June 2015

Found 10 blog entries for June 2015.

Bayfront Festival Park - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/resedabear/2814779604/

Bayfront Festival Park is the place to see in Duluth. When you want to get outdoors and enjoy some recreation, Bayfront Festival Park is the perfect choice since it’s a beautiful public place to be. It’s one of most gorgeous parks that visitors can experience on the shores of Lake Superior featuring a bridge to watch ships from around the world enter the harbor, a playground for children and a place to catch outdoor events. You can see exciting entertainment, enjoy recreation like Frisbee golf and croquet or take a walk around and people watch. Here is a look at everything you’ll enjoy at this unique park.

What to Expect

The Bayfront Festival Park is one of the city’s most beautiful public parks at Lake Superior. Check out the Aerial Lift Bridge

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Last week we shared the latest North Oaks real estate market statistics with you. If you recall, the median price of a North Oaks home right now is $686,790. We were curious about what types of homes are on the market right now at that price point. While we didn’t find anything at that exact price, we did find one home just under the median sales price and one just over.

New Home for Sale in North Oaks

There’s a new community going up in North Oaks, Charley Lake Preserve and homes there are for sale right now. While they are offering 11 floor plans, the one priced just under North Oak’s median home price is what we’ll concentrate on right now. It’s called the Evanston Plan and it is listed at $685,000.

Built by Mattamy Homes, this home

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We’ve been seeing some pretty heated real estate markets around the Twin Cities so it’s a breath of fresh air to find that North Oaks is in a balanced state. Will it remain that way? Only time will tell. Remember, our MLS releases statistics from the previous month, so what you'll find here is what happened in the market in May. Check out the latest stats from the MLS:

New Listings

The number of homes placed on the market this May compared to last year has increased 214.3 percent. It appears that perhaps North Oaks homeowners are gaining confidence in the market and cashing in while the money’s there. Of course we can’t say this with certainty unless new listings continue to increase over the summer.

Median Sales Price

We saw a 10.6

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Dining - Image Credit: https://pixabay.com/en/users/Unsplash-242387/

Marianne’s Kitchen is Minnesota’s favorite place to get a sandwich and enjoy the café experience in town. It’s a local food market and café located at 3600 Lexington Avenue North in Shoreview where you can shop, grab lunch or do both.

There is a convenient parking lot and hours Monday through Saturday for customers to shop and grab lunch. Walk-ins are welcome and you can enjoy outdoor seating or takeout for those needing to take something back to the office. Ask about catering and delivery options for special occasions. Here is a look at the excellent market and café known as Marianne’s Kitchen in Shoreview.

What to Expect

The market and café features shopping and dining for patrons that are looking for home-made cooking and fresh food. They

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Just when you finally got Zumba down, along comes Piloxing or BollyX or one of the myriad other fitness crazes, tempting you to toss the toning sticks. From Hollywood to the UK, we’ve got a list of the hot new fitness trends to get you off your hiney and looking svelte – and they’re offered right here in your own Twin Cities backyard.

What Do You Get When You Mix Pilates with Boxing?

Piloxing! Apparently a Hollywood celeb workout craze, Piloxing was created by Swedish trainer and dancer, Viveca Jensen. Agility and sculpting are the aims. The routine uses weighted boxing gloves – the better to tone your arms.

Are you game? You’ll need to go to Minneapolis for your workout, at Revolution + Cycle Fitness Studio, 1828 Marshall St. NE, Suite 19.

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Dining

Moe’s on the Go is a popular bar and grill in Mounds View, Minnesota and is considered one of the best in the Midwest. You’ll feel right at home during your visit with delicious American cuisine, homemade food and having lunch and dinner hours seven days a week.

They are located at 2400 County Road 10 in Mounds View just 10 minutes from downtown Minneapolis off of 35W and County Road 10. You’ll find affordable prices, a great variety of menu items and room for large groups of people. Here is a look at what to expect during your visit to Moe’s on the Go.

About Moe’s

Moe’s believes in cooking with the freshest ingredients, choosing the best cuts of meat to serve and focusing on local specialties. The menu is distinctive and appetizing for all

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Tips

With the summer weather here, humidity is starting to become a problem for many. When it starts affecting your home, it can be really uncomfortable and cause some issues. How do you reduce humidity in your home? When water vapor in warm air contacts a cold surface, condensation occurs which could indicate your windows have a tight seal that isn’t allowing moist air from inside to escape. While you need to maintain a tight, energy efficient seal, how else can you minimize the condensation? Here are a few tips to reduce your home’s humidity.

Appliances & Attic

The first place to start is to vent all of your home’s gas appliances, exhaust fans outside and clothing dryers to the outside. Start using an exhaust fan in the laundry room or try an attic

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Restaurant - Image Credit: http://pixabay.com/en/users/neshom-447256/

Whether you just moved to the Shoreview area or you live in a neighboring community, such as North Oaks, finding a great local restaurant is a priority. There are several excellent choices within just a short drive. Here are a few of the best places to frequent near Shoreview.

Jade House - 3999 Rice Street, Shoreview

The place for Chinese cuisine is Jade house. This spot is a good choice even though it's not much to look at from the outside. The flavors used in the food are simple, yet very tasty. Enjoy dishes, such as lemon chicken or one of the many other Asian choices.

Cup And Cone - 2126 4th Street, White Bear Lake

When summer arrives, Cup And Cone becomes a hot spot for all to enjoy. With plenty of ice cream goodies, you will be able

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On weekends throughout June 2015 you’ll have the opportunity to tour two amazing luxury homes here in North Oaks. These homes on the Artisan Home Tour are open for viewing on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (the first three weekends in June) from noon until 6:00 p.m.

Monarch Way

This five-bedroom, five-bathroom home features 4,600 square feet of living space. The open floor plan meanders through some spectacular features, including:

  • A deck with views of the pond
  • Vaulted cedar screened porch
  • Custom enameled cabinetry in the kitchen
  • A nanny’s suite on the second floor
  • Walkout lower level with a guest bedroom and an oversized rec room with a stone fireplace

Built by Kootenia Homes, this home is number 10 on the Artisan Home

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Pizza - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffreyww/6681489953

Fresh Picked Pizza is different than most other pizza places. You have the option to dine in, take it to go or even take it and bake it later at home. This allows you to choose how you would like to enjoy your fresh pizza.

The ingredients used at Fresh Picked Pizza are all as fresh as possible. They even offer real fruit frosties with no artificial flavors, artificial preservatives, high fructose corn syrup or artificial colors.

The Menu

The menu includes plenty of pizza options. However, there's more on the menu than just pizza. Some of the most popular items include:

  • Breadsticks
  • Garlic Cheesy Bread
  • Italian Stir Fry
  • Chicken Caesar Wrap
  • Italian Wrap
  • Ziti Pasta
  • Chicken Pesto Pasta
  • Antipasto Salad
  • Greek Salad
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