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Overview of Shakopee

Travel about 27 miles southwest of Minneapolis and you will find Shakopee, located along the Minnesota River. Shakopee apartments for rent are part of a booming metropolitan area in a community that maintains a small-town charm. Residents have easy access to an active professional district along with a growing entertainment industry. You'll enjoy area attractions such as the Valleyfair Amusement Park and Canterbury Park Racetrack.

Living in Shakopee

Prospective residents looking at Shakopee apartments for rent have a number of attractions and events to look forward to in this community. At the Shakopee Community Center there is a fitness area along with the Shakopee Ice Arena and a skate park. This city is also home to nearly 500 acres of developed parks, many of which host special events such as free movies in the park or unique events like the Turtle Derby!

Apartments in Shakopee are in the middle of an active theater community. The River Valley Theatre Company puts on excellent performances through all four seasons. At the Chanhassen Dinner Theaters, guests can enjoy dinner and a show! The city is also full of different independent theater companies. Check out the Children's Theatre Company, History Theatre or Plymouth Playhouse for one-of-a-kind performances!

Shakopee Apartments and Cost of Living

On the drive to work from Shakopee apartments for rent, residents will enjoy espresso beverages that are 15.9 percent less expensive than the national average. The average cost of living in the city is 11.4 percent greater than the average in Minnesota.

If you are looking for low income housing in Shakopee, the Scott County Community Development Agency provides Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers. There are also public housing options available for residents in need of affordable apartments for rent in Shakopee.

Apartments in Shakopee Work and Study

With an unemployment rate of just 5 percent as of December 2012, many residents here find successful career opportunities. Shakopee apartments will be easily affordable with median household incomes in the area that are 39.5 percent greater than the Minnesota average.

If you are looking to get your foot in the door at one of the many corporations in and around Shakopee, you may want to consider attending the Minnesota School of Business and Globe College. The university provides students living in apartments for rent in Shakopee with skills to excel in business, health, technology, legal and creative industries.

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