Eden Prairie

Eden Prairie is located 12 miles southwest of downtown Minneapolis is in Hennepin County and the 12th largest city in the state of Minnesota. As the seventh largest suburb, Eden Prairie and nearby suburbs form the southwest portion of Minneapolis-St. Paul, the fifteenth largest metropolitan area in the United States, with about 3.6 million residents. The U.S. Census Bureau recorded the city’s population at 60,797 in 2010.

The median sales price of a home in Eden Prairie is $337,000

Comprising many large lakes and ponds, the city has more than 170 miles of multi-use trails, 2,250 acres of parks, and 1,300 acres of open space. Previously a bedroom suburb in the 1960s, Eden Prairie is now home to more than 2,200 businesses and the headquarters of Digital River, SuperValu, Alliant Techsystems, C.H. Robinson Worldwide and MTS Systems Corporation. It is also the hub for South West Transit, serving public transportation to three adjacent suburbs. Eden Prairie has been named one of Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live” in America since 2006.  It placed first in the 2010 survey.

Eden Prairie currently operates eight schools. Unlike other school districts in the state, Eden Prairie has an intermediate school (Oak Point) for grades five and six. For the 2012-2013 school year Eden Prairie will have 5 K-6 schools (Oak Point will become K-6) and half of Oak Point will be an Upper Campus for Eagle Heights. CMS and the High School will not be affected. Eden Prairie High School is the second largest high school in the state, with approximately 3,300 students, and is near the grounds of Round Lake Park. Some students attend public schools in other school districts chosen by their families under Minnesota’s open enrollment statute.

For more information go to the city of Eden Prairie’s website

Here are some links to points of interest within Eden Prairie:

Eden Prairie Center Mall
Bryant Lake
Starring Lake Observatory
Bearpath Golf and Country Club
Eden Prairie Art Center