White Bear Lake

White Bear Lake

Welcome to White Bear Lake! Find Your Place Here.

White Bear Lake is home to nearly 25 thousand Minnesotans. The city itself has a rich history, dating back to the Victorian era when the city was a popular vacation destination among the Saint Paul elite. Community members have access to a variety of shopping and dining options in the historic downtown area, in addition to weekly farmer’s markets and a summer festival each year. The city is named after the popular lake on which it is built. The lake provides ample recreation opportunities, and you’ll find a strong sense of community on the lake itself whether by boat in the summer, or ice fishing in the winter.

Residents enjoy White Bear Lake’s many parks, beaches, and a strong school system. Interestingly enough, White Bear Lake is also known for holding an annual golf tournament called “Bearly Open” during the winter, as well as an outdoor art exhibit on the frozen lake. This community doesn’t let a little thing like winter stop them from having fun. If you are searching for homes for sale in White Bear Lake, MN, view our White Bear Lake real estate listings today.

22 Active Homes For Sale  |  Median Home Price $259,900
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4764 Banning Ave, White Bear Lake MN, 55110  |   |  651-415-3271
Recreation

White Bear Lake offers more than just boating and fishing. The city has numerous beautiful parks and trails beside its namesake lake, but there’s so much more to White Bear. The city offers countless recreational activities such as adult and youth sports leagues, classes, and other programming, providing fun for all residents of ages.

Shopping

Downtown White Bear Lake is a shopping destination. With dozens of shops along the streets as well as the Avalon Mall, you’re sure to find whatever you need. Whether its antiques, clothing, or gifts that you’re after, you’ll find it in White Bear Lake.

Dining

The dining options in White Bear Lake range from your local staples to fantastic international cuisine. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly restaurant or a fine dining experience, you’ll find it all here. And, if you’re hungry for pizza, Majestic Pizza claims to have the best pizza in all of Minnesota. Try it out and see for yourself!

Green/Environmental

White Bear Lake makes it easy for residents to be environmentally conscious by providing recycling services. The city also offers resources for following environmental best practices in everyday life, taking pride in its commitment to maintaining a sustainable, green community.

Schools

The White Bear Lake public school system consists of 13 schools and one specialized learning center. The district has garnered state and national attention for it’s comprehensive youth development program, which focuses on community service and student leadership. White Bear Lake is also home to Frassati Catholic Academy, Liberty Classical Academy, and Magnuson Christian School, which are private educational institutions.

Transportation

Metro Transit, the metro areas public transit system, provides bus service to White Bear Lake from both downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis. Another transportation company, Transit Link, provides dial-a-ride services to the general public as well.

Local Government

The city of White Bear Lake is run by the City Council, which consists of the mayor and five additional council members. All legislative powers rest with the city council, which is elected into office by the five wards of the city.

City History

White Bear Lake originated as a resort town. The vacation destination grew as a result of the railroad opening an extension to the area. The city was incorporated in 1921 after the resort area had ended. Now, the city has flourished into a fantastic place to live year-round.

White Bear Lake offers more than just boating and fishing. The city has numerous beautiful parks and trails beside its namesake lake, but there’s so much more to White Bear. The city offers countless recreational activities such as adult and youth sports leagues, classes, and other programming, providing fun for all residents of ages.

Downtown White Bear Lake is a shopping destination. With dozens of shops along the streets as well as the Avalon Mall, you’re sure to find whatever you need. Whether its antiques, clothing, or gifts that you’re after, you’ll find it in White Bear Lake.

The dining options in White Bear Lake range from your local staples to fantastic international cuisine. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly restaurant or a fine dining experience, you’ll find it all here. And, if you’re hungry for pizza, Majestic Pizza claims to have the best pizza in all of Minnesota. Try it out and see for yourself!

White Bear Lake makes it easy for residents to be environmentally conscious by providing recycling services. The city also offers resources for following environmental best practices in everyday life, taking pride in its commitment to maintaining a sustainable, green community.

The White Bear Lake public school system consists of 13 schools and one specialized learning center. The district has garnered state and national attention for it’s comprehensive youth development program, which focuses on community service and student leadership. White Bear Lake is also home to Frassati Catholic Academy, Liberty Classical Academy, and Magnuson Christian School, which are private educational institutions.

Metro Transit, the metro areas public transit system, provides bus service to White Bear Lake from both downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis. Another transportation company, Transit Link, provides dial-a-ride services to the general public as well.

The city of White Bear Lake is run by the City Council, which consists of the mayor and five additional council members. All legislative powers rest with the city council, which is elected into office by the five wards of the city.

White Bear Lake originated as a resort town. The vacation destination grew as a result of the railroad opening an extension to the area. The city was incorporated in 1921 after the resort area had ended. Now, the city has flourished into a fantastic place to live year-round.

Market Activity for White Bear Lake | September, 2020

There were 16 homes sold last month, while there were 348 sales in the past year. On average, the homes sold in the past month were 1,922 sq. ft. with the maximum size sold being 3,972 sq. ft., and they averaged three bedrooms. The homes sold last month were comparable in size to those sold in the past year, which averaged 1,890 sq. ft.

As for the average days on market, White Bear Lake has shortened significantly to 19 DOM, 40 percent lower than the 12-month average of 32 DOM.

White Bear Lake stands as one of the hottest home markets in the nation, and the average amount of time homes spend on the market has continued to shorten over the last year.

The average price for single-family homes in the past month was $324,926, an uptick of 6.7 percent from the average sales price for the previous year at $304,661. The current national median closing price for a single-family home is $350,000, making the prices inWhite Bear Lakeslightly more affordable than the U.S. in general.

Right now, the area has 62 homes listed on the market. Homes listed for sale average 2,026 sq. ft. in size featuring three bedrooms and one bathrooms, with the maximum size being 6,568 sq. ft.

The average list price in White Bear Lake is $332,803, yet this cost is made more pricey by a home priced on the market at $1.9 million. The highest sale price for homes purchased in the past 30 days was $625,000, and meanwhile, the least expensive home sold at $217,000.

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