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Northernstar
19591 Station St
Big Lake, MN
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,305
1113 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 4 at 01:07 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Northernstar in Big Lake. View photos, descriptions and more!
1 Unit Available
611 William St
611 William Street
Big Lake, MN
3 Bedrooms
$1,749
1799 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
611 William St Available 01/01/21 NEW CONSTRUCTION for RENT 3bd 3ba 2car garage avail Jan 01 - NEW 3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom Townhouse Available Jan 2021 Private Master Bathroom Sensible Design; Open Floor Plan Enjoy the feel of FRESH and NEW
1 Unit Available
603 William St
603 William Street
Big Lake, MN
3 Bedrooms
$1,699
1750 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
603 William St Available 01/01/21 NEW CONSTRUCTION for RENT 3bd 2ba 2 car garage avail dec 20 - Still like new: 3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom Town Home Available May 2020 Private Master Bathroom Sensible Design; Open Floor Plan Enjoy the feel of FRESH and
Results within 5 miles of Big Lake
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4 Units Available
Lake Orono Estates
18594 Gary St
Elk River, MN
2 Bedrooms
$1,050
861 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:19 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Lake Orono Estates in Elk River. View photos, descriptions and more!
1 Unit Available
9108 Orchard Circle
9108 Orchard Circle
Monticello, MN
3 Bedrooms
$1,675
1638 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:45 AM
Professionally managed by Pathlight Property Management, the exclusive property manager for Home Partners of America, offering excellent customer service, 24/7 emergency maintenance service, online application and payments, and pet-friendly options.
1 Unit Available
8679 Garvey Court
8679 Garvey Court
Monticello, MN
4 Bedrooms
$2,000
2408 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:45 AM
Cute 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2 car garage rambler in popular Carlise Village neighborhood. Large private yard with mature trees. Wood floors, laundry on the main level, walkout basement.
1 Unit Available
313 W Broadway
313 Broadway Street West
Monticello, MN
2 Bedrooms
$900
850 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:31 AM
Thank you for your interest in this rental property. Please note, in light of the recent COVID-19 concerns, we will not be conducting any in-person showings at this time.
1 Unit Available
5771 Summit Point Road
5771 Summit Pointe Rd
Monticello, MN
3 Bedrooms
$1,650
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
NEW CONSTUCTION 3 Bed 2.5 Bath - Newly Constructed Town home - 2020 Amenities: End Unit 3 bedroom 2.
Results within 10 miles of Big Lake
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2 Units Available
Dove Tree
1105 Lions Park Dr NW
Elk River, MN
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,198
650 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 4 at 04:35 AM
Dove Tree Apartments is located in the heart of Elk River, within one mile of a wide variety of restaurant and retailers.
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3 Units Available
Evans Meadows
341 Evans Ave NW
Elk River, MN
1 Bedroom
$1,406
867 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,454
1140 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 4 at 04:35 AM
Located between Route 169 and Route 10. Elegant open-plan apartments with stainless steel appliances, balcony or patio, garbage disposal, cable TV and carpet. Community has a pool, a courtyard, a gym and a clubhouse.
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39 Units Available
Rivers Edge Apartments
7701 River Road Northeast
Otsego, MN
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,295
804 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,595
1002 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 01:02 AM
Rivers Edge Apartments are very conveniently located located in Otsego, Minnesota, along the Northwest Gateway to the Twin Cities Metro.
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5 Units Available
Granite Shores
633 Main St NW
Elk River, MN
Studio
$1,625
1235 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,309
927 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,629
1022 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:19 AM
Residents of this community enjoy an onsite media room, clubhouse, pool table and 24-hour gym. Units are recently renovated and feature hardwood flooring. Close to shopping along Highway 10 and adjacent to the Mississippi River.
1 Unit Available
11211 69th Street NE
11211 69th Street Northeast
Albertville, MN
5 Bedrooms
$2,400
1059 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 05:17 AM
This 3259 square foot home features a charming front porch, as well as an attached 3-season porch. Spacious kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Living room includes a fireplace, perfect for creating a cozier space.
1 Unit Available
1903 16th Street Northeast
1903 16th Street Northeast
Buffalo, MN
4 Bedrooms
$1,950
1776 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:45 AM
This 4 bedroom 2 bath split entry home has vaulted ceilings on the upper level. Deck off the kitchen, 2-stall garage w/2 additional bonus parking spaces & plenty of storage. Kitchen island, updated light fixtures.
1 Unit Available
19025 Baldwin Street NW
19025 Baldwin Street Northwest
Elk River, MN
2 Bedrooms
$1,300
2660 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:19 AM
Half home available for rent with current occupying renter in the basement. New flooring, carpet, paint, washer/dryer, and fridge to be completed by Oct 17th. Large deck with private yard.
1 Unit Available
12875 8th Avenue N
12875 8th Avenue North
Zimmerman, MN
2 Bedrooms
$1,300
960 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:19 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 12875 8th Avenue N in Zimmerman. View photos, descriptions and more!
1 Unit Available
10626 Karston Avenue North East
10626 Karston Avenue Northeast
Albertville, MN
5 Bedrooms
$2,350
1950 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 08:27 PM
ANOTHER LISTING FROM PAUL @ RENTERS WAREHOUSE!! This 5 bed, 4 bath Single Family Home is available for immediate move in. Incredible homes with beautiful features, nice kitchen and wonderful neighborhood. Main level hardwood floors.
1 Unit Available
1903 Lachman Avenue North East
1903 Lachman Avenue Northeast
St. Michael, MN
4 Bedrooms
$1,795
1788 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 08:27 PM
ANOTHER LISTING FROM ERICA @ RENTERS WAREHOUSE!!! Please watch the property video at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XtYDFKDiO4 This spacious 4 BD/2BA end unit is available in St. Michael for a Jan1 move in.
1 Unit Available
18182 Roosevelt St NW, Elk River, MN 55330
18182 Roosevelt Street Northwest
Elk River, MN
1 Bedroom
$700
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
Available 01/01/21 Basement apartment - Property Id: 426422 Come enjoy a nice lake view, 30 mins from the city with a separate entrance to the house and a nice living room space bedroom, and a bath.
1 Unit Available
12645 Pond View Rd
12645 Pond View Road
Zimmerman, MN
3 Bedrooms
$1,595
1700 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
NEW CONSTRUCTION for RENT 3bd 3ba 2car garage avail NOW - Brand NEW CONSTRUCTION available for rent NOW Awesome floor plan, row style town homes with large windows front to back, feels like detached living! Great location near parks, trails,
1 Unit Available
12641 Pond View Rd
12641 Pond View Road
Zimmerman, MN
3 Bedrooms
$1,649
1683 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
NEW CONSTRUCTION for RENT 3bd 3ba 2car garage avail NOW - Beautifully finished BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION front-to-back row style, END UNIT townhome, feels like a single standing home with lots of windows and natural light.
1 Unit Available
12632 Pond View Rd
12632 Pond View Road
Zimmerman, MN
3 Bedrooms
$1,499
1467 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
12632 Pond View Rd Available 01/01/21 2019 Town Home for RENT 3bd 2ba 2car garage avail Jan 2021 - Snow and lawn care included. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car attached garage Laundry on bedroom level! $1499.00.00/mo* $1548.
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Apartment Rentals in Big Lake start at $1,300/month.
How much is rent in Big Lake?
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While some Big Lake properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Big Lake properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Big Lake. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, North Central University, Dunwoody College of Technology, and Augsburg University.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Big Lake. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, North Central University, Dunwoody College of Technology, and Augsburg University.

City Guide

Big Lake
Big Lake, MN, was named for -- surprise -- a big lake. One which was a very important part of the economy of Minnesota's Twin Cities. Before there were refrigerators, or for that matter the blue plastic ice packs you may use to keep your picnic lunches cool -- there were ice boxes. And they needed ice. And that came from Big Lake.
Big Lake, MN, was named for -- surprise -- a big lake. One which was a very important part of the economy of Minnesota's Twin Cities. Before there were refrigerators, or for that matter the blue plastic ice packs you may use to keep your picnic lunches cool -- there were ice boxes. And they needed ice. And that came from Big Lake.

Big Lake had a population of 10,060 as of the last census in 2010. Located 41 miles from Minneapolis and less than 30 miles from St. Cloud, this lovely small city is close to urban culture but offers many community activities and natural beauty within its boundaries in Sherburne County. It's convenient to both Route 10 and I-94, for easy transportation.

Moving to Big Lake

If you're looking for a home for rent in Big Lake, you need to allow plenty of time to do so. Vacancies are tight in this charming community located on the Mississippi River and the Big Lake itself. Yes, you can find city apartments and rental homes in the area, but do give yourself a month to find the single family homes or apartment complexes you want to call your own.

What to Bring

Bring your winter gloves and boots, because yes, it snows in Big Lake in the winter. You might want to go ice skating too, so heavy socks are in order. But to make your future landlord happy, you'll want to bring your W2s, bank statements, ID, and proof of employment.

Where to Look

Look for yourself by strolling or driving city streets in the area. You'd be well served by not searching in winter, unless snowy conditions are your thing. Check online resources and the West Sherburne Tribune for rental listings.

Moving to Big Lake
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If you're looking for a home for rent in Big Lake, you need to allow plenty of time to do so. Vacancies are tight in this charming community located on the Mississippi River and the Big Lake itself. Yes, you can find city apartments and rental homes in the area, but do give yourself a month to find the single family homes or apartment complexes you want to call your own.

What to Bring

Bring your winter gloves and boots, because yes, it snows in Big Lake in the winter. You might want to go ice skating too, so heavy socks are in order. But to make your future landlord happy, you'll want to bring your W2s, bank statements, ID, and proof of employment.

Where to Look

Look for yourself by strolling or driving city streets in the area. You'd be well served by not searching in winter, unless snowy conditions are your thing. Check online resources and the West Sherburne Tribune for rental listings.

Neighborhoods in Big Lake

You're likely to need a car in any of these charming neighborhoods, at least if you are commuting, as many do for work, into Minneapolis or St. Paul.

Orrock / Santiago: Rural in feel due to population density, this area is made up mostly of single family homes and mobile homes. Many are medium sized to large and were built between 1970 and the present. Also located in this area: the beautiful pristine woods of the Sherburne National Wildlife Area. The parkland provides a great deal of green space and natural habitat in this neighborhood.

Big Lake City Center: Suburban by density, here's where you'll find many dining and shopping options, as well as medium to small single family homes and a variety of apartment complexes such as Keller Lake Commons. While there are more owner occupied properties than rentals, you can still find many rental options here. And it's worth finding them: Big Lake, Lake Mitchell, and the Mississippi River offer plenty of bucolic waterfront access.

Salida: With a tree lined suburban vibe, Salida is made up of medium to large single family homes and mobile home properties, most built between 1970 and the present. Both the Mississippi River and River Oaks Park offer recreational activities in this part of town.

Neighborhoods in Big Lake
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You're likely to need a car in any of these charming neighborhoods, at least if you are commuting, as many do for work, into Minneapolis or St. Paul.

Orrock / Santiago: Rural in feel due to population density, this area is made up mostly of single family homes and mobile homes. Many are medium sized to large and were built between 1970 and the present. Also located in this area: the beautiful pristine woods of the Sherburne National Wildlife Area. The parkland provides a great deal of green space and natural habitat in this neighborhood.

Big Lake City Center: Suburban by density, here's where you'll find many dining and shopping options, as well as medium to small single family homes and a variety of apartment complexes such as Keller Lake Commons. While there are more owner occupied properties than rentals, you can still find many rental options here. And it's worth finding them: Big Lake, Lake Mitchell, and the Mississippi River offer plenty of bucolic waterfront access.

Salida: With a tree lined suburban vibe, Salida is made up of medium to large single family homes and mobile home properties, most built between 1970 and the present. Both the Mississippi River and River Oaks Park offer recreational activities in this part of town.

Living in Big Lake

Located just about 40 miles from Minneapolis/St. Paul, Big Lake was once a popular vacation destination for the cities themselves. Summer cabins provided most of the real estate along the lake. Today, it is considered an exurb of the bigger cities, with many residents commuting in to the Twin Cities daily for work.

Naturally, beautiful Big Lake itself is a potent attraction, but you'll find Ann Lake, Mud Lake, and Rice Lake as well for exploring, not to mention the great Mississippi River itself as a part of this community.

Big Lake's residents mainly drive on their commute to work, but they wouldn't have to do so -- the Northstar Commuter Rail line connects the town to downtown Minneapolis, with plans to extend the line into even-closer St. Cloud.

What About Culture?

There's plenty of culture and community spirit in Big Lake. Local parks like Lakeside or Hidden Rivers offer great walking trails, while playgrounds and youth sports such as the Big Lake Baseball Association games are held in parks like Hudson Woods or Highline. There's a community garden and Farmer's Market too.

Big Lake is also well known for it's annual summer festival. That would be the Spud Fest. Like potatoes? Well you will after enjoying this potato themed event, with games, rides, potato based foods and live music. Pass the fries and the fun. The festival includes a large softball tournament which draws teams from across the state of Minnesota.

Park It Here

You'll find this a town quite rich in green space, in fact there are nearly 215 acres of parkland, including 20 miles of trail and sidewalk. Bike, ride, or hike -- or birdwatch. There's also three and a half miles of green way along the Big Lake. Big Lake's parks and recreation system covers parks, playgrounds, picnic areas, ball fields, and beach access at Lakeside Park. Get your rod and reel ready, there's a fishing pier and boat ramp in Lakeside Park, too.

Appetizing Town

With all the outdoor activities available in Big Lake, you'll still have to stop to eat sometime, and two of the favorite local locations are The Friendly Buffalo where there's live music nightly and a full service bar as well as solid dining options. Or try Russell's on the Lake for food with a view, and an elegant atmosphere right on the lake. There's a patio open in the spring and summer that overlooks the Big Lake itself.

Living in Big Lake
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Located just about 40 miles from Minneapolis/St. Paul, Big Lake was once a popular vacation destination for the cities themselves. Summer cabins provided most of the real estate along the lake. Today, it is considered an exurb of the bigger cities, with many residents commuting in to the Twin Cities daily for work.

Naturally, beautiful Big Lake itself is a potent attraction, but you'll find Ann Lake, Mud Lake, and Rice Lake as well for exploring, not to mention the great Mississippi River itself as a part of this community.

Big Lake's residents mainly drive on their commute to work, but they wouldn't have to do so -- the Northstar Commuter Rail line connects the town to downtown Minneapolis, with plans to extend the line into even-closer St. Cloud.

What About Culture?

There's plenty of culture and community spirit in Big Lake. Local parks like Lakeside or Hidden Rivers offer great walking trails, while playgrounds and youth sports such as the Big Lake Baseball Association games are held in parks like Hudson Woods or Highline. There's a community garden and Farmer's Market too.

Big Lake is also well known for it's annual summer festival. That would be the Spud Fest. Like potatoes? Well you will after enjoying this potato themed event, with games, rides, potato based foods and live music. Pass the fries and the fun. The festival includes a large softball tournament which draws teams from across the state of Minnesota.

Park It Here

You'll find this a town quite rich in green space, in fact there are nearly 215 acres of parkland, including 20 miles of trail and sidewalk. Bike, ride, or hike -- or birdwatch. There's also three and a half miles of green way along the Big Lake. Big Lake's parks and recreation system covers parks, playgrounds, picnic areas, ball fields, and beach access at Lakeside Park. Get your rod and reel ready, there's a fishing pier and boat ramp in Lakeside Park, too.

Appetizing Town

With all the outdoor activities available in Big Lake, you'll still have to stop to eat sometime, and two of the favorite local locations are The Friendly Buffalo where there's live music nightly and a full service bar as well as solid dining options. Or try Russell's on the Lake for food with a view, and an elegant atmosphere right on the lake. There's a patio open in the spring and summer that overlooks the Big Lake itself.

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City Guide

Big Lake
Big Lake, MN, was named for -- surprise -- a big lake. One which was a very important part of the economy of Minnesota's Twin Cities. Before there were refrigerators, or for that matter the blue plastic ice packs you may use to keep your picnic lunches cool -- there were ice boxes. And they needed ice. And that came from Big Lake.
Big Lake, MN, was named for -- surprise -- a big lake. One which was a very important part of the economy of Minnesota's Twin Cities. Before there were refrigerators, or for that matter the blue plastic ice packs you may use to keep your picnic lunches cool -- there were ice boxes. And they needed ice. And that came from Big Lake.

Big Lake had a population of 10,060 as of the last census in 2010. Located 41 miles from Minneapolis and less than 30 miles from St. Cloud, this lovely small city is close to urban culture but offers many community activities and natural beauty within its boundaries in Sherburne County. It's convenient to both Route 10 and I-94, for easy transportation.

Moving to Big Lake

If you're looking for a home for rent in Big Lake, you need to allow plenty of time to do so. Vacancies are tight in this charming community located on the Mississippi River and the Big Lake itself. Yes, you can find city apartments and rental homes in the area, but do give yourself a month to find the single family homes or apartment complexes you want to call your own.

What to Bring

Bring your winter gloves and boots, because yes, it snows in Big Lake in the winter. You might want to go ice skating too, so heavy socks are in order. But to make your future landlord happy, you'll want to bring your W2s, bank statements, ID, and proof of employment.

Where to Look

Look for yourself by strolling or driving city streets in the area. You'd be well served by not searching in winter, unless snowy conditions are your thing. Check online resources and the West Sherburne Tribune for rental listings.

Moving to Big Lake
+

If you're looking for a home for rent in Big Lake, you need to allow plenty of time to do so. Vacancies are tight in this charming community located on the Mississippi River and the Big Lake itself. Yes, you can find city apartments and rental homes in the area, but do give yourself a month to find the single family homes or apartment complexes you want to call your own.

What to Bring

Bring your winter gloves and boots, because yes, it snows in Big Lake in the winter. You might want to go ice skating too, so heavy socks are in order. But to make your future landlord happy, you'll want to bring your W2s, bank statements, ID, and proof of employment.

Where to Look

Look for yourself by strolling or driving city streets in the area. You'd be well served by not searching in winter, unless snowy conditions are your thing. Check online resources and the West Sherburne Tribune for rental listings.

Neighborhoods in Big Lake

You're likely to need a car in any of these charming neighborhoods, at least if you are commuting, as many do for work, into Minneapolis or St. Paul.

Orrock / Santiago: Rural in feel due to population density, this area is made up mostly of single family homes and mobile homes. Many are medium sized to large and were built between 1970 and the present. Also located in this area: the beautiful pristine woods of the Sherburne National Wildlife Area. The parkland provides a great deal of green space and natural habitat in this neighborhood.

Big Lake City Center: Suburban by density, here's where you'll find many dining and shopping options, as well as medium to small single family homes and a variety of apartment complexes such as Keller Lake Commons. While there are more owner occupied properties than rentals, you can still find many rental options here. And it's worth finding them: Big Lake, Lake Mitchell, and the Mississippi River offer plenty of bucolic waterfront access.

Salida: With a tree lined suburban vibe, Salida is made up of medium to large single family homes and mobile home properties, most built between 1970 and the present. Both the Mississippi River and River Oaks Park offer recreational activities in this part of town.

Neighborhoods in Big Lake
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You're likely to need a car in any of these charming neighborhoods, at least if you are commuting, as many do for work, into Minneapolis or St. Paul.

Orrock / Santiago: Rural in feel due to population density, this area is made up mostly of single family homes and mobile homes. Many are medium sized to large and were built between 1970 and the present. Also located in this area: the beautiful pristine woods of the Sherburne National Wildlife Area. The parkland provides a great deal of green space and natural habitat in this neighborhood.

Big Lake City Center: Suburban by density, here's where you'll find many dining and shopping options, as well as medium to small single family homes and a variety of apartment complexes such as Keller Lake Commons. While there are more owner occupied properties than rentals, you can still find many rental options here. And it's worth finding them: Big Lake, Lake Mitchell, and the Mississippi River offer plenty of bucolic waterfront access.

Salida: With a tree lined suburban vibe, Salida is made up of medium to large single family homes and mobile home properties, most built between 1970 and the present. Both the Mississippi River and River Oaks Park offer recreational activities in this part of town.

Living in Big Lake

Located just about 40 miles from Minneapolis/St. Paul, Big Lake was once a popular vacation destination for the cities themselves. Summer cabins provided most of the real estate along the lake. Today, it is considered an exurb of the bigger cities, with many residents commuting in to the Twin Cities daily for work.

Naturally, beautiful Big Lake itself is a potent attraction, but you'll find Ann Lake, Mud Lake, and Rice Lake as well for exploring, not to mention the great Mississippi River itself as a part of this community.

Big Lake's residents mainly drive on their commute to work, but they wouldn't have to do so -- the Northstar Commuter Rail line connects the town to downtown Minneapolis, with plans to extend the line into even-closer St. Cloud.

What About Culture?

There's plenty of culture and community spirit in Big Lake. Local parks like Lakeside or Hidden Rivers offer great walking trails, while playgrounds and youth sports such as the Big Lake Baseball Association games are held in parks like Hudson Woods or Highline. There's a community garden and Farmer's Market too.

Big Lake is also well known for it's annual summer festival. That would be the Spud Fest. Like potatoes? Well you will after enjoying this potato themed event, with games, rides, potato based foods and live music. Pass the fries and the fun. The festival includes a large softball tournament which draws teams from across the state of Minnesota.

Park It Here

You'll find this a town quite rich in green space, in fact there are nearly 215 acres of parkland, including 20 miles of trail and sidewalk. Bike, ride, or hike -- or birdwatch. There's also three and a half miles of green way along the Big Lake. Big Lake's parks and recreation system covers parks, playgrounds, picnic areas, ball fields, and beach access at Lakeside Park. Get your rod and reel ready, there's a fishing pier and boat ramp in Lakeside Park, too.

Appetizing Town

With all the outdoor activities available in Big Lake, you'll still have to stop to eat sometime, and two of the favorite local locations are The Friendly Buffalo where there's live music nightly and a full service bar as well as solid dining options. Or try Russell's on the Lake for food with a view, and an elegant atmosphere right on the lake. There's a patio open in the spring and summer that overlooks the Big Lake itself.

Living in Big Lake
+

Located just about 40 miles from Minneapolis/St. Paul, Big Lake was once a popular vacation destination for the cities themselves. Summer cabins provided most of the real estate along the lake. Today, it is considered an exurb of the bigger cities, with many residents commuting in to the Twin Cities daily for work.

Naturally, beautiful Big Lake itself is a potent attraction, but you'll find Ann Lake, Mud Lake, and Rice Lake as well for exploring, not to mention the great Mississippi River itself as a part of this community.

Big Lake's residents mainly drive on their commute to work, but they wouldn't have to do so -- the Northstar Commuter Rail line connects the town to downtown Minneapolis, with plans to extend the line into even-closer St. Cloud.

What About Culture?

There's plenty of culture and community spirit in Big Lake. Local parks like Lakeside or Hidden Rivers offer great walking trails, while playgrounds and youth sports such as the Big Lake Baseball Association games are held in parks like Hudson Woods or Highline. There's a community garden and Farmer's Market too.

Big Lake is also well known for it's annual summer festival. That would be the Spud Fest. Like potatoes? Well you will after enjoying this potato themed event, with games, rides, potato based foods and live music. Pass the fries and the fun. The festival includes a large softball tournament which draws teams from across the state of Minnesota.

Park It Here

You'll find this a town quite rich in green space, in fact there are nearly 215 acres of parkland, including 20 miles of trail and sidewalk. Bike, ride, or hike -- or birdwatch. There's also three and a half miles of green way along the Big Lake. Big Lake's parks and recreation system covers parks, playgrounds, picnic areas, ball fields, and beach access at Lakeside Park. Get your rod and reel ready, there's a fishing pier and boat ramp in Lakeside Park, too.

Appetizing Town

With all the outdoor activities available in Big Lake, you'll still have to stop to eat sometime, and two of the favorite local locations are The Friendly Buffalo where there's live music nightly and a full service bar as well as solid dining options. Or try Russell's on the Lake for food with a view, and an elegant atmosphere right on the lake. There's a patio open in the spring and summer that overlooks the Big Lake itself.