Stillwater Homes & Real Estate



Stillwater is a small town nestled near the St. Croix River in Minnesota. However, it is proximate to the City of St. Paul and other cities giving its residents easy access to the amenities provided by the Twin Cities. It is a peaceful community ideal for families who want the tranquility of a rustic town but with the comforts of modern life. 

Aside from being known as a laid-back town with lots of history, Stillwater is a great place for booklovers particularly those looking for used, antiquated and hard to find books. Antiquarian bookstores have become an alternative destination for tourists. There are at least five antiquarian bookstores in Stillwater: 
• Loome Antiquarian Booksellers in South Main Street 
• Loome Theological Booksellers in 4th Street 
• Noah’s Ark in Main Street 
• St. Croix Antiquarian Booksellers in South Main Street 
• Valley Booksellers in Main Street 

If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy the day, you can easily go to Stillwater and come back to the Twin City on the same day. You can wander around the city and feel relaxed amid the St. Croix River as a backdrop. 

Population Profile

Stillwater is a medium-sized city population-wise, with 15,143 residents as of the 2000 census. The average resident is within the 39 year-old range. The average income per family is pegged at $72,188, which shows how comfortable life is for Stillwater residents. Unemployment rate in the city is at 2.8% which may account for 3% of the total number of families living below poverty level. It registered a 1.5% job growth recently and with a very good future job growth of 16.4%. 

Majority or 97.52% of the population of Stillwater consist of Whites and the rest are a mixture of Asians, African Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, Hispanics and Latinos. 


There are 5,926 housing units in Stillwater which means there are around 353.6 houses for every square kilometer of land. Most of the houses in Stillwater have been in existence for an average of 30 years, with an average home value of $296,200. Majority or 69.2% of the homes in Stillwater are owned by the occupants while 23.4% of the homes are being occupied by renters and the rest or 7.4% remains vacant. 

New housing developments in the city’s outskirts have been on the rise in recent years. Among those that have sprouted in the area are condominiums and other housing facilities classified as medium-density. 


Stillwater is one of the oldest towns in Minnesota and was founded by settlers who were attracted by the abundant lumber resources in the area. Such settlement was made formal with the signing in 1837 of treaties between the Ojibwa and Dakota tribes as well as the government of the United States. It shares a common day with St. Paul—both cities were incorporated officially on March 4, 1854. 

Stillwater holds a very important place in the history of Minnesota’s statehood and is even referred to as Minnesota’s birthplace. Aside from being the venue of a convention that paved the way for the establishment of Minnesota as a state, the city’s importance was played up even more with its selection as one of the locations of the state’s three important institutions. While St. Paul became the capital and the University of Minnesota was placed in Minneapolis, the first prison site of the territory was in Stillwater. 

Sawmills and steamboats played an important role in Stillwater’s history. Lumber used to be the main industry in the area of St. Croix River Valley and it was ferried through steamboats and processed in the various sawmills in Stillwater. 

Search Stillwater Homes & Real Estate Homes for Sale

New Listings

Listing Picture Coming Soon
Stillwater, MN
Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Premier Realty
Featured picture for the property 5255881
West Lakeland Township, MN
Listing courtesy of Edina Realty, Inc.
Featured picture for the property 5280352
Stillwater, MN
Listing courtesy of Lennar Sales Corp
Featured picture for the property 5279314
Baytown Township, MN
Listing courtesy of Archer Realty Inc.
Featured picture for the property 5280025
May Township, MN
Listing courtesy of Lynskey & Clark Companies
The data relating to real estate for sale on this web site comes in part from the Broker Reciprocity Program of the Regional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota, Inc. Real estate listings held by brokerage firms other than the owner of this site are marked with the Broker Reciprocity logo and detailed information about them includes the name of the listing brokers. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
© 2019, Regional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota, Inc. All rights reserved.
By searching you agree to the End User License Agreement

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Notices: The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, 17 U.S.C. ยง 512 (the "DMCA"), provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that any content or material made available in connection with our website or services infringes your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the content or material be removed, or access to it blocked. Notices and counter-notices should be sent in writing by mail to: Michael Bisping, Director of Customer Relations at Regional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota, Inc., 2550 University Avenue West, Suite 259S, Saint Paul, MN 55114 or by email to

The DMCA requires that your notice of alleged copyright infringement include the following information: (1) description of the copyrighted work that is the subject of claimed infringement; (2) description of the alleged infringing content and information sufficient to permit us to locate the content; (3) contact information for you, including your address, telephone number and e-mail address; (4) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the content in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, or its agent, or by the operation of any law; (5) a statement by you, signed under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that you have the authority to enforce the copyrights that are claimed to be infringed; and (6) a physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf. Failure to include all of the above information may result in the delay of the processing of your complaint.

Today's Market Trends for Stillwater Homes & Real Estate *
















Chart Temporarily Unavailable
Chart Temporarily Unavailable

* All data pertains to single-family homes