City Spotlight: Eden Prairie

Living in Eden Prairie

Eden Prairie is a great place to live. Not only is Eden Prairie family-friendly, it has a dynamite economy too.

At 4.4%, its unemployment rate is more than four points below the national average.

While it doesn’t have much of a downtown, there’s plenty of beauty to take in. There are 17 lakes that residents enjoy year-round for swimming and ice skating. Parks are filled with 125 miles of running, hiking, and biking trails.

The Twin Cities were named the No. 1 fittest city in the U.S. and Eden Prairie is no stranger to the fit life. Their residents rank among the healthiest people in the nation. Add in top-notch schools and safe streets and you’ve got a place that’s tough to beat.

Eden Prairie has the dynamite combination of great employment prospects, natural beauty, and a well-educated workforce. Rumor has it the city is preparing for further expansion with a light commuter rail project in the works for 2018.

You have to look hard to find downsides, but there are a few: winters are long and cold, and there’s not much of a downtown besides a mega shopping mall. But families come for the jobs and stay for the lifestyle. -Money Magazine

The Minnesota Association of REALTORS® is the largest professional trade association in the state with more than 17,000 members who are active in all aspects of the real estate industry.


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