The city of Savage is located in Scott County of Minnesota. It is a suburb located 15 miles south-southwest of downtown Minneapolis. The city is situated on the south bank of the Minnesota River in a region commonly referred to as “South of the River” by residents of The Twin Cities. Savage is part of the southern portion of the Twin Cities which is the sixteenth largest metropolitan area in the United States. The population of Savage was estimated to be 26,911 at the time of the 2010 census. The suburb of Savage is very conveniently situated between two major Highways, they are Interstate 35W and Highway 169.
Savage was a landing point for Irish and Scottish immigrants in 1800, The city of Savage has grown into a growing bedroom community and has absorbed population from its larger neighbor to the east – Burnsville. At one time Savage was a shipbuilding port for the U.S. Navy and has now transformed into an industrial manufacturing job center for the southern metro. Savage is still relatively undeveloped and has plenty of future growth potential. with sections of the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge and Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve within its borders.
Savage has been recognized as a great place to live…as an example it was named among the Best Places to Live in America by Money Magazine in 2013 and 2011 and among the Best Affordable Suburbs in the nation by BusinessWeek in 2010. The City of Savage says “It is recognized as a community where families can live well for less and enjoy top schools, low crime, quality parks and recreation facilities and reasonable commutes”.
Savage’s environmental benefits are many and include the Minnesota River – which forms the city’s northern border, the 500 acre Savage Fen Wetland Complex – which contains some of the largest calcareous fens in the state, Eagle Creek – which is one of the last Brown Trout streams in the metro area and Boiling Springs which is a historical landmark. One of the major industries in Savage is shipping and this is due to the Savage’s location on the Minnesota River. Savage features a large retail base, which includes numerous grocery stores, a variety of restaurants, retail stores and service shops.
Savage offers 23 city parks, a regional park and hundreds of miles of sidewalks and scenic trails.
There are three school districts that serve the city of Savage. The three districts are:
The students of the Prior Lake-Savage District will attend the highly rated Prior Lake High School which is located in Savage.
The students of Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District will attend Burnsville High School which is located in Burnsville.
To summarize…one of the best places to live in the Nation, one of the most affordable, convenient location and good schools. A great place to live!