Skakopee MN Area Information
Visitors from all over Minnesota, other nearby states, and even Canada and other more southern parts of the U.S. flock to Shakopee on a regular basis to check out Valleyfair. This amusement park brings in tons of visitors to the area every year, along with the Canterbury Park horse racetrack and card room, the SandVenture Aquatic Park, and the nearby Renaissance Festival.
The area's developed parks, picnic shelters, trails, and natural resources give residents plenty to do outdoors. Many of these visitors subsequently look into Shakopee’s real estate options.
In fact, the population has increased from 20,568 (according to the 2000 US Census) to a over 37,000 residents as of the 2010 US Census. The population growth in recent years has caused this dynamic area to see even more growth, both in terms of population and available homes.
The City of Shakopee was named after Chief Shakopee, the tribal leader of Teenatahotonwa, the nearby village that was inhabited by Dakota Indian tribes. Today, Shakopee features ancient burial grounds of its native inhabitants near the Minnesota River at the city's Memorial Park.
Besides its excellent recreational options, real estate opportunities, and rich heritage, Shakopee is also home to six great public schools (four primary schools, one middle school, and one high school) as well as the private Shakopee Area Catholic Schools.