Located in Crow Wing County, Baxter is a quickly growing community in west central Minnesota. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, about 3,600 people lived here in 1990, and today more than 7,600 call Baxter home. Baxter is in the Brainerd Lakes region and is situated about 60 miles north of St. Cloud. The town offers its residents a pleasant lifestyle in the heart of The Land of 10,000 Lakes. People looking for Baxter apartments for rent can enjoy the scenic landscape and low-key environment of this community.
Crow Wing County was established in 1857 and organized by 1870. Since its inception, the dense natural scenery has played a role in the community, and that is still the case today. The area's plentiful beauty has made tourism a top industry in Baxter.
Some of the top employers in Crow Wing County include Essential Health, Grand View Lodge, Madden's Resort, Breezing Point Resort, Clow Stamping and Mills Fleet Farm. Students living in Baxter apartments have several opportunities for education such as the Central Lake College and College of St. Scholastica.
According to Best Places, the overall cost of living is three percent higher than the national average. However, residents enjoy a low crime rate, healthy economy and average commute time of just 20 minutes.
Baxter sees all four seasons, and although they experience a long, cold winter, there are plenty of outdoor activities no matter what the weather is like. Mountain biking, golfing, skiing, game fishing, snowmobiling, swimming, boating and bird watching are just a few things offered in the Brainerd Lakes area.
The Brainerd International Raceway is home to world-class drag and stock car racing, and the North Central Speedway just south of Brainerd features dirt track racing.
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