county is made up of twenty-four townships, including Lake Ida Township, with a comfortable and thrilled population of 164 at the 2000 census.
Nestled cozily within Minnesota's Alexandria Lakes Area, the region surrounding Lake Ida is one of the prime resort spots in the state. Dozens of lakes surrounding Alexandria offer great fishing for walleye, bass, northern pike and panfish. Picturesque Lake Osakis is the largest, with more than 50 miles of shoreline. The shores of Osakis, Pelican Lake, Lakes Darling, L'Homme Dieu, Miltona, Ida, the chain of lakes by Alexandria and numerous others are home to over 80 resorts and campgrounds.
But the area's many delighted residents enjoy fishing, boating, sailing, waterskiing and windsurfing these waters all summer long - then ski, skate, snowboard, sled and fish them throughout the winter. Snowmobile enthusiasts appreciate the extensive network of trails in this area, and Andes Tower Hills is a downhill and cross-country ski area. Also in this area is Lake Carlos State Park, a reserve of ponds, woodlands and meadows, where deer and waterfowl are frequently spotted (list state parks). The park has a long sandy beach for swimming and access for boating. Bicyclists enjoy the 28-mile Lake Wobegon Trail between Sauk Centre and Avon.
Alexandria, affectionately known as "Alex," considers itself to be the "birthplace of America." Many here claim that the Vikings explored Minnesota long before Columbus made his voyage. The Kensington Runestone Museum features a rock allegedly inscribed by Vikings in 1362, though some believe it's a hoax. The museum also has a large collection of items from the early days of Alex. Near town is the Theatre L'Homme Dieu, a summer theater offering comedies and musicals.
In Sauk Centre, the boyhood home of Nobel Prize winning author Sinclair Lewis is open for tours and the Sinclair Lewis Interpretive Center provides an in-depth look at his life and novels, including Main Street. History buffs can also take in a tour of an 1880s Queen Anne-style Christie Home Museum in Long Prairie and a local history museum in Elbow Lake.
Whatever your particular inclinations may be, it's likely they will find a home in the beautful communities surrounding Lake Ida and Minnesota's Alexandria Lakes Area.
For more information on activities in and around Lake Ida, Minnesota, visit:
- Lake Idea Association
- Minnesota Lakes
- Minnesota DNR Lake Finder
- Minnesota Lakes Association
- Minnesota Historical Society
- Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum
- Explore Minnesota - North Central / West Region
- Meet Minneapolis
Lake Ida Homes and Real EstateBecause of these special qualities, you would expect Lake Ida, Minnesota real estate to move quickly. Charming first-time or senior homes, executive estates, recreational properties for active lives and special view properties of all styles and sizes can be found within or near this community.
Lake Ida, Minnesota real estate includes a wide variety of homes for sale, condos for sale, water access properties (waterfront, bay or lake view), active adult communities, hobby farms and executive properties. Whether you're presently a buyer or seller, we're confident we can help you achieve your real estate goals.
Sellers who have been in the area for a while know our reputation for knowledgeable advice, enthusiastic service, creative marketing and professional networking. We mine every source for suitable properties so you can feel at ease that your search will produce the right kind of property for you.
For buyers new to the area, Dorothy and Glen Reiner will provide the specialized services you deserve: a strong work ethic, personal real estate expertise to help define your needs, help with selecting and securing standard financing for your purchase, special technology, constant communication throughout the transaction, and more. Our company has gained a proud reputation for providing superior benefits to our home buying clients as we help them complete their search, from existing homes for sale, properties for sale, lots, vacant land, new construction, 55-plus and retirement communities, investment properties, waterfront, golf and recreational properties, all the way to luxury villas, estates and executive homes.
So when you're ready to buy or sell real estate in or around Lake Ida, Minnesota, please let Dorothy and Glen Reiner help you purchase the home or property of your dreams. Contact Dorothy and Glen Reiner today!
Other nearby communities have similar real estate characteristics as Lake Ida and may also be of interest to you in your home search. Please feel free to ask Dorothy and Glen Reiner about homes for sale, lakeside/riverside properties and other real estate listings for nearby communities, such as Alexandria, Miltona, Osakis, Glenwood, Starbuck, Parkers Prairie, Hoffman, Brainerd, Whitefish Chain, Detroit Lakes, Battle Lake, Brandon, Sauk Centre, Carlos, Spicer, Willmar, Ashby, Douglas County, Todd County, Stevens County, Pope County, Grant County, Lake Le Homme Dieu, Lake Carlos, Lake Darling, Lake Miltona, Lake Ida, Lake Geneva, Lake Victoria, Lake Latoka, Lake Minnewaska, Pelican Lake, Lobster Lake, Lake Chippewa, Maple Lake, Lake Mary, Otter Tail County, Lake Reno, Lake Cowdry, Alexandria Chain of Lakes, Gull Lake and much more.
Learn more about Lake Ida, Minnesota…Norman County, MN (official website)
Lake Ida, MN Google Earth Map
Alexandria Chamber of Commerce
View Lake Ida, MN Area Jobs
Lake Ida, MN on epodunk
The State of Minnesota
(This and more local information is available at the above sites.)
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