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Lakefront Homes In The Iowa Great Lakes Region

A well-kept secret outside of the Midwest, the Iowa Great Lakes have been a summer destination for families going back as far as 1850. This blue-water playground offers a chain of five stunning glacier-carved lakes, extending from the Minnesota border southwest, covering close to 15,000 acres of water. The nostalgia and stunning natural scenic setting found in the Iowa Great Lakes draw in thousands of people year-round, so there's no wonder why Okoboji real estate, particularly the beautiful waterfront properties, has blossomed over the years. Whether you yearn for a summer getaway, a full-time escape, or a second home for the weekend, Okoboji lakefront homes are sure to enhance your lifestyle in a beautiful and energetic way. Okoboji lakefront real estate is ideal for those water-loving homebuyers dreaming of private dock access and unforgettable lake views.

Learn more about how you can make your Okoboji lakefront real estate dream a reality, or begin your search for Okoboji lakefront homes for sale directly below.

Lakefront Homes In The Great Lakes

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16652 255th Avenue, Spirit Lake, IA - $1,599,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,410 SQFT
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A Brand-new Jewel On East Lake Okoboji. This Duplex Is Modern Perfection With A Meticulous Design That Incorporates High Ceilings Throughout, Providing An Expansive And Open Ambiance While Capturing Lots Of Natural Light And Outstanding Lake Views...

Mickey Harrington Okoboji Realty

45 Helen Avenue, Milford, IA - $899,000

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  • 6 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 6,351 SQFT
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An Absolutely Spectacular Home That Offers The Best Of All Worlds! This Modern Masterpiece It's Located In Prestigious South Shore Estates In Milford. It Features 6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, A Guest House, A Pool, 3 Car Garage, Over 1/2 Acre, And Dee...

Michael Jensen Jensen Real Estate

Week 52 Unit 410 Village West, Spirit Lake, IA - $500

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  • 1 Baths
  • 342 SQFT
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Studio Unit Located In East Wing Of The Main Complex. Consists Of 2 Room, A Studio Type Area And One Bathroom. Saturday To Saturday Check-in.

Kathy Determan Hinn Real Estate

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Big Spirit Lake Real Estate

Nestled right below the Minnesotan-Iowa border, Big Spirit Lake belongs to Iowa's largest natural lake spanning 6 miles north/south and 4 miles east/west. Year-round residents find themselves living on the Northern end of the lake, while more seasonal homeowners dwell on the Southern shorelines. Big Spirit Lake real estate is the number one choice for those who wish to be immersed in a more rustic and natural setting. With less commercial development along the shorelines compared to the other lakes in the region, properties found here are typically remodeled fishing cottages dating back to the 30s, as well as more upscale larger lakefront homes. These lakefront homes always have flawless views of the sparkling water, accompanied with private dock access, perfect for your collection of boats, canoes, and jet skis.

West Okoboji Lake Real Estate

The bluest and deepest of the lakes, West Okoboji Lake offers residents more recreational activities and real estate developments out of all of the Great Lakes. As you explore properties in this area, you'll find that much of the real estate here is seasonal, offering cozy lake-front condo complexes, cottages with boat access, and some luxury lakefront real estate options. Residents living here year-round in West Okoboji real estate experience feasible access to the surrounding towns. Due to this being the region's most popular lake, the property values are typically higher when compared to other Iowa Great Lakes homes for sale.

East Okoboji Lake Real Estate

East Okoboji Lake meets West Okoboji Lake at Highway 71 viaduct joining Arnolds Park and Okoboji. It's the longest natural lake in Iowa and is the most developed out of the Iowa Great Lakes. Though it's not the most popular place to swim, residents benefit from having easy access to boat ramps, calmer waters, and more affordable lakefront real estate. The majority of East Okoboji lakefront homes for sale are new condominiums, manufactured homes, and contemporary single-family homes. You'll also find the odd mid-century modern home that's been renovated to meet today's design and living standards.

Minnewashta, Upper & Lower Gar Lake Real Estate

Located between Upper & Lower Gar Lake, Minnewashta Lake offers more real estate opportunities compared to its neighboring lakes. Minnewashta lakefront real estate has charming cottages with private dock access, new condos, and some breathtaking luxury lakeside estates that can accommodate more than one family at a time.

Upper Gar Lake is quieter with a smaller population. In terms of real estate, Upper Gar Lake waterfront homes for sale are quite similar to what you'll find around Minnewashta Lake, but you'll have a better chance to diversify your home by building on untouched lakefront acreage or lot. Upper Gar Lake real estate offers prefabricated homes with lakefront access; the perfect turnkey options for seasonal buyers.

Lower Gar Lake is the southernmost lake out of all of the Iowa Great Lakes chain and is best known for its shoreline fishing, made possible by the lakes shallow water. Interested home buyers will have plenty of lakefront options to choose from the latest development at Pelican Ridge. Prefabricated homes and new rancher-style lakefront properties with communal dock access are available here. Most of Lower Gar Lake is protected so there's not a lot of inventory to choose from for the time being.

Does living in Iowa's finest lakefront real estate appeal to you? If so, be sure to get in touch with our Okoboji area experts at Hoien Realty! Our team is dedicated to finding you the best lakefront real estate options!

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The information being provided by the Iowa Great Lakes Board of REALTORS® is exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use, and it may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. The data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS.

Listing information last updated on May 23rd, 2022 at 5:45am CDT.