Eden Prairie Real Estate

    Eden Prairie

    About

    Only 12 miles southwest of Downtown Minneapolis, along the north bank of the Minnesota River, you will find Eden Prairie – the best place to live according to Money Magazine. This suburb has been on the “Best Places to live” list since 2006 and earned a first place ranking in the 2010 survey. What was once a prairie upstream from the Mississippi River; is now a world renowned suburb with plenty to offer.

    Housing:

    With new developments built each year, the housing market has seen exponential growth. In 2009, the estimated median house value was $323,132 which lies greatly above the state average. Commonly, the homes in Eden Prairie have a traditional style with unique touches. Eden Prairie was proudly ranked #26 on the “Top 100” cities with newest houses. The mix of rolling hills, bluffs, prairies, and forests, provide beautiful scenic views found in nearly every neighborhood.

    Statistics:

    Eden Prairie is the 7th largest suburb in Minnesota with a population size of about 60,885. Zip codes include 55344, 55346, and 55347. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 35.19 square miles of various types of terrain.

    Economy:

    Eden Prairie has done fabulous work maintaining a suburban feel while growing into a large, successful, business community. The city is home to more than 2,200 businesses with industries varying from distribution, health care, and communications. Eden Prairies Flying Cloud Airport provides access for both personal and corporate aircrafts. In 2012, the “Quality of Life” Survey stated that 99% of residents rate the quality of life in Eden Prairie as good or excellent.

    History:

    Eden Prairie was discovered by Native Americans in the early 1800’s. In 1851, a treaty allowed pioneers to settle west of the Mississippi on a prairie that would be used for farming. On May 11, 1858, Eden Prairie held its first town meeting, which was also the same day Minnesota became a state. The city was named by the founder, Robert Anderson. Eden Prairie gained higher recognition in the mid-‘70s during the opening of Highway 494 and the Eden Prairie Shopping Center. Today, Eden Prairie has become one of the most desirable suburbs to reside in.

    Schools:

    The schools in Eden Prairie come from a long line of history, starting with its first school house built in 1924. Today, the schoolhouse is used as the districts administration building. Eden Prairie has eight schools within their district including an award winning high school that is also ranked as the second largest high school in the state with around 3,3000 enrolled students.

    Getting there:

    Eden Prairie is about 11 miles southwest of Minneapolis. U.S. Routes 169 and 212, Interstate I-494, and Minnesota State Highway 5 are four main routes traveling through the city. Eden Prairie is also located on the northern side of the Minnesota River.

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