Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The fall real estate blitz is on, with 301 houses open to the public over the next few weeks.
Like falling leaves and pumpkin harvests, the annual Parade of Homes has become a sure sign of autumn in the Twin Cities region. This year's parade, sponsored by the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC), features 301 new homes, open from noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays through Sept. 30. The parade homes are free to the public except three "dream homes," for which the BATC is requesting a $5 donation to the BATC Foundation. The 2012 Fall Showcase features seven locations in Savage: #273, 5503 Edgewater Drive, Savage: Tour this $449,900 home in the Trace Water development, a neighborhood perched in an area replete with ponds and views of the coveted Murphy Hanrehan Park Preserve. This two-story home comes with four …
Friday, August 24, 2012
Nancy Huddleston wrote the visual history book "Images of America – Savage" last fall.
Burnsville resident Nancy Huddleston recently chronicled the history of neighboring town Savage in her first book, Images of America – Savage, which was published earlier this year. “I really came to love Savage and its history,” said Huddleston. The largely photographic book spans from 1856 to 1965. It traces Savage from its early days as a river community settled by Scottish and Irish immigrants under the name “Hamilton Landing” to the record-breaking floods that struck the town in the 1960s. Huddleston also discusses the role of turn-of-the-century racehorse and local legend Dan Patch and his owner, farm industry entrepreneur Marion W. Savage, the town’s namesake. As the text continues, Huddleston addresses Savage’s commercial growth in…
Friday, July 27, 2012
Looking for a home in the Burnsville-Savage area? Check out this week's schedule.
• 1321 Summit Oaks Drive: A four-bed, four-bath home for $449,900. Open house from Sunday, July 29, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m • 11411 West River Hills Drive: A four-bed, three-bath home for $365,000. Open house from Sunday, July 29, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. • 13200 Penn Avenue South: A five-bed, three-bath home for $249,900. Open house from Sunday, July 29, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. • 12701 Country View Lane: A three-bed, three-bath home for $219,900. Open house from Sunday, July 29, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. • 13101 Grand Avenue: This week's featured property. A four-bed, three-bath home for $219,722. Open house from Sunday, July 29, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. • 13220 Upton Avenue South: A four-bed, three-bath home for $214,900. Open house from Sunday, July…
Friday, May 18, 2012
Lisa Raley is still reeling from the loss of her youngest son, Brett Michael Raley, whose death is still under investigation.
It's Mother's Day 2012— a beautiful, sunny day. Lisa Raley is at her parents' house in Prior Lake, surrounded by flowers— long-stem roses, lilies, bright Gerber daisies— but something very precious is missing: Her son, Brett, who died suddenly last week in a moped accident on a quiet Savage street. Outside the house, Lower Prior Lake sparkles and a light breeze rustles through a green canopy of trees—scene of many happy memories of Brett. Inside, a deep silence fills the house, punctuated only by the squeals of Brett's nephew, a toddler. The family seems to be waiting for the door to open, for their restless Brett to come home. In the corner, a single candle flickers before his portrait. "He could not sit still for nothing. He hated just …
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Rudy Kraemer Nature Preserve was the site of a large controlled burn on Friday afternoon.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Savage Police issued an alert after two reports of an intruder in children's bedrooms.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
CNN's Money Magazine ranked the town number 51 for its parks, affordable housing and economic vitality.
For years, Mayor Janet Williams has called Savage the "best kept secret" south of the Minnesota River. The secret is out. This week, CNN's Money magazine named Savage one of the 100 best places to live in America. The city was number 51 on the list. The pool of competitors is rather large: On a whole there are about 19,000 municipal governments in the U.S. according to the National League of Cities. There are 643 in Savage's population range, from 25,000 to 50,000. The magazine praised Savage real estate, calling the city a bastion of "reasonably priced homes" where a first-time buyer can find a three-bedroom for $185,000 and $210,000. Savage also got high marks for its "quaint Main Street area," and recreational infrastructure. It's …