New Prague, Minnesota real estate for sale

New Prague, Minnesota Real Estate

The picturesque skyline of downtown Minneapolis slowly recedes in your rear view mirror as you take a lazy Sunday drive into the southwestern suburbs of the nation's 16th largest metropolitan area. You cruise through leafy green, bucolic communities with names like Edina, Eden Prairie, Shakopee.

After about 45 minutes, suburbia ends, replaced by rolling green hills and majestic bluffs bracketing the banks of the Minnesota River. And the next thing you know, you're parking on Main Street amid Olde World-style, brick-and-mortar buildings with a decidedly Eastern European flair.

Shopping and Dining

With your piece of New Prague, MN real estate, you will never be too far from its eclectic and diverse mix of locally owned and operated restaurants and specialty shops, including, but not limited to, the following:

Parks and Recreation

The City of New Prague's Parks Department administers, manages and maintains nine neighborhood parks, a Community Pool, a nearly three-mile Greenway Trail System and Sliding Hill Skate Park. Hockey players, figure skaters and the rest of us wannabe skaters can enjoy the indoor New Prague Area Community Center from October to March.

There are three public golf courses within easy driving distance from New Prague, MN real estate: the New Prague Golf Club; CreeksBend Golf Course; and Ridges at Sand Creek Golf Course.

Year-round outdoor fun is readily available to New Prague residents and visitors at nearby Cedar Lake. A glittering blue gem in Scott County's crown, Cedar Lake offers fishing, picnicking, camping, boat rentals and water skiing over the warmer months; and ice fishing, snowmobiling and cross country skiing over the winter. Additionally, Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park, part of the expansive Three Rivers Park System, sits on the lake's south shore and offers camping, picnicking, swimming and shore fishing opportunities in its picturesque, peaceful setting.

Living

The median price tag on a home inside the friendly confines of New Prague, MN real estate in 2012, according to the information website Sperling's Best Places, was $133,800 with a home appreciation of 1.23 percent and an unemployment rate of about 5 percent, compared to the U.S. average of 8.6 percent.

Yes, this wonderfully anachronistic community of a little more than 7,000 residents is named after its parent across the pond, Prague, the capital of and largest city in the Czech Republic. New Prague is a growing city, based on its more than 60 percent rise in population over the last decade, from 4,559 in 2000 to 7,321 in 2012.

And life in New Prague just wouldn't be the same without the annual Dožínky® (doe-shink'-key), Czech Harvest Festival. Held on the third Saturday in September, the festival turns the town into one big open-air market, overflowing with an authentic Czech beer garden, freshly prepared traditional Czech cuisine, and myriad entertainers and ethnic bands. And the best part: admission is free!

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 collective efforts of five public schools come together in the form of the New Prague Area Schools (District 721). These schools are New Prague Senior High School (9-12), New Prague Middle School (6-8), Falcon Ridge Elementary in New Prague (K-5), Raven Stream Elementary in New Prague (K-5) and Eagle View Elementary in nearby Elko New Market (K-5). And St. Wenceslaus Catholic School offers alternative, private education to students in grades K-8.

Queen of Peace Hospital is located within the city limits of New Prague, and its patient care includes emergency services. There are several other area medical and health care facilities from which New Prague residents and visitors can choose, such as St. Francis Regional Medical Center (14 miles away in Shakopee), Minnesota Valley Health Center Inc. (18 miles away in Le Sueur); and Northfield Hospital (22 miles away in Northfield).

Transportation in and around New Prague for most folks is accomplished via Minnesota State Highways 13, 19, and 21. Some of the town's suburban neighbors offer Metro Transit bus service; and Transit Link dial-a-ride, curb-to-curb 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
http://www.pastranateam.com/

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



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