8.4 out of 10

Sunfish Lake

44.8713363405915 -93.0916941266326
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5

"Looking to Spread Out?"

Sunfish Lake is a small community located south of Twin Cities, but within the metropolitan area. The town is exclusively residential, with fewer than 550 residents, and has chosen to remain rural. Because the minimum lot size is 2.5 acres, most of the homes have their own wells and private septic systems, and many of the homes overlook one of the three private lakes in the community.
  • 2.5 Acre Lot Requirements
  • Quiet & Beautiful
  • Priviate Wells and Septic Systems

"Sunfish Lake Homes & Real Estate"

Sunfish Lake is a city in the county of Dakota in the state of Minnesota, US. The city’s population at the 2010 census was 521. It was first incorporated in 1958 as a village and the goal of the city is to maintain a rural atmosphere with great lot size and as little disturbance as possible of the natural environment. Compared to other cities of the country, the cost of living of Sunfish Lake is 93.40 percent higher than US average.
The total area of the City of Sunfish Lake according to the US Census Bureau is 1.69 square miles of which 1.52 square miles is land and the rest is water. Sunfish Lake is bordered by Highways 3 to the east, 110 to the north, Peiper Road/60th Street West to the south and the Delaware Avenue to the West. The I494 runs through Sunfish Lake with an exit at Highway 3.
Majority of the city is heavily wooded on moraine topography with several wetlands and slopes and three small private lakes namely Horseshoe Lake, Hornbeam Lake and the eponymous Sunfish Lake. The minimum size of lot for new construction is 2.5 acres of constructible land keeping within the goal of the city which is to maintain a rural atmosphere. The city is considered one of the richest towns in America.
As of the 2010 census, there were 521 residents in the city, 158 families and 183 households. The government of the City of Sunfish Lake is quite simple and there are no employees of the city and no direct services. Consultants are providing essential professional services. Roads are being maintained by independent contractors and contractual agreements within other cities cover fire and police protection. All but a few properties have individual septic systems and water wells.
One of the most progressive industries of the city is real estate with an array of condos, apartments and other real estate properties for anyone looking for a home to stay while in the city for a vacation. There are also homes for sale for those who are thinking about living in the city and enjoying its serenity.
As a small community, the City of Sunfish Lake is proud of its heritage and is committed towards preserving their pristine rural character. They value privacy yet know that they are a part of the growing county of Dakota and the greater metropolitan area of the Twin Cities. With such partnership in mind, they worked hard in preserving their unique spirit.
The city is served by district schools, private and public schools and it also has public library for everyone to enjoy. There are various attractions in the city as well which hooked thousands of visitors each year. Its yearly events and activities also draw people from different parts of the country and world.
Truly, there are many wonderful places in the county of Dakota but Sunfish Lake is one of its most beautiful cities that have so many things to offer not only to its residents, but visitors as well.

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