Eagan

10550 McCool Court - Burnsville

This beautiful custom built home sits on the banks of the Minnesota River with exceptional privacy and views of the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge.

This home features upgrades rarely found at this price.  From the 2 master suites - one on the main and one upstairs - to the beautifully appointed basement bar, theatre and fitness center, this home is a masterpiece of design, function and ellegance.

  • 4,373 Total finished square feet
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 3 car garage

Proudly marketed by Steve Hall for the price of $575,000.

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What $225,000 Buys in Burnsville

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Here is MLS #4405982. This remodeled home is set up on a huge double lot, .76 acres, and is surrounded by a what you could desribe as a park setting. This move in ready home is beautiful inside, starting with the newly remodeled kitchen complete with stainless steel applicances and granite countertops.This home is located at 13601 James Avenue South, Burnsville, MN.

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The upstairs have impeccable hardwood floors to match the wood cabinets in the kitchen. The home features a lot of open space giving potential homeowners endless possibilites of what to do with the large rooms. 

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The downstairs is carpeted, and offers plenty more open space and storage possibilities.

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What $469,000 Buys in Eagan, Minnesota

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Here is MLS #4409097. This absolutely gorgeous, 3514 square foot home is located in one of Eagan's most sought after neighborhoods. This home is filled with plenty of amenities like stainless steel kitchen appliances, granite countertops, newly re-finished wood floors, and a huge back patio surrounded by a private fenched in yard. It is located at 891 Oak Court, Eagan MN, in a cul-de-sac, a prime location for families with young children.

This home feautures four large upper level bedrooms, five in total, four bathrooms, and as you can see in the image above, a three car garage. 

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The foyer has plenty of sunlight coming in from the windows to light up the space to accentuate the beauty in the wood.

 

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The kitchen not only has the look of a quality space, but has the right features to make any home cook fall in love instantly. 

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What $229,000 Buys in Eagan, Minnesota

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Here is MLS #4411448. This beautiful, 1724 square foot, 3 bedroom walkout rambler is updated with plenty of modern features all tucked away on a private cul-de-sac. It's located at 3708 Denmark Court Eagan, MN 55123.

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The home built in 1976, has been updated all over, including the kitchen which features silestone countertops with ceramic backsplash and hardwood floors. The kitchen is also connected to a dining room, both of which overlook the wooded area surrounding the house. 

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The basement features an office, a family room, and an entertainment room.

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The backyard is huge and has plenty of room for...

Greening Minnesota ~ August 2011

There are some great green initiatives and events happening in Minnesota, contributing towards a cleaner environment for residents. Read about how local communities are working towards creating a more environmentally-friendly world. There are more entries than usual this month!

Prodded by a homeowner whose prairie plantings were mowed against his will, the city of Minneapolis has come up with a plan to let lawns go natural. Some suburbs have already taken the step of allowing natural plantings in place of grass, accepting their environmental benefits over the objections of some neighbors who think they look unkempt. The proposal defines the new type of landscaping as an intentional planting of native or non-native grasses, wildflowers, ferns, shrubs, trees or forbs. They're allowed to exceed the city's normal nuisance ordinance threshold of 8 inches in height, or grass that has gone or is about to go to seed. They can't include noxious weeds and have to be maintained to avoid "unintended vegetation." Unkempt turf lawns are specifically prohibited.

Organizers of the Visa Gymnastics Championships, held earlier this month in St. Paul, teamed up with Xcel Energy Center officials to exclusively power Xcel, RiverCentre and Roy Wilkins Auditorium with wind energy for four days and go paperless at what President Steve Penny called USA Gymnastics' greenest event ever.The sustainability plan also included composting in Xcel Center lobbies. Instead of paper-based programs and bio packets, the revamped USA Gymnastics mobile site fed live scoring to smartphones, tablets and LED screens. Xcel Center has already emerged as one of the country's greenest arenas. Its "50-50 in 2" program, aimed at cutting trash and increasing recycling, has reduced trash by 1.2 million pounds and raised recycling rates from 15% to more than 50% by increasing the number of recycling and composting bins.

Prodded by Hennepin County to boost its lagging recycling...

Greening Minnesota ~ February 2011

With all eyes looking towards spring, there have been some environmental developments happening around the Twin Cities and Minnesota, particularly in regards to parks and natural areas. Here are some of the community-related green news and stories that broke in February.

All over the Twin Cities metro, registration for local community garden plots has begun or starts quite soon. Community gardens are popular right now, due to tough economic times and a desire for chemical-free, home-grown produce. People applying for community plots include homeowners, apartment dwellers, senior citizens, immigrants, people who are trying to save money on food and gardeners looking for green-thumb fun. The size and cost of renting a plot varies from city to city. In most locations, plots range from 10 by 15 feet to 20 by 20 feet and cost between $15 and $35 for the summer.

Workers have finished installing new pollution control equipment on the 58 older buses in Robbinsdale district's 114-bus fleet. The $87,000 project didn't even cost the school a single dime. The equipment and installation were funded through Project Green Fleet via the Minneapolis-based Minnesota Environmental Initiative. Green Fleet funnels grant money from such sources as the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to retrofit the state's school buses and other diesel fuel-burning vehicles. The vehicles get new mufflers designed to cut down emissions coming out of the exhausts. The new mufflers can reduce diesel particulate matter emissions by 15% to 30%. They can also reduce emissions of hydrocarbons. The idea is not only to contribute to cleaner air in general, but to more specifically improve the health of student passengers.

Butch and Ruth Rechtzigel of Inver Grove Heights are protecting the habitat they love by selling 66 acres of land to a state nature preserve. The sale has been about a decade in the making and connects two other protected parcels within...

What $89,900 Buys in Eagan MN

Take a look at MLS # 3983092

This beautiful town home is located at 3572 Blue Jay Way in Eagan, Minnesota. This one-level town house was built in 1985. It has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and 1,020-square-feet of space.

 

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This home has has an open floorplan with a spacious feel. One-level living means that even the bedrooms are all located on the main level, with no stairs to climb. It also has a detatched garage.

 

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Imagine the cold winter ahead of us being spent in the living room with a loved one in front of the fireplace. Ditch your gym membership for access to a workout room, swimming pool, hot tub and sauna through the homeowner's association.

 

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This townhouse could be new home for $89,900!

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What $199,900 Buys in Eagan

Take a look at MLS #  3963698

 

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This single-family home is located at 2092 Cliffview Drive in Eagan, MN. This split-level home was built in 1981. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and 1,600-square-feet of space.

 

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This beautifully updated home features newer furnace, air-to-air exchanger, water heater, roof, siding, windows & a new driveway.

 

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Located on a large lot, this property has plenty of room for both adults and children to play. The 2+ car heated garage has room for everyone's toys!

This house could be yours for $199,900!

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Money Magazine: Eden Prairie is #1 Place to Live

Money magazine recently announced its annual list of the 100 Best Places to Live. Topping this year's list, as in years previous, is yet another Minnesota city. This time, it is Eden Prairie, Minn., the family-friendly town with a population of 64,000 located southwest of the Twin Cities.

Eden Prairie is ranked at the top not only because it is a great place for families, it has a resilient economy. At 5.1%, its unemployment rate is nearly 1 percentage point below the rate for Hennepin County and more than 4 points below the national average. It's not hard to understand why that is, with 50,000 jobs located right in town. Major companies in Eden Prairie include the headquarters of Supervalu, ADC Telecommunications, MTS Systems Corporation, and the Minnesota Vikings, whose practice facility and front office are here.

Eden Prairie MN isn't all work with no play, though. Eden Prairie residents enjoy swimming in the summer and skating in the winter at 17 lakes. The City has more than 1,000 acres of active use parkland. Bikers, hikers and walkers enjoy Eden Prairie's nearly 200 miles of sidewalks and trails.

Four other Minnesota cities also cracked the top 20 list of America's best small cities.  Plymouth ranked #11th, Woodbury ranked 13th, Eagan came in at #15, and Apple Valley rounds off the list at #20. Eden Prairie has been ranked somewhere in the top 100 “Best Places to Live” in America since 2006.

Minnesota cities consistently rank high in these lists. Last year, Money Magazine listed Chanhassen as the #2 Best Place to Live. In 2008, Plymouth was listed as the #1 Best Place to Live.

View the rest of the Top 100 Places to Lives.

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Emerald Ash Borer Discovered in Minneapolis

The dreaded emerald ash borer has been discovered in Minneapolis. The Minnesota Agriculture Department confirmed the infestation of four trees at Tower Hill Park, not far from known infestations in St. Paul and Falcon Heights. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will cut down the trees before spring and intensify efforts to find other diseased trees.

This is not an unexpected turn of events. With the discovery of the green beetles last spring in St. Paul and later in Falcon Heights, officials are trying to slow the spread. A widespread and expensive infestation could threaten the state's 940 million ash trees.

Last year, 82 diseased trees were found and removed in the South St. Anthony Park neighborhood of St. Paul and one tree in Falcon Heights. Earlier this year, crews in St. Paul began cutting down 355 nondiseased boulevard ash trees in other parts of the city as part of a broader strategy to slow the spread of the beetle. The Como Park neighborhood is experimenting by pre-emptively cutting down 40 undiseased ash trees. In the spring, crews expect to focus their efforts on removing diseased trees in the infested area.

In Minneapolis, crews participating in an ongoing survey of trees recently found D-shaped exit holes and other indicators of the ash borers in the trees, all within a mile of the St. Paul infestation. The new location indicates the infestation is likely part of the original one discovered last year, according to Mike Schommer, an agriculture department spokesman.

"Finding it in Minneapolis is not a real big surprise because we know that infestation had been in place for about three years before it was found,'' Schommer said. "We also know adult beetles can fly up to two miles on their own.''

"Really, this is just sort of a natural outgrowth of that ground zero area,'' added Jim Hermann, forestry program manager for the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board,...