Welcome to Eden Prairie! Find Your Place Here.
Eden Prairie has been ranked on Money Magazine’s as one of the 100 best places to live in the nation since 2006 and was declared the number one place in 2010. The city was carefully planned and remains to be wisely developed, with a top-ranking school district, great neighborhoods that range from affordable housing to luxury homes, supported by thriving commercial districts.
Eden Prairie was also one named “the garden spot” of the Minnesota Territory and offers a stunning landscape, featuring multiple lakes and scenic views of the Minnesota River Valley to compliment the city. If you are searching for homes for sale in Eden Prairie, MN, view our Eden Prairie real estate listings today.
The city of Eden Prairie prides itself on being able to offer 4,500 acres of wetlands and 1,000 acres of parkland to its residents. Not only that, the city has an action packed recreation activities calendar, that is full of special events, field trips, sports leagues, and more for citizens of all ages.
The Eden Prairie Center is only one of the numerous shopping areas in the city. Countless boutiques and shops are scattered throughout Eden Prairie, making it a shoppers’ paradise.
Eden Prairie’s dining scene is filled with just about everything you could imagine. From Kona Grill, serving sushi as well as American dishes, to Aurelia’s authentic Mexican cuisine, you’ll find something to satisfy any and all of your cravings in Eden Prairie.
Eden Prairie is a GreenStep city, meaning that it is committed to improving sustainability and overall quality of life for its residents. The partnership between the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Eden Prairie is based on 28 best practices that help make Eden Prairie as environmentally friendly as possible.
The Eden Prairie Public School District operates eight schools. Priding itself on innovative teaching practice, the district is employing a digital initiative – iLearn@EP – that utilizes technology to create an individualized learning environment for every student. Eden Prairie has one charter school and one private school as well. For post-secondary education, Eden Prairie is home to Hennepin Technical College as well as ITT Technical Institute.
Southwest Metro Transit provides public transportation to Eden Prairie as well as several other suburbs in the Southwest metro. It not only offers routes in and around Eden Prairie, it also provides service to the University of Minnesota and downtown Minneapolis. The city is home to the Flying Cloud Airport as well.
The Eden Prairie local government is run by the mayor in conjunction with the city council. The council has four members in addition to the city manager.
Eden Prairie hosted its first town meeting on the day that Minnesota earned statehood. From that point through the mid-1900s, the town, which was primarily agricultural, grew extremely slowly. The 1960s and ‘70s proved to be the beginning of the major expansion of the city. With the addition of Interstate 494 and the bulking of the city’s parks and recreation system, Eden Prairie began to transform into the community that it is today.