Life in Long Prairie
Nestled in Central Minnesota, Long Prairie is a growing community with employment opportunities and affordable housing. The community has invested in the school district, new healthcare facilities and its residents.
Long Prairie is the retail, medical, business and entertainment hub of Todd County - attracting workers and tourists from a regional area. The businesses and residents who call Long Prairie home enjoy these amenities, along with the ability to reach other cities quickly. Located at the crossroads of Hwy 71 and Hwy 27, residents have immediate access to Little Falls, Brainerd, Sauk Centre and the Twin Cities (100 miles to the east).
It’s Fun to Live in Long Prairie
Most people travel to the Central Minnesota area for outdoor recreation. There is no shortage of lakes and public access to enjoy during the Spring, Summer and Fall seasons. In Long Prairie, Lake Charlotte’s swimming beach and boat launch is a popular destination for families and those in search of the perfect catch!
And, when winter settles in, many residents can be found ice-fishing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing or supporting the local sports teams.
Local activities and attractions include:
- Long Prairie Country Club, an 18-hole course
- Todd County Museum
- Christie House Museum
- Veteran’s Memorial Park
- Lake Charlotte swimming beach and fishing pier
- Lake Charlotte beach building mural: Colores de la Pradera (Colors of the Prairie) and Blue Sky mosaic project: Sunflower over Long Prairie
- Disc Golf at Lake Charlotte
- Open skate at the Expo Arena on Sundays during winter months
- Harmony Park with Blue Sky mosaic project and walking path
Opportunities for Everyone
The community has deep agricultural roots and the local manufacturing plants are hiring. This community is experiencing a renaissance and there is an opportunity for residents to build a career and a life. This community has equal opportunities for skilled laborers, professional services, medical and entrepreneurs.