A charming community with a small-town atmosphere


Welcome to Lindstrom

This lovely town in Chisago County is surrounded by lakes, making it feel more like an island. Once you cross the channel bridge that splits North and South Lindstrom Lake, you’ll be awarded a warm and welcoming community bustling with Swedish heritage. One glance and you’ll quickly see why this town is known as “America’s Little Sweden.” Being surrounded by lakes awards you stunning views and ample outdoor recreation like fishing, boating, and kayaking. The Chisago Lakes Water Trail extends more than 10 miles and connects 10 lakes providing plenty of entertainment.

Residential areas provide a mixture of older homes and new construction. You’ll find quieter neighborhoods with tree-lined streets full of ranch homes and lakefront homes blended with larger estates offering privacy and stunning views. If you’re looking for the perfect location to enjoy the beauty of nature and the charm of a small-town atmosphere, there’s no better place than Lindstrom.

What to Love

  • Warm, welcoming appeal
  • Friendly small-town atmosphere
  • An island feel surrounded by lakes

Local Lifestyle

Residents of Lindstrom enjoy an assortment of things to do, from golf courses and children’s activities to water sports and fun on the lake. The charming downtown area features a coffee pot water tower with Swedish designs, making it stand out. You’ll enjoy wandering through the area while the smell of fresh coffee and baked goods wafts through the air. The various shops, from art galleries and boutiques to Scandinavian specialty shops, will have you discovering new favorites, while the restaurants will keep you satisfied. 

Stunning homes surrounding the many lakes make up most of the neighborhoods, providing residents with spectacular scenery and a peaceful atmosphere. Lindstrom is perfect for you if you’re searching for the best of both worlds, a relaxed and welcoming town with ample outdoor recreation.

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Residents of Lindstrom have various options when it comes to shopping and dining locally. Downtown Main Street is packed with charming boutiques, unique shops, art galleries, and dining options. Winehaven Winery is a stunning venue that is family owned and operated.  Spend the afternoon feasting on delicious flatbreads and charcuterie plates while sampling a wine flight, or participate in one of several annual events.

Gustaf’s on Main is one of the best local spots, with a charming atmosphere and delicious menu options. Enjoy healthy farm-to-table options featuring fresh local produce in this Victorian-style setting. The Swedish Inn is another favorite, serving the area for over 30 years. This quaint location offers a mixture of traditional American and Swedish dishes. Patrons enjoy favorites like Swedish meatballs and lefsa among classics like walleye sandwiches and burgers.

The Northern Lake Tavern & Grill is a relaxed spot with a large deck overlooking Lake Martha. Enjoy traditional bar fare with craft cocktails and local brews while you visit with friends and neighbors in this lively spot. The Stone Inn is another quaint spot that features classic food with a seasonal twist. They use fresh, local ingredients and create delicious staples like chicken pot pie, fish and chips, and walleye dinners.

Things to Do

Lindstrom residents are provided plenty of activities, whether a fun community celebration or outdoor recreation. The Swedish History of the area is prominent, and you can find it in abundance at Allemansrätt Park. This 125-acre park offers a lake, wetlands, and an 1853 Homestead. You’ll find many other opportunities to indulge in the town’s Swedish heritage everywhere. 

Karl Oskar Days is a fun-filled event held in the park each year. Residents and visitors enjoy festivities that include diva night, bingo night, sporting events, ribbon cuttings, and more. The fire department puts on a concert and beer garden, the KOD sponsors a car show, and a parade offers fun for all ages.

Celebration of Lakes is a multi-day event packed with activities and fun for people of all ages. Guests can enjoy contests, from writing to online puzzles, movie nights, hockey tournaments, and delicious meals.

Chisago Lakes Triathlon is a long-standing tradition that takes participants through the charming residential streets for a run, bike, and quarter-mile swim. You’ll be met with community support, water stations throughout the course, and a fun finisher party.


Residents of Lindstrom attend the exceptional Chisago Lakes School District.

Overview for Lindstrom, MN

4,838 people live in Lindstrom, where the median age is 37.6 and the average individual income is $38,343. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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37.6 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Lindstrom, MN

Lindstrom has 1,774 households, with an average household size of 2.72. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Lindstrom do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 4,838 people call Lindstrom home. The population density is 1,270.48 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Lindstrom, MN

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The following schools are within or nearby Lindstrom. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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K - 12th
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Chisago Lakes Middle
6th - 8th
Skillbuilding Opportunities for Academy
K - 12th
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Chisago Lakes Senior High
9th - 12th
Chisago Lakes High School Alt Learning Prog
9th - 12th
No rating available

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