Eden Prairie

Eden Prairie

Not much has changed in Eden Prairie lately, and that's a good thing. It still has the heady combination of terrific employment prospects, natural beauty, and a well-educated workforce. It's also kept a healthy budget surplus of 2% the past two years. But families come for the jobs and stay for the lifestyle.  Already home to major business firms, the city is preparing for further expansion with a light commuter rail project in the works for 2018.

Shopping and Restaurants  If Eden Prairie lacks anything, it's a downtown shopping feel.  The main shopping in Eden Prairie would be found at the Eden Prairie Center, a mega mall anchored by Von Maur, JC Penney, Target and Kohls.  Over the last decade the mall has received a face lift. With the AMC Theater, and classy restaurants such as the city favorite, Wild Fire, along with Biaggi's and the Prairie Tap House, the Eden Prairie Center has become the hub of fine shopping and dining in the western suburbs.

Parks and Recreation  The Community Center facilities include a newly renovated fitness center, complete  with top-of-the-line cardio equipment, resistance training and free weights, an eight-lane, 25-yard lap pool with attached diving well, two full-sized racquetball courts, three ice rinks, fully remodeled men's and women's locker rooms, a newly added family locker room and several meeting room facilities available for private parties, meetings and gatherings.

The City of Eden Prairie is a distinctive community with preserved natural beauty within the metro area. Public beaches, fishing piers, skating rinks, community gardens, tennis courts and baseball fields are just some of the amenities that make life enjoyable in Eden Prairie.

Eden Prairie is one of the only cities within the metro area where residents enjoy more than 4,500 acres of open space wetlands, including the beautiful views of 17 lakes and more than 100 ponds .

The City has more than 1,000 acres of active use parkland. Bikers, hikers and walkers enjoy Eden Prairie's nearly 200 miles of sidewalks and trails.

Schools and Health  Eden Prairie public schools are among the best in the state of Minnesota. Independent School District 272 serves more than 10,200 students. The school system is regularly among the top performing districts in the state on the statewide assessment tests and the SAT and ACT college entrance examinations. The district is known for its innovative curriculum, high quality teaching and administrative staffs, and high expectations for all students. Because of district boundaries, some Eden Prairie students attend the Minnetonka or Hopkins schools.

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The Steve Westmark Team
RE/MAX Advantage Plus
14451 Highway 7 Suite 100
Minnetonka MN 55345
Fax: 952-241-1600