Those searching for White Bear Lake apartments for rent will forget that they are in the Twin Cities suburbs when they step foot in this historic and charming Minnesota city. Although it is known for its revitalized and historic downtown area, White Bear Lake has many of the amenities of suburban life. The town's five historic wards remind the city of its past, while the revitalized Main Street area gives residents direct access to their history. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, White Bear Lake's population tops 23,700 residents, with many citizens living in lovely White Bear Lake apartments.
From the Dakota and Ojibwe tribes who first inhabited the land, to the families who today search for White Bear Lake apartments for rent, people have loved living in White Bear Lake for centuries. Once a haven for the wildlife and hunting grounds of native peoples, White Bear Lake was incorporated as a township in 1858 around the same time that Minnesota became a state. As the Twin Cities continued to grow during the 19th and 20th centuries, the town was able to maintain the same natural beauty and small-town feel that it exudes today. People living in apartments in White Bear Lake enjoy fishing, exploring, boating and otherwise spending time outdoors on White Bear Lake itself or in one of the city's many parks.
Located in a town nestled between two large lakes, some White Bear Lake apartments for rent provide pretty spectacular views. The beautiful scenery contributed to AreaVibes awarding White Bear Lake with a "Very Livable" livability score of 73. Other factors considered include the local accessibility to food and drink, schools and public transit. Here, you can expect to pay about $3.76 for a gallon of gasoline, $2.37 for a gallon of milk, $1.92 for a dozen eggs and $2.32 for a loaf of bread.
According to White Bear Lake's 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top industries close to apartments for rent in White Bear Lake are education, retail trade, healthcare, accommodation, food services and manufacturing. Although approximately 19 percent of local residents live and work in White Bear Lake, about 6.7 percent also commutes to the Twin Cities for job opportunities. For those seeking education, White Bear Lake is located within 15 miles of some of Minnesota's top universities, but there are no major colleges or universities located in the town.