The name of Chanhassen, Minnesota, comes from the Dakota Native American word "chanhasen," meaning sugar maple tree. Apartment renters looking to move to this beautiful area will be happy to know there are 70 miles of trails and numerous outdoor areas and centers. Not only full of tight-knit neighborhoods itself, Chanhassen is only 30 minutes away from major metropolitan areas like Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
Founded by settlers during the 1850s, this little town had slow growth until the 1960s. At that time, the village merged with the surrounding township and incorporated into the bustling city of today. Now, Chanhassen in home to a population of more than 24,000 people.
Residents of Chanhassen enjoy giving back to the neighborhood through various events and programs. One of the more notable programs in the city is Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, an organization aimed at helping military service members and their families.
Apartment renters looking to rent in a quiet neighborhood with relaxing recreational activities are in luck. The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum began in 1958 on 160 acres, and this majestic display of nature is now one of the largest and most diverse nature areas in the country. You can also enjoy a nice dinner and a show with the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres or a day full of fun and shopping at the Mall of America, one of the largest shopping centers in the world.
If you are looking to rent an apartment near a lush, green golf course, there are many major courses located in and around Chanhassen. Bluff Creek Golf Course is great for the whole family, complete with instructors and classes for the beginners. Golf Zone allows you to play all season long. Halla Greens Executive Golf Course is a great trip for experienced golfers to enjoy a day in the sun.
Residents of the region can take advantage of SouthWest Transit Bus Service for public transportation. The buses run within the city as well as to Minneapolis.
Apartment renters who are interested in furthering their education will find many great colleges and specialty schools in the area, including ITT Technical Institute, Academy College and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
If you're looking to rent an apartment near your place of work, top commercial and industrial employers in the area include Life Time Fitness, Rosemount Inc. and Supervalu, Inc.