Deer River is a city in the southern part of Itasca County, Minnesota. The community consists of over one square mile of land and is home to approximately 950 people. Deer River got its start when logging began in the area in the 1870s, with the township incorporated in 1898. Now called the “Gateway to the Chippewa National Forest” it is surrounded by lakes, rivers, and a forest with over a million acres of pine, spruce, sugar maple, birch, aspen, fir, and tamarack trees.
Schools, a hospital, food stores, a pharmacy, restaurants, churches, and small businesses are all housed within the city. Sitting amid nature’s beauty, Deer River is a resort area offering fishing, canoeing, camping, hiking, and many more outdoor activities. Other attractions and events include a nine-hole golf course, a casino, the annual Wild Rice Festival (the world’s largest), and a large playground, open to everyone, at the local elementary school.
Homebuyers looking at houses for sale in Deer River can find affordably priced, well-cared-for homes available. Homes for sale may have as many as four bedrooms and open floor plans up to 2,000 square feet. Houses for sale on the surrounding lakes offer vacation or year round living with magnificent views. Deer River is a beautiful area to settle and raise a family or enjoy vacation time away from the city in your own place in paradise. If you are interested in any house in Deer River, please call us today.