3830 Pilot Knob Road
Eagan, MN 55122
Eagan: A Community of Excellence
Eagan has a highly educated workforce, quality infrastructure and excellent city services. It is known for its low taxes and great quality of life. The city is business friendly and Eagan provides an ideal atmosphere for industry and commerce. Eagan was named 5th among the 50 best cities to live in 2015 according to USA TODAY and 24/7 Wall Street (247wallstreet.com). It’s also the only Minnesota city named five successive times to MONEY magazine’s Top 20 best small cities in America list. With more than 49,000 jobs locally, Eagan is a Twin Cities regional jobs center.
Several major companies are here, including Thomson Reuters, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, Ecolab and Prime Therapeutics. The city enjoys among the highest growth rates in desirable “knowledge worker” jobs in the professional, scientific and technical occupations. DataBank opened a major new data center in 2015, co-locating a variety of telecommunications and network service providers and tied into a 17-mile business fiber network known as AccessEagan. Twin Cities Premium Outlets, with more than 100 retail shops, opened in 2014. Eagan is also home to the managers of the Midwest power grid and major postal and package sorting operations for the U.S. Post Office and the United Parcel Service.
Eagan enjoys among the lowest overall property taxes of any major Minnesota city and nearly 9 out of 10 businesses rate the quality of city services as excellent or good. The city’s lush wooded areas and rolling hills surround 350 lakes and ponds and nearly 130 miles of walking trails. Eagan offers a strong variety of residential housing for all generations and lifestyles. People like it here. 96% of residents polled in 2014 rate the quality of life as excellent or good. Outstanding ratings of city services led an independent research firm to conclude, Eagan “is the crown jewel in the metro area.”
Today, Eagan’s population of nearly 67,000 residents makes it the 9th largest city in Minnesota. An equal distance from both Minneapolis and Saint Paul with multiple, efficient, freeway systems, and the Red Line Bus Rapid Transit system, Eagan’s picturesque location is only minutes away from the cultural and entertainment options including nationally known theaters and symphonies, famous museums, major league sports, and zoos. Eagan is only seven minutes from the Minneapolis/Saint Paul International Airport and the Mall of America.
Eagan students attend K-12 schools nationally recognized for excellence. Residents also have access to nearby community colleges, vocational-technical schools, and for profit colleges like Argosy University, Rasmussen, and nineteen four-year colleges in the metropolitan area, including the University of Minnesota.
Bordered by the historic Minnesota River, Eagan contains over 1,000 acres of the Minnesota Valley Wildlife Refuge and 1,500 acres of the county’s Lebanon Hills Regional Park with swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, horse trails and picnic grounds. There are also 55 municipal parks with amenities like ice rinks, ball fields, tennis courts and play equipment. The city built a 70,000 square foot community center with a band shell, pavilion and walking trails set in a 60-acre park. Eagan’s popular summer Market Fest farmer’s markets and music series attract thousands of people. Inside the community center are first-rate banquet and meeting rooms along with the Blast Indoor Playground and a fitness center. Eagan offers two sheets of ice in its indoor ice arena and during the summer Cascade Bay, according to WCCO-TV, remains the viewer’s choice for the best outdoor waterpark in Minnesota.