Greater Brainerd Lakes Area

When people talk about going to Brainerd, they are oftentimes referring mainly to the popular, larger lake bodies and lake chains to the north of the city, such as the Gull Lake Chain in Nisswa, Whitefish Chain in Crosslake, Pelican Lake at Breezy Point, and over to Bay Lake south of Deerwood. Those water bodies are home to some of the most well-known resorts and vacation destinations in Minnesota, so there is always a lot going on for those who like activity. But interspersed throughout the region are hundreds of mid-range and smaller lakes that offer a great recreational opportunities or more pronounced solitude than the bigger bodies. Lakeshore real estate in this area can range from primitive cabins to multi-million dollar homes, so your options are wide-ranging. Overall, the Brainerd Lakes Region is one of the most expensive waterfront markets in the state due to its high quality lakes, fantastic scenery, and proximity to the Twin Cities.