Life in Eden Prairie, Minnesota

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Are you thinking of moving or relocating to Eden Prairie, Minnesota? Would you like to know what the quality of life is like living in Eden Prairie?
Mahamed Mohamed reports in this review:
WeatherHow much crime?What are the neighborhoods like?What are the people like?
Minnesota is usually burdened with brutal winters and summers where the weather turns into humid and tropical settings. Visiting EP during the summer was interesting because it was much like the temperature of the south. The humidity levels are through the roof and the air is very moist and damp. Rain wasn't as bad and the snow during the winter is what gets everybody when it comes to transportation and travel.Eden Prairie is home to a lot of immigrants from Mexico, and Somalia. Crime rates differ on websites, but from being there you can see that an abundance of crime goes down in the city and the ones that surround it. Theft, and battery are some of the common crimes you see in the more populated areas. You usually see it when you go to the Somali populated districts (Shopping Center).Flying Cloud is one of the best places to live in Eden Prairie, the resources that are available to you at this neighborhood are second to none. It's usually described as an area that is housed by people who are white. This neighborhood has houses that usually range within the $400,000 price so it's a great place to live. Rowland is also a tough place to live, albeit it has a few good houses. Many people here are subject to theft and incoming individuals from the apartment areas hanging around there territory. This area is mixed with Asians and people of African decent.People are extremely friendly in Eden Prairie. Many people don't realize that many people are nicer in EP then they are in Minneapolis. Minnesota in general is one of the nicest states you can live in. Everyone has a laid back feeling and a really nice outlook on life. They hunt, and have attractions that brings everyone together. The ethnic mix floats around Somali and American. That is what dominates the state and EP because of Minnesota being a destination for refugees.
Downtown AreaRestaurantsSchoolsSingle life
The downtown area is pretty neat, in which every district has certain respectable shopping centers. You can find places like Charming Charlies and Bijuju. Which are very popular with the girls in the area. You can find your typical small mom-and-pops and retail stores downtown. It's a great place to take someone out and have a good time.Wildfire is a popular restaurant that is eaten at in EP. It's a traditional steakhouse and everyone flocks to eat their steaks. Lions trap is also a popular place to eat. It has a lot of American styled sandwiches that are loved by the locals.The schools here are good. Even though a lot of immigrant's children do attend and overpopulate, the school system has done a good job handling everything and still presenting wonderful education.It's a good place to meet young people and other people in different ethnic backgrounds. Sometimes people are interested in significant others who share a diverse background.
Noisetown comparison vs.Best hospitalTourist attractions
There's an airport in Minneapolis, so you do hear your occasional boeing jet fly over. However there are no protrusive sources of noise pollution in the area.Eden Prairie is a powerhouse compared to other cities and towns that surround it. Many say the town of Burnsville which is similar in demographics with the type of people is similar to EP. However the established nature and the sustainability of Eden Prairie is second to none.Fairview is the closest hospital in the region, and is a very reputable establishment. I've had family members go there and enjoy the service and get great treatment. It's for sure a hospital that you would be safe visiting.If you ever visit Eden Prairie it's a must to go out and visit the abundance of lakes. Round lake park is a spot you should visit, filled with water sports and places to eat around the park. You can get a good look at the scenic beauty of Minnesota, and get a healthy contribution as well.
General comments   
To me Eden Prairie seems like a major city, with an abundance of resources. Plenty of schools, and shopping centers surround this city and truly makes it a place that is both diverse and your view of the typical american household. Eden Prairie is always a favorite place to visit for me and I go back every year.   
Eden Prairie, Minnesota population: 60797

How many black people live in Eden Prairie? How many white people?
Number of White People49695Percentage of White people81.7%
Number of Black People3932Percentage of Black people6.5%
Number of Hispanic People2132Percentage of Hispanic people3.5%
Number of Asian People6230Percentage of Asian people10.2%
Number of American Indian People384Percentage of American Indian people0.6%

Note: Numbers may add up to >100% because some people are more than one race.

Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Percent college grads: 60.4%
Percent grad school grads: 19.1%
Unemployment rate: 4.5
Median house value: 334100
Median income: 89493

How many singles in Eden Prairie?

Single men ages 20-34Single women ages 20-34Ratio of single men to women age
395831511.26men for each woman
Single men ages 35-44Single women ages 35-44Ratio of single men to women age
102110610.96men for each woman
Single men ages 45-54Single women ages 45-54Ratio of single men to women age
83713030.64men for each woman

Crimes in Eden Prairie, Minnesota
CrimesAbsolute numbersAverage percentage chance of being a victim in
by typeof crimesOne YearFive Years
Aggr. Assault210%0%
Auto Theft190%0%

Weather History for Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Eden Prairie, Minnesota Basic Temperatue and Weather (30 year averages)
MonthNumber of Days below zero (degrees)Number of Days 0-20's (degrees)Number of Days 20's (degrees)Number of Days 30's (degrees)Number of Days 40's (degrees)Number of Days 50's (degrees)Number of Days 60's (degrees)Number of Days 70's (degrees)Number of Days 80's (degrees)Number of Days 90's+ (degrees)
Average year00734634365163630
Realistic temperatures, taking into account precipitation, amount of sunlight during the day, winds during the day, and humidity during hot days.

MonthNumber of Days below zero (degrees)Number of Days 0-20's (degrees)Number of Days 20's (degrees)Number of Days 30's (degrees)Number of Days 40's (degrees)Number of Days 50's (degrees)Number of Days 60's (degrees)Number of Days 70's (degrees)Number of Days 80's (degrees)Number of Days 90's+ (degrees)
Average year01093316383742186012

How many hot humid days a year does Eden Prairie, Minnesota have?
How many cloudy days a year does Eden Prairie, Minnesota have?
How many sunny days a year does Eden Prairie, Minnesota have? How sunny is it?
How many windy days a year does Eden Prairie, Minnesota have? How windy is it?
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MonthNumber of hot, humid daysNumber of very windy daysNumber of windy daysNumber of somewhat windy daysNumber of calm daysNumber of clear daysNumber of moderately cloudly daysNumber of somewhat cloudy daysNumber of very cloudy days
Average year63258107001004073147

(Note: Humidity, wind, and cloudcover information is based on (a) 30 year averages and in many cases (b) a large nearby weather station. If you're in an area with a lot of "micro climates" actual conditions may vary.)

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Sources of information: Census, FBI Crime Statistics, NOAA
Disclaimer: The information presented here are for the general population, assume the same rate of crime in the future, and an evenly distributed amount of crime throughout the city in question. They are not meant to accurately predict whether one person in particular will be a victim of crime. Percentages are based on the population of the city/town in question, except for burglaries, which are based on the number of households.