Housing options in the West Rainy River District are varied. Homes in the towns of Emo, Barwick and Rainy River are provided water and sewer services. In the smaller communities and rural areas these services are built by the owners as private services. Apartments and subsidized housing are available. Rural areas feature both farms and estates.
Many residents of the west end of the Rainy River District live on or near the water. Some even have the opportunity to purchase island properties and drive to them in the winter across frozen lakes.
Lake of the Woods, which stretches into Kenora and Minnesota, is one the world’s most sought after vacation addresses. Homes on this lake can cost millions of dollars.
Towns in the district feature banks, grocers, hardware stores, restaurants, bakeries and a variety of retail wares.
Ambulance services by airlift or land ambulance are available in case of emergencies. Hospital facilities in Rainy River and Fort Frances operate 24/7 emergency and admit patients. Family physicians and allied health professionals service the district.
Properties are generally listed by local agents
The following newspapers frequently have realty listings