Just two miles from downtown St. Paul and eight from downtown Minneapolis, Lilydale is one of the closest of the Twin Cities inner ring suburbs. With a population of under 600 people, it is also one of the smallest. Located between Mendota and Mendota Heights, it is a largely residential community that offers access to the Mississippi River. Click to Read More
Dakota County, of which Lilydale is part, has a fully developed system of state parks and preserves. Residents of Lilydale have a multitude of outdoor recreational activities from which to choose year round. The Land of a Thousand Lakes offers swimming, boating, ice fishing, canoeing and kayaking as well as more extreme water sports. Regional preserves and trails provide hiking and biking paths as well as picnic areas and campgrounds.
Nearly all the homes in Lilydale are single family detached homes. The median selling price for Lilydale homes is $250,000. The real estate market in Lilydale is comparable to that in the rest of the area, with home prices slowly but steadily rising after a fall in 2005.
Lilydale is part of Minnesota Independent School District #197, served by one elementary school. Students from Lilydale attend the award winning Henry Sibley High School and the Friendly Hills Middle School.
Lilydale is largely a family town. The median age of Lilydale residents is mid-30s, and the average Lilydale family has school age children. It’s a wonderful town for raising a family, mingling the quiet peace of a small town or suburb with easy access to not one but two major cities.
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