Money Magazine’s Best Place to Live – Eden Prairie Minnesota

The city of Eden Prairie, named by Money Magazine in July 2010 as “Best Place to Live” in the entire country for cities under 300,000 in population, is conveniently located approximately 12 miles southwest of downtown Minneapolis and features and abundance of green space, parks, shopping and quiet tree-lined streets. Eden Prairie is home to approximately 60,952 residents and is bordered by Chanhassen to the west, Minnetonka to the north, Edina and Bloomington to the east and the pristine Minnesota River to the south.

Eden Prairie is easily accessible via Interstate 494, US Highways 169 and 212 Minnesota State Highways 5, four major arterial routes that either border or pass through the city.

The city is diverse with a good mixture of residential uses, commercial areas and retail shopping areas. The major shopping and retail area is primarily located in the northeastern area of the city near the intersection of Interstate 494 and Highway 212, primarily located around the Eden Prairie Center. This large indoor mall features numerous specialty stores as well as a Target, Kohl’s, Sears and JC Penney. Also located within this retail corridor are a large movie theater, Bachman’s, Best Buy, Wal-Mart and Lifetime Fitness. There are several restaurants around the Eden Prairie Center corridor, most notably, Green Mill, Champs, Wild Fire Grill, Water Tower Brewing, Kona Grill, Santorini and Biaggio’s.

Eden Prairie is home to more than 2,200 businesses, including several major corporations that have their headquarters within the city. Major employers include Fortune 500 trucking company C.H. Robinson, hearing-aid maker Starkey Labs, and the Minnesota Vikings, along with food giant Supervalu and high tech companies ADC Telecommunications and Digital River.

Not many communities in the Twin Cities have as much green space as Eden Prairie. The city features several large lakes and ponds as well as over 170 miles of trails, 2,250 acres of designated parkland and 1,300 acres of open green space. The 170-acre Bryant Lake Park is nestled among rolling hills, and features one of the larger playground in the region as well as the pristine Bryant Lake, a popular lake for swimming, boating and fishing. Public beaches, fishing piers, skating rinks, community gardens, tennis courts and numerous athletic fields baseball are just a few of the recreational amenities Eden Prairie has to offer its residents.

The highly rated Eden Prairie School District (ranked 9 out of 10 by operates six elementary and middle schools, one junior high school and Eden Prairie High School, the largest high school in Minnesota with 3,300 students. The International School of Minnesota, is a popular private school and ITT Technical Institute, Rasmussen College and Hennepin Technical College are also conveniently located within Eden Prairie.

Eden Prairie contains a majority of home owners, with owner occupied homes making up 78% percent of all households in Eden Prairie with the remaining 22% of households classified as renters. Average median household income for Eden Prairie is $78,328 per household as compared to an overall household income for Minnesota of $47,111.

Eden Prairie Real Estate Agents

Anyone who is interested in buying or selling a home in Eden Prairie will want to use a Eden Prairie REALTOR®. A few great options for local agents include members of Referz such as Cindy Ashley, Cory Kingbay, John Schuster, Julia Kruse, Randy Kellogg, Ryan Fischer or Valerie Rydland.

Cindy Ashley with Coldwell Banker Burnet serves Eden Praie and Chanhassen clients

I have lived in the Twin Cities for 35 years and have one son who now resides in California. I love real estate and have been a Realtor for 24 years. Now that I am an empty nester, I even love it more. I originally grew up in Indiana.

Cory Kingbay with RE/MAX Results works with clients in Eden Prairie

I am patient, but aggressive when need be. Clients trust me.

John Schuster with Coldwell Banker Burnet works with buyer and sellers in Eden Prairie as well as Minneapolis and the surrounding Twin Cities area

Client and Customer Service First Mentality! Top Coldwell Banker Burnet agent in State of MN 4 Years in a Row!

Julie Kruse is an REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker assisting clients in Eden Prairie as well as Plymouth

Representing people in Real Estate transactions is what I do every day. My goal is to be your Realtor for life!

Edina Realty REALTOR® Randy Kellogg has 14 years of experience helping clients in Eden Prairie and Minnetonka

Real Estate is about connecting with people, and for my team- is ALWAYS service before sales. I care about the communities and products I sell and the clients I represent. It’s my mission to ensure my clients are at ease during the most important financial transaction in their lives.

RE/MAX agent Ryan Fischer works in Eden Prairie, Edina and the surrounding metro area

Ryan Fischer is an award-winning REALTOR for Re/Max Results in the Twin Cities Metro.  He is a hard-working, intuitive, and tech-savvy REALTOR®.

Eden Prairie REALTOR® Valerie Rydland with Coldwell Banker Burnet handles home sales in Eden Prairie and Chanhassen

I started my real estate career in 2007. I have loved every minute of selling real estate! I pride myself in personalized service! My client’s goals and needs are my top priority!



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