For a city of around 15,000 residents, Bemidji has earned its reputation as a popular destination for its natural beauty, abundance of lakes, parks, trails and state forests, and its Native American and Scandinavian influences. This “First City on the Mississippi” is situated about 30 minutes from the source of the mighty river in Itasca State Park. Lake Bemidji is the first lake to feed into the river as it begins its journey to the Gulf of Mexico. The Itasca headwaters are a not-to-miss natural attraction.

Another must-see attraction is the site of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. Visitors from far and near pose for a photo with these gigantic statues, and because of the city’s history of logging, lumberjacks and folklore, the statues seem authentically appropriate. Bemidji is a regional hub for smaller surrounding cities, Indian nations and reservations. It boasts a busy airport, state-of-the-art medical center, history museum, art center, live theatre and event center.

Education is at its core with public and private schools, Bemidji State University, Oak Hills Christian College and Northwest Technical College. Hockey and curling rule the day! Educational focus in 11 languages is found at the nearby Concordia Language Villages and contributes to the coffee-house language groups so frequently seen in Bemidji.

The north country character is accentuated by opportunities for walking, biking, hiking, fishing, swimming, hunting and birding. Popular summer events are the annual Sculpture Walk, Dragon boat races and Art in the Park. This winter wonderland features cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, skating and hockey, along with a week of Winterfest family fun.

With its natural beauty and hometown appeal, Bemidji has it all. If you love the Minnesota seasons, you’ll love Bemidji. The city and its surrounding area offer in-town housing, lake homes, cabins and homes in the woods. There’s something for everyone, and experienced realtors to help you find it.

If you are thinking about Bemidji, Minnesota for your home or business, here is our recommended list of the best 10 real estate agents in Bemidji. They are experienced in their industry and familiar with the north country real estate market. Whether you’re buying, selling or investing, you’ll find trusted guidance for a smooth transaction. Contact one or more of these top 10 agents for a chat today!

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