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.
The 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 ranked fourth in Best Places to Live (Small Towns) in 2013.