Eden Prairie

 

 

Browse Eden Prairie, MN Contract for deed homes. It’s an edge city 12 miles  southwest of downtown Minneapolis in Hennepin County, and the 12th-largest city in the State of Minnesota. It is the 7th-largest suburb in the Twin Cities, with a population of 60,797.

Eden Prairie is an affluent suburb, yet with a mixed income city model, known for acclaimed schools, home to 7,213 firms and related jobs, and “renowned municipal and regional parks, conservation areas, trails, and recreational facilities that attract people of all ages and abilities.

Eleven Eden Prairie students scored perfect ACT scores in 2017. Walking trails include around its lakes, namely Purgatory Creek and Staring Lake, and the Minnesota River Bluffs Regional Trail. The city has more than 170 miles of multi-use trails, 2,250 acres  of parks, and 1,300 acres  of open space. It is home to the headquarters of Digital River, SuperValu, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, SABIS, MTS Systems Corporation, and the Minnesota Vikings. Regionally known for Eden Prairie Center, it is also the hub for SouthWest Transit, providing public transportation to three adjacent suburbs. KMSP and WFTCare also based in Eden Prairie.

Eden Prairie and nearby suburbs form the southwest portion of Minneapolis–Saint Paul, the 15th-largest metropolitan area in the United States, with about 3.6 million residents.

Eden Prairie has been named one of Money magazine’s “Best Places to Live” in America since 2006; the city earned first place in the 2010 survey and second place in 2016.

The city is on the north bank of the Minnesota River, upstream from its confluence with the Mississippi River.

Education

The first school in Eden Prairie was Anderson School, a schoolhouse near a farm. At the time of its construction, it was in the center of the city. The old Eden Prairie Consolidated School, built in 1924, is now the school district Administration Building and is next to Central Middle School.

Eden Prairie currently operates eight K-12 schools, six elementary (K-6) schools, (including one Spanish immersion), one middle school (7-8), and one high school (9-12). Eden Prairie High School is the second largest high school in the state, with approximately 3,300 students, and is near the grounds of Round Lake Park.

The district has a record of success with twelve Eden Prairie High School juniors scoring perfect ACT scores in 2017. Some students attend public schools in other school districts chosen by their families under Minnesota’s open enrollment statute.

As of the 2017-2018 school year, Eden Prairie is home to one charter school, the Performing Institute of Minnesota Arts High School.

Eden Prairie has one private school, The International School of Minnesota, which offers a private, non-denominational, college preparatory education for students from preschool through grade 12. The school, founded in 1985, features non-selective admissions and year-round open enrollment, daily world language education beginning in preschool, and 19 AP courses at the upper school level. The student body consist of 85% local residents and 15% international students.

There is one technical college campus in Eden Prairie. Hennepin Technical College (whose main campus is in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota) has an enrollment of roughly 7,000 full- and part-time students. The college offers day and night classes.

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