Buffalo Homes for Sale

It doesn’t get much more picturesque than Buffalo, a vibrant city mostly snug between two broad lakes that together take up over 2,300 acres: Buffalo Lake and Lake Pulaski.
Combine Buffalo’s lakefront with its extensive park and trail system and one of the more exciting arts scenes in Minnesota, and this city paints an unequaled picture of natural and sensory beauty. Buffalo sits equidistant between Minneapolis and St. Cloud, as well – two of the largest cities in Minnesota and all they have to offer, within residents’ reach.

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Buffalo Township was first incorporated four years before the outbreak of the Civil War, in 1857. It was later incorporated as a village twice – in 1881 and finally in 1908.
The city gets its name from Buffalo Lake, which in turn was named by local Native Americans after the buffalo fish that once thrived in its water.
Most of Buffalo’s history is as a summer tourist destination for upscale, urban Minnesotans. But the lakes also brought fishing and commercial ice production businesses in the first half of the 20th century.
True residents numbered under 2,000 until 1960. Since then, Buffalo’s population has steadily increased per every 10-year census to a comfortable 15,000. The secret is out, but not entirely.

Parks and Recreation

The summertime is dominated by life on the lakes. Water skiing, swimming, fishing, hitting the beach and every kind of boating (canoe, row, motor, sail) are facts of life in Buffalo. But there’s so much more, like 9-hole and 18-hole golf courses, a driving range, an apple orchard, a winery, miles of trails and acres of park.

Buffalo has 24 parks with all the usual amenities: sports fields and courts, playgrounds, picnic areas, but also a skate park, a unique disc golf course and free weekly concerts all summer long. For the winter there are ice skating rinks and sledding hills; there’s cross-country skiing and even ice fishing.

Buffalo’s event calendar is filled with things to do all year round: farmers’ markets, a classic car show, the rodeo, a triathlon, arts and crafts festivals and the city’s signature celebration, Buffalo Days – a week long carnival and activity-fest.

Buffalo is a center for the arts, too, anchored by its own community theater and orchestra. To top it all off, Buffalo is served by its own municipal airport.


Buffalo shares its school district with two nearby towns. ISD 877 is comprised of six elementary schools, a middle school and Buffalo High. Buffalo has one catholic academy, St. Francis Xavier, that covers kindergarten through eighth grade.

There’s also a transitionary school for disabled young adults, a standards-based arts school and a learning center for students who need more-focused assistance.

Major Employers

Locally, Buffalo’s single largest employer is the public school system, followed by the county (Wright) government and Buffalo Hospital. Wal-Mart, Target and other retail businesses draw employees from the resident pool here.

Behind educational services, construction is Buffalo’s second most common industry.
Not far away in Minneapolis-St.Paul, some of the biggest corporations in the country call home. Target, U.S. Bancorp, Xcel Energy, Ameriprise Financial and Ecolab are just some of the firms that are headquartered in the Twin Cities.

St. Cloud, too, offers job opportunity, particularly in health care and government. Electrolux and ING Direct have major U.S. branch offices here, as well.

Constituent Populace

According to the 2010 Census, Buffalo’s median age is 34.3 and the median household income is nearly $60,000.

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