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Prior Lake - Town vs. County Stats

Prior Lake - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Prior Lake: $594,600 / County Avg $485,100


Avg Taxes in Prior Lake: $4,300 / County Avg $3,300


Avg Sq. Ft. in Prior Lake: 3,113 / County Avg 2,782


Avg Price per/ft2 in Prior Lake: $191 / County Avg $174


Avg Walkscore in Prior Lake: 14 / County Avg 17


Avg Year Built in Prior Lake: 2003 / County Avg 2000


Avg Days on Website in Prior Lake: 95 / County Avg 89


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Prior Lake is 20 miles southwest of downtown Minneapolis next to Savage and Shakopee in Scott County. The city is south of the Minnesota River and surrounds the shores of Lower and Upper Prior Lake. Prior Lake has a total area of over 18 square miles and an estimated population of over 25,000 people in 2015.

The city's housing opportunities offer great diversity for individuals and families of all ages. The Wilds is a popular subdivision and many people choose Prior Lake for the opportunity of lake living within the metro area. Prior Lake's transportation system includes major roadways including Hwy. 13, County Rd. 42, County Rd. 21 and numerous others that access the entire metropolitan area. Prior Lake provides transit from within the community to other municipalities and to downtown Minneapolis by way of the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA).

Prior Lake features many recreational amenities including more than 55 parks on 1,000 acres, over 100 miles of trails and sidewalks, several golf courses and 14 lakes.

Prior Lake/Savage Area School District 719 serves Prior Lake, Savage and surrounding townships. It is home to six elementary schools, one early childhood center; including Spanish Immersion kindergarten; a school for gifted learners in grades 3-5; two middle schools for grades 6-8; an Alternative Learning Program for students in grades 7-8; an Area Learning Center for students in grades 9-12; and one high school serving students in grades 9-12.