Life On the Lakes
Alexandria is the county seat of Douglas County, Minnesota, with a population of11,043 as of April 2005. The city has a museum housing the controversial Kensington Runestone, which is thought by some to indicate that Vikings had visited the area in the 14th century. Alexandria was first settled in 1858 and was named after Alexander Kinkead, one of the community's co-founders. Alexandria is located near Interstate 94 (twinned with U.S. Highway 52 in this part of the state), along Minnesota State Highway 27 and MN-29. Lake Carlos State Park is ten miles north of Alexandria.
In the heart of Minnesota's famed lake region, Alexandia residents and visitors enjoy the Central Lakes Bike trail, fall colors, and winter activites. Alexandria offers over 300 lakes for summer and winter activities, great fishing, unique specialty and antique shopping, an award winning winery, over 10 challenging golf courses, 55 miles of paved biking or hiking trail, 500 miles of snowmobiling trails, cross country and downhill skiing, snow tubing, the famous Runestone, and over 80 lodging facilities to choose from!
Residents can enjoy live summer theater, Festival of the Arts Chamber Music concerts, and a variety of festivals throughout the year.
Directly outside the museum stands the statue "Big Ole." The 28-foot tall, 4-ton statue was originally designed to be displayed near a Kensington Runestone exhibit at the World's Fair in New York in 1965. The theme of the exhibit was "Minnesota, Birthplace of America". After the fair ended, Big Ole was transported to Alexandria and has stood at the north end of Broadway since December of 1965. He holds his spear in his left hand and his shield in his right and greets residents and visitors traveling north down the main street of Alexandria.
For more information on activities in and around Alexandria, Minnesota, visit:
- Minnesota Lakes
- Minnesota DNR Lake Finder
- Minnesota Lakes Association
- Minnesota Historical Society
- Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum
- Explore Minnesota - North Central / West Region
- Meet Minneapolis
Alexandria Homes and Real EstateIt’s not surprising, then, that homes, cabins and properties in and around Alexandria, Minnesota are highly prized and sell quick. Some of the area’s finest homes, frontage properties, retirement and other special feature homes – in a variety of attractive sizes and styles - are likely available at the right price right now.
Alexandria, 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. With Dorothy and Glen Reiner as their real estate partner, real estate buyers and sellers, alike, can rest assured they’ll find the real estate solution they’ve been looking for.
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Other nearby communities have similar real estate characteristics as Alexandria 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 Alexandria, Minnesota…City of Alexandria, MN (official website)
Douglas County, MN (official website)
Alexandria, MN Google Earth Map
Alexandria Chamber of Commerce
View Alexandria, MN Area Jobs
Alexandria, MN on Wikipedia.com
Alexandria, MN on epodunk
The State of Minnesota
(This and more local information is available at the above sites.)
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