Your guide to
Oronoco and Pine Island, Minnesota
Oronoco and Pine Island
From Oronoco waterfront properties to Pine Island new construction, you’ll find a variety of homes for sale in this growing area of southeast Minnesota along the Highway 52 corridor. Join a smalltown community or invest in sprawling acreage along the bluffs of the Zumbro River Valley.
Pine Island invested heavily in its Elk Run Development, which includes the Biobusiness Park and a 2,325-acre planned community designed to foster a high quality of life. This Pine Island neighborhood includes retail, dining, medical offices, hotels and more. And the Biobusiness Park provides environmentally conscious space for bio-tech companies and other growing businesses that want close proximity to Mayo Clinic or IBM.
Already home to 3,500 residents, Pine Island attracts outdoor enthusiasts throughout all seasons. In addition to the Main Street Park and Collins Park, you’ll enjoy the Douglas Trail Park near the historic Creamery and Butter Factory. The park provides access to Douglas Trail, which follows the abandoned Chicago Northwestern Railroad grade. Explore 13 miles of rural scenery by foot, bike, snowmobile, horseback, or on cross-country skis. Athletic commuters can take the trail right into Northwest Rochester.
Many people who buy Pine Island homes for sale or Oronoco homes for sale do so out of appreciation for the Pine Island Public Schools, which includes a high school and a K-8 school. The Pine Island School District serves the communities of Oronoco and Pine Island as well as portions of southern Goodhue, northern Olmsted, and eastern Dodge counties. Oronoco residents may also choose to attend schools in the Rochester School District.
You can find older Pine Island homes for sale near the city’s bustling Main Street, which wraps around a downtown park and band shell. The Pine Island business district features unique and historic buildings such as The Opera House Block, Pine Island City Hall and clock tower, and more. Pine Island offers a variety of cultural events while also giving residents easy access to thriving theater and arts communities in Rochester and Minneapolis. While living in Pine Island or Oronoco, consider exploring your personal creative side. Pine Area People for the Arts promotes music, theatre, dance and visual arts and encourages local artists to develop and demonstrate their talents
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