Post by ● Mar 3, 2016

City of Stillwater: Community Life

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Stillwater is warmly referred to as the Birthplace of Minnesota and is a beautiful historic town located in the St. Croix River Valley along the beautiful St. Croix River.  The community of Stillwater is robust and progressive, offering everything from nightlife and dining to shopping and lodging, community events and activities to programs and classes. Residents enjoy the wide variety of ways to get involved in the community and enjoy their city.

The dining and nightlife that this city has to offer is one of a kind. Casual venues serving burgers and beer, classy wine bars, delightful sidewalk cafes and romantic, dockside dining overlooking the River, and classic malt shoppes are just a few of the choices that Stillwater boasts. Ice cream and fudge shops are filled with sweet treats while talented musicians fill the entertainment venues. The dining options are overwhelmingly abundant and make Stillwater a fun spot for people of all ages.

The historic streets of Stillwater have more than 50 unique independent owner-operated stores, pampering services, art galleries, gift stores, home decor, antique shops, fashion boutiques, culinary shops, vintage furniture stores, and so much more. The shops are nestled in between historic inns and delightful restaurants, all along the St. Croix River, delivering a marvelous shopping experience. Stillwater shopping was featured in Spaces Magazine Twin Cities edition and was also rated as one of the Top 10 Best Antiquing Towns in the U.S. by Fodor’s Travel.

Stillwater offers many charming and fun lodging opportunities, ranging from bed and breakfasts, hotels, historic inns to house and loft rentals.  With over 400 rooms, there is something to fit everyone’s style and budget. Amenities such as fireplaces, breakfast, pools and hot tubs, restaurants, kitchenettes and meeting spaces are guaranteed to make one’s stay comfortable and restful.

Events that relate to nature and recreation, visual arts, culinary arts, history and heritage, music, kids, classes, and more can be found to satisfy just about anyone. To name a few, the city offers a Farmer’s Market, Segway tours, live music at dozens of venues, outdoor movies, classic car and boat shows, book readings, art fairs and viewings, cooking classes, Tolley B&B tours, grape stomping at Stillwater vineyards, boat cruises, storytime for kids at bookstores, sporting and athletic events, parades, camps, wagon rides and so much more. This city has developed an incredible offering of community events for people of all ages to enjoy.  A calendar of events and detailed information can be found on

The Stillwater Area Community Center is welcoming, dedicated, progressive and accepting.  They enhance the quality of life in the community by providing programs, events, classes, and spaces for residents and families to enjoy year round. The Stillwater Public Library is also a great resource that offers activities, programs and amenities to the community.  

If you have any questions regarding the city of Stillwater, 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.