Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach, MN, is a quaint, tiny city nestled in Minnesota's scenic Crow Wing County, renowned for its serene lake country setting. Despite its small size, this community is a gem in the rural Midwest, offering residents and visitors alike a peaceful atmosphere amid natural beauty. The area is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, with its proximity to numerous lakes providing ample opportunities for fishing, boating, and hiking. It boasts its unique charm through its close-knit community vibe and picturesque landscapes, making it a delightful retreat away from the bustling pace of larger cities. It is also located on the shores of Big Trout Lake, a part of the Whitefish Chain of Lakes

Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $1.5M
Lowest Price $539K
Highest Price $2.5M
Total Listings 2
Avg. Days On Market 27
Avg. Price/SQFT $441

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Area Information

Manhattan Beach, MN, is a city in Crow Wing County, Minnesota. Geographically, Manhattan Beach is in a region abundant with natural resources, particularly known for its proximity to several lakes, including the well-known Whitefish Chain of Lakes. This proximity makes it a potential destination for recreational activities such as fishing, swimming, boating, and hiking during warmer months, and ice fishing or snowmobiling in winter. It is also just a short 8 minutes from the city of Crosslake, MN which is an extremely popular tourist destination. 

For everyday amenities, shopping, dining, healthcare, and more, residents often rely on nearby larger towns. Crosslake and Pequot Lakes are the closest, offering supermarkets, restaurants, medical services, and other conveniences not available in Manhattan Beach itself.

For education, the city falls under the Pequot Lakes Public School district, a comprehensive education system that includes elementary, middle, and high schools. The district is known for providing quality education and has various academic and extracurricular programs.

The local economy in Manhattan Beach, given its size, is relatively limited to small local businesses and services. However, the regional economy of Crow Wing County includes tourism, agriculture, retail, and healthcare sectors, and residents typically commute to work in nearby towns or cities.

Community Attractions in Manhattan Beach, Minnesota

Manhattan Beach, is situated in a region rich with natural beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities, largely due to its proximity to numerous lakes, including the famous Whitefish Chain of Lakes

Outdoor Recreation - The area's lakes provide a plethora of activities, including boating, swimming, fishing, and water sports during the summer months. In the winter, these activities shift to include ice fishing, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing.

Hiking and Biking - The surrounding area is replete with trails for hiking and biking, offering a great way to experience the local flora and fauna and the serene landscapes.

Golf - For those who enjoy golf, the larger Crosslake area offers Crosswoods Golf Course.

Community Events - Nearby larger towns often host events, especially in the summer months, which can include music festivals, craft fairs, and farmer's markets, among others.

Scenic Drives - The area is known for its beautiful fall foliage, and taking a scenic drive through the surrounding countryside can be a visually rewarding experience.

Bars and Restaurants 

Ox Lake Tavern - New to the Crosslake restaurant scene. Serving small plates, handhelds and crafted cocktails.

Zorbaz Crosslake - Famous in the north for their pizza, 'MN Margaritas' and nightlife scene. A fun stop for locals and visitors alike! 

Rafferty's Pizza - Located in Town Square, Rafferty’s is the perfect place to stop after seeing all that Crosslake has to offer. Enjoy good food in the sunshine while sitting on our outdoor dining patio.

Moonlight Bay - Pull the boat right up to their dock! Enjoy something from their full food menu or grab a cocktail on the patio directly overlooking Cross Lake. 

Manhattan Beach Lodge - Another popular spot located right on the lake. Stop by in the summer for dinner paired with a great view!

The Wharf - Add to your list of stops on the Whitefish Chain! Serving lunch, signature cocktails, and breakfast on the weekends. 

Local Events

Residents and visitors of Manhattan Beach often enjoy many of the festivities hosted in nearby Crosslake. 

Crosslake St. Patrick's Day Parade & Celebration - Declared Minnesota's best St. Patrick's Day party! This long-standing annual event boasts a 2 mile-long parade route and multiple days of planned activities to enjoy. 

Winterfest - Good old-fashioned winter fun for the entire family! Three days of indoor and outdoor activities throughout Crosslake for all ages to enjoy! 

Crosslake Days - A family-friendly event for all ages! This multiple-day event offers Art & Craft fairs, Lost Chili Pepper Hunt, Cider & Candlelight Tour, Corn-Hole Tournament, a chili cook-off and street dance to make this a weekend jam-packed full of fun! 

4th of July Fireworks Display -  An area tradition for more than 50 years! View the fireworks from your boat in the bay or the shores of Crosslake.

Trails and Parks 

Crosslake Community Center - Just a short drive from Manhattan Beach, the Crosslake Community Center has trails for walking, hiking, and biking, and in the winter, these trails are used for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. The center itself also sometimes hosts community events and activities.

Paul Bunyan State Trail This famous trail extends over 120 miles from Brainerd to Bemidji and is accessible from several points near Manhattan Beach. It's a multi-use trail set for biking, walking, hiking, and in-line skating in the summer, and snowmobiling in the winter.

Crow Wing State Park - Located a bit further away, this state park offers a look into the natural history of the area. It has a variety of trails for hiking and bird watching and areas for picnicking and boating. In the winter, it’s open for snowshoeing and skiing.

Cross Lake Recreation Area - This recreational area is nestled among tall pines on the eastern banks of Cross Lake on the Whitefish Chain of Lakes. and offers a vast variety of outdoor activities including boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and two onsite beaches for swimming and sunbathing. 122 campsites are also available for rent! The Recreation Area is located adjacent to the city of Crosslake and is just a short walk from shopping and a paved bike trail.

Uppgaard Wildlife Management Area - Located about 15 minutes outside of Crosslake, Uppgaard offers a 110-acre tract of rolling woodlands, small lakes, and marshes.

Nordic Ridge Trail - The Nordic Ridge Recreation Area offers nearly 14 miles of multi-use trails year-round. The trailhead and parking lot is located at the Crosslake Community Center. The Nordic Ridge Trail is a perfect fall hike for all ages. At 2.2 miles, you’ll wind your way through woods with mature trees and around Cranberry Lake.

Crosslake Dog Park - Open from dawn to dusk daily, located on the west side of the city park. 

If you're interested in Manhattan Beach property, make sure to contact Woods to Water Real Estate. We're your real estate experts in the Minnesota lakes area.

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