Chanhassen, Minnesota

Chanhassen, MN Community -

A Great Place to Live…

With a population over 23,000, Chanhassen has a lot to offer its residents and visitors. With 14,427 acres in 24-square miles most of the city is located within Carver County; however, 154 acres in eastern Chanhassen are located in Hennepin County.

There are twelve beautiful, clean lakes, wholly or partially located within the city limits: Christmas Lake, Harrison Lake, Lake Ann, Lake Lucy, Lake Minnewashta, Lake Riley, Lake St. Joe, Lake Susan, Lotus Lake, Rice Lake, Rice Marsh Lake, and Silver Lake.

Five major highways traverse the community, making it easy to reach other metropolitan areas. Trunk Highways 5, 7 and 212 run east / west and Trunk Highway 41 and 101 run north / south.

Real Estate in Chanhassen
The city offers a wide variety of housing types, from apartments and starter homes to estates and lake properties. Approximately 73% of the homes in Chanhassen are owner-occupied. Chanhassen's population includes many young families - 35% of the population is under 24, and the median age is 39.4 years.

Law Enforcement
The city has 15 Carver County Deputies assigned to patrol and manage public safety, as well as a crime prevention specialist and two part-time community service officers.

Fire Department
The Chanhassen Fire Department has 47 on-call members. The Main Fire Station is located on Laredo Drive and a satellite station is located on Minnewashta Parkway.

A Great Place to Work…

The city of Chanhassen has a thriving business community including a variety of commercial and industrial companies. Downtown Chanhassen offers great shopping, eating, and entertainment. Office and warehouse buildings are located in various industrial parks throughout the city. The city has over 4.2 million square feet of commercial / industrial space, which includes approximately 711 businesses that employ nearly 13,000 people.

Chanhassen industries include: printing, financial services, medical products, engineering, food production, high-tech manufacturing, and many more.

A Great Place to Play…

Parks & Trails
Chanhassen’s 885-acre park system features five community parks, 28 neighborhood parks and 14 park preserves spread throughout the community. There are 90 miles of trails and sidewalks for walkers, bikers, runners, and in-line skaters to enjoy. The trails connect downtown, parks, and neighborhoods.

Visit the Minnesota Arboretum

Special Events
With the generous support of area businesses, the city hosts several community events each year: February Festival, Easter Egg / Candy Hunt, Arbor Day Celebration, July 4th Celebration, Fire Department Open House, Halloween Party, and Tree Lighting Ceremony.


Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

What is Beyond the Yellow Ribbon?
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon is a comprehensive program that creates awareness for the purpose of connecting Service members and their families with community support, training, services and resources. For more on Beyond the Yellow Ribbon - click here


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Chanhassen, MN School Information -

Chanhassen School Districts
There are two school districts that serve the city; Eastern Carver County School District 112 and Minnetonka School District 276. Below you will find more information on each district, as well as private schools located within and near Chanhassen.

View a map showing the school district boundary line between Minnetonka School District 276 and Eastern Carver County School District 112 as well as the location of public and private schools in Chanhassen

Eastern Carver County School District
The Eastern Carver County School District serves about 72% of the student-age population in Chanhassen.

School Administration Offices
11 Peavey Road
Chaska, MN 55318
(952) 556-6100

For school locations and contact information please visit the Carver County School District web site

The Minnetonka School District serves approximately 28% of Chanhassen's school-age children, all in northern Chanhassen. For information about enrolling a child in the Minnetonka School District, please visit their New Families website.

Minnetonka Public Schools
5621 County Road 101
Minnetonka, MN 55345

For school locations and contact information please visit the Minnetonka School District web site

Preschools - Locations

Children of Tomorrow
1490 Lake Drive West
Chanhassen MN 55317
(952) 448-7829

Children's World Learning Center
1621 McGlynn Road
Chanhassen, MN 55317
(952) 401-0154

2800 Corporate Place
Chanhassen, MN 55317
(952) 466-2273

La Petite Academy
1430 Park Court
Chanhassen, MN 55317
(952) 470-0188

New Horizon Child Care
310 Lake Drive East
Chanhassen, MN 55317
(952) 949-9056

The Goddard School
7805 Great Plains Boulevard
Chanhassen, MN 55317
(952) 934-3221

Private Schools - Locations


Chapel Hill Academy
306 West 78th Street, Chanhassen
Grades Kindergarten through 8
(952) 949-9014

St. Hubert Catholic School
8215 Main Street, Chanhassen
Grades Kindergarten through 8
(952) 934-6003