Shakopee, Minnesota real estate for sale

Shakopee, Minnesota Real Estate

About 25 miles southwest of downtown Minneapolis, on a sweeping bend of the beautiful Minnesota River, lies the charming, idyllic community of Shakopee. Bearing the name of a prestigious 17th century Mdewakanton Dakota chief, this once isolated city realized tremendous growth and development upon the completion of the U.S. Highway 169 realignment project in 1996.

Sperling's Best Places lists the 2012 population of Shakopee as 37,076, an incredible growth spurt of more than 83 percent since 2000. Shakopee's median home cost in 2012 was $162,100, with a home appreciation value last year of 1.32 percent and an unemployment rate of less than 5 percent, compared to the U.S. average of 8.6 percent. With this kind of growth rate and a comparatively low unemployment, Shakopee’s real estate market is expected to remain very attractive for the foreseeable future.

Shopping and Dining

No conversation about Twin Cities area shopping, dining and entertainment options is complete without mentioning the Mall of America. Shakopee is less than 20 miles southwest of the retail behemoth MOA, making all of its 4.2 million square feet, more than 520 stores, restaurants and other attractions readily available.

Some of the myriad other one-stop shopping and dining alternatives for Shakopee, MN real estate homeowners include:

Add a little local color to your shopping bag at these Shakopee shops:

  • Karizma
  • Bill's Toggery
  • Designer Carousel
  • Shakopee Trading Post and Gallery
  • How Quaint
  • Eagle Creek Quilt Shop

And add a little local flavor to your Shakopee dining experiences by checking out one or all of these truly one-of-a-kind eateries:

Parks and Recreation

The City of Shakopee's Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Department oversees a park and open space system that sprawls across more than 900 acres and contains numerous recreational facilities, including a community center, youth building, the Enigma Teen Center, an ice arena, aquatic park and Joe Schleper Stadium.

Additionally, investing in Shakopee, MN real estate offers all ages and skill levels a wide range of sports and recreational programs. Shakopee has nine affiliated youth sports associations, two town baseball teams and three adult sports leagues.


Shakopee plays host to some of the Twin Cities' largest attractions, including Valleyfair amusement park and Canterbury Park horse racetrack, and while it doesn't technically take place inside the city's borders, the Minnesota Renaissance Festival pitches its tents and roasts its turkey drumsticks every summer in nearby Louisville Township.

Just a few miles southeast of Shakopee, on the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) American Indian reservation, you will find Mystic Lake Casino Hotel and Little Six Casino. Mystic Lake's offerings include a 600-room hotel, five restaurants, a convention center, an 8,350-seat amphitheater and a 2,100-seat showroom. Little Six features 800 slot machines, video poker, keno, blackjack and the Little Six 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

Shakopee Public Schools include five elementary schools, one sixth grade center, two junior high schools and one senior high school. Local parents also enjoy nearby private school options including Shakopee Area Catholic Schools and these other non-public schools.

Queen of Peace Hospital, Fairview Southdale Hospital, St. Francis Regional Medical Center, and Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital are just a few of the health care centers, medical care facilities and hospitals conveniently available to Shakopee's residents and visitors. An array of clinics and specialty medical practitioners are also available.

In addition to State Highways 169, and 212, Shakopee's public transportation options 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
  • BlueXpress

Feeling like it’s time for a getaway beyond the Twin Cities metro area? No problem, because the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is only about 23 miles away, a trip that takes around 30 minutes.

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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