Reviews & Comments
Brainerd, MNGreat Living
I lived in Brainerd/Baxter (Gull Lake)2003-2006 (Army Assignment). It is a very beutiful place, clean, many pine trees, lakes and good hospitality of the people. Good variety of stores for shopping, Target, new Super Walmart, Harley-Davidson shop, plenty of lodging, good restaurants, International Ice Fishing contest, International Raceway, Motorcycle ralley. Fishing, Ice Fishing, Four Wheelers & snowmobiles are a big deal here. Good Schools, low crime, not too hot summers. Winter can be rough, particually February temps of -40 are very common.
I could retire there.
I did not and would not move here by choice,Uncle Sam moved me here temporarily. Crime rate is low but there is no economy. Walmart is the biggest employer and the only large place to shop. Housing is ran down and and far more expensive than what it is worth. It's a dead town with the biggest event being a Halloween parade. Don't move here if you have a choice!
Did not move here by choice and would not live here by choice.