Chanhassen, Minnesota real estate for sale

Chanhassen, Minnesota Real Estate

Residing on that fine line between suburban community and autonomous city, Chanhassen, MN, offers an eclectic menagerie of Mother Nature's beauty, small-town atmosphere and myriad urban conveniences. Chanhassen is an easy 20-to-30-minute commute southwest of downtown Minneapolis, and ringed by several lakes, protected parks and open spaces, and golf courses and country clubs.

It's not just the city's nearly 23,000 residents who love it here. CNNMoney's Best Places to Live 2011 ranked Chanhassen 10th out of 100 cities, adding its wealth of manufacturing and technology jobs, and state-of-the-art high school to the long list of Chanhassen, MN real estate's attractions.

Shopping and Dining

Chanhassen is rife with the benefits of life on the edge of suburbia, and perhaps the largest benefit is its virtually infinite shopping and dining opportunities. Surrounded by comparatively large suburban communities and less than 30 minutes from downtown Minneapolis Chanhassen gives shoppers and diners a cornucopia of options.

Without a doubt, the signature, must-see attraction in the city is the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, the largest and oldest professional dinner theatre in the U.S., and Minnesota's biggest privately-owned restaurant. There are three magnificent theatres contained within the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre's walls: the 541-seat Main Dinner Theatre; 230-seat Fireside Theatre; and 126-seat Playhouse Theatre.

In addition to the world famous Mall of America and its more than 520 retailers and 50 diverse restaurants, the one-stop shopping and dining alternatives for the happy homeowners already cozily ensconced in Chanhassen, MN real estate include:

Parks and Recreation

The City of Chanhassen administers, manages and maintains an idyllic, 885-acre park system, which includes 14 park preserves, 28 neighborhood parks and five community parks.

As if to help prove Minnesota's State Motto, Land of 10,000 Lakes, true, there are more than 11 pristine and playful bodies of water peppering the lush, verdant rural countryside emanating outward from downtown Chanhassen like central-pivot irrigation.

Meandering through the bucolic wonderland of parks, peaceful neighborhoods and the lively downtown area that make up Chanhassen, MN real estate are 90 miles of all-purpose trails, pathways and sidewalks for joggers, walkers, inline skaters, bikers and strollers.

The City also offers the Chanhassen Recreation Center for you to fulfill your fitness needs, even on those long, frigid Minnesota winter days. It utilizes a convenient no-pre-registration, pay-per-usage system with no annual membership fees, and provides a gym, dance studio, fitness room and five rentable public meeting rooms.


The real estate website, Sperling's Best Places, lists Chanhassen's median home price (2012 data) as $352,300, with a home appreciation of 1.17 percent, and an unemployment rate of 4.6 percent, 4 percent less than the national average of 8.6.

In Chanhassen, you will discover a wide range of residential housing options, everything from apartment complexes, condos and townhomes, to starter homes, sprawling pastoral estates and luxurious lakeside log cabins. According to the City of Chanhassen's official website, nearly 75 percent of its homes fall into the owner-occupied category.

One of the main reasons employment is relatively low in Chanhassen is its wealth of major employers, the largest of which include:

  • Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
  • Life Time Fitness
  • SuperValu
  • General Mills
  • Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

One other enviable attraction that neighboring Minneapolis offers, that even some of the nation’s much larger cities can’t, is a team for which to cheer in each major professional sports league: the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings, Major League Baseball’s Minnesota Twins, the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA, and the National Hockey League’s Minnesota Wild, which plays its home games in Saint Paul.

Schools, Health, Transportation

The Eastern Carver County School District and Minnetonka School District 276 are the two school districts that provide residents of Chanhassen their educational opportunities. Here is a map outlining the boundaries for these two school districts.

Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, St. Francis Regional Medical Center and Fairview Southdale Hospital are just a few of the health care centers, medical care facilities and hospitals conveniently accessible to Chanhassen's residents.

In addition to Minnesota state highways 5 and 212, and many other well-travelled thoroughfares, public transportation options in and around Chanhassen include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Metro Mobility - service for people with a disability or health condition
  • SmartLink Transit - primarily serves elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged residents
  • Southwest Transit - quick, convenient, low cost bus transportation service

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, give us a call at (612) 824-2272 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.

Pastrana Team
Century 21 Pastrana Realty

Office: 612-824-2272 Fax: 612-823-2391

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