Pequot Lakes / Ideal Township

Is vibrant community is noteworthy for the towering pine trees.

Overview for Pequot Lakes / Ideal Township, MN

2,166 people live in Pequot Lakes / Ideal Township, where the median age is 36.8 and the average individual income is $30,975. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

36.8 years

Median Age


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 Pequot Lakes, MN Real Estate

Luxury lake living meets local small-town life, at Pequot Lakes/Ideal Township. Welcome to Pequot Lakes/Ideal Township.
Pristine trails and acres of untouched forest welcome locals and tourists alike to the beautiful Pequot Lakes/Ideal Township area. This vibrant community is noteworthy for the towering pine trees that line the area, as well as the many well-appointed community parks and recreation areas. Friendly and welcoming, Pequot Lakes/Ideal Township welcomes thousands of tourists every year. Many people love exploring the area due to the many amenities available, including charming restaurants and expansive golf courses. 
With beautiful homes lining the residential areas, Pequot Lakes/Ideal Township provides the ideal area for lakeshore and residential living, including luxury cabins and condos that buyers will also find in the area. A wide variety of architectural styles are on display featuring stunning lakefront homes. There is a home to love for everyone.

What to Love

  • Peaceful forest landscapes give the area a private feel
  • A popular destination for tourists
  • Lots of festivals and special events every year
  • Beautifully-appointed homes and cabins
  • Home to some of Minnesota’s best sand beaches

Local Lifestyle

Pequot Lakes/Ideal Township is the ideal combination of a vacation destination and a peaceful residential community. While many tourists opt to visit this area every year to discover the lakeshore lifestyle for themselves, residents appreciate the community amenities. These include excellent schools, great parks, outdoor areas, and a wealth of fun, exciting community events.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

From delicious restaurants to charming boutiques, there's a little bit of everything in Pequot Lakes/Ideal Township. Head to MN Traders Co for coffee, cocktails, and delightful craft donuts, or enjoy classic upscale American fare at the Norway Ridge Supper Club. Lucky's Bar and Grill is a local hotspot that serves up beverages and pub fare to both locals and tourists.
Enjoy a casual atmosphere and delicious comfort food favorites at The Old Milwaukee Saloon and Eatery. Golf enthusiasts will enjoy the scenic views and top-of-the-line amenities at the Whitefish Golf Course, which comes complete with a pro shop and an eatery, while Shiners, located in nearby Jenkins, offers delicious subs, salads, and handcrafted sandwiches. Barajas’ Mexican Bar and Grill, provides a great Mexican inspired cuisine for the lakes area. Other great establishments include, Lakes Latte, Sarah’s Kitchen (Jackpine Center), Wild Daisy Floral and Gift, and so much more! 

Things to Do

Trailside Park in Pequot hosts many festivals and outdoor recreational events throughout the year, including the ever-popular Bean Hole Days. Whitefish Lake is ideal for camping trips and excursions, with many tourists and guests eager to explore the peaceful area. Visit the Pequot water tower, affectionately known to locals as "Paul Bunyan's Fishing Bobber," or spend some time connecting with friends and neighbors at the annual Pequot Lakes Stars and Stripes Days, hosted by the Pequot Lakes Chamber
Meat raffles, hosted by the Pequot Lakes American Legion, are a great way to give back to the community while enjoying a time-honored tradition. Don't miss the Pequot Lakes Street Dance, which is an annual event that draws residents out to dance in the streets to live music and entertainment. The famous Ideal Fire Dept. Beef Feed is another annual event It is always held on the second Wednesday in August and consists of boneless baron of beef on a spit, all the fresh corn on the cob you can eat, buns, coleslaw, watermelon and beverage. Firefighters cook the beef and corn the day of the feed. Proceeds support the Idea Fire Department Relief Association. Great walking and hiking trails in the area include, Veterans Trail and Uppgaard Wildlife Management Area - just to name a few!


Much of the Pequot/Ideal Lakes area is served by the Pequot Lakes Public School District, which boasts some truly excellent schools:
  • Pequot Lakes High School, Grades 9-12. A top-rated local high school with acclaimed academics.
  • Eagle View Elementary School, Grades K-4. Dedicated staff and well-crafted programs

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