Prior Lake, Minnesota 

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+14.7% since 2020

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9.3 / 3.8

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Best Places to Live in Prior Lake, Minnesota

Prior Lake, Minnesota is a charming town located in Scott County. It features beautiful natural scenery, such as the Prior Lake and numerous nearby parks, making it an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors can also enjoy the city's vibrant atmosphere that offers plenty of cultural attractions to explore. Shopping fans can find local stores to browse through or head to one of the many nearby shopping malls for a wider selection. With easy access to bustling nightlife cities like Minneapolis, St. Paul and Burnsville, Prior Lake makes a great destination for visitors seeking an unforgettable experience close to urban amenities. Regional-center complex/Capital city - Southeast Minnesota along upper Mississippi River, 20 miles west of Wisconsin border.
State: Minnesota
County: Scott County
Metro Area: Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington Metro Area
City: Prior Lake
Zip Codes: 55372
Cost of Living: 16.0% higher
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 838 ft above sea level

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Prior Lake, Mn Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Attractive downtown
Attractive neighborhoods
Growth and sprawl
Cost of living
Harsh winters

What Bert Has To Say About Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington Metro Area

The “twin cities” serve as a regional center for the upper Midwest and northern Great Plains. The fully cosmopolitan area is a balanced industrial, commercial, educational, and cultural center, and functions much as one city. The area is one of the most economically diverse in the country, serving as headquarters to large firms in agriculture, food, banking, technology, retailing, healthcare, and transportation. A few of the well-known companies include General Mills, 3M, US Bancorp, United Healthcare, and retailers Target and Best Buy. Job growth is still fairly modest, but overall, the Twin Cities have have a strong and prosperous feel.


The unemployment rate in Prior Lake is 3.8% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Prior Lake jobs have increased by 1.8%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Prior Lake's cost of living is 16.0% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Prior Lake's Cost of Living

August, June and July are the most pleasant months in Prior Lake, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Scott county remained moderately Republican, 52.1% to 45.5%. More Voting Stats

Prior Lake's population is 27,242 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 14.7%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 28.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Prior Lake is Real Estate: $486,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.8%.

Prior Lake public schools spend $11,030 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 19.3 students per teacher in Prior Lake. More Education

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Housing Market in Prior Lake

It's a good time to buy in Prior Lake. Home Appreciation is up 6.8% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Prior Lake is $486,900.
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Reviews for Prior Lake   3 Reviews
Love it! - 10/11/2012
Prior Lake is an amazing place to raise a family and to live. The city puts a lot of money into community events that are almost always free or of low cost. From the... Read More

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PL Has it all! - 4/7/2010
A beautiful, quiet, friendly community built around a lovely good sized lake. Prior Lake is only a short drive away from many fun and exciting cultural, sporting,... Read More

Prior Lake---an outlying "suburb" of Minneapolis - 6/24/2007
We actually live in Credit River Township, but our mailing address is Prior Lake. Our real estate taxes help pay for the schools in Prior Lake, but, in Credit River... Read More

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