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New Home Communities in Dakota County

Strategically positioned on the southeastern side of the Twin Cities Metropolitan area, Dakota County is blessed with all forms of natural beauty. The County takes pride in its two rivers, the Minnesota, and Mississippi, the many lakes, including Crystal Lake, Lake Mario, Keegan Lake, Chub Lake, and several others, and overall geographic area.

With Hastings as the county seat, the county has various important cities. Apple Valley organizes Farmers Market and Summer Concert Series, the city of Farmington has Dew Days Community Event and the Annual Dew Run. Even Hastings does not lag behind and hosts an annual Arts and Crafts Fair, and Cruise-In Car Show.

Dakota County has the biggest and most impressive educational system in Minnesota. Dakota County has a nationally acknowledged Independent School District 196. It also provides some great options for postsecondary education, namely Inver Hills Community College and Dakota County Technical College.

Outdoor activities never end in this county. Whether you take up bicycling as a hobby or pursue this activity to stay fit, Dakota County has several miles of trails to keep you amused. Ride your bicycle and explore River to River Greenway, Big Rivers Regional Trail, or Mississippi River Regional Trail. Avail boating opportunities at its beautiful lakes where you can also windsurf, ski, catch fish and engage in other water related activities. If camping fascinates you more, have a relaxing getaway at Lebanon Hills Regional Park, Lake Byllesby Regional Park, or Whitetail Woods Regional Park.

Winter and summer hiking facilities are best offered at North Urban Regional Trail, Thompson County Park, and Miesville Ravine Park Reserve. If you think you’re not a pro at hiking, the county also offers helpful courses for guided birding hikes, nature hikes, and other forms of hiking. Let your kids play on slides, towers, swings, monkey bars, and bridges while you relax and enjoy yourself. All these fun-filled activities are available at many picnic areas like Spring Lake Park Reserve and Jensen Lake Trailhead. These parks also offer recreational bonfire facilities, so arrange a family picnic and have an amazing time.

Dakota County is a safe, resident-friendly region where you can add the much-desired peace and excitement to your life. Find a home in the county that complements your lifestyle using NewHomeSource.com.

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    Lemay Shores by CalAtlantic Homes

    Lemay Shores by CalAtlantic Homes in Minneapolis-St. Paul Minnesota
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    CalAtlantic Homes in Mendota Heights, MN

    From $428,990 - $445,990

    2409 Lemay Shores Dr
    Mendota Heights, MN 55120

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    Cherry Hill by D.R. Horton

    Cherry Hill by D.R. Horton in Minneapolis-St. Paul Minnesota
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    D.R. Horton in Lakeville, MN

    From $384,900 - $473,000

    18912 Holland Drive
    Lakeville, MN 55044

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    Avonlea - The Landing at Avonlea by Lennar

    Avonlea - The Landing at Avonlea by Lennar in Minneapolis-St. Paul Minnesota
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    Lennar in Lakeville, MN

    From $378,990 - $450,990

    18079 Gleaming Path
    Lakeville, MN 55044

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    9 homes match your search

    Avonlea Villas by M/I Homes

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    M/I Homes in Lakeville, MN

    From $372,990 - $419,990

    18017 Green Gables Trail
    Lakeville, MN 55044

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    Linden Ridge- Expressions Collection by Pulte Homes

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    Pulte Homes in Lakeville, MN

    From $348,990 - $409,990

    7975 205th Street West
    Lakeville, MN 55044

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    Avonlea - The Commons at Avonlea by Lennar

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    Lennar in Lakeville, MN

    From $294,990 - $302,990

    18399 Glassner Way
    Lakeville, MN 55044

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    Avonlea Smart Series by M/I Homes

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    M/I Homes in Lakeville, MN

    From $338,990 - $392,978

    18021 Green Gables Trail
    Lakeville, MN 55044

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    Summerlyn Landmark Collection by Lennar

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    Lennar in Lakeville, MN

    From $381,990 - $476,990

    8834 193rd St W.
    Lakeville, MN 55044

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    Greystone III by Lennar

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    Lennar in Rosemount, MN

    From $317,990 - $376,990

    14086 Addison Ave
    Rosemount, MN 55068

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    Settler's Ridge - Settler's Ridge Classic by Lennar

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    Lennar in Inver Grove Heights, MN

    From $503,990 - $576,990

    6896 Alverno Lane
    Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077

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    Top New Home Cities in Dakota County

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    City Communities Average New Home Price
    Woodbury 11 $386,235
    Lakeville 9 $406,685
    Prior Lake 8 $405,527
    Lake Elmo 7 $433,899
    Cottage Grove 6 $409,502
    Savage 4 $415,169
    Inver Grove Heights 3 $491,217
    Rosemount 2 $439,899
    Shakopee 2 $396,659
    Mendota Heights 1 $438,490
    Eagan 1 $647,625
    Lonsdale 1 $283,700
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