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When people think of vacation homes in Minnesota, the Brainerd Lakes Area comes to mind. You can be at your lake cabin in about two hours from the north side of the Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area. Brainerd Lakes Area is a large geographic region, so getting to your lake place in Cross Lake or Pequot Lakes to the north of Brainerd will take a little longer.

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The Lakes area has restaurants and shopping options to meet the vacation crowd. Baxter, because of its location directly on the main artery of this northerly bound traffic, has had by far the most development, which still continues today.

The largest and most expensive of the lakes in the area like Gull Lake, Pelican Lake and the Whitefish Chain have been popular getaways for the Twin Cities for many years, the closer-in lakes like South Long, North Long and other smaller ones wrapped around Brainerd and Baxter, offer a wide variety of waterfront real estate at more affordable prices… and you don't have to drive as far to get to them! They are also generally more attractive locations for those who live and work in Brainerd. So check out the low interest, monthly payments on a property you love.

Just southwest of Brainerd, in the northern tip of Morrison County, is another grouping of lakes called the Lincoln Lakes Area. Here you will find prime lakeshore properties for sale a bit removed from the commercialized areas around Brainerd. Local communities like Motley, Staples and Cushing offer up restaurants and other conveniences without dealing with the extra traffic - yet they are close enough to the Brainerd Lakes Area to take in the fine dining and other amenities that are commonplace there.

With mortgage rates low, you can save on interest when you buy your lake homes or cabins you have in mind, you can find them in the Brainerd Lakes Area of Minnesota. There is no shortage of crystal clear lakes, towering pines, or million dollar mansions on the waters that surround this vacation paradise, but just get ahold of one of our local real estate experts to help guide you through all the area waterfront real estate options in the region. You may be very surprised at how affordable lake properties here can be.