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Big Lake's geographical location is in a corridor placing it just 35 minutes from Minneapolis and 30 minutes from St. Cloud. It is a short distance from the growing community of Monticello. Natural amenities such as lakes, the Mississippi and Elk Rivers, trail systems, parks, a tremendous labor force and easy access to major roads make Big Lake the ideal place to live and work.
Big Lake residents enjoy the benefits of small town charm with the amenities of the bigger city close by. This growing community has an industrial base to balance the rapid residential growth. You'll find affordable start-up housing as well as move-up homes in the Big Lake community. Area Population of approximately 18,000. The community is home to the northern most stop of the Northstar Commuter Rail connecting to downtown Minneapolis. The school system completed new construction in 2002 and 2003.