Buy a home on Prior Lake right now because it is off-season, and prices seem to go up every spring, don’t they! Check out these beauties and let’s go look at a few!
Prior Lake is actually two separate but connected lakes; Lower Prior Lake (north end) is the larger lake (810 acres) and Upper Prior Lake is the smaller one (354 acres) on the south end. Lower Prior Lake is accessible by a state-owned concrete public ramp on the north end of the lake. Upper Prior Lake is accessible by a public concrete access ramp on the south end. Lower Prior Lake is clearer and deeper; water clarity is 3.7 ft and maximum depth is 60 ft. Upper lake reaches depths of 45 feet and as a clarity of 2.2 feet.
Both of the these lakes offer some of the best fishing in the Twin Cities for bass, walleye, panfish, and northern pike. There are many hot bass spots througout numerous weedy areas in the small bays, especially Koep’s bay behind Martinson Island. June seems to be the best month for this spot. Northern Pike are a little scant in the upper basin, but get numerous and hefty in the lower basin (some exceeding 30 inches.) Walleye are best caught by trolling Lindy rigs with minnows or leeches close to rocky points, and move deeper as summer progresses.
Public beach on north end of Lower Prior Lake.
Prior Lake Lakeshore MLS/IDX Inventory
As of this post, there were 20 single family lake homes for sale on Prior Lake. Asking prices for Prior Lake lakeshore real estate averages $923,100, with an average size of 3225 square feet, although this number is skewed downward by a couple of “tear-downs.” Many upscale opportunites for Prior Lake lakeshore condos and lake front town homes. If you want to spend a bit less, but still want lakeshore lifestyle, there are many, many Prior Lake homes with deeded access at any given time.
Eleven single family Prior Lake homes with lakefront sold and closed within the last twelve months; average sale price was $786,187, with an average finished square footage of about 3011 square feet. Not bad, especially when you consider all of the gas money you will save when you stop hauling that boat trailer around!
Hardwoods abound on the beautiful lakeshore of Prior Lake. You can sell that Hackensack cabin and just live here year round! You won’t be missing anything!
Public access on north end of Prior Lake.
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