Scott County Homes For Sale
Located just the southwest of the Twin Cities, living here gives residents access to everything that the metropolitan area has to offer, as well as providing a more laid-back neighborhoods with large lots and open space.Find your next place here, check out our listings of homes for sale in Scott County, listed above, or learn more about the area below!
Median Home Price: $247,030
Scott County is home to beautiful regional parks and amenities for all residents to enjoy. These regional parks include: Cedar Lake Farm, Cleary Lake, Murphy-Hanrehan, Spring Lake, Blakeley Bluffs, and Doyle-Kennefick. Each of the parks has its own distinct features and characteristics, but together they provide residents with campgrounds, golf courses, scenic overlooks, trails, lakes, rivers, and more. No matter what outdoor activities you love, you’ll find the perfect place to get outside in Scott County.
Shopping in Scott County provides residents with a little bit of everything. Larger shopping areas are located in Prior Lake, and Savage, though you’ll find big box stores and small boutiques scattered throughout the county. Whether you need furniture, clothing, gifts, antiques, accessories, or anything in-between, you’ll find it in Scott County.
The dining options in Scott County range from common fast food restaurants to fine dining at its best. Whether you’re hungry for drive-thru burgers or great steaks, there’s a fantastic restaurant perfect to satisfy any craving. If you’re thinking prime rib, Dangerfield’s Restaurant is a spectacular choice. Hungry for something more exotic? Kyoto Sushi serves up authentic Japanese cuisine.
In 1978, a fire at a local hazardous waste and incineration company, in addition to failing septic systems, were presenting the area with a host of environmental challenges. To face these issues head-on, the county created the Environmental Health Department, which has continued to advocate for and prompt environmentally friendly operations and practices throughout Scott County. The county is committed to creating and maintaining a healthy and sustainable environment for all residents.
Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA) provides extensive public transportation services to the residents of northern Scott County, and for the rest of the county, SmartLink Transit provides Dial-a-Ride services. These services ensure that all residents of Scott County have access to surrounding counties in the metro area.
The Scott County Board of Commissioners consists of five members, with each member elected by their home district. This governing body presides over the county budgets and manages all countywide operations.
Scott County was established on March 5th, 1853. The 375 square-mile area, named for General Winfield Scott, a commander of the U.S. Army and unsuccessful presidential candidate in 1852, who interestingly enough never visited the area. The area’s population began to grow more steadily with the addition of the railroad in in 1865, though the area remained primarily agricultural, producing corn and oats. Today, though there are still farms in use, residents work in a variety of different industries, many commuting into the Downtown districts of the Twin Cities. Scott County is currently home to 137,000 residents.