La Crescent, Minnesota - Highly desireable, highly liveable community

Managing Real Estate Broker with Keller Williams Premier Realty

La Crescent, Minnesota, population 4,810, lies across the Mississippi River from La Crosse, Wisconsin.  While La Crosse is the center of commerce, health and higher education in the area, La Crescent feels no slight.  Residents are downright proud to live in their city and they are proud Minnesotans.

La Crescent, MN Joan Dickie

Located right down the pike from La Crosse, a 2 minute trip, La Crescent is a highly desirable city for buyers.  A small town atmosphere, but close to shopping and dining.  Travel time is minimal.

La Crescent's claim to fame is Apples.  In the 40's it was a huge industry, but the numbers of growers have dwindled as houses have crept into former orchards.  There are still many orchards and La Crescent is still the largest grower of apples in Minnesota.  You can see this history in the names of the streets - Macintosh and Jonathan to name a few.  La Crescent is built at the foot of the bluffs of the Mississippi River, and there are scenic drives around and above the city that are breathtaking in their views, especially in the fall.

La Crescent MN  Joan Dickie

Home values in La Crescent are higher, partially due to the fact that property taxes are about half that in La Crosse.  There were 63 homes sold last year at an average price of a little over $210,000.  Comparable to the average price of homes in the city of La Crosse, which was about $120,000.  Finding a home for sale under $100,000 is nearly impossible.

When looking for a place to live, a beautiful drive or a bag of apples, the trip to La Crescent is well worth the time.

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Joan Dickie

Broker, Licensed in WI and MN

Proudly serving La Crosse County WI and Houston County MN

608-788-6012 (office)

608-397-1790 (cell)




Comments (4)

Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

You have made a great case for La Crescent MN Joan Dickie 

Feb 06, 2016 10:40 AM
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Thank you for sharing La Crescent community. Glad to see that it is the apple community of Minnesota.

We have a city in the high desert called Apple Valley, however, not one apple orchard, except a tree or two in people's private backyard. 

Feb 06, 2016 02:08 PM
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

Bob "RealMan" Timm I'd love to live there, but my husband is anti-Minnesota.

Les & Sarah Oswald The names of some communities make me giggle - like an Oak Grove out in the desert.

Feb 07, 2016 12:19 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Prospective home buyers will certainly appreciate your local community reports.

Feb 07, 2016 01:39 AM