Forest Lake is known to be a developing community filled with clean suburbs and family-friendly amenities. It is home to many lakes, including the large Forest Lake, for which the city is named.
Roughly 20000 people call Forest Lake their home. The city's low poverty rate, its schools and its churches have built a strong, welcoming community.
Much of Forest Lake's history involves the construction of the railroad between Duluth and St. Paul, and the city's first settlers began arriving in the mid-19th century. Additionally, the development of lake homes on both Forest Lake and Clear Lake attracted many people from throughout the United States.
The city was incorporated in 1873. As the area began to grow, with the small shops making way for large scale commercial outlets, and as the lakeside cabins turning into permanent residences, the city annexed Forest Lake Township in 2001 to define it as the city it's known as today.
With spectacular views and everyday convenience for those looking to commute to the State of Minnesota's capital, Forest Lake has a market that's become very attractive to young people and their families. Also, the city's comparatively low cost of living certainly helps.
In 2016, Forest Lake's median property value was more than $260000, and a great deal of growth has been demonstrated in that respect throughout recent years.
A good selection of schools can be found for those raising children in the city. The Forest Lake-area system celebrates eight elementary schools, as well as a middle school and a high school.
The city is home to the North Lakes Academy, as well, which is reported to be one of Minnesota's best charter schools.
Forest Lake's finest features are undoubtedly found in its outdoors. There is plenty of lakefront for anyone to enjoy themselves, while parks and nature reserves dot the area. The city features three golf courses as well as an airport popular among skydivers.
The city is also a favorite destination for those riding cycles, snowmobiles and horses.
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