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Forest Lake, MN Real Estate and Homes for Sale Contract For Deed

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Contract for deed Forest Lake is a city in Washington County, Minnesota It is twenty-seven miles northeast of Saint Paul. The population was 18,375 at the 2010 census. The 2016 population is 20,216. It is located on one of Minnesota’s 100 largest lakes. The lake serves as the source of the Sunrise River.

Interstate 35 and U.S. Highways 8 and 61 are three of the main routes in the community.

Other main routes include County Road 2–Broadway Avenue. Interstate 35 splits into Interstate Highways 35E and 35W just south of Forest Lake in the nearby city of Columbus.


Forest Lake has a high population of northern pike, largemouth bass, walleye, and many pan fish (blugill, crappie, and perch). It also holds muskie, while the numbers are relatively low, the average size is becoming quite large, making for a trophy fishery. The city formerly hosted an annual ice fishing tournament known as Fishapalooza. Forest Lake was known as the bass capital of Minnesota during the 1960s and 1970s, with the official Minnesota bass opener taking place at Forest Lake several times. The ice fishing contests held on Forest Lake in the mid-1990s were reported to be the largest in the country.


The Forest Lake Area school system includes 9 elementary sites, 1 junior highs site, and 1 high school site. In addition, an independent district – North Lakes Academy. There is also an area learning center located at the former Central Junior High School site.

  • Central Montessori
  • Columbus Elementary (K-6)
  • Forest Lake
  • Forest View
  • Lakes International Language Academy
  • Lino Lakes
  • Linwood
  • North Lakes Academy
  • St. Peter’s
  • Scandia
  • Wyoming

  • Forest Lake Area Learning Center (ALC): grades 6 – 9
  • Forest Lake Area Middle School: grades 7-8
  • North Lakes Academy: grades 5-12
  • Lakes international language academy(LILA): grades 6-8

  • Forest Lake Area High School: grades 9–12
  • Forest Lake Area Learning Center (ALC): grades 10 – 12
  • North Lakes Academy grades 5–12
  • Lakes International Language Academy: grades 9-12

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