Considered a more "suburban" city of the Brainerd Lakes Area, Baxter is a mix of lake life with the convenience of city amenities. Home to many stores, and businesses and has a dense residential population as well, the city also offers many private bodies of water with private and public access and is part of the Brainerd school district.  Here you will find a range of activities and establishments including, golfing, biking, skiing, hunting, fishing, shopping, fine dining, breweries, and more. 

Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $315K
Lowest Price $11
Highest Price $3.7M
Total Listings 137
Avg. Days On Market 447
Avg. Price/SQFT $224

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Area Information

Baxter is one of the most populous cities in Crow Wing county and is quickly growing and developing. Neighboring directly east of Baxter is Brainerd, with Nisswa 15 miles to the north. Baxter is a hub for all things convenience – grocery stores, fast food, shopping, auto body sales and repair, hospitals, bars and restaurants and more. Baxter is apart of the Brainerd area school district. 

Community Attractions in Baxter, MN 

Three Bears Waterpark and Paul Bunyan Waterpark - Two of the largest waterparks in northern Minnesota. Take the family out and enjoy! 

Shopping and Restaurants - Baxter offers the convenience of big box stores like Target, Walmart and Costco as well as many dining options to choose from.  

Lakes - Baxter is home to 10 lakes including Bass, Perch, Whipple, Moburg and White Sand, making it an attractive destination for those looking to relocate to the area. 

Gull Lake Recreation Area - A short 15 minute drive from Baxter, Gull Lake Recreation Area offers boating, hiking, fishing and swimming at Gull Lake, the largest of the 10 lakes on the Gull Chain of Lakes. Campsites also available for a small nightly fee. 


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