Shakopee, MN Contract for deed Homes. It’s a city in Scott County, Minnesota. It is located southwest of downtown Minneapolis. Sited on the south bank bend of the Minnesota River, Shakopee and nearby suburbs comprise the southwest portion of Minneapolis-Saint Paul, the sixteenth-largest metropolitan area in the United States, with 3.3 million people. The population of Shakopee was 37,076 at the 2010 census.

The river bank’s Shakopee Historic District contains burial mounds built by prehistoric cultures. In the 18th century, Chief Shakopee of the Mdewakanton Dakota established his village on the east end of this area near the water. Trading led to the city’s establishment in the 19th century. Shakopee boomed as a commerce exchange site between river and rail at Murphy’s Landing.

Once an isolated city in the Minnesota River Valley, by the 1960s the economy of Shakopee was tied to that of the expanding metropolitan area. Significant growth as a bedroom community occurred after U.S. Highway 169 was realigned in 1996 toward the new Bloomington Ferry Bridge.

The city is known for the Valleyfair amusement park and the Canterbury Park racetrack.

Education

Shakopee Public Schools include five elementary schools, two middle schools and one senior high school, as well as a learning center The schools are:

  • Shakopee Senior High
  • Shakopee West Middle Schol
  • Shakopee East Middle School
  • Red Oak Elementary
  • Sun Path Elementary
  • Sweeney Elementary
  • Eagle Creek Elementary
  • Jackson Elementary
  • Tokata Learning Center
  • Central Family Center

Students in Ninth-Twelfth Grade attend Shakopee High School. Students in sixth-eighth attend either Shakopee West or East Middle School and Students in K-5 attend one of the 5 elementary schools, in addition to this, there is also a learning center serving as a high school for troubled teens and, a Family Center for Early childhood education and preschool. Shakopee is also the location of the Shakopee Area Catholic Schools.

The city of Shakopee also has a campus of the Globe University/Minnesota School of Business, a private career college offering programs in business, health sciences, legal sciences, multimedia and design and information technology.

Places of worship

  • Cross of Peace Lutheran Church
  • Friendship Church
  • Hosanna! Lutheran Church
  • Mount Olive Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • Resonate Community Church
  • Slavic Baptist Church
  • Saints Joachim & Anne
  • ValleyView Baptist Church
  • Living Hope Lutheran Church
  • River Valley Church
  • The Light of the World Church
  • La Luz Del Mundo/The Light of the World
  • New Hope Baptist Church

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