About Big Lake
Big Lake is a rapidly growing community in Sherburne County, Minnesota, located along the banks of Big and Mitchell Lakes. Big Lake is located about 45 miles from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport and 24 miles from the St. Cloud Regional Airport.
The 2020 Census reports the City of Big Lake's population to be 11,686 and Big Lake Township's to be 7,924, totaling 19,610. Since 2015, there have been over 1,000 units of housing, both single family and rental, developed in Big Lake. With the population growth comes new businesses and redevelopment projects. Please check out our Economic Development page for updates.
Apartments / Multi-Tenant Building Listing
Learn about Tri-CAP's transportation services.
Chamber Community Guide
View the most recent Big Lake Chamber of Commerce and Industry Community Guide.
The City of Big Lake newsletter, The Big Lake Wave, is a quarterly newsletter that is mailed to all addresses within Big Lake city limits.
Access numerous community links for things such as libraries and schools.
New Resident Guide
View information on utility providers, city ordinances, committee meetings, and community events in Big Lake.
Northstar Commuter Train
The Northstar Line (Route 888) offers service between Big Lake and downtown Minneapolis, stopping at stations in Elk River, Ramsey, Anoka, Coon Rapids and Fridley.
Outstanding Citizen Award
Nominate a Big Lake resident to be recognized as the Outstanding Citizen of the Year for their volunteer efforts in the community.