Forest Lake, Minnesota 

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Population

19,406

+9.4% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

2.5%

Median Income

$71,995

Median Home Price

$277,700

Best Places to Live in Forest Lake, Minnesota

Regional-center complex/Capital city - Southeast Minnesota along upper Mississippi River, 20 miles west of Wisconsin border. August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Forest Lake, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Education
-Attractive downtown
-Attractive neighborhoods
Cons
-Growth and sprawl
-Cost of living
-Harsh winters

Local Listings in Forest Lake
 $199,500 
408 4th St NW
Bed 3 | Bath 1 | 1408 SqFt
 $359,900 
22057 Ethan Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 4 | 2495 SqFt
 $254,900 
233 5th St NW
Bed 4 | Bath 2 | 1960 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington Metro Area

The “twin cities” serve as a regional center for the upper Midwest and northern Great Plains. The fully cosmopolitan area is a balanced industrial, commercial, educational, and cultural center, and functions much as one city. The area is one of the most economically diverse in the country, serving as headquarters to large firms in agriculture, food, banking, technology, retailing, healthcare, and transportation. A few of the well-known companies include General Mills, 3M, US Bancorp, United Healthcare, and retailers Target and Best Buy. Job growth is still fairly modest, but overall, the Twin Cities have have a strong and prosperous feel.


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QUICK FACTS

City: Forest Lake
Zip Codes: 55025
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 838 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Forest Lake is 2.5% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Forest Lake jobs have increased by 1.8%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Forest Lake's cost of living is 8.4% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Forest Lake's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Forest Lake, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Washington county voted Democratic in the last three Presidential elections, after voting Republican in 2000 and 2004. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Forest Lake's population is 19,406 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 9.4%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 28.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Forest Lake is $277,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.7%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Forest Lake public schools spend $11,317 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.3 students per teacher in Forest Lake. More Education


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Housing Market in Forest Lake

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NEW LISTINGS IN FOREST LAKE
$199,500
408 4th St NW
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$359,900
22057 Ethan Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 4

$254,900
233 5th St NW
Bed 4 | Bath 2

$389,900
24166 Hilo Ct N
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$429,000
20130 Fern Glen Ct N
Bed 5 | Bath 4

$714,900
21042 Karoline Ct N
Bed 4 | Bath 4

$410,000
21275 Harrow Ave N
Bed 4 | Bath 4

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