A Great Place to Live…
With a population of 22,952 per the 2010 census (25,194 estimate in 2015), Chanhassen has 14,427 acres in 24-square miles. Most of the city is located within Carver County; however, 154 acres in eastern Chanhassen are located in Hennepin County.
There are twelve beautiful, clean lakes, wholly or partially located within the city limits: Christmas Lake, Harrison Lake, Lake Ann, Lake Lucy, Lake Minnewashta, Lake Riley, Lake St. Joe, Lake Susan, Lotus Lake, Rice Lake, Rice Marsh Lake, and Silver Lake.
Five major highways traverse the community, making it easy to reach other metropolitan areas. Trunk Highways 5, 7 and 212 run east / west and Trunk Highway 41 and 101 run north / south.
The city offers a wide variety of housing types, from apartments and starter homes to estates and lake properties. Approximately 73% of the homes in Chanhassen are owner-occupied. Chanhassen's population includes many young families - 35% of the population is under 24, and the median age is 39.4 years.
Two public school districts serve Chanhassen: Minnetonka District 276 and Eastern Carver County District 112. Many quality private schools are also available.
The city has 15 Carver County Deputies assigned to patrol and manage public safety, as well as a crime prevention specialist and two part-time community service officers.
The Chanhassen Fire Department has 47 on-call members. The Main Fire Station is located on Laredo Drive and a satellite station is located on Minnewashta Parkway.
A Great Place to Work…
Our thriving businesses include a variety of commercial and industrial companies. Downtown Chanhassen offers great shopping, eating, and entertainment. Office and warehouse buildings are located in various industrial parks throughout the city. The city has over 4.2 million square feet of commercial / industrial space, which includes approximately 711 businesses that employ nearly 13,000 people.
Chanhassen industries include: printing, financial services, medical products, engineering, food production, high-tech manufacturing, and many more.
A Great Place to Play…
Parks & Trails
Chanhassen’s 885-acre park system features five community parks, 28 neighborhood parks and 14 park preserves spread throughout the community. There are 90 miles of trails and sidewalks for walkers, bikers, runners, and in-line skaters to enjoy. The trails connect downtown, parks, and neighborhoods.
The Chanhassen Senior Center, located in the lower level of City Hall, is a social gathering place for people 55 and over. The center offers programs, trips, meals on wheels, and congregate dining.
The Chanhassen Recreation Center (located on the east side of Bluff Creek Elementary School) provides residents with the opportunity to stay fit. There is a fitness room, gym, aerobic / dance studio, and five public meeting rooms that are available for rent.
With the generous support of area businesses, the city hosts several community events each year: February Festival, Easter Egg / Candy Hunt, Arbor Day Celebration, July 4th Celebration, Fire Department Open House, Halloween Party, and Tree Lighting Ceremony.