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Wahpeton

The City of Wahpeton is a quiet, residential community nestled among the burr oaks on the west side of beautiful West Lake Okoboji.  The small town of 346 residents includes Gull Point State Park with campgrounds, picnicking, beach and swimming access, A median home value of a stunning $334,000, this town is lakeside and wooded with all the enjoyment of boating, swimming and fishing from West Lake and the relaxing feel of being on vacation at your doorstep. 

Area Insights

PHEASANT HUNTING DEMO

Royal

Specific Agent Insight description of pheasant hunting here........

The Coffee Shop

Milford

This quaint coffee shop in downtown Milford, IA is the talk of the town. You must stop in for a hot or cold drink and enjoy the atmosphere of this eclectic cafe. Locals and visitors alike enjoy meeting at this town favorite.

Omaha Beach in West Lake Okoboji

Omaha Beach

West Lake Okoboji

Omaha Beach is on the north end of Echo Bay, extending out into Omaha Point. Known for its secluded private access from Lakeshore Drive, Omaha Beach properties are some of the most sought after on West Lake, easily fetching over $15000 per linear foot of lakeshore.

Dixon Family Chiropractic in Spirit Lake

Dixon Family Chiropractic

Spirit Lake

Dixon Family Chiropractic is a clinic located on Hwy 9, east of Walmart, next to Pizza Ranch and has convenient hours.....open 6 days a week at 7:30 am, evenings and Saturdays. Formerly in the convenient health care building south of the 4 way stop in Spirit Lake, Wade and Adalee offer a friendly staff and professional services.

Cheap vs high end quality.  A buyer's perspective. in The

Cheap vs high end quality. A buyer's perspective.

The "Real" Estate Blog

Here's the scenario. You are building a house or remodeling your house. Material costs are up. Labor costs are up. You ask yourself, where can I save a buck? Before answering this question, you must be careful, especially if your home is located in an area where other quality homes are built, whether on the lake, off the lake, or in higher valued developments such as golf course developments, etc. Growing up in construction and with a plethora of new construction and remodels under my belt, let me share with you some of the easy things that your future buyers will recognize when they are looking for quality.
1. One of the first things buyers of higher end homes will look for is to determine if the owner used hollow core doors. It's an immediate sign that the seller was looking for ways to save money (where else then did they cut back that I can't see???)
2. The second most obvious is the counter tops. Did the sellers spend for a quality granite, quartz, or other hard surface, or was formica used?
3. The third item that might stick out is the cabinetry. Do the drawers have dovetail construction with hardwoods? Did they use "soft close" drawers? Are there pull outs for the pots and pans?
4. Flooring is an easy one also. Was laminate used, or is it engineered or hardwoods? Does the carpet convey a quality feel and plushness? Is there a nice thick pad underneath the carpet?
5. Though there are many other items to look at, cheap vs quality lighting and plumbing fixtures are probably the next major focus.

There is nothing wrong with with using lower cost materials, especially when trying to keep a project within budget, especially when trying to build more house for less money. Just be aware that most buyers looking to spend in excess of $300k for off lake homes and $500+ for East Lake chain homes, and $1M+ for West and Big Spirit will expect the very best materials and finishes.

Terrace Park

West Lake Okoboji

Terrace Park is located in Brown's Bay on West Lake, Okoboji. It is one of the largest public beaches on West Lake and has entertained beach goers for many years. Next to Terrace Park is Boys Town out of Omaha, Nebraska. I remember as a kid spending entire days at terrace park, either riding bicycle or taking a moped (yes a moped) down to meet with friends and playing king on the dock. In 2010, the morning after "the storm", Terrace Park was carnage. Boat were stacked on top of each other. Trees were uprooted, and hoists were tossed around. Boats and other water craft were found in Terrace Park that belonged to owners on the North end of West Lake.

EAST Algona

Alpha

Real Estate and MLS Homes For Sale in Lakes Agent Insight Description of East Lake Rush Lake in the Lake Section of the Area Category.

SUNNYVILLE

Arnolds Park

Info on SunnyVille and then insights in the City of Sunnyville category. Here provide insights on all things Sunnyville. Allow agents to Score points for their online profile by encouraging them to add content here which in turns adds content to the website.

Brooks Golf Course in Okoboji

Brooks Golf Course

Okoboji

Brooks Golf Club is one of the premier golf courses in the Iowa Great Lakes. Located in Okoboji, Iowa, Brooks is one of the few 27 hole golf courses in Iowa. I've personally been a member here for a number of years, and can tell you that not other course offers the beauty and upkeep that Brooks provides. The numerous flower beds, Caribbean beach like bunkers, bent grass fairways, natural prairie grass, and rolling hills provide for an aesthetic pleasure as you play all 27 holes. Brooks also has one of the nicest practice facilities in the state as well. Come say hi to John, Bret and their teams of professionals. if you are an avid golfer and in Boji, you won't want to miss these links.

"The Bridge"

West Lake Okoboji

"The Bridge" has been referred to by the Wharf Bridge, the Kentucky Fried Chicken Bridge, the bridge connecting East and West, among other names. In the good old days, this was actually a draw bridge converted to the current permanent structure. In the 90's when the 3 lane was installed, there was talk about removing the bridge and making some drastic changes. All in all, the base of the bridge remained, and the upper structure was improved. I remember as a kid jumping off the bridge, and fishing on and under the bridge. In fact, an unforgettable memory I have is when I was fishing with my cousin and I casted out trying to reach the opposite corner of the bridge with my lure. In mid air, a pigeon flew and the timing was so great that my line wrapped around the pigeon, and the pigeon went into the water. I reeled it up and had caught a pigeon. My cousin then decided to hold this pigeon inside the front of his coat. We went to show people at Okoboji Boats what we had caught. When we got there, he opened his jacket, and the pigeon had pooped all over his white shirt.

Taco House

West Okoboji

One of a kind Authentic Mexican Cuisine right here in West Okoboji! A local favorite and rated five stars by visitors young and old. Be sure to put this as a favorite on your list of places to not miss when you are vacationing in the Lakes area. Close to Terrace Park so if you are feeling up for a small walk you may walk from Terrace Park to the Taco House.

Dry Dock in Restaurants of the Iowa Great Lakes

Dry Dock

Restaurants of the Iowa Great Lakes

The Dry Dock, connected to Four Season's Resort offers a simplified menu, but consistent delicious food. One of the few restaurants on West Lake Okoboji, the Dry Dock offers up legendary breakfasts, great lunches and dinners, and the local favorite Friday Night Fish Fry. Sit inside or out after arriving by foot, car, or boat.

 

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Wahpeton Homes For Sale

2411 Lakeshore Drive, Wahpeton, IA 51351
Built in 2021
3
Status: Active

West Okoboji Possibilities… This West Okoboji beautiful lot has 121’ of Lakeshore is located on Crescent Beach and has magnificent views. Located across from this land also includes a lot on Tuttle Lake. Seller will consider a trade on this...

  • 230003MLS #
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Listed by : INGVALL REAL ESTATE TEAM, MARY LYNN INGVALL (7123301121)
1508 JERDEE Lane, Wahpeton, IA 51351
5
Status: Active

This fabulous home sits on one of the largest lots in the canals with a little bit of views of West Okoboji Lake. Light, open and spacious floor plan that is great for entertaining! Gorgeously updated throughout with a three season porch and deck...

  • 220952MLS #
  • 2BATHS
  • 3BEDS
  • 2214SQFT
Listed by : INGVALL REAL ESTATE TEAM, MARY LYNN INGVALL (7123301121)
1504 Joy Loy Lane, Wahpeton, IA 51351
5
Status: Active

Easy access to West Lake Okoboji with a quick ride through the Miller’s Bay canals! Enjoy the neighborhood in Wahpeton in this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home. It has an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings and a deck to enjoy the view and calmness of...

  • 230011MLS #
  • 2BATHS
  • 3BEDS
  • 1428SQFT
Listed by : EXIT REALTY MIDWEST, KOLETTE DELPERDANG (7123301805)

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