Savage, Minnesota real estate for sale

Savage, Minnesota Real Estate

Savage, Minnesota, sits along the south bank of a sweeping bend in the majestic Minnesota River in Scott County approximately 20 miles southwest of downtown Minneapolis. Savage, and its friendly neighboring communities of Shakopee, Prior Lake and Burnsville, are both connected to and separated from the urbanity of the Twin Cities by the river and a variety of bridges.

Savage was home to nearly 23,000 residents in 2012, a remarkable 33.21 percent rise since 2000. Savage's median home cost was $204,200 last year with a home appreciation value of 1.27 percent.

Shopping and Dining

In addition to the world famous Mall of America with its more than 50 restaurants and 500 retailers, the one-stop shopping and dining opportunities for Savage, MN real estate homeowners include:

Add a little local flavor to your Savage dining plate at one or all of these truly one-of-a-kind restaurants:

Parks and Recreation

The City of Savage manages and maintains about 304 acres of neighborhood and protected parkland. The State of Minnesota and Scott County pool their comparatively large resources to take care of another 2,400-plus acres of park space.

There are nearly 30 miles of smooth, paved trails, ideally suited for walking, jogging, biking, inline skating and many other kinds of non-motorized recreational fun. The City makes enjoyment of these trails easy, thanks to a grant from the Carver-Scott Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP), by providing this 24-page Savage Trail Guide for free.

Here is one aspect of Savage, taken from the City's official website, that defines the community's commitment to staying green:

"By law, anyone seeking to subdivide their property must dedicate a portion of that land to the City for park purposes. The intent is to provide for the increased park demand expected to result from the increased density of the area. Should the City determine that the location of the property is not suitable for park uses, it can require that the developer provide cash payment in lieu of the land dedication. This money is put into the Park Fees Fund, which can be tapped later to create a new park elsewhere in the city, create a new trail segment or replace playground equipment – among other improvements." Certainly, for those who enjoy green space and like to stay fit outdoors, Savage, MN real estate should be on the short-list.


Founded in 1852 and incorporated in 1892, Savage has blossomed from the U.S. Navy shipbuilding port it was in its infancy, into the still-developing, bucolic suburban oasis it is today.

Much of the city's influx of residents and sparkling new housing developments is attributed not only to its close proximity to both Minneapolis and St. Paul, but also to its shared borders with Burnsville, a community of more than 60,000, about three times the population of Savage.

Scott County's flashiest residents are Mystic Lake Casino Hotel and Little Six Casino, located on the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) American Native reservation. Mystic Lake, named after a man-made lake nearby, features a 600-room hotel, five restaurants, a convention center, an 8,350-seat amphitheater and a 2,100-seat showroom. Little Six, which bears the name of a tribal leader during the Dakota War of 1862, also known as the Sioux Uprising, offers 800 slot machines, video poker, keno, blackjack and an eponymous restaurant.

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

Savage, MN real estate owners enjoy the public education options provided by three nearby school districts: Prior Lake/Savage Area School District 719, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage District 191; and Shakopee Public Schools. For more information, check out this map of the school districts. And here is a link to details about some of the non-public schools serving the area.

Some of the health care centers, medical care facilities and hospitals easily and quickly accessible to Savage residents and visitors include Queen of Peace Hospital, Fairview Southdale Hospital, St. Francis Regional Medical Center, and Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital.

In addition to numerous state and county highways available to commuters, Savage and its southwestern suburban neighbors have the convenient option of traveling via the following public transportation services:

  • 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
  • BlueXpress

It’s easy to get to distant locales starting from Savage because the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is only about a 20 minute drive, or 15 miles, from town.

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, give us a call at (909) 590-8288 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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