The town of White Bear is located just 20 minutes from the Twin Cities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, but it feels like it’s light years away. Festivals, art galleries and performances make it a great place to live if you like a lively atmosphere, and White Bear Lake is a recreational paradise. If you feel like spending the day away from your Minneapolis apartment, this is a terrific place to go. This town makes a great place to visit, but with its proximity to the Twin Cities, it’s also a super spot to live if you’re interested in settling down in Minnesota. Pine Tree Apple Orchard offers up plenty of atmosphere as well as delicious baked goods that you can sample. During the fall, you can pick your own pumpkins here or head out on a wagon ride. Fishing is another popular activity, and there are boat rentals or guided fishing trips available out on White Bear Lake. Get away for a picnic at one of the many parks, or scout the neighborhood for just the right place to dine. There is always plenty to do in White Bear.