Alexandria

Alexandria

Welcome to Alexandria! Find Your Place Here.

The Alexandria city motto is “Easy to get to, hard to leave!” which could not be truer with the various attractions offered. Alexandria real estate listings provide residents with access to countless natural and man-made amenities. The city boasts fantastic shopping and dining as well as stock car racing, golf courses, museums, and more.

Alexandria is best known for its outdoor attractions, with parks, lakes, and the Central Lakes Trail, making the area perfect for swimming, boating, fishing, skiing, biking, snowboarding, and the like. The community is home to great schools and a thriving business district, making it the perfect place to call home. Browse our listings of homes for sale in Alexandria, MN today.

356 Active Homes For Sale  |  Median Home Price $61,460
Recreation

Lakes Area Recreation provides comprehensive recreational and leisure activities to the residents of Alexandria. The organization was formed by the local school district, the city of Alexandria, and Alexandria and LaGrand Townships. Lakes Area Recreation offers extensive athletic programs for adults and youth alike such as diving lessons, gymnastics, the figure skating club, the hockey association, and so much more. Home to over 300 lakes and hundreds of miles of trails, public beaches, and parks, Alexandria is a hidden gem of central Minnesota.

Shopping

Alexandria is filled with stores and boutiques with everything from consignment clothing to trinkets and accessories in the historic Downtown area. Whether you’re looking for antiques, gifts, clothing, jewelry, or anything in-between, there’s a store in Alexandria for you. Browse Magpie for fun clothing and gift ideas or Grandpa’s Attic and Gifts for that perfect antique!

Dining

From fun eclectic family eateries to formal dining experiences, Alexandria has something for everyone. If you’re looking for a taste of the Caribbean, stop by Bugaboo Bay for Jamaican Pineapple Chicken or Gator Rolls. Hungry for something more traditional? Angelina’s Restaurant & Bar serves up great burgers, pizza, and more!

Green/Environmental

Alexandria is surrounded by hundreds of beautiful lakes and stunning landscape. To keep it that way, the city promotes environmental sustainability wherever possible. The city enforces energy-efficient building requirements to ensure that the city will continue being eco-friendly for years to come.

Schools

Alexandria School district 206 is responsible for providing comprehensive educational resources and services to the residents of Alexandria. The district builds their curriculum around the values of leadership, teamwork, communication, and problem solving, helping students to become responsible, successful adults. The district also provides extensive Community Education programs to enrich the lives of residents of all ages.

Transportation

Rainbow Rider provides public transportation services to the citizens of Alexandria and the surrounding counties. There are both regularly posted routes as well as dial-a-ride services, with extra care taken for child and senior riders.

Local Government

Alexandria’s City Council consists of the mayor and five ward-elected councilmembers. This council provides the legislative and administrative authority for all city policy and business.

City History

In the fall of 1859, Alexander Kinkead established a U.S. Post Office in his home, cementing the beginnings of Alexandria. That year the government cleared a roadway from St. Cloud to Fort Abercrombie, which opened it up to travel and settlement of the area. By the advent of the Civil War in 1861, the town had expanded, though conflict with Native Americans prompted many settlers to leave the area. After the Civil War, the town was repopulated and continued to flourish. Steady growth and modernization has turned Alexandria into a beautiful town and vacation destination, home to over 11,000 residents.

Lakes Area Recreation provides comprehensive recreational and leisure activities to the residents of Alexandria. The organization was formed by the local school district, the city of Alexandria, and Alexandria and LaGrand Townships. Lakes Area Recreation offers extensive athletic programs for adults and youth alike such as diving lessons, gymnastics, the figure skating club, the hockey association, and so much more. Home to over 300 lakes and hundreds of miles of trails, public beaches, and parks, Alexandria is a hidden gem of central Minnesota.

Alexandria is filled with stores and boutiques with everything from consignment clothing to trinkets and accessories in the historic Downtown area. Whether you’re looking for antiques, gifts, clothing, jewelry, or anything in-between, there’s a store in Alexandria for you. Browse Magpie for fun clothing and gift ideas or Grandpa’s Attic and Gifts for that perfect antique!

From fun eclectic family eateries to formal dining experiences, Alexandria has something for everyone. If you’re looking for a taste of the Caribbean, stop by Bugaboo Bay for Jamaican Pineapple Chicken or Gator Rolls. Hungry for something more traditional? Angelina’s Restaurant & Bar serves up great burgers, pizza, and more!

Alexandria is surrounded by hundreds of beautiful lakes and stunning landscape. To keep it that way, the city promotes environmental sustainability wherever possible. The city enforces energy-efficient building requirements to ensure that the city will continue being eco-friendly for years to come.

Alexandria School district 206 is responsible for providing comprehensive educational resources and services to the residents of Alexandria. The district builds their curriculum around the values of leadership, teamwork, communication, and problem solving, helping students to become responsible, successful adults. The district also provides extensive Community Education programs to enrich the lives of residents of all ages.

Rainbow Rider provides public transportation services to the citizens of Alexandria and the surrounding counties. There are both regularly posted routes as well as dial-a-ride services, with extra care taken for child and senior riders.

Alexandria’s City Council consists of the mayor and five ward-elected councilmembers. This council provides the legislative and administrative authority for all city policy and business.

In the fall of 1859, Alexander Kinkead established a U.S. Post Office in his home, cementing the beginnings of Alexandria. That year the government cleared a roadway from St. Cloud to Fort Abercrombie, which opened it up to travel and settlement of the area. By the advent of the Civil War in 1861, the town had expanded, though conflict with Native Americans prompted many settlers to leave the area. After the Civil War, the town was repopulated and continued to flourish. Steady growth and modernization has turned Alexandria into a beautiful town and vacation destination, home to over 11,000 residents.

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