Gorgeous lakes, excellent schools and world-class entertainment all await buyers of homes for sale in Prior Lake. The iconic Mystic Lake Casino and over 1000 acres of park land give Prior Lake real estate owners access to plenty of both indoor and outdoor excitement. Prior Lake homes for sale are one of the gems of the southwest metro, and The Antonov Group is ready to help you start mining!
Location, Location, Location
20 miles southwest of Minneapolis’ downtown, homes for sale in Prior Lake also enjoy close proximity to Shakopee, Savage, Burnsville, Apple Valley, Lakeville, Farmington, Eden Prairie, Chaska and Bloomington. For those with cars, State Highway 13 runs right through town, and for those without, the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority has stops all over the city! Prior Lake real estate is situated around the largest lake in the entire southern metro, Prior Lake. In fact, the town has no shortage of large bodies of water, such as Howard Lake, Arctic Lake, Mud Bay, Crystal Lake, Blind Lake, Haas Lake, Mystic Lake and more! Rice Lake and Spring Lake are also just outside of town.
The name Prior Lake comes from, of course, its proudest lake, which was named after the railroad magnate Charles Prior. Prior Lake was a small farming town that attracted many vacationers in the summer thanks to its beautiful lakes and beaches. However, once the end of World War II reinvigorated the country’s appreciation for recreation, the city began to quickly grow. The growth only escalated when State Highway 13 was upgraded in the late 20th century, and Prior Lake continues to see a steady yearly population increase.
With Minnesota’s only district to offer an environmental program that advances with its students, owners of homes for sale in Prior Lake can expect top-notch education options. The Prior Lake-Savage School District has a Spanish Immersion Program for grades K-5 and an Environmental Education, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (ESTEM) curriculum for students K-12. Prior Lake High School offers robotics, Project Lead the Way, AP, and a fabrication lab, and has been named one of America’s Most Challenging High Schools by the Washington Post.
To Do, To See
Show-goers, gamblers and vacationers all travel from around the Midwest to experience Prior Lake’s Mystic Lake Casino. Mystic Lake offers 150,000 square feet of gaming space, 7 restaurants, a 600-room hotel and a popular live music venue. For those with a more outdoorsy side, Prior Lake homes for sale are amongst 55 parks, including 2 regional parks and 80 miles of sidewalks and trails!