Homeward Bound: Relocating to the Brainerd Lakes Area
If after vacationing here you find yourself not wanting to say goodbye, consider relocating! We are much more than a summer vacation destination. The beautiful natural resources, connected communities, and strong businesses make the area an ideal place to live and play.
There are several communities that make up our region within a short distance of each other for you to choose where to work and live. Our small communities rally around each other, and there’s a sense of community pride here. This is a great place to call home, raise a family, or enjoy a slower pace in retirement.
Easy Access to Nature
We have four seasons of recreation fun: Biking. Hiking. Fishing. Golf. Just to name a few. If you’re looking to have world-class outdoor recreation right out your back door, consider the Brainerd Lakes Area as your permanent residence.
We have some of the best lakes in the state for fishing and recreation. You don’t have to live on a lake to enjoy lake life. With over 400 lakes in the area and the vast majority having public accesses, you can easily spend time on the water.
We have a strong local economy with jobs in hospitality, manufacturing, healthcare, technology, government, finance, and other professional services. You can find a rewarding career here that easily balances quality of life and work.
Moving to a smaller community doesn’t mean sacrificing quality healthcare. Our healthcare providers have modern facilities offering cutting edge and specialized services in areas like chiropractic, physical therapy, cardiac services, neurosciences, and state-of-the-art surgery centers.
Small Business Support
We have locally owned shops, restaurants, and breweries that help make our towns vibrant with distinctive products and services. These businesses are owned by our families, friends, and neighbors. It’s easy and inspiring to be Lakes Proud and to support local here.
We’re fortunate to have excellent schools that provide state-of-the-art facilities with dedicated staff that prepare kids for a successful future. Take a tour of any of our area schools (Brainerd public schools, Crosslake Community School, Pequot Lakes school district, and St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School) to find out which school is the best fit for your family.