Afton Real Estate – Northstar MN MLS Member
The tiny village of Afton is unique in the Minneapolis St. Paul metro area. Located on the shores of the St. Croix River, just 15 miles from St. Paul on I-94, Afton is surrounded by open country and wooded bluffs above a protected, scenic river. The nearby Afton Alps downhill ski area and Afton State Park bring a steady stream of tourists into the community on day trips.
Terry Quinn – Terry was born and raised in Ellsworth Wisconsin, just across the border from Minnesota. The son of small-business owner, a strong work ethic was engrained in Terry from a young age, and this has found an outlet in all of his life’s endeavors, be it business, family, or faith. Terry understands the value of building relationships. He currently lives in Lake Elmo and has been married to his wife, Lisa for 28 years. He has owned an office specialty company in the past and currently is also a licensed insurance agent as well as a real estate agent. Phone 612-418-2940
The city has many shops and restaurants that cater to this group, but also serve the locals. A yacht club and marina provides access to the St. Croix River, where boating, fishing, and other river activities are a popular pastime for residents and visitors alike.
Afton at a Glance
- Population: 2,886
- Area: 26.4 square miles
- Median Family Income: $100,000+
- Median Home Price: $600,000+
- Business: Tourism and commuting.
- Education: An elementary school. Older children attend school in nearby cities.
- Parks & Recreation: Ski area and a state park.
- Arts: Annual arts and crafts fair.
- Sports: Skiing, hiking, bicycling.
- Dining: Local dining establishments, but with access to a wide variety nearby.
- Transportation: A short drive to I-94, which connects to the Twin Cities.
Afton Real Estate Listed by Members of Northstar MN MLS
Local residents live either in the few homes in the village itself or outside of the village on properties of various sizes, from just an acre or two, to homes on large wooded tracts of land. Just a few homes in this market are on the river itself. Building is highly restricted on the bluffs. Living in this city is a unique experience, and differs for every resident. Many residents commute to jobs in St. Paul or further. While there is a local elementary school, middle and high school students are bussed to schools in surrounding communities.
The Afton real estate market is limited, as you’d expect from the small population, according to listings by Northstar MN MLS participating members. The property listings reveal a few homes within Afton village itself, but these listings are rare. Prices begin at around $250,000. Homes on acreage appear more frequently in the listings and range from older homes on a few acres, starting at around $300,000, to exquisite luxury homes in beautiful wooded settings in the low seven figures. Riverfront properties also appear in the listings, with prices in keeping with their rarity. There are many listings for land and building sites, including land on the bluffs above the river. Prices range from near $2 million for riverfront property to village lots starting at $150,000. Most of the village has a 5-acre minimum lot size. New properties appear frequently on Northstar MLS listings.
Search for Afton Real Estate by Minnesota Northstar MLS Members
Our REMAX Realty team knows that finding a great home in this quaint village often isn’t easy. One of our expert licensed Realtors who are members of Northstar MLS will be glad to do a complete MLS search for you. Contact our REMAX agents to discuss your plans. If you locate a property of interest, just let us know and we’ll arrange a convenient showing.