Located on the north bank of the Mississippi River, Eden Prairie is arguably one of the more modern suburban areas in all of Hennepin County. As an edge city, it’s very close to the downtown area of Minneapolis, and its proximity has shaped it into one of the most populous metropolitan districts in the entire state.
While the idea of living in a bustling metropolitan neighborhood may not appeal to some, its large developments and distance from the state’s main downtown make it one of the most accessible cities in Minnesota to live in.
It may also surprise you that the real estate in Eden Prairie isn’t exactly all condos and apartments – its neighborhood hosts some of the largest manors and townhouses in the entire state, and many of the luxury homes we have listed are even larger.
Eden Prairie has 37 parks,120 miles of bike trails and 13 miles of nature trails, Explore 15 conservation areas and 7 historic sites. Swim at one of the 3 beaches or enjoy the regional parks at Bryant Lake and Anderson Lakes which are managed by the Three River Park District.
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For lunch or dinner, be it casual or elegant there is an eclectic assortment of restaurants in and around Eden Prairie. After you dine, catch the latest movie at Eden Prairie Center or bowl a few strings at the Brunswick Zone.
From toddlers to seniors there is something to inspire residents across a wide range of interests.
The Community Center is open daily and includes a skating rink, a pool and a gym. Join an exercise class, lift weights, or play a fast game of racquetball. Take a class or enroll in a workshop.
Check out the Eden Prairie Outdoor Center, a restored cabin located on Staring Lake. Explore the night sky at the Staring Observatory. To satisfy the artist in the family, drawing or painting classes are offered at the Eden Prairie Art Center. Take part in community theater or perform in the community band.
Eden Prairie Senior residents can play a game of cards, take a class or participate in discussion groups. They can experience Tai Chi or simply relax and enjoy socializing with other seniors.
Eden Prairie, a community with a small town feel yet offering big city amenities and recognized both nationally and locally as a great place to work, play, and raise children. This city deserves a good look as a potential home for you and your family!
Money Magazine named Eden Prairie the best place to live in America in 2010! Not a city who rests on its laurels, it ranked 3rd in Money’s 2012 survey and in a biannual random survey conducted by the city, residents gave their community a 99% quality of life rating!
So what goes on in Eden Prairie that merits these accolades? This community offers its young residents a great public school education. It has a ranking of #24 statewide and includes Eagle Ridge Academy, a charter school offering a classical liberal arts curriculum for K-12.
Eden Prairie has jobs. Companies such as Supervalu, Digital River, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, MTS Systems Corporation and the Minnesota Vikings help keep the unemployment rate at 3.5%, If you work in the Minneapolis Metro, its a 12 mile commute to downtown.
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