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Dayton Homes and Real Estate For Sale


The city of Dayton, Minnesota is a small, family-friendly community located between the shores of the Crow and Mississippi Rivers, and within a twenty-minute drive from downtown Minneapolis. The city is home to several parks, an historic center and several attractive Dayton real estate properties that cater to families, singles and working professionals alike. If you’re looking for the suburban lifestyle and want easy access to the Twin Cities, Dayton MN may be the perfect location to call home.

Residents of Dayton homes, condos and real estate properties have easy access to several outdoor attractions and natural sites, including Foster Lake, Diamond Lake, French Lake and Elm Creek Park. Golfers can enjoy a few rounds of golf at the Fox Hollow Golf Course and the Dayton Country Club, located a short drive away. The Crow Hassan Park Reserve offers plenty of opportunities for wildlife viewing, nature walks, hiking and boating around Sylvan Lake.

The city of Dayton is most famous for hosting several community events and activities, including Dayton Heritage Day held each summer in the historic village of Dayton. The event includes live music, a parade, food and fireworks, as well as an arts and craft show. The Dayton Historical Society houses a vast collection of photographs and artifacts that date back several decades and tell the story of former Dayton residents.

Spend the day horseback riding or head out for a few nights of camping at the Crow-Hassan Park Reserve near Dayton, managed by the Three Rivers Park District. A day at this reserve will give you a chance to enjoy miles of trails and spend a few hours wildlife spotting. You can expect to see deer, bald eagles, coyotes, Trumpeter Swans and hawks in their natural habitat here.

Minneapolis and the Twin Cities metro area are located less than an hour drive from the heart of Dayton, making the city an idyllic destination for commuters, college students and retirees who want to enjoy the best of suburban living with easy access to city sites. Residents of Dayton homes, condos and real estate properties can enjoy access to many popular Minneapolis attractions, including the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Guthrie Theatre and the Children’s Theatre Company. Learn about local wildlife and plants with a day at the Wood Lake Nature Center, located less than 20 miles from Dayton.

The city of Dayton is easily accessible from Interstate 94 and Highway 52. Interstate 94 connects directly to downtown Minneapolis, and also connects to Interstate 494 which runs to Plymouth, Minnetonka and Eden Prairie to the south. If you want to spend the day in the great outdoors, head to Minnetonka Beach, Lake Minnetonka and Tonka Bay to the southwest. These lakes and beaches offer a wealth of opportunities for wildlife viewing, boating, canoeing and camping throughout the year. You’ll also find a number of snowmobiling trails and hiking trails scattered throughout the area.

Whether you’re looking for Dayton MN foreclosures, short sale listings, houses, apartments or condos, you’ll find a number of attractive Dayton real estate listings by running a search using the search tool above. Use the Dayton MN MLS listing search to find attractive Dayton houses, apartments and condo units that meet your needs and budget.

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