White Bear Lake MLS Listings – Northstar MLS MN Member
White Bear Lake began in the 19th century as a resort town, attracting Minnesotans to come to the lake. Even Mark Twain mentioned White Bear Lake in his book, Life on the Mississippi. The old resort hotels are long gone, but the lake is still the center of this city. Just a short drive from St. Paul, and with access to I-35W and I-694, it’s now a commuter city. It retains much of the charm that made it a popular day trip destination.
Brian Carion – Before Brian got started in real estate in 2003, he earned his Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Michigan. Now a full-time real estate agent, he teaches real estate classes in the St. Paul Community Education and Anoka Community Education programs. He has an extensive background in property sales spanning Single-Family Homes, Multi-Family Homes, small Apartment Buildings, and Luxury Homes. He effectively utilizes his mechanical engineering background, and hands-on experience to help both buyers and sellers make wise and strategic decisions. Prompt and genuine communication is Brian’s top priority. Phone 651-324-1316
The city has expanded to the west, so buyers can choose from classic older homes or recently constructed modern homes, while still enjoying living in this charming city.
White Bear Lake at a Glance
- Population: 23,800
- Area: 8.7 square miles
- Median Family Income: $60,200
- Median Home Price: $175,000
- Business: Tourism, Commuting
- Education: Well-ranked schools are a feature of the community.
- Parks & Recreation: Multiple parks, lake access, and recreational facilities.
- Arts: Little Theater and a Center for the Arts.
- Sports: Prep sports, lake activities, and public playing fields.
- Dining: A variety of dining, from eclectic to chain restaurants.
- Transportation: Highway 61 and 96, plus easy access to I-494 and I-35E.
White Bear Lake Real Estate Listed by Northstar MN MLS Participants
Despite the growth, which brought with it the convenience of excellent shopping, top-notch public schools, and quick access to the Minneapolis St. Paul metro area, the lake itself is still the main attraction. Residents enjoy excellent fishing, boating, and other water activities. Add to that a great park system, good restaurants, and a popular downtown shopping district, full of interesting shops. The city is a great combination of resort-style charm and up-to-the minute amenities. All of this is just a short drive from the Twin Cities metro area.
Home buyers will find a wide range of properties, from modest, affordable single-family homes and lakefront homes, to townhome and condominium developments. Bargain hunters will find multiple listings under $100,000, mostly condominiums and small single-family homes, including some in foreclosure. According to the current listings by Northstar MN MLS members, in the $100-200,000 range, you’ll find almost half of the available homes in the city, ranging from condos and townhomes, to an assortment of single-family homes, mostly in established, tree-lined neighborhoods. From $200,000 to $400,000, available multiple listings include up-to-date homes in the western neighborhoods, along with larger, well-maintained homes in older neighborhoods. Some lakefront condos are in this range. Above $400,000, the range of homes includes lake-front and lake-view homes, along with executive-class homes, with prices topping out in the low seven figures.
Search for White Bear Lake Properties by Northstar MN MLS
If the relaxed lifestyle attracts you, our REMAX Realty team would like you help you find the perfect home in that charming city. A licensed REMAX Realtor who is a Northstar MLS member can perform a complete MLS search for you, using your criteria. Contact us for showings anywhere in the Twin Cities.