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One of the most desired suburbs in the Greater Metro Area, Eagan is home to over 63,000 residents, making it the eighth largest city in Minnesota. Because of this, Eagan is easily able flourish as an independent city, while being conveniently located a mere fifteen minutes from downtown Minneapolis. With a strong sense of community, plenty of recreational opportunities, and an excellent public school system, Eagan’s real estate market has become increasingly in demand in the last several years. If you are considering relocating to the Twin Cities, or are currently living in the city and seeking some distance from city life, I strongly urge you to consider Eagan real estate.
In 2006, Eagan ranked twelfth in Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live in the United States.” Ever since, people who are looking to buy a home quickly turn to the wealth of options available in Eagan. Many excellent single-family homes are available for those looking to start out, as well as many larger multi-story homes. There are also a wide variety of duplexes and condominiums available, so whatever your needs, Eagan has something to offer. If you are even considering buying a home, whether this is your first home, or whether you are a seasoned home-owner, I urge you to contact me to consider your options.
One of the biggest reasons why Eagan ranked so high on the “Best Places” list is because of its superb educational system. Eagan High School has received numerous national awards for its academic achievements as well as its commitment to fine arts. It is also one of the most progressive schools in the country in its use and promotion of technology in the classroom. This strong school system attracts a wide number of families looking to give the best education possible to their children.
Eagan also boasts a wealth of recreational opportunities. The Eagan Civic Arena is a popular indoor ice skating rink that is open for skating lessons, youth hockey, and a number of other activities. For those who prefer to be outdoors, Eagan hosts an extensive series of parks that covers nearly 1,400 acres of land, so there are plenty of opportunities to go hiking or simply have a barbecue with your family. And when you feel like indulging in the urban experience, don’t forget that downtown Minneapolis is only fifteen minutes away.
Buying a home, whether you are a first-time buyer or a seasoned real-estate investor, is an extremely important decision. It’s important to have all of your options easily accessible so you can make sure you are buying the home that is right for you. For your convenience, we are a fully cooperating member of the Twin Cities real estate community. The multiple listing service, or MLS, allows all member agents to view what is available in the market so you don’t feel compelled to go with an agent you are not comfortable with. So regardless of the company sign in the yard, please feel free to give me a call to arrange an appointment to view a home that you are interested in. Our website contains many helpful tools to get you started on your journey today, including mortgage rate calculators, mortgage rate quotes, and online mortgage applications. If you would like to browse for yourself, check out our Search Online Now! application. This will grant you access to all of the homes currently available through our multiple listing service.
If you are looking to relocate to Minnesota, I will be happy to help you out with our relocation package and guide. I, as well as many of my clients, are relocation specialists, and depending on your situation, there are various employee and corporate relocation packages available. Many of us own rental property ourselves as well and would be happy to assist you in finding a rental, or to arrange a tour with you to acclimate you with the area. Please check my website as well for our convenient relocation salary calculator and other relocation services.
I’m extremely familiar with the area and have lived in the Twin Cities my entire life. When making an important life decision, such as relocating and/or purchasing a home, it is important to have someone on your side to give you honesty and expertise. I strongly encourage you to contact me with any questions you have or to set up an appointment. I look forward to working with you.
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Eagan: Where A Well-Off Community Thrives
Eagan is one of the best cities for corporate relocation and employee relocation due to its extensive greeneries and bountiful lakes and ponds. While these features make it a priority area for people choosing homes for sale or condominium, these features are also the very reasons why commercial establishments also prefer the area for investment.
The city is technically young having been incorporated only in 1974. However, it has grown by leaps and bounds and was named by Money Magazine as the Top 12 “Best Place To Live” in the United States.
Aside from its parks and open spaces, what makes Eagan an attractive area for residents and businesses is its proximity to the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul as well as to the airport and employment and investment opportunities.
Eagan was originally populated by the Sioux Indians who settled on the Black Dog Village along the Minnesota River. The fur industry has stirred the attention of the Europeans who explored the area in the 1600s. In fact, Eagan was under the French domain and the Spanish domain until 1803 after the United States obtained the area with its purchased Louisiana.
Eagan wand the other parts of Southern Minnesota were opened to settlers in 1851 after the signing of the treaties. The first settlers, who came from Germany, Ireland and French Canada, farmed the area and paved the way for the establishment of agriculture as the primary economic activity in Eagan up to the present.
With a population of 567, the Eagan township was established in 1860, two years after Minnesota officially became a state. Among the members of the first supervisory board were Patrick Eagan after whom Eagan was named, Robert O’Neill and James Callan.
Eagan experienced a slow population growth from 1880 to 1950. However, the establishment of the interstate highway system in the 1950s led to the growth not only of Eagan’s population but also the conversion of Eagan farmlands into suburban communities.
Eagan was officially designated as a city in 1974. And while it is considered a fairly young city, it is considered a developing community with focus on careful land use planning and sustainable development.
Eagan has a population of 63,557 with 23,773 households as of the 2000 Census. Most of the residents are Whites (88.03%) followed by Asians (5.31%), African Americans (3.41%) and other races. Eagan has a young population with an average age of 33 years. Of the total population count, only 4.2% are 65 years old or older while 30% are below 18 years of age.
The residents of Eagan are generally well-off with an average family income of $80,062 per family and $67,388 per household. With a per capita income of $30,167, only a meager 1.9% of the families and 2.9% of the entire population were living below poverty level.
Eagan has a very active business community primarily because of its strategic location making it easily accessible to and from the MSP Airport and the freeways. Among the businesses that have established their presence in Eagan are Mesaba Airlines, Thomson West, Northwest Airlines and the bottling facility of Coca Cola Midwest.
The top employer of Eagan is Thomson Reuters with 6800 people, Blue Cross Blue Shield with 3900 people. Northwest Airlines with 1830 people, Lockheed Martin with 1600 people, US Postal Service with 1570people and United Parcel Service with 1400 people. Other companies employing from 200 to less than a thousand people are Goodrich, Wal-Mart, Skyline Displays, Wells Fargo Mortgage, and Ecolab.
Eagan mayor Mike Maguire confirmed Eagan’s phenomenal business growth along with the completion of long-awaited construction projects as well as the initiation of an energy conservation program. Eagan is experiencing a rise in new offices and industrial spaces which has in turn led to a rise in the vacancy rate of offices in the city.
The Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors reported an increase in office vacancy rates between the years 2006 and 2007. An estimated 12.5% of a total office space of 5.8 square feet has been left vacant in 2007 compared to the only 11.2% rate in the past year. This is however lower than the 14.6% vacancy rate reported in the Twin Cities.
It is ironic that while some small business have upgraded to Class A or B office spaces due to brisk business, several small businesses have closed shop due to survival problems and have left more Class C office spaces vacant.
Eagan is faced with a building and construction boom with 13 construction projects worth $1 million or more in 2007 alone. A total of $90.43 million in terms of non-residential building permits have been collected in 2007. The projects were a mix of renovation, expansion and new construction projects.
Among the 13 major commercial and industrial projects in 2007 are Staywell and DART industrial building. The Dakota County Community Development Agency also filed a permit for a $4.68 million project involving the construction of 55 senior housing apartments while Argosy University filed a permit for the construction of the $400,000 Yankee Doodle Professional Building. A $1.3 million expansion project has also been filed by the Post Office Bulk mail.
The Cedar Grove Housing Development resulted to an increase in Eagan’s population from 1960 up to the present. As of April 2007, there are 26,561 housing units in the city and 25,835 of these are occupied. If you are keen on accepting a corporate relocation or employee relocation in Eagan then it would be useful to note that the city has an average house market value of $263,458.
Among the famous resident of Eagan are Miss Minnesota USA 2006 Dottie Canon, USA Women’s hockey team star player Natalie Darwitz, Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty and stage actress Laura Osnes.
Eagan is an ideal place to live and do business in with a balanced social and economic infrastructure allowing its residents to live a balanced and sustainable lifestyle. So if you’re planning on relocating you should check out what Eagan has to offer for you and your family.
Here is a link to the City of Eagan website: http://www.ci.eagan.mn.us
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