Eden Prairie: A Melting Pot of Natural Beauty and Urban Sophistication
Considered an edge city just 12 miles southwest of downtown Minneapolis, Eden Prairie sits on the north bank of the Minnesota River. It is a wonderful place to call home for many reasons, chief among them the excellent schools, plethora of beautifully maintained parks, and friendly community atmosphere.
Comprised of many large lakes and ponds, this city offers a treasure trove of recreational amenities, including 170 miles of multi-use trails, 2,250 acres of parks and 1,300 acres of open space.
With all of these wonderful amenities located right here in Eden Prairie, it’s no wonder this community has been named one of Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live” in America since 2006. The city even earned first place in the 2010 survey!
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Why Do Residents Choose Eden Prairie?
Parks & Recreational Fun
Though Eden Prairie is rich in beautiful natural parkland and nature trails, there's also so much more for residents to take advantage of! Archery ranges, skating rinks, sledding hills and ski trails, tennis courts, even natural springs for fresh water are all available right within the community.Residents also enjoy an off-leash dog park, community gardens, and a number of community programs and classes that make it easy to get active - and make friends!
A Booming Local Economy
Eden Prairie is home to more than 2,200 businesses. It is the headquarters of several major businesses, as well as a plethora of locally owned shops, eateries, and restaurants. The unemployment rate is very low at about 3.3% Regionally known for Eden Prairie Center, it is also the hub for SouthWest Transit, offering public transportation to three adjacent suburbs.
Fantastic Public Schools
Eden Prairie is served by Eden Prairie Schools, one of the best school systems in all of Minnesota. Known for their excellent public education, Eden Prairie Schools set the foundation for educational success through college and beyond. Offering programs such as Advanced Placement and Gifted, as well as athletic and extracurricular activities, every student has the opportunity to get involved with something that piques their interest.
Eden Prairie is home to a wide variety and assortment of restaurants that make dining more of an experience than a have-to. Ideal for foodies, enjoy trying a new dish at your favorite hotspot, or try a new restaurant every time you go out. No matter if you prefer handmade Italian pasta, inventive Asian Fusion, or Souther comfort food, there's the perfect place for you to try here.