Shakopee Real Estate

    SHAKOPEE – is a city southwest of downtown Minneapolis and is the county seat of Scott County. Located on the south bank bend of the Minnesota River, with a population of 37,076 at the 2010 census. The city has a total area of 29.32 sq. miles.

    The river bank’s Shakopee Historic District contains burial mounds built by prehistoric cultures. In the 17th century, Chief Shakopee of the Mdewakanton Dakota established his village on the east end. Trading brought about the city’s establishment in the 19th century and Shakopee boomed as a commerce exchange site between river and rail at Murphy’s Landing. Shakopee’s historic downtown features numerous small town boutiques, restaurants, old fashioned bakery, riverside concerts, and summertime bi-weekly classic car shows.

    Currently, the city is known for the Valley Fair Amusement Park, the Canterbury Park Horse racetrack, Mystic lake Casino and the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. US Highway 169 and County Highway 101 are two of the main routes in Shakopee.

    The median age in the city was 32.2 years, and the median household income was $72,523 with the median family income at $83,235 as of 2007.

    Shakopee has 5 elementary schools, one 6th grade center, 2 junior high schools, and one senior high school, along with the Shakopee Area Catholic Schools.