The Inspiration Behind Wildflower at Lake Elmo

Robert Engstrom

Robert Engstrom is no stranger to land development, but his approach is what sets him apart. In 2004 Robert Engstrom was honored to be named “Champion of Open Space”, by the Embrace Open Space Organization.

Embrace Open Space was a joint effort across multiple Twin Cities organizations concerned about protecting open spaces in our Minnesota communities. Their goal was to bring together individuals and organizations to become more vocal in public decision making about land protection in this region in and around the Twin Cities.

A History of Custom Homes and Conservation in the Twin Cities

This tradition and mission to develop environmentally friendly, conservation communities in the Twin Cities, carries forward today with Wildflower at Lake Elmo.

Robert Engstrom Companies has developed several residential communities in the Twin Cities including Cloverdale Farm and The Fields of St. Croix, which was the FIRST conservation community in Minnesota. The Fields of St. Croix was awarded two Best in American Living Awards at the National Association of Home Builder’s convention. The community also received the first permit from the MPCA for a constructed wetlands wastewater system.

Why Wildflower at Lake Elmo?

Wildflower at Lake Elmo

Wildflower at Lake Elmo is a master planned community adjacent to Downtown Lake Elmo and The Fields of St. Croix. Here we combine native Minnesota habitat and carefully crafted homes. You choose your builder.

Located in the Stillwater school district, the community is conveniently located with access to alternate transportation arteries. Near to Stillwater and Woodbury, both wonderful destinations for dining, shopping and exploring.

Healthy Community Features at Wildflower at Lake Elmo

  • The convenience of three miles of sidewalks and pathways provides connectivity, and adds interest winding through woods, past the ponds, wetlands and the acres of native prairie.
  • The network of sidewalks and pathways are separated for pedestrians and bicycles, as well as protected from vehicle traffic.
  • Local and fresh produce is available nearby. On-site gardening spaces are available to all homeowners.
  • Creative play areas are available at the common park and the natural Conservancy.
  • Easy access to open space reinforces healthy living opportunities. “Communing with nature has a positive healing effect on human beings, and does wonders for your spiritual health.” Lynn M. Steiner Landscaping with Native Plants of Minnesota.

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