Looking to buy a historic home but having a hard time finding what you are looking for? If living in a small city with strong community interest in historic preservation appeals to you, check out Stillwater... it's only 30 mintues from downtown St. Paul.
The first thing that usually comes to mind when people think of Stillwater is shopping in quaint shops and dining overlooking the picturesque riverfront in this charming village in the St. Croix River Valley... a great getaway tourist destination close to the Twin Cities.
Many visitors never make it up into the hills overlooking the riverfront so they don't realize what a wealth of historic homes line the streets of this charming village that is often called the birthplace of Minnesota because the state charter was drafted here in 1843.
For home buyers looking for a historic home to restore or buy already beautifully restored Stillwater can be an unexpected treasure trove. It can be frustrating looking for historic homes in Minneapolis and St. Paul... they can be very expensive in fashionable neighborhoods and even those requiring a lot of work can be costly in desireable neighborhoods. It can seem like the 'good opportunities' are all gone.
For those who like the experience of living in a smaller town near the city Stillwater can be a dream come true. There are currently 115 homes for sale in Stillwater, 27 of them built prior to 1900 and ranging in price from $52,000 to $1,249,0000... homes available for those looking for a house to renovate as well as those wanting a home that is in stunning move-in condition.
Stillwater is not only a great place to visit... it was named one of 100 Best Small-Town Getaways by Midwest Living. It is also a great place to live, close to the Twin Cities but with a historic small town feel. Jessica Lange and Sam Shepard chose Stillwater as the place to raise their family and lived there for a number of years. Just let me know if you would like to check it out and take a look at some homes for sale in Stillwater!