Crosby/Ironton

Built around old mine pits, Crosby has risen to the top of the vacation destination scene as a must-see. Some of the best mountain biking in the midwest, these once mine pits converted to lakes offer breathtaking opportunities to partake in nature.  Some of the largest lakes in the Crosby/Cuyuna area are Serpent and Rabbit Lake. You'll also find some of the best Antique Shopping options in the area, take in the local brewery (Cuyuna Brewery), share a pie at Rafferty's Pizza and top it off with ice cream from Victual. View more about the Crosby/Cuyuna area

Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $242K
Lowest Price $28.5K
Highest Price $1.3M
Total Listings 35
Avg. Days On Market 94
Avg. Price/SQFT $261

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Crosby, MN Real Estate Information

Crosby's real estate market is influenced by its scenic location amidst the Cuyuna Range's natural beauty and proximity to lakes like Serpent Lake and Rabbit Lake. Primarily consisting of single-family homes and cabins, the market may also feature sought-after lakefront properties due to the area's recreational appeal. With its allure as a tourist destination, the real estate market could reflect a blend of permanent residences and vacation properties, potentially impacting property values. Local amenities, outdoor activities, and the city's historical charm contribute to the overall rapid growth of the city and Crosby's overall real estate offerings.

Crosby Area Information

Crosby is a city located in Crow Wing County. It is situated within the Cuyuna Range, a region characterized by its rolling hills, forests, and numerous lakes. Crosby is approximately 130 miles north of Minneapolis/St. Paul and its population sits at around 2,300 residents. 


Crosby is renowned for its dual identity as both a historical mining town and a modern outdoor haven. Once a vital center of iron ore mining in the Cuyuna Range, the city's rich past is preserved through its heritage and historical attractions. However, Crosby has recently transitioned into a sought-after destination for outdoor enthusiasts, drawing visitors with its pristine lakes, extensive trail systems, and opportunities for fishing, boating, hiking, and mountain biking. 

Community Attractions in Crosby, Minnesota

Crosby boasts a range of community attractions that cater to both residents and visitors. One prominent feature is the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area, encompassing a network of trails ideal for mountain biking, hiking, and wildlife observation, set against the backdrop of former mining landscapes. The Serpent Lake waterfront offers fishing, boating, and relaxation opportunities, while the Croft Mine Historical Park provides insights into the city's mining heritage through guided tours and exhibits. Crosby's historic downtown is full of charming shops, local bars and restaurants, and community events such as the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Festival and Serpent Lake Power Boat Races. 

Bars and Restaurants 

Iron Range EateryKnown for its hearty and delicious meals, Iron Range Eatery offers a diverse menu featuring comfort foods, sandwiches, salads, and more, all in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

The Drunken Noodle - New to the Crosby scene! Check out The Drunken Noodle for authentic Thai flavor in the heart of Crosby. 

The Bridge TavernA local favorite, The Bridge Tavern offers classic bar fare, including burgers, wings, and sandwiches, in addition to a selection of drinks. The cozy and friendly setting makes it a popular spot for both residents and visitors.

The Mixed Company A Kava House - Offering a unique blend of coffee shop vibes and a diverse food menu. From coffee and pastries to sandwiches and entrees. 

North Country Cafe - A charming café known for its breakfast and lunch offerings. This spot serves up homestyle cooking, sandwiches, soups, and baked goods in a cozy atmosphere.

Rafferty's Pizza CrosbyIf you're craving pizza and pasta, Rafferty's is a local go-to. They offer a variety of pizza options, as well as salads and pasta dishes.

Red RavenWith a welcoming ambiance and a menu that includes burgers, sandwiches, and traditional American fare, Red Raven is a popular choice for casual dining.

The Spalding House This historic building has been transformed into a restaurant offering fine dining in an elegant setting. It's known for its upscale menu featuring steaks, seafood, and gourmet dishes.

Local Events

Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike FestivalA celebration of outdoor recreation, this festival features mountain bike races, skills clinics, guided rides, live music, and family-friendly activities.

Fourth of July Celebrations Crosby's Independence Day festivities typically include a parade, fireworks, live music, and community gatherings to commemorate the holiday.

Crosby Heritage DaysA celebration of the city's history and heritage, this event often includes historical tours, exhibits, entertainment, and activities for all ages.

Annual Ice Fishing Content & Scorpion Homecoming - Held on Serpent Lake, this event draws fishermen and spectators from around the region for a day of winter fun. 

Holiday Parades and Festivities Crosby's holiday events include parades, tree-lighting ceremonies, and community gatherings to celebrate the festive season.

Serpent Lake Power Boat Races - An exciting annual event for locals and tourists alike. Witness some seriously fast boats race on the water of Serpent Lake! 

Trails and Parks 

Cuyuna Lakes State TrailThis multi-use trail runs through the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area, offering opportunities for biking, walking, and enjoying the scenic surroundings.

Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike TrailsThese mountain bike trails wind through the former mining landscape and cater to riders with various skill levels. 

Heartland State TrailStretching from Park Rapids to Cass Lake, this trail passes through Crosby and is perfect for biking, walking, and snowmobiling in the winter.

Riverton Trail - Located near Crosby, this trail provides a pleasant route for outdoor activities like walking and biking.

Crosby Memorial Park Walking Path - This park features a walking path that's perfect for a leisurely stroll and offers a relaxing space for picnics.

Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area Offering more than just trails, this expansive recreation area features several lakes, picnic spots, and opportunities for fishing, swimming, and paddling.

Serpent Lake Park - Located along the shores of Serpent Lake, this park provides a beautiful waterfront setting for picnics, fishing, and enjoying the views.

Crosby City Park This park offers amenities such as tennis courts, a basketball court, and open areas for various outdoor activities.

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