Crystal: Perfect for First-Time Buyers

Crystal is the ideal suburb for new families looking to make their first real estate investments in Minnesota. Residents enjoy more than 260 acres of parks and countless recreational activities; when they’re missing big city nightlife and entertainment, downtown Minneapolis is a short commute. With proximity to many major highways, Crystal also makes getting to and from work a breeze.

Home Styles in Crystal, MN

Traditional ranch-style homes ranging from $200,000–$350,000 are common real estate options in Crystal. These single-family homes typically have four bedrooms, three baths and detached garages. Many homes have finished basements that make great office spaces or spare bedrooms. Large backyards allow for endless family fun.

Newer-construction homes are also available in the area for around $400,000. These two-story homes typically have four or more bedrooms, four baths, and finished basements — plenty of space for growing families and guests.

Things to Do in Crystal

The city of Crystal maintains 27 parks as well as numerous ball fields, courts, playgrounds, trails and activity areas.

Cool off during the summer at Crystal Cove Aquatic Center. Take the family to swim, jump off the diving boards and race down the water slides. Kids of all ages can practice their tricks on skateboards or inline skates at the nearby skate park.

Plan a date to picnic and walk the trail of Lions Valley Place Park. The park features a softball field, a volleyball and basketball court, and three lighted tennis courts for the convenience of playing during evening hours. During the winter, ice skate or play hockey with friends on the public rinks.

Even your furry, four-legged friends can find adventures in Crystal, at Bassett Creek dog park. Pups can run and play off leash, and there’s an abundance of activities for their owners as well. Shoot some hoops, throw Frisbees at the disc golf course, or organize volleyball, tennis and baseball games.

From shopping, to dining, to pampering, you’ll find everything else you need at Crystal Shopping Center and Crystal Town Center

Local Flavor

Broadway Bar & Pizza, located at Crystal Town Center, is a railroad-themed restaurant with good food and a variety of choices. From salads to sandwiches, there’s something for everyone at Broadway Bar & Pizza, even picky eaters. Build your own perfect pizza, or try their best-selling classic deluxe pizza. 

For scratch-made dishes with a soul food bent, dine at local favorite Milton’s. Pair your dinner with a glass of wine or draft beer, and always save room for their famous bananas foster. If you’re looking for a midday pick-me-up, enjoy a hot cup of local coffee from Milton’s coffee bar and get cozy on the couch in their lounge area. 

Crystal, MN Real Estate Market Trends & Statistics

If you’re looking at homes for sale in Crystal, MN, it’s important to understand the latest real estate trends. We believe that staying in the know about how the real estate market is performing will help you make the best decisions when buying a home, and choose the right time to make your move.

This page is dedicated to helping you stay updated on the latest stats and home pricing in the Crystal, MN real estate marketplace.


While Crystal has decreased in the number of available homes for sale, median home price is also increasing and closed sales have decreased just slightly from 2017. The increase in home price is consistent with the total Twin Cities area, all of which have experienced more than a 5% increase in median sales price since 2017. Average days on market has decreased 32% from last year though, indicating that while there may be fewer closed sales, homes are selling faster in 2018.

Crystal Market Data (Month over Month)

Change in New ListingsChange in Closed SalesChange In Median Sales Price


Crystal Market Data (Year over Year)

 Year to Date Change
New Listings-16.8%
Closed Sales-17.6%
Median Sales Price+11.1%
Average Sales Price+9.4%
Price Per Square Foot+13.6%
Percent of Original List Price Received+1.8%
Days on Market Until Sale-32.4%

Real estate market data sources:

Crystal Data from MAAR

Twin Cities Data from MAAR

Does Crystal sound like the perfect suburb for your first home? Check our available home listings, and contact a Pro Team real estate agent to schedule a showing.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? We have listings in several of Minnesota’s most desirable communities, like nearby Golden Valley and Brooklyn Park.