Southwest Metro Living: Fall Parade of Homes

With some of the best schools, entertainment, and parks the Twin Cities has to offer, the Southwest Metro is the place to be. Populated with wonderful communities, full of amenities perfect for your family, its easy to find your haven in this region. Take a look below at our featured neighborhoods, and imagine life in the southwest metro, whether its next to the lake, or near an award-winning school.

To make your home search even easier, we included the Parade of Homes models to visit in each neighborhood, so you can find your perfect home or perfect builder. Visit any model during the Parade of Homes, Thursdays – Sundays, through Oct. 1 from 12-6 PM.

Low-Key Living in the Southwest Metro

Both Chanhassen and Eden Prairie have recently held spots in the top three best places to live in the United States as voted by readers of Money and Time magazines, making the two neighborhoods featured below some of the best communities in the Twin Cities region. The Eden Prairie and eastern Carver County public schools, and award-winning private schools, offer plenty of options for outstanding K-12 education. City-wide celebrations, recreation, and entertainment, including the nationally known Chanhassen theater, offer plenty of reasons to keep busy and explore this exceptional area with your family.

Blossom Hill | Eden Prairie

Eden Prairie’s Blossom Hill features rolling wooded terrain in a quiet setting, so you can have a peaceful retreat to come home to, making it the perfect place for you to build your new custom home! Walkout lots allow for spacious, family-friendly layouts that welcome beautiful natural light. Discover pristine Eden Prairie living! Home packages are priced from the low $700s.

Foxwood | Chanhassen

Gonyea’s newest development is located in vibrant and historic Chanhassen. With over 40 homesites available (some with wooded walkout lots), Foxwood is the ideal spot for those looking to lead an active lifestyle. Enjoy the abundant recreation, nearby lakes and parks, and easy access to shopping, entertainment and fantastic restaurants. Lots and new custom home packages are available now, starting in the $750s.

The Lake is Calling in the Southwest Metro

The Lake Minnetonka region of the southwest metro offers plenty of varieties of entertainment, shopping, fine dining, history, and relaxation, so you’ll continue to stay busy year-around. You can find many festivals and celebrations throughout the year in the parks along Lake Minnetonka’s shoreline. Not only do you get the amenities of lake living, but you get an outstanding school district. According to, Minnetonka schools are ranked #1 in Minnesota. Hallmarks of the school district are high academic standards, robust extracurricular activities and a strong sense of school pride.

Villas at Groveland | Minnetonka

Enjoy plenty of space and privacy in Villas at Groveland, conveniently located in Minnetonka, MN, offering plenty of restaurants, entertainment, and parks nearby, including Meadow Park, a year-round park with hockey rinks, tennis courts, a huge playground, and an extensive trail system. Custom home packages start in the mid $700s.

Minnetonka Country Club | Shorewood

If you’re looking for a stunning location with amazing views to call home— Minnetonka Country Club is it! Beautiful trails run through this former golf course and connect to many city and regional trails, including the popular Luce Line Trail. And quaint downtown Excelsior is just minutes away! New custom home packages start in the $900s.

Other Southwest Metro Communities

Vistas at Bentz Farm | Chanhassen

This peaceful haven is just minutes from the Twin Cities. With easy access to downtown Chanhassen and Excelsior, there’s an abundance of dining and entertainment nearby. Enjoy the great outdoors at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park, Lake Ann Park and nearby Lake Minnetonka.

Reeder Ridge | Eden Prairie

One of Eden Prairie’s most desirable neighborhoods, Reeder Ridge is conveniently located on the bluffs of the Minnesota river valley, just minutes from shopping, arts, recreation and award-winning Eden Prairie schools. The whole family will enjoy the beautiful southern exposures and community pool & pool house.

Arbor Woods | Victoria

Nestled in the mature maple trees of northeast Victoria, MN – Arbor Woods offers a wooded retreat minutes from the Twin Cities. Enjoy the great outdoors at one Victoria’s fantastic parks, multiple lakes and the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

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