The Grand Rapids area covers waterfront real estate throughout Itasca County around the communities of Grand Rapids, Coleraine, Deer River, Marcell and Bigfork, as well as many smaller towns in the region. Below, you will find direct links to lakefront properties, lake cabins, waterfront lots, and the best lakes in the region broken down into seven Lake Areas to make your search much easier.
Lake Homes by Price
Lake Lots by Price
Homes for Sale by Lake
- Grand Rapids Area
- Coleraine – Eastern Itasca County
- Hill City – Southern Itasca County
- Wabana Chain – Deer Lake – Southern Chippewa Forest Lakes
- Deer River – Northwestern Itasca County
- Bigfork -Marcell Lakes Area
As you enter Itasca County from the south, you will get a sense that this is where the “true north” begins. The pines are a bit larger, and the lakes a bit bigger, deeper and clearer. And…the solitude is a little more noticeable, as the Chippewa National Forest and almost limitless public forests house some of the most pristine lakes in Minnesota. We have also included parts of Koochiching County into the Itasca Region to help you identify properties all the way to the Canadian Border in these areas of very low population densities.
Grand Rapids is the main hub of the region, with a population on the sign of only about 8,000 – but there are closer to 40,000 year-round residents in close proximity. Being at the crossroads of two major highways: Highway 169 and Highway 2 – and set amongst 1,000 lakes in Itasca County alone – the community has a wide array of shops, restaurants, resorts and large retail stores, along with its continuous flow of traffic to and fro.
Other communities within Itasca County, such as Coleraine, Deer River, Marcell and Bigfork, have their own identities in this popular vacation destination, and you will find thousands of lake cabins and a lakefront homes across the entire region. From the busier fun-filled lakes like Pokegama on the south side of Grand Rapids, to a remote lakeside cabin miles from your nearest neighbor, the Itasca Region has perhaps the widest variety of waterfront properties anywhere in Minnesota. Not to mention, unlike many of the counties to the south, Itasca County has limited its development to keep lakeshore lots larger…making nearly all lake properties more private in general.
For your ease of locating the best lakes and lake properties in the Itasca Region, we have identified various individual markets within the region.