A hip town with nearby lakes perfect for families.

Welcome to Chanhassen

A hip town with nearby lakes perfect for families
You’ll love living in the hip town of Chanhassen. This suburb on the southwest edge of Minneapolis has been named one of the Top Ten Places to Live in the Nation, a Top Ten Place to Raise a Family, and was designated as having the Highest Quality of Life in the Twin Cities. Adding to the list of accolades, this is also where the Artist Formerly Known as Prince hailed. Less than half an hour outside of Downtown Minneapolis, residents prize its convenient location. Its name derives from the Dakota word for the maple tree and the town has a rich history. Today, it is one of the Twin Cities’ most sought-after suburbs, making the real estate market a hot and competitive one, and there is a variety of stylish architecture and well-designed homes here.
Chanhassen is an affluent community and is home to residents of all ages. There are a variety of shops and restaurants, easy access to natural areas, and great schools, all with a comfortable commute to a metropolitan area.

What to Love

  • Hip and family-friendly community
  • Great schools
  • Easy commute to downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul
  • Nearby green space and easy access to the water

Local Lifestyle

Chanhassen offers suburban living at its finest. Its proximity to downtown makes the commute feel like you’re living in the city, but the great schools and open space give it the best of suburban living at the same time. It’s a terrific place to raise a family and its accolades speak to how happy its residents are to live here. It has a laid-back atmosphere with friendly neighbors and all the amenities you could ask for.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Chanhassen offers a variety of dining and shopping options. The Tequila Butcher Restaurant is a local favorite for authentic Mexican and tasty margaritas. For fine dining, locals head to Axels Steakhouse which offers delicious and well-presented American favorites in a classy, upscale locale.
Across the street from Axels, you’ll find the Chanhassen Dinner Theater, which hosts theater productions, comedy shows, and concerts in a locale dating to 1968. It is also the area’s best wedding and event venue.
Lotus Lake Gifts is the neighborhood’s favorite boutique shop and offers a variety of unique and meaningful gifts for all occasions, including handmade crafts from over 40 local vendors. There are big-box grocery stores and small local spots providing convenient shopping options for Chanhassen residents.

Things to Do

Besides enjoying a show at the Dinner Theater, Chanhassen residents also love getting outdoors. Lotus Lake has over 240-acres of scenic waters. Carver Beach on the lake is perfect for a swim and there are also picnic areas, playgrounds, and walking trails here as well as a boat and kayak launch. Lake Ann Park, Lake Susan Park, and Kerber Pond Park are other popular parks in the community.
Meanwhile, you can learn more about Chanhassan’s most famous former resident at Paisley Park, Prince’s former home and studio. Here, you’ll find a large collection of artifacts from the artist’s life and works. 
Golfers love Bearpath Golf and Country Club, which also is a great event venue. Chanhassen also offers easy access to the nearby Bluff Creek Golf Course and the world class Hazeltine National Golf Club, known for hosting a number of major championships over the years.


Children living in Chanhassen either attend schools that are part of the Eastern Carver County School District or the Minnetonka School District. Some local schools of note are:

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