Savage Community Information

Education

Savage students are served by three school districts Prior Lake-Savage District 719, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage District 191 and the Shakopee School District. Within the city limits there are six public elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school, in addition to two parochial options. The schools often receive good ratings from the state and community and all typically get high marks from parents.

Savage is also close to several public and private colleges, with 13 have campuses less than 20 miles from town. There are also many community and technical colleges in the region, meaning residents can remain at home while furthering their education.

Jobs and Economy

Savage is considered an industrial manufacturing job center in the southern portion of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Other vibrant industries include retail, health care, finance, management, high-tech and professional and technical services.

Statistics also show that Scott County is the fastest growing county in Minnesota, meaning that Savage and other communities are in a good spot for businesses looking to move to the region or expand. A large amount of industrial land is also available for development, which has contributed to and will continue to drive the fast-growing business sectors of services and construction.

Attractions and Points of Interest

The McColl Pond Environmental Learning Center at Savage Community Park is a great example of the city's commitment to protecting the environment while serving as a gathering spot for special family and community events. The 8,000-square-foot building incorporates green features throughout, which is a natural fit for its location on 10 acres of woodlands and next to McColl Pond.

Savage's location in the southern part of the Twin Cities means residents have multiple options for shopping, dining, world-class entertainment and college and professional sports. The city is also less than a 20-minute drive from three major attractions in that end of the metropolitan area Canterbury Park, a major horse racing track that holds meets from early May through Labor Day; Valley Fair, a 125-acre amusement park that rivals some of the best in the country; and the Renaissance Festival, a popular summer event with a Medieval theme.

Parks and Recreation

Savage has nearly 30 miles of paved trails within its park system and along roadways, with the Murphy Hanrehan Park Reserve among the most popular spots for residents to play or get a vigorous workout. The 2,400-acre regional park on the south side of town is undeveloped except for trails that cater to walkers, bikers, horses, snowmobiles and cross-country skiers. There are also more than 20 other parks in town ranging in size from 5 acres to the 53-acre Savage Community Park that is home to the Savage Sports Center, which has, among other amenities, an air-supported dome athletic facility, baseball and softball fields, skating rinks, picnic shelters and McColl Pond at its western edge. At 45 acres, Hidden Valley Park is also popular because of the Credit River and its numerous places to relax, walk or have picnic outings.

The wood-chipped Trout Run Trail provides residents with a more natural route for walking or running. The trail abuts a 75-acre wetland and links other sidewalks and trails to form a route that, if a person is up for it, can be followed into the neighboring communities of Shakopee and Prior Lake.

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