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Lake Elmo is a city in Washington County, Minnesota, United States. It is located approximately 20 miles east of downtown St. Paul and is part of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The city has a population of around 9,000 people and covers a total area of 22.18 square miles, of which 1.48 square miles is water. Lake Elmo is known for its scenic beauty and recreational opportunities, with several parks, lakes and trails in the area. It is also home to the Lake Elmo Park Reserve, a 2,165-acre park with camping, hiking, horseback riding, and skiing facilities. The city is named after its largest lake, Lake Elmo, which is located in the northern part of the city and is popular for fishing and boating.

Lake Elmo is a desirable area for real estate, offering a mix of rural and suburban living with easy access to the Twin Cities. The median home value in Lake Elmo is around $550,000, with a range of housing options from newer construction single-family homes to historic properties. Many homes in Lake Elmo are located on large lots or near lakes, providing residents with a peaceful and picturesque environment. The city's growing economy and strong housing market make it an attractive location for homebuyers and investors alike.

Lake Elmo is mostly a residential area and does not have a bustling nightlife scene. However, there are several establishments in the area that offer a fun night out. Some popular options include:
- The Lake Elmo Inn: A fine dining restaurant and bar that often hosts live music and events.
- The No Neck Tony's: A sports bar and grill with a casual atmosphere and outdoor patio.
- The Wildwood Sports Bar and Grill: A family-friendly establishment with pool tables, arcade games, and a full bar.

For those seeking a more lively nightlife, the nearby cities of Stillwater and Woodbury offer more options with their downtown areas. Stillwater has several bars and restaurants along its historic main street, while Woodbury has several shopping centers with restaurants, bars, and entertainment options. Both cities are just a short drive from Lake Elmo.

Lake Elmo offers a variety of community events throughout the year for residents to enjoy. Some of these events include:

1. Lake Elmo Winterfest: A winter festival held in January featuring ice skating, ice fishing, sledding, and other winter activities.

2. Fourth of July Celebration: A patriotic celebration with a parade, fireworks, and live music.

3. Lake Elmo Days: A community festival held in September with food, live music, and family-friendly activities.

4. Tree Lighting Ceremony: Held in December, this event features a tree lighting ceremony, live music, and treats for children.

5. Farmers Market: A weekly market held in the summer months featuring local produce, crafts, and food trucks.

In addition to these events, the city also hosts regular city council meetings and community town hall events to help keep residents informed and engaged in local issues.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Lake Elmo had a population of approximately 9,000 people in 2020. The city has a predominantly white population, with over 90% of residents identifying as white alone. The remaining population is made up of individuals identifying as Asian, African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American.

The median household income in Lake Elmo is over $125,000, which is significantly higher than the national average. The city has a predominantly educated population, with over 50% of adults holding at least a bachelor's degree. The majority of households in Lake Elmo are single-family homes, and the median home value is approximately $550,000.

Lake Elmo has a relatively young population, with over 60% of residents under the age of 50. The city has a slightly higher percentage of females than males, with females making up around 52% of the population.


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