About Carver County
Carver County, Minnesota is located just southwest of the "Twin Cities" of Minneapolis and St. Paul. It is the least populated of the seven metro counties, but is the state's fourth fastest growing county as well. The estimated 2006 population of 86,236 is expected to more than double by 2030. It is geographically one of the metro area's smallest counties, but takes great pride in being an upscale community with beautiful natural surroundings. Our county offers the ideal combination of a picturesque setting and an attractive professional opportunity.
The county is comprised of the following cities and townships:
Chaska (county seat)
Norwood Young America
Carver County is home to an array of recreational activities, including renowned golf courses, beautiful pristine lakes, and miles of hiking and biking trails with some of the most breathtaking parks.
While Carver County is preparing for forward momentum and explosive growth through 2030, we are steeped in a rich history which represents the culture, passion, and pride that has made our county what it is today. These attributes come together to make Carver County the best place to live, work and play. (For more information on Carver County's history, please visit our Historical Society website.)