La Crescent, Minnesota homes for sale
La Crescent, Minnesota Real Estate and Community Info.
The lovely town of La Crescent, Minnesota is situated directly across the mighty Mississippi River from La Crosse, Wisconsin. La Crescent’s rural landscape consists of tall rolling hills and river bluffs, providing the town not only spectacular scenery, but also protection from powerful winds and destructive tornadoes.
The city is home to a little fewer than 5,000 people, according to the 2010 census and proudly declares itself the “Apple Capital of Minnesota” because history credits John S. Harris with planting the Midwest’s very first apple trees in the La Crescent area.
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Shopping and Dining
Bauer’s Market and Garden Center in La Crescent has been serving the community and surrounding region for more than 50 years. An amazing selection of gardening products share the shelves with locally produced honey, jellies and jams, cheese, seasonal treats, crafts and much more.
Other shopping and dining choices in the La Crescent area include several malls and retail outlets in La Crosse, WI, and Rochester and Winona, MN.
Parks and Recreation
La Crescent is wonderfully positioned at the confluence of three byways that have earned the distinction of “scenic byways”: the Apple Blossom Scenic Drive, the Great River Road and the Historic Bluff Country National Scenic Byway.
Its location enables La Crescent’s visitors and locals to enjoy outstanding fishing, hunting, hiking, biking, golfing, cross country skiing and snowmobiling opportunities.
The town also has several parks, each of which offer a wealth of relaxed and active recreation options. Some of these include a swimming pool, tennis and volleyball courts, playgrounds for the little ones, baseball, softball and soccer fields and picnic spots overlooking the vast river valley.
In addition to the stunning bluffs, hills and river valley, La Crescent houses a blossoming commercial community and peaceful neighborhoods. The city’s downtown supplies locals and nearby residents with myriad local products and provides employment opportunities to hundreds of residents.
Check out one of the local festivals and events held in La Crescent, like the Classic Car Show, King Apple Parade, Arts and Crafts Fair and Flea Market.
Schools, Health, Transportation
Public education in La Crescent is provided through the La Crescent-Hokah Public School District, which incorporates La Crescent-Hokah Public Elementary School and La Crescent High School. Private schools in the area include Crucifixion Catholic Elementary School and Montessori Elementary School.
Health care facilities in the area include Winona Health Services, Franciscan Skemp La Crosse Hospital and Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center.
Air transportation is available to La Crescent’s residents just four miles east at the La Crosse Municipal Airport. The Apple Express provides bus transportation, with scheduled routes connecting La Crescent to La Crosse. Several highways and Interstate 90 make automobile travel convenient and fast. Amtrak and the Mississippi River are other transportation options for the good folks of La Crescent.