Duluth Real Estate News

As usual, there is a lot going on in our fair city this week. I picked a few things I thought might be of interest to you.

Free Radon Testing Kits

Radon, an odorless, colorless radioactive gas, is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. It seeps into our homes through the cracks in the foundation and can build to unhealthy levels.

The U.S. EPA has named January the month to test the air in your home and to help Duluthians do that, the American Lung Association is offering a limited number of FREE testing kits at several Duluth locations.

If there are still some available, you can pick up a testing kit at the following Duluth locations:

  •        American Red Cross, 2524 Maple Grove Road in the Miller Hill Mall
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We can stop wondering what’s going to happen to Duluth Central High – it’ll be torn down and housing will go up in its place.

The school originally opened its doors to students in 1893 when it was located at Lake and Second. In the early 1970s, the current school was built on top of the hill near Central Entrance and Pecan.

With a consolidation of schools, Central was shut down and the 77-acre site has sat empty for almost four years now. Many of us have wondered why. The hilltop setting is amazing and it’s surprising someone didn’t snatch it up sooner.

A group of real estate advisors out of Minneapolis is paying $10 million for the site that peers down on downtown Duluth and the lake. It was originally listed at $13.7 million.

There’s a

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With plenty of water nearby, Duluth is a very popular place for charter fishing. Many travel to the area every year just to enjoy the great fishing. Here are a few places you can go to enjoy a charter fishing trip within the Duluth area.

Happy Hooker Charters - Waterfront Plaza Marina

This charter fishing company has three vessels and provides plenty of charter trips every year. They have been in business since 1976 and have a reputation for courteous and competent service. They run three of the largest and fastest boats in the area and each captain is a little bit different. You will even get free fish filleting and bagging with a charter fishing trip from Happy Hooker Charters.

N&S Great Lakes Fishing - 300 Marina Drive, Superior, WI

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Sure, we’re almost a week into 2015 but the start of a new year is always a good time to take a look back at where we were last year.

We were, well – number one last year, at least according to Outside magazine. Duluth was ranked at the top of the magazine’s “The 16 Best Places to Live in the U.S.: 2014.”

What goes into becoming America’s best town to live? According to Outside’s editors it takes “Access to adventure, healthy eating options, bike lanes, and green spaces.” Duluth has all of those – and so much more.

They go on to add that they also consider the “number of outfitters, miles of trails, and number of bike shops—plus considerations like unemployment rates, median incomes.”

There were 1.5 million votes for this award, so

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If you just moved to the Duluth area and you're not sure what you can do here, there are plenty of things to choose from. This area is full of great attractions for all ages. Here are some of the best things you can do in the Duluth, Minnesota area.

Adventure Zone - 329 Lake Avenue South

This attraction provides more than 50,000 square feet of space for all types of fun activities. Whether you enjoy laser tag or want to play a little bit of mini golf, you'll find it here. They provide a kid's playground with a large inflatable fire truck slide and so much more.

Some of the most popular things found at Adventure Zone include the video arcade, rock climbing walls and the laser tag course. Whether you just want to enjoy a day of fun or you want

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No plans yet for New Year’s Eve? Check out our list below – something may just grab your attention!

Dubh Linn Irish Brew Pub

Get dressed up for this one – it’s Dubh Linn’s New Year's Eve Semi-Formal Event. It starts with a 3-course dinner, leads to the Dueling Pianos for entertainment and then a live DJ so you can get your groove on. Then, the countdown to midnight.

It happens this Wednesday. Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner is served until 10:30 p.m. The Dueling Pianos start at 8:00 and the DJ starts spinning at 11.

This event is for folks age 21 and older and tickets are $35. It appears from their flyer that dinner is not included in the admission price. You do need reservations, however, if you want to have dinner.

Get tickets here

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So, have you been through the Tour of Lights yet? If you’re new to Duluth, allow us to explain.

Billed as “America’s Largest Free Walkthrough Lighting Display,” Bentleyville started with just an overly-enthusiastic-about-Christmas guy, Nathan Bentley. In the beginning, his enthusiasm was displayed on his own home. Every year he added to the display and his legend grew. In 2008 Duluth’s mayor invited Bentley to bring the show to Duluth and the rest is history.

Bentleyville Tour of Lights runs until December 27th this year and is held at Bayfront Festival Park. Here you’ll find an amazing array of light displays such as Rudolph’s Campgrounds, Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends and more.

The star of the show, however, has to be the 128-foot tall

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