Prior Lake, Minnesota 

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Regional-center complex/Capital city - Southeast Minnesota along upper Mississippi River, 20 miles west of Wisconsin border
Pros
-Education
-Attractive downtown
-Attractive neighborhoods
Cons
-Growth and sprawl
-Cost of living
-Harsh winters

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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.


QUICK FACTS

City: Prior Lake
Zip Codes: 55372
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 838 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Prior Lake is 3.30% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Prior Lake jobs have increased by 1.32%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Prior Lake's cost of living is 24.90% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Prior Lake's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Prior Lake's population is 25,282 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 120.19%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 27 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Prior Lake is $306,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -12.57%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Prior Lake

It's a good time to buy in Prior Lake. Home Appreciation is up 1.3% in the last 12 months. Browse Prior Lake Real Estate.

The median home price in Prior Lake is $306,300. Browse Homes in this Range.


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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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ZIP CODES IN PRIOR LAKE, MINNESOTA
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