Why Choose Lake Elmo?
Lake Elmo is a suburb in the Twin Cities metro area, located to the east of Minneapolis and St. Paul. It is approximately 15 miles from the downtown St. Paul and 23 miles from Minneapolis. Lake Elmo sits between I-94 and Highway 36, providing easy access to St. Paul. Because of its close proximity to this larger city and the suburban lifestyle it provides, it’s a popular draw for commuters.
Lake Elmo has a long history of carefully-planned growth, and it still retains a large amount of farmland within its borders. Its population is expected to grow considerably over the next ten years.
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What’s the City Like?
The typical Lake Elmo home is greater than 1700 square feet, with some models exceeding 4000 square feet. Most homes have a minimum of 3 bedrooms and at least 2 baths, and few were built prior to 1950, with the majority being built after 1980. The most common style of home is two-story. Lots in Lake Elmo vary in size, from 1/4 acre to multi-acre.
What’s Going On in Lake Elmo?
Lake Elmo is home to 18 parks, including the Lake Elmo Park Reserve, which exceeds 2000 acres in size. The Lake Elmo Park Reserve offers camping, a swimming pond, horseback riding trails, nature programs, and many other amenities. Additional parks throughout the city provide sports fields, picnic shelters, and more.
Each year, Lake Elmo is host to the Shepherd’s Harvest Festival, a sheep and wool festival held at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Additionally, the Washington County Bluegrass Festival takes place annually within the city limits, at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve.
Lake Elmo is very near to many medical clinics, including urgent care facilities, and is less than 5 miles from the nearest major hospital. Public bus service is available in the form of an express bus line from St. Paul to Stillwater, which operates during commuting hours.
What Schools Will the Kids Attend?
Lake Elmo is served by three school districts: the Mahtomedi Area School District #832, Stillwater Area School District #834 and the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District #622. Within the city limits are Lake Elmo Elementary (K-5) and Oak-Land Junior High (7-9). Dozens of other options for K-12 schooling are available throughout the school districts that serve the city.
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