Milaca City

Mille Lacs County, Minnesota

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Milaca City Hall is located at 255 First Street E. Milaca, Minnesota 56353.
Phone: 320-983-3141.

The Rum River is the defining natural characteristic of Milaca, one of its most important amenities.

Most of the housing in Milaca [†] is set in a pattern of rectilinear lots and blocks along shaded streets. The attractive streetscape created by having porches on the front and garages to the rear coupled with relatively high density gives Milaca its charming traditional small town look and feel. The conditions of the housing stock vary from very good and attractive to extensive deferred maintenance.

In recent time, housing development has accelerated on the fringes of the communities on larger lots and curvilinear street patterns. For the first time, a residential plat was approved east of Highway 169, opening a major new area for housing growth. Housing west of the river has been served by private, on-site wastewater treatment and wells, but municipal sewer lines are now available there, and further west side residential growth can occur on smaller parcels. In 2005, the first sewered residential plat was approved west of the Rum River.

A new trend in Milaca land use is the neighborhood of single-story townhouses and duplexes along the Rum River, some of which abut the Milaca Golf Club course (and some which were located in the Wild and Scenic River zoning district). These are designed and predominately marketed for “empty-nesters,” retirees and other childless couples, and the grounds are maintained by a homeowners’ association.

A sizable area of manufactured housing exists along the north side of First Street E. including a variety of sizes of homes, providing affordable housing.

City of Milaca Comprehensive Plan, 2007, accessed September, 2021.

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