Jenkins, Minnesota, offers a tranquil and close-knit community experience amid the stunning natural beauty of the Brainerd Lakes Area. Residents of Jenkins enjoy a slower-paced, rural lifestyle that embraces the serene surroundings and access to numerous lakes and forests, including the Whitefish Chain. The area's picturesque landscapes provide endless opportunities for outdoor recreation, including fishing, boating, hiking, and wildlife watching. With a strong sense of community, Jenkins fosters tight-knit relationships among its residents, creating a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. While the town itself is small, its proximity to larger cities like Brainerd ensures access to essential amenities and services.

Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $316K
Lowest Price $45K
Highest Price $2.5M
Total Listings 14
Avg. Days On Market 124
Avg. Price/SQFT $491

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Jenkins Area Information

Surrounded by clear lakes and lush forests, Jenkins is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, offering opportunities for fishing, boating, hiking, and snowmobiling. The tranquil lifestyle  is complemented by a strong sense of community. While Jenkins itself is a small city, its proximity to larger towns like Brainerd ensures access to essential amenities, healthcare facilities, and a wide array of recreational activities. For those seeking a peaceful retreat in the embrace of nature, Jenkins, MN, stands as a charming and idyllic destination. 

Jenkins is located 24 miles north of Brainerd/Baxter and about a 2.5-hour drive to Minneapolis/St. Paul. Students in Jenkins are served by Pequot Lakes Public Schools, including Pequot Lakes high and middle schools, and Eagle View Elementary. These schools perform beyond the state average on test scores and college readiness.

Community Attractions in Jenkins, Minnesota

Jenkins boasts a unique blend of small-town charm and abundant natural beauty, making it an attractive destination for those seeking a serene, outdoor-oriented community in the Brainerd Lakes Area. One of the standout community attractions is it's close proximity to the Whitefish Chain of Lakes, which draws visitors year-round for fishing, boating, and water sports. The lake's crystal-clear waters are a haven for anglers looking to reel in prized catches like walleye and bass. In the winter, Jenkins serves as a gateway to an extensive network of snowmobiling trails, including direct access to the Paul Bunyan Trail, perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. 

Bars and Restaurants 

Jenkins is a small community, and while it may not have a wide selection of bars and restaurants within its immediate vicinity, there are dining options available in nearby towns and cities. Here are some popular bars and restaurants that you can find within a short drive of Jenkins:

A Pine Restaurant - Located in Jenkins offering homestyle dining options from breakfast to dinner options, as well as their famous pies! Check it out right off of Highway 371. 

Snarky Loon Brewing Co - A veteran-owned brewery right in Jenkins offering 11 beers on tap. 

MN Traders Co. - A few minutes down the road in Pequot Lakes, find MN Traders Co. specializing in "Coffee to Cocktails" with breakfast, brunch, and lunch menu items. 

Trails and Parks 

Paul Bunyan Trail - A former railroad, the paved Paul Bunyan trail runs directly through Pequot Lakes. The trail extends over 120 miles from beyond Bemidji in the north to just past Brainerd in the south and runs directly through Jenkins. 

Veteran's Hiking Trail - A 2.6-mile out-and-back trail just outside of Jenkins. Generally considered an easy route, this trail is great for birding, hiking, and walking, and it's unlikely you'll encounter many other people while exploring.

If you're interested in Jenkins property, make sure to contact Woods to Water Real Estate. We're your real estate experts in the Minnesota lakes area.

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