Post by ● Aug 8, 2015

City of Shakopee: A Brief Overview

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Located “South of the River” and on the northern edge of Scott County is Shakopee, Minnesota. Shakopee, with a population of close to 40,000 and a land area of 28 square miles, is the biggest city in the county. This bedroom community was once an isolated area before infrastructure came to the city in the late 1900’s.

U.S. Highway 169 and County Highway 101 are two of the main routes into and out of Shakopee. Highway 169 and nearby State Highway 13 connect the city to the rest of the Twin Cities region. Three major attractions in Shakopee are Valleyfair Amusement Park, horse racing at Canterbury Park, and the Renaissance Festival. These events have put this city on the map, as they combine to draw over two million visitors annually. Combining the entertainment characteristic of a much larger city with a beautiful, open living area, the city of Shakopee offers a truly unique way of life.

If you have any questions regarding the city of Shakopee, Minnesota, or if you would like to sell or buy a house in the area, please feel free to visit or call 1-800-909-1953.