Prior Lake Real Estate
PRIOR LAKE – is a city 20 miles southwest of downtown Minneapolis located in Scott County covering 18.33 sq. miles with a population of 24,452 people, from the most recent US census. Surrounding the shores of Lower and Upper Prior Lake, the city lies south of the Minnesota River in an area known as South of the River. Prior Lake is one of the oldest cities in the south metro area. The city’s modern rapid growth is due in part to the ease of access for commuters via the upgraded State Highway 13.
Upper and Lower Prior Lake sit at the center of the city in an elongated shape towards the southwest. Prior Lake as a whole is the largest lake in the southern metro area. Prior lake is named after Charles Prior, of the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul railroad. The lake, Prior Lake, is an extremely popular lake for fishing and water sports. As well as being popular with snowmobiles in the winter. One of the main attractions, to Prior Lake besides the lake, is Mystic Lake Casino and Hotel, an entertainment venue that frequently features A-list musical and comedy performers. Prior Lake was ranked #31 of 140 Suburbs with Best Public Schools in Minnesota, and #46 of 140 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in Minnesota.
Top Public Schools Serving Prior Lake: Westwood Elementary School, Prior Lake High School, Hidden Oaks Middle School, Jeffers Pond Elementary School, and Grainwood Elementary School.
Places Like Prior Lake: Rosemount, Chaska, Savage and Lakeville.