Located less than 30 miles southwest of Minneapolis, Shakopee is a growing suburb offering access to the excitement of the city and the comfort of a small community. In addition to being close to some of the major attractions of Minneapolis, such as the Mall of America, Shakopee is also just minutes from Historic Murphey's Landing, the Valleyfair Amusement Park, the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge and Canterbury Park Racetrack, where you can watch live horse racing.
The city has a vast array of parks and recreational facilities available to residents of houses for rent in Shakopee. There are more than 38 parks and a combined 920 acres of parkland and open space, as well as over 10 miles of multi-use trails. One of the most popular parks in the area is Huber Park, which is located on the Minnesota River and features a band shelter, new playground and a concession stand for special events. Shakopee also has an ice arena, aquatic center, boat launch, pavilions available for rental and sports leagues for youths and adults.
Perhaps the most popular park facility is the Shakopee SandVenture Aquatic Park. In addition to the actual pool, the park features a 300-foot water slide, two 12-foot drop slides and a diving board.
Despite its growth and proximity to Minneapolis, Shakopee has put a focus on retaining and fostering its small-town feel. The city celebrates its community through its Historic Downtown area, where residents of homes for rent in Shakopee can shop, dine and explore. Also, one of the city's most visited events is Taste of Shakopee, which is just one part of the larger summer festival Derby Days.
If you're looking for Shakopee rental homes, there are a variety of great neighborhoods to choose from. To start, search Rentals.com for Shakopee rental houses in Glendale Woods, Timber Lakes or Southbridge.