White Bear Lake, MN is situated north of St. Paul. White Bear Lake sits on the northwest shore of the lake from which it got its name, a lake immortalized by Mark Twain in “Life on the Mississippi” (written in 1883).
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White Bear Lake is one of the largest lakes in the Twin Cities area, and covers nearly 2,500 acres and measures 83 feet at its deepest point. The city also has some pretty impressive stats.
Test scores were 11 percent higher than the state average in reading and 17 percent higher in math in 2011, according to Money Magazine.
The city maintains 19 parks and beaches, as well as the Rotary Nature Preserve, which makes it an attractive destination for hikers, bikers, swimmers and boaters.
The city even has a notorious history, if you believe local legend. Gangsters Ma Barker, Pretty Boy Floyd, and Alvin “Creepy” Karpis are said to have “hidden out” in the White Bear Lake area.
The median age is 39.2.
The air quality index—measured in the number of days ranked as “good”— is 84.0 percent.
White Bear Lake is located on the northeast corner of the Twin Cities metro area, approximately 20 minutes from downtown St. Paul.
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