The city of Lake Elmo is home to the oldest farms in Minnesota and has a population of only about 7,000, but the area is expected to grow over the next decade. Located southwest of Stillwater, Lake Elmo MN city planners are working to ensure that the community retains its rural feel throughout that period of growth. Look for a home that is a real investment? Lake Elmo MN real estate is worth serious consideration. Lake Elmo is located in Washington County, which recently won a Trailblazer Award from the National Center for Civic Innovation for its efforts to involve and inform the public about government activities and performance. Lake Elmo is a part of the Stillwater Area School District that encompasses Stillwater, Lake Elmo, Lily Lake, Afton-Lakeland, Marine, Oak Park, Rutherford, Anderson, Stonebridge, Valley Crossing and Withrow. Lake Elmo Regional Park Reserve is a local natural treasure, boasting 2,165 acres of rolling hills, forested areas, prairies, an archery range, boat launch, picnic areas, play structures, swimming, trails, and more. Lake Elmo, MN is a throwback to a simpler time in America. The Lake Elmo Inn, an institution in the Twin Cities area, is still going strong after 124 years. A large outdoor, drive-in movie theater is located at the same field it has for a generation. Families still come to Lake Elmo to settle down in the community’s neighborhoods and raise a family as they did in the 1950s. But the city's population is expected to increase in the coming years, meaning there will be an increase in the number of homes built as well. New housing is already popping up inside Lake Elmo and along its borders.