Upscale Homes for Sale in Woodbury, Lake Elmo & Afton, MN
Beginning in the 1970s and continuing through today, the Minneapolis St. Paul metro area has expanded rapidly, with real estate buyers seeking their homes in communities in a widening area around Minneapolis and St. Paul. The eastern metro area has seen a dramatic expansion, especially in communities along the St. Croix River east of St. Paul. Starting in Woodbury, but including a wide range of communities from Stillwater to the north and Afton to the south, upscale homes make up a good proportion of the homes built during that expansion, as reflected in the various real estate listings by the Northstar MLS.
Recent construction of beautiful, spacious, well-appointed homes, often on large building sites or acreage, has led to a wide variety of home designs and styles available throughout this part of the Twin Cities. Builders have competed to create homes and developments in this area for some time, and the results are dramatic. The easy commutes on I-94 and the I-494 and I-694 loop take residents throughout the Twin Cities from comfortable, quiet homes with a distinctly different feel than in crowded suburbs elsewhere. The recent decline in the housing market, along with the current trend toward recovery, has brought many of these spacious, well-designed homes onto the market and for sale on the Minnesota MLS, and opportunities abound for affluent home buyers.
As members of Northstar MLS MN members, several of our 75+ experienced, creative Realtors and agents specialize in this part of the metro area, and have a deep understanding of market conditions and listings in these northeastern communities. Among the cities and townships in the area, exciting opportunities for home buyers can be found in:
- Woodbury – Located south of I-94 and west of the St. Croix River, Woodbury is the commercial center of the east metro, with extensive shopping districts along I-94, built to serve the growing region. Spacious, recently built homes, located on large lots or small acreage are in good supply for home buyers here, in the $500-800,000 price range, based on the current Minnesota MLS listing data. A wide range of designs and excellent amenities are the hallmarks of these homes listed by Northstar MLS of MN.
- Afton – Just east of Woodbury is the more rural Afton area. MLS home listings in Afton range from riverview homes priced into the low 7 figures to homes on acreage and hobby farms, priced in the high six-figures. Most are recently built and loaded with the amenities sought after by home buyers.
- Lake Elmo & Lakeland – North of I-94, and east of the St. Paul suburb of Oakdale, this part of the eastern metro also features a more rural feel. With prices ranging between $500,000 to around $1 million, MLS listed homes in carefully planned developments dominate the high-end market. Large building sites and homes on several acres are typical, with most homes constructed in the 1990s through the 2000s. A few multiple listings on the shores of Lake Elmo are also usually available.
- Stillwater Area – Located on and near the St. Croix River, upscale home listings by Northstar MLS in this area range from historic homes in one of Minnesota’s oldest cities through homes built in the 2000s. A few river view homes generally appear in MN MLS property listings, along with some lakeshore homes on the small lakes in the area. Prices generally range from $500,000 to just over $1 million. Highway 36 is the main route into the metro area for Stillwater area residents.
High-End Real Estate in Woodbury, Afton, Lake Elmo, Stillwater, MN
Since many of the luxury homes in this area are on large building sites and acreage in unincorporated areas of Washington County, our REMAX Realty team suggests our MN House Listings Online Search tools for browsing home listings in this area. Choose a price range and other options for your search, and then zoom in and click and drag the map within its window to view icons representing homes for sale within the area along the St. Croix River east of St. Paul. Hover your mouse pointer over any icon to see a thumbnail photo and description, or click on an icon to view a more detailed description with multiple photos. Register with our SearchSaver feature for even more details and powerful tools. Any of the experienced, licensed agent members of Northstar MLS from our REMAX team can show you any of homes you find in this search.
The listings displayed in our website searches are properties listed with Participants of the Northstar MLS of Minnesota. We encourage you to contact our agents who have full MN MLS access to search properties for you and provide you with all necessary details. Our licensed MN Realtors can set up a new MLS listings alert for you and then email you those listings.
Realtor & Agents Specializing Luxury Homes in Woodbury, MN
Wherever your upscale home search leads you in the Minneapolis St. Paul metro area, our REMAX team is there for you, with experienced, creative professional Realtors and agents with extensive knowledge of the local housing market. As the home inventories are declining, there are lower numbers of Minnesota multiple property listings for sale in our current Twin Cities real estate market. Don’t miss some of the best buying opportunities. By establishing relationships with our clients, we can help them find and purchase a home that meets their criteria and expectations. Our dedication and focus on your exact needs is part of the reason we’ve earned our ranking as Minnesota’s #1 Real Estate Team. Please know all of our agents are members of Northstar MLS of MN. And we’ll work on your schedule and at your pace to help you with every aspect of your home search and purchase. Contact us today to discuss your plans and let us help you find the home of your dreams.