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Serving Lakeville, Eagan, Apple Valley, Minnesota real estate and surrounding communities. The Maurer Group are here to serve you and your home sale or purchase needs efficiently and with the personalization you deserve. Meet themin your home or in their office in Apple Valley, Minnesota. Tony is well known in the southern Minneapolis and St Paul suburbs of Lakeville, Eagan, Apple Valley, extending west to Shakopee and Chaska, south to Farmington and Credit River, and east to Rosemount and Woodbury. Whether you seek a starter home, condominium, townhome, family home, executive home, cabin up north, lakefront property, golf estate property, investment property, wooded lot, acreage, rental properties, or senior living options, Tony has the expertise to assist you and your family.

Enjoy a historical prespective of the southern suburbs of Lakeville, Eagan, and Apple Valley, Minnesota. And a peek at the current local weather and time.

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Lakeville Minnesota
Real Estate

Lakeville Minnesota real estate is one of extensive growth and with the land mass to do it.. Lakeville had its origins back in 1853. That's when Captain William B. Dodd, who came from the east to serve the military forts in the Minnesota Territory, designed and directed the construction of a road that would serve as a practical land route connecting the military forts in St. Paul to the southern forts. The road, which was named for Captain Dodd, bisects present-day Lakeville.

J.J. Brackett, who owned a St. Paul lumber mill and transported mail, supplies and travelers along this route, soon chose Lakeville as an ideal site for a town because it was roughly halfway between St. Paul and St. Peter. In 1855 he platted 250 acres and named it Lakeville because it bordered the nearby Prairie Lake. By 1858 Lakeville contained a general store, two hotels, a boarding house, a blacksmith shop, a saloon and a shoemaker shop.

In 1910, Colonel Marion Savage and several partners built an amusement park, along with a railroad line that connected the park with the Twin Cities. They located their park on the east shore of the then-Prairie Lake, renaming it Lake Marion after Colonel Savage. Antlers Amusement Park became one of the most famous amusement parks in the upper Midwest. It contained a lavish dance pavilion with a gleaming oak dance floor; a large bathing beach that featured a dock, diving tower and high sliding chute; a boat dock, a children's playground with a miniature operating train,; tennis courts, an athletic field and baseball diamond with a grandstand for spectators; and an aerial swing. A nine-hole golf course was located nearby. The rail line was named the Dan Patch Railroad Line after the famous racehorse. Luxury excursion cars with real leather seats, stained glass upper windows and richly carved and inlaid wood brought thousands of visitors to the park each summer. The original village and fire hall, built in 1910, still stands downtown.

In 1967 most of Lakeville Township merged with the Village of Lakeville to become the 38-square-mile City of Lakeville. Lakeville is expected to become the largest city in Dakota County by the year 2020. The Lakeville Area School District serves 10,000 students with neighborhood schools and two high schools.

Tony Maurer has extensive knowledge of Lakeville Minnesota real estate. With personal expertise let Tony help you find your new home or sell your present home.
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Eagan Minnesota
Real Estate

The City of Eagan is a growing community with lovely residential areas, extensive outdoor recreation opportunities and quality commercial and industrial development.

The first residents of the Eagan area were the Dakota or Sioux Indians. Around 1740, a small settlement known as Black Dog Village was formed along the Minnesota River, near the present Burnsville/Eagan border.

European interest in this region began with the French explorers and fur traders during the 1600's. In 1851 Eagan and the rest of Southern Minnesota west of the Mississippi River were opened to westward expansion for settlers.

At the time of its formation in 1860, Eagan's population was 567. Most of the residents were farmers. Around 1885, the growing of onions began in parts of Eagan. The onions were shipped to various parts of the country and the volume was such that, at one time, the area was called "The Onion Capital of the United States."

During the early years, the population of Eagan grew at a relatively slow rate, rising from 642 in 1880 to 1,185 in 1950. During the 1950's, with the initiation of the interstate highway system and the growth of the entire metropolitan area, Eagan slowly began to change from farmland into a developing suburban community. Eagan became a city on January 1, 1974.

Today the city of Eagan Minnesota population is close to 66,000 people. The school district includes surrounding towns of Apple Valley and Rosemount.

Tony Maurer has extensive knowledge of Eagan, Minnesota real estate. With personal expertise let Tony help you find your new home or sell your present home.
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Apple Valley Minnesota
Real Estate

Apple Valley Minnesota real estate is one of building and growth. Until 1968, Apple Valley was known officially as the township of Lebanon. The population in and near the township had exploded as the result of a housing boom that began in the early 1960s. When residents voted in 1968 to incorporate the town, they also chose to change its name to Apple Valley after the popular Orrin Thompson Homes housing developments where every lot was planted with an apple tree.

Apple Valley has grown steadily since 1960 to become a town with more than 48,000 residents. The city is still a relatively small residential and business community of just 17 1/2 square miles and is only 75 percent developed. However, it welcomed more than $54 million worth of new residential building permits in 2000 and millions of dollars of commercial/industrial construction.

Residents of Apple Valley tend to be young, well-educated and financially secure. Eighty-seven percent of residents own their own homes and 82 percent are employed. .

The school district, Eagan Apple Valley Rosemount School District serves the students with many neighborhood schools and four High Schools.

Tony Maurer has extensive knowledge of Apple Valley Minnesota real estate. With personal expertise let Tony help you find your new home or sell your present home.

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