Circle Pines is a small city, approximately 2 square miles, in Anoka County. The neighboring community, Lexington is even smaller encompassing less than one square mile of land. Both little communities are often overlooked since they are sandwiched between Blaine, Lino Lakes just to the north of Shoreview.
Circle Pines might be small but is thriving and has a unique history. According to Circle Pines and Lexington History, it was one of the first cooperative communities started in 1946 in an area between the townships of Blaine and Centerville in Southern Anoka County. According to the Circle Pines website, the symbol of the cooperative was a pine tree with a circle around it; thus the name Circle Pines. Though the unique development idea only lasted 3 years due to financial and leadership problems, the name remained. One benefit of its cooperative past is that Circle Pines is the only suburban city that operates its own natural-gas distribution company which serves part of Lino Lakes. The community is a part of the Centennial School District is home to Golden Lake and acres of wetlands.
Real estate in the communities of Circle Pines and Lexington is affordable and selling. Single family homes are affordable and tend to sell briskly compared with other communities in Anoka County. Single family homes are staying on the market an average of 115 CDOM (Cumulative Days on the Market.) Like neighboring areas, higher priced homes sales are stagnant or non-existent in the Circle Pines/Lexington community. The overall DOM is not affected too drastically as there are very few high price point homes in this area. Townhomes/condos are selling a bit more slowly with a 163 CDOM. Prices reductions on townhomes are drastic in this area due to the abundance of new construction in the neighboring community of Blaine. Amazing deals can be had for the astute first time condo home buyer.
2008 Mid Year Sales Statistics for Circle Pines/Lexington residential real estate statistics for single family homes:
Under $200,000~ 17 Active Listings, 2 Pending Listings, 12 Sold Listings, CDOM 124
$200,000-$300,000 ~ 9 Active Listings, 0 Pending Listings, 4 Sold Listings, CDOM 86
$300,000-$400,000 ~ 0 Active Listings, 0 Pending Listings, 0 Sold Listings, CDOM 265
$400,000-$500,000~ 2 Active Listings, 0 Pending Listings, 0 Sold Listings
$500,000 and Up ~ 4 Active Listings, 0 Pending Listings, 0 Sold Listings
2008 Mid Year Sales Statistics for Circle Pines/Lexington residential real estate statistics for townhomes and condos:
Under $200,000~ 23 Active Listings, 1 Pending Listings, 8 Sold Listings, CDOM 163
$200,000-$300,000 ~ 5 Active Listings, 0 Pending Listings, 0 Sold Listings
**All Statistical information based on information from the REGIONAL MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE of MINNESOTA, INC. for the period of 7/1/08 through 9/30/08.
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401 Village Parkway, Circle Pines, MN 55014
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