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Barnesville Real Estate

With the proximity of the Fargo-Moorhead metro area, Barnesville real estate is considered one of the best places in this area in which to live. Located in Clay County, Minnesota, this city has a population of 2,563, according to the 2010 census. Interstate 94 and Minnesota State Highways 9, 34 and 52 are main routes that provide access to a variety of places, adding to the attractiveness of choosing Barnesville as a new residence. Barnesville homes for sale are located on the southeastern border of the Red River Valley. This area is within what used to be Lake Agassiz, resulting in a very rich soil. This is one of the reasons the city was chosen when it was first settled.

Barnesville thrived as an agricultural area from 1880 to 1910, providing wheat for the Red River Valley. Potatoes were added to the wheat crop and by 1908 were being grown in great numbers. The Potato Days Festival was started due to this significant crop and continues today. It is held annually at the end of August and approximately 14,000 people attend the festival each year.

Residents of Barnesville real estate enjoy a number of activities including the Clay County Fair. This fair started in 1914 and continues today with many attractions having been added. The fall Festival in another attraction and the Lutefisk Dinner and Hometown Christmas Celebration is held each holiday season. The American Legion, the VFW, Lions Club and 4-H and Boy/Girl Scouts are a few of the organizations in Barnesville.

Barnesville homes for sale include many older homes as well as some new construction. The area is chosen by many who commute to the Fargo-Moorhead metro area to work. The enjoyment of living in a small town environment with close proximity to big city amenities is preferred by many people. With the nearby cities of Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead and the lakes area, residents have access to many amenities as well as recreation.

Residents of Barnesville real estate are served by the ISD 146. The elementary school is attended by students, grades K through 6. The high school is for students, grades 7 through 12. Sports are quite popular in this area. Education has been important to residents of Barnesville since the city was established. The first school in Barnesville was a private school established in 1870.