Homes for sale in Shakopee are in one of the Twin Cities’ fastest growing suburbs. With a rich history, innovative schools and some of the state’s best entertainment, Shakopee real estate will charm even the most discerning buyers. The Antonov Group has a host of knowledge about Shakopee homes for sale, and can’t wait to show you what this city has to offer!
Location, Location, Location
Deans Lake, Fisher Lake, Blue Lake and O’Dowd Lake are sprinkled around Shakopee real estate, and Rice Lake and Lower Prior Lake are just outside city limits. Homes for sale in Shakopee are built on the south bank bend of the Minnesota River, and have access to US Highway 169 and County Highway 101. Nearby lie great suburbs like Chaska, Chanhassen, Prior Lake, Savage, Bloomington, Burnsville, Apple Valley, Lakeville, Eden Prairie and Richfield.
Thousands of years ago, prehistoric cultures erected burial mounds close to what is now Shakopee real estate. Millenia later, Chief Shakopee of the Mdewakanton Dakota established his village in the eastern portion of the area. Shakopee was given his name after his wife, White Buffalo Woman, gave birth to sextuplet boys. In fact, the name Shakopee translates to ‘the sixth’ in the Dakota language! After US settlers arrived in the 19th century, the town became a commerce site between the Minnesota River and Murphy’s Landing. Shakopee truly began to boom in the late 1990’s, after Highway 169 was realigned towards the brand-new Bloomington Ferry Bridge.
Shakopee Public School District serves owners of Shakopee homes for sale, and includes 5 elementary schools, 1 6th grade center, 2 junior high schools and 1 high school. The district has undergone massive renovation, including doubling the size of its high school and adding more sports fields, auditoriums and learning areas. Shakopee Senior High School is also moving towards a ground-breaking academy format, and will be comprised of 6 smaller academies for arts & communication, business & entrepreneurship, engineering & manufacturing, health science, human services, science & technology and a freshman academy.
To Do, To See
The city of Shakopee is perhaps most famous for its attractions. The Midwest’s favorite amusement park, Valley Fair is stationed in town, along with the lively Canterbury Park Racetrack. Historians and explorers can immerse themselves in Minnesota life from the 1840s-1890s at The Landing, and cheer on jousters at the nationally renowned Minnesota Renaissance Festival. Owners of homes for sale in Shakopee will appreciate the proximity to Mystic Lake Casino, which provides live entertainment and gaming, and downtown Shakopee’s small town boutiques, restaurants, car shows and old-fashioned bakery!