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Welcome to Shakopee

Located southwest of downtown Minneapolis, Shakopee has a population of roughly 42,000 residents. With colorful festivals, a charming downtown, and more than 900 acres of parks, life in Shakopee is far from boring. This thriving community nestled on the river is also home to an excellent school district. 

The rich and fascinating history of Shakopee involves the city’s designation as the Scott County seat in 1853. Four years later, it was officially incorporated as a city. This sparked further growth and transformed the city into the thriving community it is today.

Shakopee is home to many historic properties — a testament to the old history of the city. A variety of architectural styles can be found here, and The Hancock Group is here to help you find the perfect option for you.

What to Love

  • Spending the day at Valleyfair Amusement Park 
  • Partaking in the Renaissance Festival 
  • Soaking up the sunshine at Canterbury Park

People and Lifestyle ​​​​​​​

Shakopee can best be described as laid-back, friendly, and exciting. The town oversees a number of events and festivals throughout the year. If you’re new to town, this provides the perfect opportunity to get to know your neighbors. It doesn’t take long for newcomers to become part of this desirable community. 

Shakopee attracts families who are drawn to the top-notch education, abundance of recreational opportunities, and small-town values. Additionally, many young professionals who crave a quieter place to call home reside here.

Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment

Whether you’re a local or new to town, Shakopee offers many options for dining, shopping, and entertainment. It’s always a good idea to start your morning off at Sit & Sip. Nestled in downtown Shakopee, this quaint coffee shop also offers fresh baked goods and a full lunch and dinner menu. Sit & Sip provides the perfect environment to catch up with a friend or sit and read a book.

McCoys Cooper Pint is the perfect place to enjoy a casual night out with friends or take a date. This trendy tavern specializes in classic American fare, along with craft cocktails and beer on tap. The duck wontons and blueberry lemonade are some of the most-ordered items on the menu.

Stop by Sapporo to experience authentic and delicious Japanese cuisine right here in Shakopee. This local restaurant is committed to creating high-quality dishes using fresh ingredients. Come here for a casual dinner or place to to-go order for a night in. 

The charming and historic downtown, which anchors the vibrant riverfront, is a great place to spend an afternoon. Browse through local stores, grab lunch, or enjoy some good old fashioned entertainment here.

Things to Do ​​​​​​​

Shakopee draws many visitors and new residents due to its exciting attractions and things to do. Valleyfair is a 125-acre amusement park that promises an unforgettable time. Since it first opened in 1976, Valleyfair is now home to 75 rides and attractions. World-class roller coasters, thrill rides, and kiddie rides offer something for everyone. 

Take your furry, four-legged friends to the Southbridge Community Dog Park. This luscious 10-acre park provides the perfect opportunity to let your dogs play. Whether you want to skate recreationally or take lessons, the Shakopee Ice Arena is the place for you. 

Step back in time at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. This celebrated festival, which occurs in October, attracts approximately 25,000 guests each year. This interactive, outdoor event allows you to reimagine 16th-century England.

​​​​​​​Enjoy the great outdoors at the plethora of regional parks and trails located here. The nearly 60 miles of trails provide ample opportunities for hiking, jogging, bird watching, or simply enjoying the sunshine.


Shakopee is admired for its excellent school district. Top educational institutions include: 

  • Jackson Elementary School
  • Shakopee Area Catholic School


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