Eagan is the 8th largest city in the state of Minnesota and has around 70,000 residents; it is also the new home of the Minnesota Vikings. The town was settled by Irish farmers in the 1850s and is known as the “Onion Capital of the United States.”
With its landscape of rolling hills, parks and small lakes, wetlands, and ponds, Eagan attracts families and nature lovers who wish to escape the hustle and bustle of Minneapolis but want to remain close to all the premium attractions the area holds. The city offers easy access to downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, both around 25 minutes drive away. The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is just across the Minnesota River.
From Eagan, Twin Cities Premium Outlets is a 5 minute drive, Cascade Bay Waterpark is a 3 minute drive, and Mall of America is a 10 minute drive.
The most common houses in Eagan are spacious, open plan, family-focused two-story homes. Built in the early 90s to mid-00s, Eagan homes are classic and sophisticated in style, typically with 4 to 5 bedrooms and 3 to 4 baths. More often than not they feature renovations undertaken by homeowners to keep up with modern standards and tastes.
You’ll primarily find remodeled kitchens at the heart of the home (with a focus on eating-in or gourmet cooking), spruced up master bathrooms, and the addition of extra bedrooms or a family/games/hobby room — house prices in Eagan on average range between $400k – $700k.
Things to Do & Local Flavor
Eagan is a drawcard for families because of the plentiful parks, lakes, and nature-inspired activities. The Minnesota Zoo and National Wildlife Refuge in Bloomington are nearby, while Lebanon Hills Regional Park is popular with locals. With its 2,000 acres of scenic lakes and trails, the park is ideal for weekend hikes, boating, kayaking, fishing, and camping.
There are always plenty of events going on in and around Eagan to make this city a great place to live in any season. The Minnesota Vikings have their training center in Eagan, and you can catch either a Twins, Vikings or Timberwolves game in downtown Minneapolis, or see the Minnesota Wild in action at the state-of-the-art Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
Eagan and its surrounds offer over 3,250 restaurants, while the Mall of America, has another 50 restaurants. Whether it’s pizza at Andiamo, woodfire grill at Doolittles, or classic steak & seafood at Jensen’s, you’ll never go hungry in Eagan.
Like the area, but don’t see your dream home? Check out nearby communities Bloomington and Eden Prairie.