Carver County Homes For Sale

From riverboat rides in Chaska to fun at the Carver County Fair in Waconia, there’s always something exciting to see and do. Learn more about this great county and all that it has to offer below, or view our listings of homes for sale in Carver County now!

Median Home Price: $275,290

Carver County

Recreation

Carver County is home to a plethora of natural recreational amenities and parks for residents to enjoy. Not only are there several regional parks including Baylor Regional Park, Lake Minnewashta Regional Park, and Waconia Regional Park, there are countless city parks as well. The county also provides everything from golf courses to off-leash dog parks to geocaching to archery and more!

Shopping

There are several distinct shopping areas within Carver County that have everything from antiques to hardware. No matter what you’re looking for, you’ll find it nearby. From quaint boutiques to big box stores, the unique shopping experiences in Chaska, Victoria, Carver, and Norwood Young America will ensure that you get what you need.

Dining

No matter what you’re hungry for, you’ll find the perfect place to eat in Carver County. Lakeside favorites like Lola’s Lakehouse in Waconia and Vic’s Bar and Grill in Victoria are great for seafood and burgers, respectively. If you’re hungry for some great Italian food, stop by D’Vinci’s Restaurant. Whether you’re looking for a quick meal or a lavish dining experience, there’s an eatery for you in Carver County.

Green/Environmental

Carver County is committed to creating a sustainable community, and provides residents with extensive resources and facilities for recycling everything from electronics to hazardous materials. By promoting these programs and advocating for more environmentally responsible operations for both residents and businesses, the County continues to strive towards a more sustainable future.

Transportation

Companies providing public transportation services to the citizens of Carver County include:

  • C.A.R.T. (Carver County Transit), a volunteer ride service.
  • MNET, a medical assistance service providing rides to medical appointments SouthWest Metro Transit, which provides scheduled routes from the southwest suburbs into downtown Minneapolis
  • Metro Mobility, providing Dial-a-Ride services for disabled residents
  • Waters Edge Transportation, providing transit services for all of Carver and portions of Scott County.

Local Government

Carver County is governed locally by the County Board of Commissioners. This board consists of five, district elected, members, and is responsible for all operational and budget oversight and allocation.

City History

Named for Jonathan Carver, the early explorer who developed strong ties to the native populations in the area, Carver County came into being on March 3rd, 1855. Divided into ten townships, the county established five school districts and began to grow rather quickly. Both the agricultural and brickmaking industries attracted settlers to the area, and large groups of German, Irish, and Swedish immigrants began to call the county home.

Since 1980, Carver County has become one of the fastest growing counties in the State. Today, just over 95,000 people reside here, a number that grows annually.

About Carver County