Lakeville, Minnesota, at the far southern end of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, is one of the Twin Cities’ fastest-growing suburbs. Located just south of the I-35 split, it provides easy access to both Minneapolis (I-35W) and St. Paul (I-35E)… and it is known for its excellent schools.
So many suburbs were developed from farmland rather than a around a former village… with ‘downtowns’ more likely to be suburban shopping malls. Because of its rich history dating back to 1855 when it was first platted, Lakeville has the best of both… a quaint, old-fashioned downtown plus modern suburban shopping areas.
Of 1,710 Lakeville homes sold in the last year, 63% were built in the last 10 years. The area is filled with new homes… with a few older ones nestled around the historic downtown.
People love living in Lakeville… hear what two residents have to say about why they love it…
From a woman who has lived in Lakeville for 7 years, has two young children…
Close access to the cities but still far enough away to enjoy country life, abundance of farms still here! Lakeville is expanding daily, tons of new businesses coming in! Easy in and out with ready access to freeways. Tons of new families and existing families in the area. Kelley Park in Apple Valley, awesome! Steve Michaud Park, the best! I love it here!
From a woman who doesn’t have children but has lived in Lakeville for 18 years…
Since I don’t have kids I can’t report about that except that I do know the schools are supposed to be fabulous. I know the high schools excel at sports.
As far as a community I love it. Been here 18 years. The Lifetime Fitness is one of their largest with a fabulous indoor and outdoor pool for kids with water slides. Top notch workout facility for Mom and Dad. The quaint little old downtown has a couple brew pubs, local coffee shop, wine cafe, old fashioned Dairy Delight for soft serve, etc. and the Art Center which has so many good concerts and plays.
Ton of new construction here, a lot of growth, great library!