Gull Lake real estate and homes for sale

Gull Lake Real Estate and Community Info.

Gull Lake in the Nisswa and Brainerd Lakes Area is a known for its exceptional fishing, year-round recreation, and staggering beauty in one of Minnesota’s most loved regions. With 9,418 acres of water perfect for boating and swimming and 38 miles of sandy shoreline for relaxing in the sun, it’s easy to see why Gull Lake real estate attracts so many tourists—tourists that eventually must go home, only wishing they could live on Gull Lake.

Of course, with numerous lakefront homes, cabins, townhouses and condos for sale on Gull Lake, you don’t have to wish. Buying Gull Lake real estate means having all the fun and excitement the tourists have, but with a friendly, active community of neighbors and business owners plus the amenities you need and excellent public services right at your fingertips. Whether you choose to live on Gull Lake year-round, or become a seasonal dweller, you’ll love calling Gull Lake home.

Lakefront Living at Its Best

Gull Lake is the largest and most popular lake in the Gull Lake Chain, a collection of eight lakes with navigable connections. The smaller lakes comprising the chain are Upper Gull Lake, Roy Lake, Margaret Lake, Spring Lake, Love Lake, Round Lake and Bass Lake. One of the major benefits of buying Gull Lake real estate is how easy it is to explore several different lakes without ever having to take your boat out of the water. Living on the lake means your summers will be filled with boating, water skiing, fishing, gorgeous sunsets, and the peaceful lapping of water on the shore. During the winter, Gull Lake becomes a hot spot for ice fishing, and even hosts the world’s largest ice fishing contest, attracting more than 10,000 anglers each year.

Recreation and Attractions

In addition to all the fun to be had on the water, residents of Gull Lake also have ample opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and hunting. In the winter, the Gull Lake area turns into a veritable winter wonderland, with plenty of trails for snowmobiling and snowshoeing, not to mention skiing and snowboarding. Ski Gull in Nisswa has a dozen distinct runs, chair lifts, and a terrain park, making it the prime destination for Gull Lake residents serious about snow sports.

Gull Lake real estate is also adjacent to several world-class golf courses open to the public. With thirteen courses within 25 miles of the lake, all golfers, from beginners to pros, will easily find a course to their liking.

If you’re looking for speed and excitement, visit the Brainerd International Raceway to watch NASCAR-style racing. If it’s peace, quiet and communing with nature you’re after, the lovely trails of the Northland Arboretum are only fifteen minutes away in the quaint town of Baxter. Or you can take a hike on the splendid trails of Pillsbury State Forest to see some of the oldest trees in the region.

Accessible Amenities

With the towns of East Gull Lake, Nisswa, Brainerd and Baxter nearby, you will have no trouble finding your new favorite boutique or antique store, and it won’t take long for the shop owners to know you by name. For everyday living needs, there are numerous department stores and shopping centers, such as Walmart, Target and Kohl’s.

Whether you like to cook at home or go out on the town, buying a home on Gull Lake won’t leave your taste buds wanting. For exceptional dining right on the lake, swing by Ernie’s. Of course, you’re also not far from the familiar fare of establishments such as Applebee’s and Buffalo Wild Wings. Whatever you crave, living on Gull Lake means having plenty of choices.

Quality Services

While relocating to Gull Lake will provide you with the kind of peace and simple living many only dream of, you will also have access to the kind of quality public services even city dwellers wish they had. The public school districts serving the area are Brainerd Public Schools and Nisswa Public Schools, both of which receive praise for their highly qualified teachers and test scores.

There are a number of state-of-the-art hospitals nearby, namely Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center and Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, so you can feel confident that your medical needs will be quickly and efficiently met.

The Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport, less than thirty minutes away, provides local flights, including flights to the Twin Cities, just in case you ever get the itch to get out of town. And if you do, you can bet you’ll be more than happy to come back home to Gull Lake.


If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, give us a call at (218) 831-4663 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.

Contact Information

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The Chad Schwendeman Real Estate Group
EXIT Lakes Realty Premier
7153 Forthun Road, Suite 120
Baxter MN 56425
Direct: 218-831-4663
Office: 218-454-0914