Each of those communities you have listed have very good school systems. I think it would be helpful to know how large of a house, what type of house (ie. single family, townhouse, condo, etc.), what amenities you need, and what is important for the house to have. $220K can get you many different things depending on which community you choose. If you need help narrowing things down, I'd be happy to help further.
We can not give advice on crime but you can contract the local police department the chief is Rob Reynolds he is in Rotary with me and so is Mellissa Krull the superintendant of Eden Prairie schools.
I have a home in Eden Prairie for sale for $200.000. It is located on Cedar Ridge Road just North of Pioneer Trail. It is a short sale, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2400 square feet on about a half acre.
Eden Prairie is like a small town.
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I currently live in Eden Prairie and love it for many reasons. I love the proximity to the Lakes, Airport, Mall of America, Saint Paul and Minneapolis. The number one reason we chose to live in Eden Prairie is because it's a great place to raise a family and the schools were an added bonus.
It is great that you are moving to Minnesota. It is better that you already have some areas in mind.
Apple Valley is close to Eagan. Also, check Burnsville. Shakopee is Close to Eden Praire. also check Savage and Edina.
How many bedrooms and bathroms will you be looking for?
Everyone want to live in a safe and great place. It will be more a price. Are you pre approved?
In todays market there are alot of Short Sale and foreclosures. This properties represent a little bit more challenge from buyers prestective.
In general, you will be able to get a nicer home the further south you go, but then you may have to drive a little more, depending on what city you work in.
I think what would be really helpful for you is to sit down with a realtor and talk about your needs and wants so they can help you and put together a game plan to best fit your needs.
If you would like to meet just give me a shout! I'm a full time buyer's specialist.