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Frequently Asked Questions

When were prices and availability in Shakopee, MN last updated?

Prices and availability in Shakopee, MN were last updated on 6 Aug 2020.

What is the price range for a studio apartment in Shakopee, MN?

The price range for a studio apartment in Shakopee, MN is between $1,344 and $2,250.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Shakopee, MN?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Shakopee, MN is between $972 and $1,730.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Shakopee, MN?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Shakopee, MN is between $1,340 and $2,200.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Shakopee, MN?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Shakopee, MN is between $1,115 and $2,560.

Renter’s Guide to Shakopee, MN

Shakopee is a lovely mid-sized city that sits among the southwest suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Known for its comfort and convenience, this is an exceptional place to call home for families of all sizes and individuals of all ages!

Situated on the banks of the Minnesota River at its southern bend, the suburb of Shakopee consists of nearly 30 sq. miles. Often considered one of the nicest places to live in Scott County, a few of the surrounding communities are Chaska and Eden Prairie. Plus, the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-Saint Paul are around 25 minutes away, which is actually the 16th largest metropolitan area in the country.

The weather in Shakopee sure does change a lot throughout the year. In fact, temperatures typically range from 10°F to 85°F. Though summers are long and warm, the barometer rarely reaches over 90°F. Then winters are usually cold and windy with frequent snowfall and temps averaging around 30°F.

Shakopee, MN Demographics

  • Total Population40,418
  • Female 20,087
    Male 20,331
  • Median Age33.9

Cost of Living in Shakopee, MN

The cost of living in Shakopee is slightly higher than the state and U.S. average. The main reason is because of housing prices. Utility rates are about normal for the U.S. norm and basics for a one-bedroom rental in Shakopee are approximately $110 per month. Yet during winter months the cost will be slightly higher due to heating costs. Also, a standard meal for one in a mid-range restaurant will vary from $12 to $20, and a regular cappuccino costs about $3.50.

The Marschall Road Transit Station offers bus service with fares starting at $2.00. Plus, they have special discounts for seniors, disabled people, Medicare recipients, and youth. Furthermore, the SmartLink Transit system operates throughout Scott County helps people get where they need to go, including nearby train stations.

Living in Shakopee, MN

There are many things to like about living in Shakopee. It's an older community that was established in 1857, so there's a good amount of history here. It's also convenient due to location and active local commerce, which means everything you need is nearby or never too far. U.S. Highway 169 and State Highway 13 connect Shakopee to the Twin Cities region.

If any potentially negative aspects could be considered before moving to Shakopee, it would be the winter weather, which can be somewhat extreme. Therefore, it might not be the ideal climate for some people or those who are not native to the north. Another catch may be the cost of housing, which includes buying and renting in Shakopee and is above average for the state and country.

Things to Do in Shakopee, MN

There are many things to do in Shakopee during any season of the year. In the summer, residents always appreciate the pleasant weather, whether relaxing in a park, walking the historic downtown area, or doing something more exciting like riding the high-speed roller coasters at Valleyfair Amusement Park. In fact, the community has nearly 920 acres of parks and open spaces with more than 60 miles of trails.

Of course there is also 'regular' recreation like shopping, restaurants, movie theatres, golfing, and more… The city also has a community center with several amenities such as an indoor aquatic center and fitness classes. The center is also home to the Shakopee Skate Park and Ice Arena. Some other popular activities during winter months include Cross-Country Skiing, Tubing, and Snowshoeing at scenic Fort Snelling and Afton state parks. Plus, for adult activities, there's the Mystic Lake Casino/Hotel and horse racing at Canterbury Park.

Employment & Economy in Shakopee, MN

There are various job opportunities in Shakopee and more can be found in the surrounding city/suburbs as well as all across Scott County. A few of the main industries in the area are Health Care & Social Assistance, Manufacturing, Retail Trade, and Professional & Technical services. Education is another big industry here and the local school district employs a lot of people.

Some of the other bigger employers in Shakopee include the Valleyfair amusement park, Seagate Technology, St. Francis Regional Medical Center, and the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel. Plus, the city itself employs a good number of residents with Public Administration being one of the highest paying jobs in Shakopee. Other high-paying occupations in the area are Mining, Fishing & Hunting, Agriculture, Mining, and Utilities.

Shakopee, MN Households

  • Total Number of Households13,272
  • Family 9,648
    Non-family 3,624
  • Children 5,672
    No Children 7,600
  • Average People Per Household2.97
  • Median Household Income$83,565
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,400

Education in Shakopee, MN

There is a sufficient selection of public schools in Shakopee. The school district includes 1 early childhood center, 5 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 1 high school. Plus they have a 10-12 alternative learning center. There are also a few options for private schools in Shakopee with a few of them being St. John the Baptist and the Minnesota Montessori Accelerated Learning Center.

For colleges in Shakopee, there aren't too many options within the city, but some can certainly be found close by. More precisely, 69 colleges and trade schools are located within 100 miles of here. The nearest is Minnesota School of Business Shakopee, which is 4 miles from the Shakopee city center. The next closest is 8 miles away in Bloomington and that's called Normandale Community College. Then DeVry University Minnesota is about 10 miles from here.

Shakopee, MN Education Statistics

  • No High School3%
  • Some High School28%
  • Some College27%
  • Associate Degree12%
  • Bachelor Degree23%
  • Graduate Degree8%

Tips for Renting in Shakopee, MN

Before renting in Shakopee, it's smart to start by figuring out the amount of living space you'll actually need, which will narrow down your options. Then, when reviewing rentals in Shakopee, make sure to see/visit places in-person. However convenient, virtual tours won't always provide a true and/or recent view of the unit/property.

In addition, when renting in Shakopee or basically anyplace in the United States, it's highly advisable to learn a little about your rights as a renter within any region you move to. This is because landlord/tenant laws can sometimes be different in each state. By knowing the main 'rules & regulations', you'll be better protected and prepared for moving ahead, picking a place, and signing a lease on your new rental in Shakopee!

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