South Haven & Deerwood Make Trulia’s List of Best Hidden Lakeside Gems

During summer and fall, lakeside living is at its best. If the heat as you considering a second home on a lake or you’re just looking for affordable lake properties in Minnesota, you may be pleasantly surprised to find out that a few of Trulia’s favorite hidden lakes are just a short drive from St. Cloud. If you aren’t familiar with Minnesota or are looking for a lakeside retreat, these lakeside towns may offer exactly what you’re looking for – peace, quiet, views and a piece of heaven on earth.

Deerwood, MN

If you live in St. Cloud, Deerwood may be the perfect respite for you. Located just north of the city and 125 miles from the Twin Cities – this gorgeous lakeside town sits on Serpent Lake, a clear waterway with 9 miles of shoreline. It was named after the leaping deer, you will most likely see frolicking around the area. Residents enjoy the family fun center, which hosts mini-golf, frozen yogurt and water wars. This city is also home to annual events like the Bassmaster and ice fishing competitions.


South Haven, MN

Located just 20 miles south of St. Cloud, this town boasts a whopping 192-resident count, which means peace and quiet for you. The town is home to over 26 lakes within a 10 mile radius, which makes it easy to find your own piece of paradise. Anglers enjoy South Haven – because of the abundant amount of bass, walleye, pike, bluegill and crappie. If you want a bit of nightlife, you can head out for dinner at Mom’s Place or Bedrock Bar and Grill. On Saturdays, you can find some of the best deals at the Swappers Meet, a trifecta of farm markets, garage sale and antiques. Prices are also especially palatable with water-homes beginning at $200,000. You may be heading to the Swappers Meet for some things to give the home some TLC, but you could make it your own.


Other lakeside towns that made the list include:

  • Rome City, Indiana
  • Henrico, North Carolina
  • Kimberling City, Missouri
  • Longville, Minnesota
  • Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin
  • Graford, Texas


Once you find the perfect place to settle down, we would love to help you with your move. As St. Cloud’s favorite movers, we are always ready to help you make your next move easy and stress free.



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