Shakopee Homes For Sale
Today the city keeps close ties to the Native American community. The historic district of Shakopee tells of the city’s rich history and includes Indian burial mounds, a ferry landing and a gristmill. If you are searching for homes for sale in Shakopee, MN, view our Shakopee real estate listings today.
Median Home Price: $221,000
With 920 acres of park and open space, Shakopee boasts fantastic recreational amenities to its residents. With facilities including a community center, teen center, Aquatic Park, ice arena, and more, there’s something for everyone. Recreational programs include everything from dance and golf camps for kids, to co-rec sports leagues and exercise classes for adults.
Shakopee is a great city for shoppers. Not only is it located just minutes from the 520+ store Mall of America, the city is home to countless shops of its own. From handmade jewelry and gifts at Tupelo, to antique finds at Lady Di Antiques, to everything the modern quilter could need at Eagle Creek Quilt Shop, no matter what you’re looking for, you’ll find it in Shakopee.
Shakopee is home to countless restaurants serving up everything from classic Mexican dishes, to burgers, to barbecue. If you’re looking for a great sandwich, Zuppa Cucina is the place to stop. Thinking ribs? Try Mr. Pig Stuff. There’s also great family-style dining at Wampach’s, and that’s just the beginning. No matter what you’re hungry for, you’ll find something for everyone in Shakopee.
Sustainability and environmental responsibility is important to the city and residents of Shakopee. The city provides bi-weekly single-sort recycling pickup, making it easy for citizen to be environmentally responsible. Shakopee also makes free organics recycling available to residents in the spring and fall.
Shakopee Public Schools consists of five elementary schools, one sixth grade center, two junior high schools, and one high school. The district, serving over 7,600 students, is known for consistently achieving test scores above the state average. Programs in art, athletics, and community service in addition to academics help the district to produce well-rounded, successful students year after year.
Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA) provides public transportation services to the city of Shakopee. With local routes as well as routes connecting Shakopee to neighboring suburbs and downtown Minneapolis, residents have can access all that the metro has to offer even without a personal vehicle.
Shakopee, a “Plan A” city, operates under the weak Mayor-Council plan. This means that the City Council, comprised of the Mayor and four council members, is responsible for administering city policy and ordinances.
Shakopee was incorporated as a city in 1857, but was returned to the township form of government by a change in state law in 1861. Nine years later, Shakopee was incorporated back into a city, and saw a boom in industrial activity. Businesses from a Bottling Company to a Brickyard to a Stove Company moved into the area over the course of the next three decades. By the early 1900s, the city had been wired for electricity and boasted a population of over 2,000.
During prohibition, Shakopee earned the reputation of a “Little Chicago,” with illegal gambling and other unsavory activity. Conversely, this was a time in which Shakopee showed great progress, even electing the first female Mayor in 1925. Following World War II, the city saw growth and many civic improvements, including a 250,000-gallon water tower – hailed as the largest in the world at the time. Entertainment revenues boomed with the addition of Valley Fair Amusement Park in 1976, and Canterbury Downs (now Canterbury Park) in 1985.
Today, Shakopee is a thriving outer suburb with over 37,000 residents.