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17713 311th CT Shafer MN 55074 SOLD
What do you love about the town your home is in?
There are many things we love about living in Shafer! It's a great small, safe community that is intertwined with the communities of Lindstrom, Center City, Chisago City, and Taylors Falls. There's a great feeling of community and lots of activities throughout the summer and winter to do! Taylors Falls has great scenery of the St. Croix River, hiking trails, kayaking/canoeing, the ferry boat, and rockclimbing. There are plenty of great bars and restaurants where you can get a great burger; the drive-in in Taylors Falls, Al's and (coming soon) Swensons' Lakehouse in Center City, The Northern in Chisago, and Brookside down in Marine on St. Croix just off hwy 95, just to name a few! They're great places to go with your family such as the Franconia sculpture garden, Pleasant Valley Orchard, and Fawn Doe Rosa in St. Croix Falls. Not to mention the endless activities to do on the many lakes in the community! Life is truly great on highway eight!
If you are in a neighborhood, what great things do you do there?
We love our neighborhood! We have wonderful neighbors who do not hesitate to help one another and really make our little development a fun and enjoyable place to live. There are multiple families with children and it is very dog-friendly! We have a park with baseball diamond and ice rink just down the street with a great place to play with your kids or pets!
My favorite restaurants around this home are:
We love the variety of restaurants and bars in the area! Al's, hands-down, has the best burger in town, using local vendors for meat and produce. The drive-in in Taylors Falls has amazing root beer and burgers! The Northern has a great feel and is always busy! The food is great and they are always packed for sports events and even karaoke night. There are so many places to go and have a fun date night or to meet with friends! It was fun discovering all the different restaurants and bars in the area! Chico's is a great Mexican restaurant with great fajitas! Za! Italian Minnesota and Vannilles by the Lake are great date night places in Forest Lake. Whatever you are in the mood for, you can find it!
Grocery stores I love to shop at?
One thing we love about the area is the many farmers markets throughout the summer! It's very easy to get wonderful fresh produce and products from local vendors! We also aren't far from St. Croix Falls, which has a Walmart, Marketplace Foods, Menards, and Tractor Supply. Forest Lake has a lot of your shopping needs! They have a Cub Foods, Menards, Home Depot, Target, Walmart and multiple restaurants and shops to explore! We never had any trouble finding what we need in the area!
Key points about the property that I/we were drawn to?
When we first purchased the home we were drawn to the small neighborhood, the new house, and the scenery around our house! It is a great place for birdwatching out your back window, too! We loved being away from the city but close enough where we have everything we need within a five to thirty minute drive. We also loved having the laundry room on the same floor as all the bedrooms as well as the vaulted ceilings and great light throughout the day. We loved the shelving in the laundry room, closets, and bathroom. This is a great home for a young family and has great potential for customizing it!
Why people should move to this area; why I/we were attracted?
The one thing we really love about living here is the wonderful scenery, especially around St. Croix Falls and the lakes! There are beautiful sunsets and great places to drive or take a motorcycle ride! We also like how quiet it is. We are able to hear nature and not the sounds of sirens in car horns. Our neighborhood specifically is on a cul-de-sac and it does not have busy streets. The kids are always riding their bikes and playing at the park or in the cul-de-sac. It's a small town feel and really is a great community to live in!
Any great schools or other things to mention?
The Chisago school district prides itself on academic excellence and provides many opportunities for students to get involved in the schools and community. They have great sports and activity programs for students such as football, swimming, lacrosse, theatre, and 4-H. The parents and communty are very active and local businesses support the schools and various activities.
Anything else you can think of to attract a potential buyer?
Our property is fairly new so we haven't had to update much, but we did to add multiple trees to the yard: Snow Crab Apple tree, Indian Crab Apple trees, cherry trees, and maple trees.
What did you do for interests and hobbies near to the property?
We loved to socialize with our neighbors in the summer! It's a great little community and very friendly! We also love to take scenic drives down Highway 95 and along the St. Croix River Valley. We love to canoe and kayak down the St. Croix River, and there are many places to rent if you don't own one. There are great places to hike, too! Trollhaugen and Wild Mountain are not far and are great places to ski and snowboard in the winter time along with the waterpark at Wild Mountain in the summer. We love to take the boat out on the lakes and go fishing, swimming, and tubing. In the winter, there are great places to snowmobile and ice fish. There are also many craft stores and yarn shops in the area. There are so many great activities and hobbies to do you will never be bored!
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