Post by ● Mar 3, 2016

City of Lakeland: A Brief Overview

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The city of Lakeland, Minnesota is a tiny city located due east from St. Paul. It is situated along the eastern border of Washington County. Known for being one of several river towns along the scenic St. Croix River, Lakeland encompasses and area of just under 3 square miles and is home to about 1,800 residents. Life on the St. Croix is central to the community of the city.

Residents choose to live in Lakeland in large part due to its proximity to the river. With its scenic beauty and boating access, the St. Croix River is an incredible natural amenity for residents of Lakeland. The majority of Lakeland’s homes are suburban in style, with close proximity to one another. The city does, however, have some undeveloped land as well as farmland which add natural space to an otherwise suburban city. Lakeland is located across the river from Hudson, Wisconsin, and a bridge separates the two cities. Residents desiring commercial amenities oftentimes will travel across the bridge to downtown Hudson, Wisconsin, which features great dining, shopping, and entertainment options.

Lakeland is located 20 miles (23 minutes) away from St. Paul. The primary route near the city is Interstate 94. This highway connects the city in the east to Wisconsin, and in the west to the Twin Cities metro area. For residents desiring urban amenities, a short drive opens up a world of possibilities. With the extensive opportunities found within the Twin Cities, Lakeland residents have no shortage of amenities to enjoy.

To learn more about the community, history, parks, and schools within the city, please refer to our supporting articles.

If you have any questions regarding the city of Lakeland, Minnesota, or if you would like to sell or buy a house in the area, please feel free to visit or call 1-800-909-1953.