Lakeville Homes For Sale
With a charming downtown and a close-knit community, Lakeville proves itself to be a prosperous city with great plans for future development. If you are searching for homes for sale in Lakeville, MN, view our Lakeville real estate listings today. Median Home Price: $296,000
Lakeville residents have access to over 60 recreational areas including parks, sports fields, nature areas, skating rinks and more. With beaches, 100 miles of trails, and other park facilities people of all ages can fish, swim, skate, and even snowmobile! Activities from archery to volleyball and everything in-between make Lakeville a great place to live and play.
If you enjoy boutique shopping, Lakeville is the place for you. Beyond several shopping centers and stand-alone stores, Historic Downtown Lakeville offers a quaint shopping district. If you prefer mall shopping, Burnsville Center, conveniently located nearby, has everything from francesca’s to Macy’s to Chuck E. Cheese. No matter what you’re looking for, it’s never too far in Lakeville.
Whether you’re looking for a quick bite, or a hefty meal, Lakeville has you covered. Not only are there fast food and other chain restaurants to choose from, there is a wide selection of great eateries unique to the area. The Copper River Fish and Chop House is a spectacular choice for steaks and seafood; Buckboard, a small-town diner, cooks up some of the best breakfast in Minnesota; and Baldy’s BBQ serves a rack of ribs that will knock your socks off – and that’s only a small sample of what Lakeville has to offer.
Lakeville is a community that prides itself on its commitment to environmental sustainability. Besides hosting Community Clean Up Events, the city has implemented energy conserving alternatives in municipal buildings to reduce the city’s internal energy consumption. Lakeville also encourages residents to take advantage of solar and wind energy, providing information on residential wind turbine and solar panel installation and use.
Lakeville’s educational needs are served by three school districts: Rosemount-Apple Valley- Eagan School District – This district prides itself on consistently maintaining a 90% graduation rate. Farmington School District – Farmington Public Schools has integrated a career and technical program into its curriculum to help better prepare students to fill the future needs of the changing economy. Lakeville School District: This district is known for performing above state averages on standardized testing and other standards of excellence.
Metro Transit provides public transportation services to the residents of Lakeville. Park and Ride lots with express buses to the downtown districts of Saint Paul and Minneapolis make it easy for commuters in Lakeville to reduce travel time and wear-and-tear on their vehicles.
The local government of Lakeville is lead by a five-member city council. The council consists of the Mayor and four additional city council members, and is responsible for administering city policy.
Established as a midpoint between Saint Paul and Saint Peter in 1858, Lakeville Township’s primarily Scandinavian residents cultivated a farming community along present day Lake Marion. The area gained notoriety when Colonel Marion Savage constructed Antlers Amusement Park in 1910, prompting the re-naming of the lake. The community maintained its agricultural basis through the end of the 20th century, even after becoming a city in 1967. It wasn’t until the early 2000s that Lakeville began to boom. With population and residential housing price increases in the Twin Cities metro area, Lakeville began to grow into the outer-suburb we know today.