For most of its existence, Eden Prairie was a sleepy, pastoral village on the far southwestern fringes of Minneapolis. Between 1880 and 1960, Eden Prairie’s population barely changed. During those 80 years, the population increase was only 1,300 people, from 739 in 1880 to 2,000 in 1960.
By 2000, the population swelled to almost 60,000, a 3,000 percent increase. It changed from a predominantly agricultural rural area to a thriving, diverse, business-rich community that is a highly desirable place to live and work.
Eden Prairie has received many accolades for being a great place to work and raise a family. Named as the best place to live in 2010 by Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live” in America and one of the “Best Healthy Places To Retire” by U.S. News & World Report, Eden Prairie’s high quality of life makes it an ideal community to call home.
A vibrant community of more than 60,000 people, Eden Prairie is located in the southwestern Twin Cities metro area and is home to more than 3,400 businesses. Fine restaurants and shopping are plentiful in Eden Prairie. Combined with excellent schools and a strong sense of community, Eden Prairie is truly a great place to live, work and dream! Visit edenprairie.org to learn more.