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Chanhassen is a city in Carver and Hennepin counties in the state of Minnesota. It is southwest of Minneapolis. The population was 22,952 at the 2010 census.HistoryThe origin of the name comes from the Dakota word chanhasen meaning "sugar-maple tree" (chan, tree; haza, a tree with sap). The northern metro area Hassan Township carries the latter syllable of the word to avoid confusion. Chanhassen was ranked as the #2 best place to live in America in 2009 by Money Magazine, and fourth among small towns rated as best places to live in 2013.GeographyChanhassen is located at.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 22.88sqmi, of which 20.44sqmi is land and 2.44sqmi is water. Although the bulk of Chanhassen is in Carver County, a small portion also extends into Hennepin County.U.S. Highway 212 and Minnesota State Highways 5 and 41 are three of the main routes in Chanhassen.Township 116 North, Range 23 West, Fifth Principal Meridian of the Public Land Survey System.Add Chanhassen and other destinations to your itinerary using our United States travel route planner, and learn about what to see, what to do, and where to stay.
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