Annandale is a charming central Minnesota community, rich in vacation history and treasured for its plentiful lakes, idyllic cottages, and friendly faces. Home to beautiful parks, a vibrant business district, the simple cabin life, and a historic 4th of July celebration - Annandale is loved for these things and much more.

Lake home owners, vacationers, visitors, and year round residents can all indulge in an array of dining and shopping opportunities in the heart of town and beyond. Our community is home to many new and multi-generational businesses, offering a relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere to eat and shop.

Discover an active 4-season lifestyle in the Heart of the Lakes, with endless recreation opportunities at your doorstep. From watersports and fishing on our lakes to the miles of trails and lakefront landscapes, the Heart of the Lakes area has something for everyone. 

The realization of a dream is one of the greatest rewards in life, and for many Minnesotans, that dream is to own a lake home or cabin. Our lakes have attracted visitors for over a hundred years. Many visitors become seasonal residents when they find a cabin, cottage, or lake home on one of our dozens of lakes in and around Annandale. 

The Heart of the Lakes offers families at all stages a thriving community with our strong school district, wonderful parks and playgrounds, and welcoming churches. Year-round residents and cabin owners alike experience the simple and family-friendly atmosphere of Annandale. 

Annandale has attracted vacationers, lake cottage owners, and year-round residents since the late 1800’s. Our beautiful surroundings and proximity to the Twin Cities put what was once a small community on the map, luring vacationers and cabin owners from the metro and beyond.

Opportunities to enjoy our community are endless for homeowners and cabin owners in and around Annandale with many wonderful annual events.  Annandale’s Chamber of Commerce and civic groups like the Lion’s Club, Kiwanis and ACT (The Annandale Area Community Team) provide family-focused, cultural, and holiday-themed fun for all ages throughout the year.

For information on some of the best school districts in the state; For lake associations that protect and preserve the beauty of the Heart of the Lakes area; For community information for year-round residents and cabin and lake cottage owners: Annandale and the surrounding community residents can connect and find out more about the wonderful opportunities, people, and organizations in the Heart of the Lakes.  

For residents as well as cabin owners of the Heart of the Lakes area, enjoy these maps of the Annandale area lakes including unique renderings from the Oak Realty collection.

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