Not the best blog post title. Kind of sounds like it might be a bad television series on one of the many obscure networks. But, that is what you will see in the video recorded on Friday, November 2, 2018 around 4:30 pm at Maple Lake. Your view will be from 200-300 feet above the lake and moving northward to Maple Spring Drive and then along Yanda Drive with the end being at the beginning of Forada Beach Road. On Yanda Drive you will be able to see one of the Public Accesses at Maple.
Forada Beach Road has some of the best, if not the best, lakeshore at crystal clear (20.6 feet average water clarity per the MN DNR) Maple Lake. Yesterday I added a new listing to Alexandria’s MLS for a lake property with 68 feet of level lakeshore and hard, sandy bottomed lake frontage at Forada Beach Road. If you watch the video you will be able to see what I am referring to. A couple of cool things about this property are that it has an artesian well and what I believe is the only boathouse at Maple.
Take a virtual walk thru the cottage and when you are finished look for the buttons in the lower left corner of the VR Tour for 360 degree views from various points of view outside the cottage.
At the northwest side of the largest lake in Douglas County, Lake Miltona, lies the homes and cottages of Riedel (pronounced “rye-dell” for the name of the family that platted it back in the 1950’s) Beach Road and Riedel Beach Lane. The total distance of the two roads is less than 1/2 mile. Below is a video (safe for work…no sound) with an aerial view of the two that I recorded one week ago.
Lake Miltona has over 17 miles of shoreline. It isn’t part of a Chain but with all that shoreline and an area greater than 5,700 acres, it is tough to be bored at this lake.
Frenchman Cove is a townhome association located at the northeast side of Lake Le Homme Dieu in Alexandria, Minnesota. There are twenty three homes and this association has the distinction among the lakefront associations in that it has an inground pool. Swimmers enjoying the pool also enjoy a lake view. From Frenchman there is a broad view of Le Homme Dieu and you can see Lake Carlos beckoning you for a visit. Next to the association on the north side is the Krueger Creek Public Access.
Downtown Alexandria is a short drive from Frenchman. To be at Big Ole’s feet it will only take ten to twelve minutes.
As of today, there is one home for sale at Frenchman Cove. It has always had a reputation of being a well run association.
Northbrook Circle is a street in Alexandria near Voyager Elementary School and as you will see in the video below, it is a short distance north of downtown Alexandria. The street has seventeen homes and it is an attractive, well maintained community. For golfers, Northbrook is very close to the Alexandria Golf Club.
All homes in Alexandria are near lakes and Northbrook Circle is no different. In the video you will see Lake Henry and Agnes are very close to Northbrook and Lake Darling is not very far away. You will also be able to see Carlos and Le Homme Dieu in the distance.
About Ownership at Northbrook
The seventeen homes are part of an homeowners association named Northbrook Estates. Currently the dues are $375 per quarter and one benefit is you don’t have to worry about lawn care and snow removal. Easy living. It also includes garbage service and water.
There aren’t any homes at Northbrook available at the time of this post but there will be one listed for sale in the MLS very soon. The good news for you if you are interested is you can take a virtual walk thru right now.
About Lake Geneva
Lake Geneva is one of eleven lakes that make up Alexandria’s Chain of Lakes. The 640 acre lake connects to Lake Le Homme Dieu at its northwest side and Lake Victoria at the southern shoreline. From the northernmost point to the channel into Lake Victoria, it is close to two miles. On the east side of the lake and about the north south mid-point is the Geneva Golf Club. Like the rest of the Chain, all of the properties have sewer service with ALASD.
Lake Geneva Real Estate in 2018
There have been ten home sales at Lake Geneva so far in 2018. The high sale price was $582,500 and the low sale $185,000 (a home with shared access to a Geneva lot). The median sale price was $339,500. If the properties with shared or deeded access are removed, there were three sales; $582.5k, $517k, and $289k.
This aerial video of Lake Geneva will show the shoreline of the entire lake. Well, almost all of the lake. I missed a small area south of the Public Access at Geneva where Lakes Area Radio Theatre resides. The route is clockwise.
Did the title of this post pique your interest? It is indeed Friday so enjoying a dram of whiskey may be on some of your minds. The whiskey I am referring to is the 160 acre lake that is near downtown Brandon, Minnesota. The “shots” are below as well as a short video that shows the northern half of the lake and takes the viewer towards Big Chip.
Information About Whiskey Lake
Whiskey isn’t a big lake but I can offer from my experience on smaller lakes that 160 acres is still going to provide a lot of enjoyment regardless of what you are looking to do except for cruising and looking at a lot of different homes and cabins. Whiskey has 2.39 miles of shoreline and it isn’t very developed. I looked at the GIS provided by Douglas County and counted twenty homes that have frontage on Whiskey. If sereness and privacy ranks high for you, Whiskey has it.
The lake’s average depth is 12 feet and its maximum depth is 46 feet. With an average depth of 12 feet the lake bottom is going to get churned easily and that affects clarity. The average clarity of 6 feet in the 2015 MN DNR Fisheries Lake Survey.
In the photos look for Brandon which is not far south from Whiskey. North of Whiskey you will see Big Chip.
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