Located in the fast-growing Twin Cities metropolitan area, Prior Lake is a little city that is fast growing into a big town. The population of 15,000 continues to grow, but the city continues to maintain its small town friendliness and atmosphere. Situated just twenty minutes away from the Mall of America, and within easy commuting distance of the bustling industries of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Prior Lake is fast becoming a favorite settling-down town for young professionals, singles, seniors and families alike. Click to Read More
In a state that is known for its unparalleled beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities, Prior Lake stands out for both. Prior Lake, for which the city is named, is located completely within the city limits, and is the one of very few lakes that allow seaplanes on its surface. Even so, Prior Lake is only the third largest of the lakes that make up parts of Prior Lake, offering miles of scenic shoreline for enjoyment and recreation.
In addition to the expected water sports, golfers in Prior Lake have access to a number of nearby golf greens, including the internationally known and nationally ranked The Wilds. Prior Lake is also home to the Mystic Lake Casino/Hotel, run by the Mdewankanton Sioux Community. The second largest Indian owned casino in the U.S., Mystic Lake is a popular nighttime destination for the entire Twin Cities area.
Many of the schools that serve Prior Lake have been newly renovated, and consistently receive superior marks in their task of educating the community children. There are four elementary schools that serve the various neighborhoods of Prior Lake, and one middle and one senior high school. An early childhood education program serves the youngest children of the city, preparing them for their K-12 years.
The average home in Prior Lake sells for $285,000, with homes on the lake commanding an average of $550,000. Single family homes range in price from $190,000 to $1,500,000 for new construction and lakefront property. With its unique blend of location and community, Prior Lake is truly a city that offers a little something for everyone, and a lot of what you’re looking for in your new home town.
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