Carver County Real Estate Information

Carver County is a primarily suburban county found in the southeastern quarter of the state of Minnesota. Carver County has a population of approximately seventy thousand two hundred residents, meaning that it is one of the less heavily populated of the suburban counties of the Twin Cities area. Carver County takes its name from Jonathan Carver, one of the first explorers in the state of Minnesota. The county seat of Carver County is Chaska, which includes what was formerly the Chaska Township. Carver County covers a total area of approximately three hundred and seventy six square miles, breaking down to three hundred and fifty seven square miles of land, and nineteen square miles of standing surface water.

Carver County lives up to the reputation of Minnesota as a part of the “Land of Ten Thousand Lakes”, as it is home to a number of lakes, creeks, brooks, and rivers. Some of these bodies of water include Assumption Lake, Barnes Lake, Brand Lake, Donders Lake, Marsh Lake, Lake Patterson, Miller Lake, Scott Lake, Tiger Lake, Sunny Lake, and Winkler Lake. Carver County is found adjacent to a total of five counties, including Wright County, Scott County, Sibley County, McLeod County, and Hennepin County. The main transportation avenues in Carver County include United States Highway 212, and Minnesota State Highways 5, 7, 25, 41, and 284. Carver County is generally socioeconomically and racially homogeneous, which is largely attributable to the high per capita income and average family income in the region.

There are a number of cities, townships, and unincorporated communities in Carver County, which range widely in size, population, and economic importance. Some of the cities include Carver, Chaska, Hamburg, Mayer, New Germany, Victoria, Waconia, and Watertown, while some of the townships include Camden Township, Dahlgren Township, Hancock Township, Hollywood Township, Waconia Township, and the Young America Township. Residents of Carver County real estate can take advantage of the educational opportunities of the Twin Cities area, including private schools, colleges, and universities. There are also number of world class shopping and fine dining destinations in Minneapolis and Saint Paul.