With a population of 59,866 residents, Lakeville has an active and growing business community, with over 1,000 businesses. Opportunities abound for commercial development to provide goods and services for the growing population. Lakeville provides businesses with easy access to Twin Cities amenities, as well as ideal access to southern Minnesota and points south, including Rochester, LaCrosse, Des Moines and Chicago.
Lakeville provides the foundation for healthy neighborhoods and prosperous businesses by investing in efficient services, effective partnerships, and citizen participation. Whether you are looking for your first home, your last, or something in between, Lakeville has what you are looking for. With 35 percent of our population under the age of 18, the City of Lakeville recognizes and values the importance of outstanding schools. Our community is served by three excellent school districts, each of which consistently produces students who score above the national average on achievement tests.
Discover Lakeville...Where Nature Meets The Twin Cities
Lakeville’s many recreational opportunities include:
• 5 beautiful lakes with 3 public swimming beaches, 2 public boat launches perfect for boating, fishing, swimming or simply relaxing.
• 47 expansive parks, 70 ball fields, 30 soccer fields, and 26 playgrounds, 25 miles of pedestrian and bicycle trails, access to cross-country ski, equestrian (horseback), and snowmobile trails. Includes 340 acre Ritter Farm Park nature preserve and 2700 acre Murphy Hanrehan Park reserve.
• 4 champion golf courses and 6 more with-in a 20 minute drive.