Chanhassen Real Estate

    About Chanhassen

    Located only 20 miles southwest of Downtown Minneapolis, Chanhassen is the perfect town filled with charm and prosperity. With the help of its beautiful landscape, the City of Chanhassen places a strong emphasis on beaches, parks, and trails – an ideal spot for active families and individuals.


    Chanhassen home prices vary greatly with the median sales price each year. In 2012, the median sales price was about $286,000 but has recently increased around 5.6% due to the cities convenient location and small town feel. Classic traditional style homes can be found throughout most of the Chanhassen areas. More luxurious homes can be found in Highover, a neighborhood located near Lake Minnewashta Regional Park, or on the bluffs in Settlers West off of Pioneer Trail.


    The City of Chanhassen has a total area of 22.9 square miles (20.8 square miles of land and 2.1 square miles of water). According to 2010 U.S. Census, there’s an estimated population of 23,840 residents. The majority of land falls within Carver County, however, 154 acres in eastern Chanhassen belong to Hennepin County. In 2009, Money Magazine ranked Chanhassen as the 2nd 2013, it was ranked fourth in Best Places to Live (small towns).


    Chanhassen is home to many company headquarters including: AmericInn, Life Time Fitness, Snap Fitness, and IDI Distributors, Inc. The city’s rapid transformation from a quiet town to a thriving Twin City suburb created many opportunities for business. The lively Downtown area of Chanhassen offers a variety of shops, restaurants, and entertainment for all to enjoy.

    The Chanhassen Dinner Theatre is known as the nation’s largest professional dinner theatre as well as the largest privately owned restaurant in the state of Minnesota. Since 1986, the theatre has attracted more than ten million guests and several theater professionals from all over the world.

    The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is a also a beautiful go to location in Chanhassen. It is a 1,137 acre horticultural garden and arboretum located just 4 miles out of Chanhassen. The Aboretum is run by the University of Minnesota and open to the public except for Thanksgiving and Christmas. It was established in 1907 and is the largest public garden in the upper midwest.


    Chanhassen was one of the earliest settlements in Carver County and to this day has maintained its historical charm. The land was originally settled by Sioux Indians who admired its space and well producing lakes. The land was titled in 1853 as “Chanhassen”, which was the Dakota meaning for sugar maple tree. Until the 1960’s, the city grew at one of the slowest rates in MN. In 1967, the City of Chanhassen was formed by a neighboring merger which increased the population to 4,200. Around the best small town to live in. In same time, Herb Bloomberg, a home builder, decided to build a 600-seat theater in Chanhassen, known as the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre which is still a popular venue to this day.


    Chanhassen is divided into three reputable school districts; Eastern Carver County School District 112, Minnetonka School District 276, and Eden Prairie School District 272. Those who live or live near central Chanhassen belong to District 112, those who live in northern sections belong to District 276, and those who live in the extreme eastern sections belong to District 272. Students also have the opportunity to attend public schools in other school districts under Minnesota’s open enrolment statute. Also available are two private institutions, Chapel Hill Academy and St. Hubert School.

    Getting there:

    The city of Chanhassen can be located by U.S. Highway 212 (Travels from the South Dakota state line into the Twin City area) and Minnesota highways 5 (northeast-southwest route that passes through Chanhassen and ends in Stillwater) and 41 (north-south route between Chaska and Chanhassen). These are the three main routes in Chanhassen.

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