Chaska, Minnesota real estate for sale

Chaska, Minnesota Real Estate

 

As the county seat of southeastern Minnesota's Carver County, Chaska and its hale and hearty 23,770 residents enjoy an enviable location just outside the southwestern edge of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area - the 15th largest in the nation - tucked away inside the rural tranquility of the Minnesota River Valley. The opportunity to enjoy quiet and peaceful surroundings along with big city access is a great combination.

This cozy, not-quite-rural, not-quite-urban city is less than 30 miles southwest of downtown Mainstreet in downtown Hopkins, MN, is only about 12 miles southwest of downtown Minneapolis, the state's largest city. Chaska, MN real estate boasts numerous lakes and protected parks, vast expanses of undeveloped open spaces and fertile farmland, and some of the Twin Cities' best golf courses and country clubs.

Shopping and Dining

There are a number of benefits to living in a town like Chaska, beyond the obvious natural beauty, built-in tranquility and warm, welcoming aura. Its location just outside of suburbia means it's not only close enough for shopping and dining excursions into the urbanity of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, but also enjoys numerous retail and restaurant choices within 10 miles of the city itself. Some occasions – say a trip to the symphony or to a U of M football game – call for a trip into the city, while at other times a short drive just a few miles away may offer a great selection of restaurants. Chaska gives you the best of both worlds.

Speaking of entertainment, one of the sparkling entertainment gems in the Twin Cities area is the regal, legendary Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. It is the nation's oldest and biggest professional dinner theatre and it's located in the city of Chanhassen, Chaska's next door neighbor.

Historic downtown Chaska rests up against the picturesque Minnesota River and offers myriad quaint and charming entertainment venues, points of interest, local shops and restaurants. Some of these include, but are not limited to, the following:

Shopping
  • Cuzzy's Brick House
  • Cy's Bar & Grill
  • Chaska My Love
  • Tommy's Old Fashioned Malt Shop
  • Dolce Vita Wine Shop, in Chaska's historic Train Depot
  • Mill House Gallery & Gifts
  • Wally's Sports & Clothing
  • Von Hanson's Old Fashioned Meat Market & Deli
  • Needful Things Boutique
  • Dunn Brother's Coffee

There are also plenty of one-stop shopping and dining alternatives near most neighborhoods that make up Chaska, MN real estate, such as the Mall of America, Eden Prairie Center and Shakopee Town Square.

Parks and Recreation

The City of Chaska's Parks and Recreation Department not only manages and maintains its pristine parks and facilities, but also provides more than 200 recreational programs each quarter throughout the year for all age groups, from pre-schoolers to senior citizens.

Among the diverse, kaleidoscopic array of active, passive and educational offerings available at the Chaska Community Center you will find:

  • Treks and Trails Preschool
  • Indoor play castle and daycare center
  • Seasonal ice and turf arenas
  • Aquatics center with two pools, a giant water slide and diving platform
  • 240-seat Community Center Theater
  • Chaska City Square Park

Living

According to Sperling's Best Places, Chaska's median home price in 2012 was $255,500, with a home appreciation in the neighborhood of 1.29 percent, and an unemployment rate of 4.6 percent, 4 percent less than the national average of 8.6.

Chaska officially became an incorporated city in 1891, an era in which the city took advantage of its abundant clay resources and grew prosperous as a brick manufacturing center. The city continues to harbor a thriving economic and business community, playing host to several large manufacturing and industrial companies, such as Wigen Water Technologies, TPI Specialties and Beckman Coulter.

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 serves about 8,900 K-12 students not only in Chaska, but also the nearby communities of Carver, Victoria and Chanhassen.

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

Transportation options in and around Hopkins include U.S. Route 169, Minnesota State Highway 7 and Interstate 394; Metro Transit bus service; and Transit Link dial-a-ride, curb-to-curb transportation service. Looking to fly to a distant place? The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is only about 17 miles away from Hopkins.


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
http://www.pastranateam.com/

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



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