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Duluth Area Lakes

by JS Realty

J.S. Realty is a rural residential based company that is very familiar with not only owning lake shore property, but buying it too.  In the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”, in the Duluth area, there are several spectacular lakes.   Each lake is unique and attractive in their own way and have some interesting facts about them.

 Lake Superior  . It is the largest freshwater lake in the world.  Lake Superior is so large that it can hold the other 4 Great Lakes as well as 3 additional lakes that are the size of Lake Erie.   There are 31,280 square surface miles in Lake Superior.  The deepest point in the lake is 1,333 feet. Real Estate wise, there is a high appeal of Lake Superior because of the stunning views and the unique facts about the lake.  In addition there are many recreational uses for the lake.  Sail boating, kayaking, fishing, and watching ships go into the harbor are just some of the many things that you can do on Lake Superior.  JS Realty sells lake properties on Lake Superior from the Duluth area up to Two Harbors.  In the Duluth Area Association of Realtors for the year of 2014, there were 28 homes that were sold that had waterfront on Lake Superior.  The average sold price for these properties was $427,607.    

Fish Lake Reservoir is often just referred to as Fish Lake.  The lake is 3,071 acres and is located about 13 miles northwest of Duluth.  Something that is unique about this lake is that Minnesota Power owns and utilizes a dam that provides hydroelectricity used for providing consumers electricity.  They also own and operates a public access located at the dam.  Another interesting thing about Fish Lake is that land in that area is either privately owned or leased by Minnesota Power.  If you purchase a home or cabin with leased land there are a couple things that you need to know, first the leases can be up to 30 years, there are options to extend the term, and to sell and to transfer the property.   These leases are in place so that people can own lake property, but the environment is still protected. 

Island Lake is an 8,000 acre reservoir that has almost 50 islands throughout the lake.  This lake is the largest inland lake in the Duluth area and the most well-known.  Similar to Fish Lake, it also has properties that are privately owned or leased by Minnesota Power.  Island Lake is located about 16 miles north of Duluth by taking Rice Lake Rd.  In the Duluth Area Association of Realtors for the year of 2014, there were 19 homes that were sold that had waterfront on Island Lake.  The average sold price for these properties was $263,705.

 Grand Lake  is about 14 miles northwest of Duluth.  The lake system is made up of 3 different lakes.  Big Grand Lake, is a 1,592 acre lake with 2 public landings.  Little Grand Lake, is a 147 acre lake with no public access.  Baby Grand Lake, a 65 acre lake about 10 ft deep.  There is a channel that connects all three lakes.  In the Duluth Area Association of Realtors for the year of 2014, 2 homes were sold that had waterfront on one of the 3 lakes.  The average sold price for these properties was $302,850.  

Pike Lake is about 10 miles north of Duluth.  It is a 494 acre lake that is 62 feet deep.  There is a lovely beach and golf course located on Pike Lake that adds to the many entertainment options that lake living has to offer.  Pike Lake is the only “rural lake” in the Duluth area that has city sewer.  In the Duluth Area Association of Realtors for the year of 2014, there were 5 homes that were sold that had waterfront on Pike Lake.  The average sold price for these properties was $449,180.

If you have any questions about Lake Shore Properties ask us! 


Top Highlights of Cloquet

by JS Realty

Cloquet has a strong heritage in northeast Minnesota with the fur trade in the 1700’s and the lumber industry in the 1800’s, the city continues to show its pride through their reputation as hard working and skilled business people and employees. With over 12,000 residents, Cloquet is a place where the old encompasses the new and the commonplace meets the unexpected.


Outdoor Activities
From the Pine Valley Tubing Hill and Public Outdoor Skating Rinks to the Northwoods Credit Union Arena & Pine Valley Ice Arena, Cloquet is never short on places to go and enjoy the outdoors. Also located in Cloquet is Hilltop Park, Braun Park, Otter Creek, Fon du Lac Creek, Pat Martin Lake, St Louis River, Dunlap Island with Spafford Park and Dunlap Island Park, Veteran’s Park, Pinehurst Park, Sather Park, Knife Falls Dam, and many more!

Only 15 minutes from Duluth and 10 minutes from Jay Cooke State Park, Cloquet is a great location to escape the city but still be close enough when you want to be.

Public Schools & Universities
Cloquet ISD #94 includes Churchill Elementary, Washington Elementary, Cloquet Middle School and, Cloquet Senior High School. Also in Cloquet is the Cloquet Christian Academy, Fon Du Lac Ojibwe High School, and Fon Du Lac Tribal and Community College.

Local Businesses
Cloquet is home to many businesses including Wal-Mart, Wells Fargo, Fon Du Lac Community Sports Center, Anytime Fitness, Cloquet Home Center, Premiere Theatres, Super One Foods, Polo Liquor, Lambert’s Auto Service and Accessories, Lighthouse of Cloquet, and Sunnyside Liquor,

Local Restaurants
Easily grab a bite nearby with all the choices Cloquet has to offer including Gordy's High Hat, Applebee’s, Subway, Bearaboo Coffee Escape, Erbert & Gerbert’s, The Jack, Cheers Sports Bar & Grill, Mexico Lindo, Perkins, Family Tradition, and Hong Kong.

Places of Worship
A few of the local places of worship in Cloquet include Cloquet Gospel Tabernacle, Queen of Peace, Bethel Lutheran Church, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and Preschool, and Universal Life Church Online.

Cloquet Forestry Center
As a research and education center for the University of Minnesota, the Cloquet Forestry Center is a beautiful place to go for meetings and small conferences, classes, enjoying nature, and to learn about forest ecosystems and natural resource management. The natural habitat includes a wide array of wildlife including moose, wolves, bear, lynx, bobcats, porcupines, hares, and ruffed grouse.


Cloquet Country Club
Established in 1923, the golf course now features 18 holes with a par of 71 and a challenging course rating of 72.9. The Country Club also offers a Golf Shop, Practice Facilities, and a Bar & Restaurant. With a wonderful social, welcoming atmosphere and an affordable rate, the Cloquet Country Club is a great way for you and your family to enjoy your leisure time.

Community Events
Cloquet has many exciting community events that will keep you and your family entertained all year long. These include the Lumberjack Fun Run in the Spring, Fourth of July Celebration and Parade, along with the Polka Fest and Sawdust 5K in the Summer, the River Run and watching the leaves change in the fall, and in the Winter you can enjoy tubing and skiing. Many Cloquet residents also enjoy hiking, camping, canoeing, biking, snowshoeing, swimming, white water rafting, hockey, football, and many other activities.

Cloquet is home to the Spafford Park Campground, open May through October. This modern campground, adjacent to the St. Louis River and boat landing, offers 22 sites with electrical and water hook-ups and waste station available to all campers.


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J.S. Realty, LLC
5112 Midway Rd
Duluth MN 55811
Office: (218)729-9784
Fax: (218) 729-5638