Eden Prairie is a city located in the Minneapolis - St. Paul metropolitan area, which is part of Minnesota, United States.
The character of Eden Prairie is exemplified by its calm atmosphere. There are over 50 parks close by for residents to check out, such as Wilkie Unit Park and Anderson Lakes Park Reserve, which makes them easy to reach from the majority of locations in the city. This part of the Minneapolis - St. Paul metropolitan area is reasonably quiet overall, as the streets tend to be calm - although that is not the case near the airport (Flying Cloud Airport), Interstate 494 or one of the railway lines.
Single detached homes are the most common housing type, representing roughly 55% of the dwellings in Eden Prairie, and the rest of the homes are mainly large apartment buildings and townhouses. The median year of construction for properties in this part of the Minneapolis - St. Paul metropolitan area is 1990. This city is primarily composed of two bedroom and four or more bedroom homes. Home owners occupy around three quarters of the dwellings in the city whereas the rest are rented.
Some, but not all, property owners in this part of the Minneapolis - St. Paul metropolitan area will live within walking distance of one of around 30 grocery stores. A small variety of restaurants and cafes is available as well. As far as education is concerned, there are only a few high schools and primary schools in this city and for this reason they can be an extended walk away. House buyers have the option of public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level.
This part of the Minneapolis - St. Paul metropolitan area is very car friendly. Many houses for sale are a rather short drive from the nearest highway, such as Interstate 494, and it is very easy to park. However, this city is not very transit friendly. Thankfully, the city is connected by a few bus lines. It is challenging for people traveling on foot to move around in this part of the Minneapolis - St. Paul metropolitan area since very few common errands can be run without having to use a vehicle.