If you live in the Twin Cities, you already know that Stillwater Minnesota is a charming river town graced with plenty of classic Victorian architecture, unique antique shops and boutiques, plus art galleries. Perhaps you have gone hiking in Pioneer Park to enjoy the panoramic bluff views of the St. Croix River. If you had time, you may have toured the wineries or even gone for a balloon ride. It’s hard to see it all in one day.
Next time, give yourself a whole weekend by booking a spot in opne of Stillwater’s beautiful bed and breakfasts. You might also consider exploring the Stillwater MN real estate scene. There are plenty of beautiful examples of vintage Victorian homes all decked oput with wrap-around front porches, gingerbread, turrets, and leaded glass. Stillwater MN is proud of its historical character and the Heritage Preservation Commission has developed a comprehensive plan to preserve this character and to identify buildings to be added to national and local historic registries.
Stillwater Minnesota is a town of about 15,000 people occupying about 7.3 square miles of land. It is the seat of Washington County MN, and was established in 1854, the same year that St. Paul MN was officially incorporated. The town is considered the “birthplace of Minnesota” because territorial conventions to bring Minnesota into statehood were held here. Lumbering and sawmills were the basis of the local economy at that time. Today, the economy is diversified, but tourism is a major component of its commercial business sector.
Stillwater MN Home Sales
Home prices here are similar to other greater Metro communities. According to the Northstar Regional MLS, at the time of this post there are 279 single family homes for sale at an average asking price of $404,216. In spite of the strong historical character of the Stillwater MN real estate market, the housing styles are ecclectic, with an average year-built of 1973. New construction is taking place right now in the Millbrook neighborhood, and Lennar is offering some brand new spec homes for sale in the 300-400 k price range. Older waterfront properties are for sale along St. Croix River and Long Lake.
More recently, medium density housing has gained some prominence in the Stillwater MN real estate market. Right now, there are 96 townhomes or condos for sale, at an average list price of $308,571, providing a more affordable option for many buyers.
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