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Retirement Living in Brainerd Lakes - Nisswa - Minnesota


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Area Description

Nisswa is part of the Brainerd lakes region, which is adorned with pristine lakes, world championship golf courses, year around fishing (open water and frozen). We are in the central portion of Minnesota, conveniently located 2 1/2 hours from Duluth, Fargo, Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Nisswa is a resort community, offering year around tourism. We have a strong faith community, vibrant downtown shopping district with 60 quaint retail and restaurant shops. There are 3 medical facilities located with a 25 mile radius. Many people from the Minneapolis area have a summer/seasonal home in our area. We are surrounded by over 400 lakes within a 20 mile radius.

Our community is located on the Paul Bunyan State Bike Trail, a 120 mile paved rail-to-trail bike and snowmobile trail that spans from Crow Wing State Park to Bemidji State Park. Roads, government, economics are all very stable in this region. Our motto is "Nisswa, a great place to live, work, and play".

Includes Cities/Towns: Baxter, Brainerd, Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Pine River.

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   Bike/walk/rollerblade/snowmobile the Paul Bunyan State Trail; golfing is one of our top attractions (world class golf). Fishing is a year around activity; open water 7 months, frozen water for 4-5 months. We have remarkable public parks and beaches, ample capacity for growth without losing our small town feel. You can ski, snowmobile, ice skate, fish in the winter. You can swim, fish, boat, kayak, paddle board, bike in the spring-summer-fall.

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3 Medical communities - Lakewood Health in Staples; Cuyuna Regional Medical Center - Crosby/Baxter; Essentia Health - Brainerd/Baxter and many outlying clinics. We have a VA clinic. Heart Institute, Cancer Center, vision, dental, holistic medicine, chiropractic.

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Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 Jan  -2.4  8.5  19.4  0.7 "
 Feb  2.6  14.0  25.4  0.7 "
 Mar  16.0  26.7  37.4  1.5 "
 Apr  29.8  42.0  54.2  2.2 "
 May  42.8  54.8  66.8  3.4 "
 Jun  52.8  64.0  75.2  4.3 "
 Jul  58.4  69.3  80.2  3.8 "
 Aug  55.6  66.9  78.2  3.1 "
 Sep  46.0  57.1  68.2  3.1 "
 Oct  34.0  44.4  54.8  2.9 "
 Nov  20.4  28.9  37.4  1.5 "
 Dec  5.0  14.2  23.4  0.8 "


Spring temperatures are cold with averages in the low 40's and highs in the low 50's. Nights are cold with lows in the upper 20's. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the mid 60's and highs in the upper 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the mid 50's. Fall temperatures are cold with averages in the low 40's and highs in the low 50's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 30's. Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the low 10's and highs in the low 20's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 0's.

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Job or Volunteer Opportunities

There are several opportunities for you. There is a "laundry" list of places you can volunteer your time, whether it be humanitarian, community, business. There is an excellent organization for retired business executives to provide mentorship for businesses.

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