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Eagan’s roots trace back to 1860 when the town was first settled by Irish immigrants. This agricultural community was comically dubbed “The Onion Capital of the United States” because 90% of the farmers there grew onions. While Eagan no longer carries that title, this Dakota County suburb has blossomed from a rich farming community to a Twin Cities suburb that is home to over 65,000. With over 1350 acres of parks, a wide assortment of housing and Minnesota’s largest outlet mall it is no wonder that this is an attractive place to live.

Thomson Reuters headquarters, Eagan MN.       Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota sign. outside of headquarters.

The city’s growth boomed in the 1950’s when Northwest Airlines and Thomson Reuters established their headquarters there. While Northwest Airlines is no longer there, it still is home to Thomson Reuters and Blue Cross Blue Shield .


Paragon Outlets Twin Cities at Eagan is the ultimate place for shoppers to get deals for a steal. This 400,000 square foot open air mall offers shoppers over 100 premium stores such as Coach, Michael Kors, Saks 5th Avenue, Nike, Swarvoski, Adidas and more!

Cascade Bay Waterpark in Eagan, MN.

Besides shopping, Eagan offers a variety of attractions such as The Blast, a space themed soft-play area for young children, and Cascade Bay, Minnesota’s largest outdoor municipal water park.

Jensen's Food and Cocktails Supper Club

If hunger strikes, the dining options in this area range far and wide. From family-friendly restaurants, Fitz’s Bar and Grill (adjacent to cedarview lanes), and ethnic choices. Or choose from the ample selection of upscale restaurants and supper clubs like Jensen’s Food and Cocktails or Doolittle’s Woodfire Grill.

Lebanon Hills Regional Park

The city has many inviting parks and nature preserves including Lebanon Hills Regional Park. There visitors can grill out with friends or hike along wooded trails (which were voted by City Pages “Best Hike 2013”). On the other hand, maybe finding a quite spot to unwind and enjoy the clear lake and sandy shores at Schulze Beach are more your speed. Outdoor amphitheater at Caponi Art Park.

Art lovers will appreciate the vibrant art scene Eagan has to offer. One major feature is Caponi Art Park, an outdoor sculpture garden that boasts one of the largest outdoor amphitheaters in the area. Throughout the year, visitors can enjoy performances and events in this natural setting.

Patrick Eagan Park sign

Nestled on the edge of the Patrick Eagan Park lies another blending of art and nature: the Eagan Art House. As part of Eagan’s Parks and Recreation, it is a great resource and learning facility for those who have any sort of interest in art. The center offers classes, workshops and special events for those of all ages and ability levels. The golfers at Lost Spurs Golf course in Eagan, MN.

Golfers will appreciate Eagan’s rolling hills as they are perfectly suited for the Lost Spur golf course. This 9 hole golf course presents golfers with an array of challenging shots while allowing them to marvel at the spectacular views the course offers.

Luxury house in Eagan

Construction in a new housing development in Eagan, MN.

Residents of Eagan can also take pride in the fact that Eagan has been featured five times on Money magazine’s Best Places to Live, edging out nearby Woodbury for the #11 spot this year. Townhomes, condos, residential and commercial properties are booming in development and it’s no surprise why. With Minneapolis just a quick 30-minute drive or bus ride away, the option of a trip to the big city is always there, but with a vast selection of retail, dining, it is no wonder that we are enamored with Eagan, and we bet you will be too.

 Neighborhood Resources

Neighborhood Schools

Faith Communities

Faithful Shepard Catholic School Advent United Methodist Church
Independent School District 191 All Saints Lutheran Church
Independent School District 196 Chapel Hill Baptist Church
Independent School District 197 Church of Christ at Eagan
Living Word Academy Living Word Lutheran Church
Trinity Lone Oak Lutheran School Oak Hills Church
Trinity at River Ridge South Oaks Community Church
St. John Neumann Church
St. Thomas Becket Church
Woodcrest Church



Blackhawk Park Andiamo
Cedar Pond Park Ansari’s Mediterranean Grill & Lounge
Central Park Bittersweet Gluten Free Bakery
Evergreen Park Casper’s Cherokee
Highview Park The Mason Jar
Lakeside Park Doolittle’s Woodfire Grill
Lebanon Hills Regional Park El Parian Mexican Restaurant
Moonshine Park Fitz’s Bar and Grill
Ridge Cliff Park Hoban Korean Restaurant
Schwanz Lake Park Jensen’s Supper Club
Slater Acres Park Junior’s Cafe & Grill
Kyoto Sushi and Hibachi
Ze’s Diner