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Jill Sandwen, Home Buyer in 55416

I am from out of state and want to move to Eden Prairie. Which part of Eden Prairie is considered to be most

Asked by Jill Sandwen, 55416 Wed Feb 20, 2008

desirable? Thank you very much for anyone who offers some advice.

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I'm NOT a realtor. I've lived in Eden Prairie for over 10 years. There are many areas that are wonderful to live within the city. We live in a quiet "horseshoe" road that backs up to a huge wooded lot, and way down below is the Minnesota River. There are trails, and what a view! There are many beautiful properties all along this SouthWest edge with Bluff and VIew lots. Some people prefer homes with the "club" atmosphere, and up along Highway 1 Pioneer Trail, there are exclusive homes such as "Bear Path." There are many different neighborhoods and price points. LIving a few miles from the Flying Cloud Airport hasn't been any problem-- planes were louder overhead in Bloomington and Edina from memories! Another factor is if you prefer to live near to West Bloomington, Edina, Minnetonka, or Chanhassen. Access to the Eden Prairie Center, to Highway 169 on the East, 212 Running through the town, 494 access, etc. There are lake areas too. You might have ideas about how far you want to be from busy roads, power lines, etc. as these are factors. Good Luck! It's a a total buyers market right now!
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Hi Jill -

My office is in Eden Prairie so I am constantly driving throughout the area with clients. I honestly have to say that the desirability of an area all depends on price. Upper -tier homes surround Olympic Hills Golf Course, and then there are new neighborhoods like The Woods of Riley Creek that are very nice.

There are a lot of nice subdivisions along Pioneer Trail, between the 169 and Flying Cloud Airport. One thing you will want to consider is your proximity to the small airport in Eden Prairie. While a small airport, there is still some noise in certain areas of town. You will also want to consider any commute you might have. Some people like to live near the 169 or 494 so they have easy access to Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

If you have a specific price range, let me know and I can send you a list of homes currently for sale, so you can see what you get for the money. It will also give you an idea of neighborhoods and help narrow down places you might like to call home. Welcome to Eden Prairie!
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Hi Jill.....

Eden Prairie is a very nice suburb! There are many nice areas. Is price a consideration? One of my favorites is the Olympic Hills area.....many beautiful homes, great golf course community, convenient to freeway access and shopping!

I hope that helps......

Thanks, Todd Norsted
Web Reference: http://www.toddnorsted.com
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The best elementary is Cedar Ridge!!
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For upper bracket homes, priced $1,000,000 - $3,000,000, Bearpath is the largest neighborhood which is gated and built around a Jack Nicklaus golf course. There are other newer developments with very beautiful homes as well which include Settler's Ridge, The Ridge at Riley Creek, Boulder Pointe, The Vintage, and Bell Oaks. There are about 300 single family homes on the market in Eden Prairie with an average list price of about $670,000. It's a very popular community due to it's excellent schools, proximity to the airport and downtown Minneapolis and vibrant retail center.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 7, 2008
Jill...you may first need to answer a few questions:
a) will being near a school be important to you? - Eden Prairie is a good sized city that may determine your need if being near a certain elementary school or the intermediate, middle and/or the high school
b) is getting onto the freeway important to you...as above, Eden Prairie is big and if adding a few more minutes to your commute matters or doesn't then location may or may not matter
c) what type of home are you lookiing for? size, price range, year built...within each of the Eden Prairie zip code areas 55344 55346 55347 you've got a variety of homes.

I just moved away from the west side of Eden Prairie (near Dell and Valley View) and I loved it there (but got married and now am in Edina)...it was actually closer to Chanhassen than the main part of Eden Prairie...
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I am a realtor in Osprey, Florida (near Sarasota) who built a home in Eden Prairie On Olympic Hills Golf community I lived their for 20 years it was great and we at the time had a great neighborhood but I can't think of one area of Eden Prairie that wasn't desirable? Good Luck
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