Nisswa / Gull Lake

A small town nestled on beautiful resort lakes.

Overview for Nisswa / Gull Lake, MN

2,824 people live in Nisswa / Gull Lake, where the median age is 54.8 and the average individual income is $39,007.62. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

54.8 years

Median Age


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Average individual Income

Nisswa/Gull Lake Real Estate

Nisswa/Gull Lake offers something for everyone, with walkable spaces and lots of exciting amenities.
A small town nestled on beautiful resort lakes, Nisswa/Gull Lake is bustling and full of life. This highly-desirable residential area welcomes tourists throughout the year, with many seeking luxurious resorts and stunning outdoor areas. All of it can be found in Nisswa/Gull Lake, one of Minnesota's fastest-growing and most family-friendly areas.

What to Love

  • Great schools and residential amenities
  • A variety of delicious restaurant options
  • Luxurious homes and lakefront cabins
  • Many tourists keep Nisswa/Gull Lake hopping

Local Lifestyle

Nisswa/Gull Lake is known to many as one of the most luxurious areas in the state, with dozens of perfectly-appointed homes and resorts. Modern cabins and historic homes sit side by side, a celebration of a community that embraces the past while embracing the present. Residents are proud of Nisswa/Gull Lake, while tourists fall in love with the beautiful scenery and inviting vibe every year. With so much to do in Nisswa/Gull Lake, everyone who visits will want to immerse themselves in the culture and atmosphere.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Nisswa/Gull Lake has something for everyone to enjoy, from upscale eateries to casual cafes. Locals love Bar Harbor Supper Club for the stunning views and the many delicious menu items, including pork chops and seafood. Zorbaz is another local hotspot, a low-key eatery that serves up pizza, nachos, and other comfort food classics. Grand View Lodge is one of the area's several luxury resorts. It features several top-rated restaurants, including Cru Restaurant & Wine Bar, CHAR Craft Steaks, and Northwoods PubCraguns is another family friendly resort that is located on Gull Lake that features; meeting & event space, lodging, and a mile-long list of activities. Madden’s Resort hosts the coveted “Classic at Maddens” golf course, along with 3 other courses, dinning, and spa experiences. Downtown Nisswa, is host to multiple shopping and eatery experiences - there is truly something for everyone, oh and don’t forget to stop at The Chocolate Ox for some delicious treats & ice cream! Lost Lake Lodge, Sherwood Forest provide beautiful historic dining options to be enjoyed by all.

Things to Do

Many festivals and parades are hosted in Nisswa/Gull Lake every year. One of the most popular is the Bar Harbor Classic Boat Show, which is hosted at the Bar Harbor Supper Club. Get out and enjoy the sights and sounds of the lake while watching some truly beautiful boats. The Turtle Races Race is a popular tourist attraction, while the Nisswa City of Lights Festival is the perfect way to ring in the holiday season. The Nisswa Fall Festival has become a community staple, an event that celebrates not just the changing of the leaves but the savory flavor of classic ribs and BBQ as well. 


Residents of Nisswa/Gull Lake will appreciate the many great schools and districts that are available to residents, including:
  • Brainerd Public Schools, Grades K-12. Excellent programs and dedicated staff members and teachers.
    • Elementary Schools: Baxter, Garfield, Harrison, Lowell, Nisswa, & Riverside. Middle School: Forestview. High School: Brainerd
  • Lake Region Christian Schools, Grades K-8. A popular school system that embraces students of all ages.
  • St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School, Grades Pre-K-8. A private educational institution with great programs.

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