Eden Prairie, MN

Where on Earth could you live that is 12 minutes southwest of Downtown Minneapolis, with 170 miles of trails and 2,250 acres of park land. It’s located on the North bank of Minnesota River and is the 12th largest city in Minnesota. Fox Sports North, KMSP, WFTC are based here. In 2014, Money Magazine has named this city one of the best places to live in America. If you have not guessed it yet, Eden Prairie is the city. You know the city, which is home to and has the training camp for the Minnesota Vikings! The football team with Adrian Peterson. Eden Prairie was not always a city but once a town, in 1853 Elizabeth F. Ellet named it Eden for its gorgeous prairies.

Paths and Trails

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If you are not a football fan that is ok, there is so much more to enjoy. The city has 13 miles of nature trails for walking and hiking. If you are more into being on two wheels, then Eden Prairie has 120 miles of bike trails while you are coasting through the picturesque scenery including 18 lakes like Mitchell Lake; furthermore, while along your journey, you will have the opportunity to view the beautiful paths: Birch Island Woods, Cardinal Creek Trail, Richard T. Anderson Trail, Edenbrock Trail, Purgatory Creek Park Pavilion, and Riley Creek Trail.

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Eden Prairie Center

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When you are in Eden Prairie, you have to stop at the Eden Prairie Center. The Eden Prairie Center has 125 great shops and restaurants, as well as an impressive food court. While you are enjoying your meal you can relax next to a three story fireplace to keep warm, especially during the Minnesota winters. If the kids are along and rowdy you can have them burn off the energy at the area’s largest indoor play area. After you are done eating, kickback and relax and enjoy a movie at an 18-screen AMC Theatre.

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When the kids are restless, send them to Eden Prairie’s Airmaxx Trampoline Park, where kids and adults can jump endlessly on trampolines or zap friends, enemies, or random laser tagger in the laser tag area. If you are up for a little bit of pout pout, then come play escape the Pharaoh’s curse, in the cosmic mini golf course, or if your fingers have too much energy then blast away in the arcade. If the arms want to have a little play then come relieve them with the mini bowling.   


Wildfire: After all those adventures in Eden Prairie, come enjoy a bite of steak, chops & seafood. Think of it as a little taste of Chicago. Marvel and enjoy the 1940’s decor, and if you are not big into meats, then treat yourself to one of their many scrumptious salads, such as their signature dish Wildfire Chopped Salad. They even have many gluten free dishes and they do catering, not too mention if you are having a baby shower or a wedding, they even do that.

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Benefits of living in Eden Prairie are the parks and trails, a perfect way to get into or stay in shape, great restaurants, Vikings training camp, and great shopping experiences like the Eden Prairie Center. The city has quiet, safe neighborhoods and Eden Prairie  presents the best schools in Minnesota. Great Place to Raise a Family!

Attractions of Eden Prairie:

  • Staring Lake Park
  • Hershey Co.
  • Eden Prairie Ice Castle
  • Vikings’ Practice Site

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A snapshot of 2010 demographics for the City of Eden Prairie 

  • The population of Eden Prairie is 60,797
  • The median age of an Eden Prairie resident is 37.6 
  • 73 percent of the City’s residents are 18 years of age or older
  • 4.8 percent of the City’s residents are 65 years of age or older 
  • 61.3 percent of the City’s residents have obtained a bachelor’s degree or higher
  • There are 23,930 households in the City 
  • The average household income within Eden Prairie is $122,783 
  • The median value of a single-family home in Eden Prairie is $257,360


Neighborhood Resources

Neighborhood Schools

Faith Communities

 Eden Lake Elementary School Eden Prairie Islamic Center
Eden Prairie High School Prairie Lutheran Church
Early Childhood Family Education Faithful & True Ministries
Central Middle School St. Andrew Lutheran Church
Prairie View Elementary School Prairie Community Church
Forest Hills Elementary School Grace Church
Cedar Ridge Elementary Resurrection Life Church
Oak Point Elementary School Pax Christi Catholic Community
Eagle Heights Spanish Immersion ICCC Altawaba
Eden Prairie Community Education Victory Lutheran Church

Public Parks

Local Restaurants

Eden Prairie Park & Rec. Redstone American Grill
Staring Lake Park Lions Tap
Purgatery Creek Park Pavilion The Prairie Tap House
Riley Lake Park Campiello
Homeward Hills Park Eden Vietnamese Restaurant
Miller Park Punch Pizza Eden Prairie
Edenvale Park Detello’s Pizza & Pasta
Staring Lake  Outdoor Center Aurelia’s
Round Lake Park Great Mandarin Restaurant
Crestwood Park IBiaggi’s Ristorante Italiano