Best Places to Live in Minnesota

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What you need to know about Minnesota

The Land of 10,000 Lakes is also a land of vast entertainment options from ice skating and skiing in the winter to fishing, boating and hiking in the summer. Home of the twin cities Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota provides residents with access to both big city amenities and small town charm. Some of the best cities to live in Minnesota include Rochester and Minneapolis. Minnesota’s economy is anchored by corporate giants like Target, 3M and General Mills.

The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Minnesota
Minnesota living can be affordable if you know where to look
8 Reasons to Move to Minnesota
You'll wonder why you never thought to settle in this Midwest state before.
Why the 7 Natural Wonders Are Actually in Minnesota
Spoiler alert: These seven destinations are so cool, you'll want to visit them as soon as possible.
Best Places to Live in Minnesota
Choice communities include Rochester, St. Paul, Eden Prairie

Population

5,383,661
Up by 4%
4 Cities That Thrive During the Winter Months
From Michigan, to Massachusetts and Minnesota, these cities come alive during the winter months with much to do and see.
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Best Places to Fulfill Your New Year's Resolutions
Whether you've vowed to exercise more or spend less, these cities will help you keep your resolutions.
Rochester, MN
Why Rochester, MN is a Top 100 Best Place to Live
The home of the famed Mayo Clinic – and much more.
Rochester Community and Technical College
Schools in Rochester, MN
Rochester offers families a wide range of educational choices.

Business

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Business Climate
Rochester, MN - Snow Golf
Activities for All Seasons in Rochester, MN
Residents stay active and entertained year round.
Rochester, MN - Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery
Best Places to Eat Locally in Rochester, MN
To really get to know Rochester, get to know its cuisine. Here are a few local favorites.

Housing

Homes Owned 72%
72% Complete
Homes Rented 28%
28% Complete

Median Home Price

$185,200
Higher than the national average
Rochester, MN - Kemps
Top Industries in Rochester, MN
Diverse business environment leads to growing economy.

Rochester, MN's Grand Round Brewing Company
Beer Brewers in Rochester MN
Breweries unite customers young and old.

Rochester, MN's Workforce
Rochester's Education and Business Communities Collaborate
Education and business leaders collaborate to meet growing workforce demands.

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The 9 Best Places for Fishing
The 9 best places to cast a line (and your cares) away.
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10 Major Employers in Scott County-Shakopee, MN
Key companies include Canterbury Park, Seagate, Shutterfly

Median Household Income

$60,828
Higher than the national average

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 33%
33% Complete
Graduated High School 92%
92% Complete

Residents

Most residents are
5-17 Years old

More About Minnesota Cities

Shakopee, MN Area and Scott County, MN Business Overview
Region enjoys strength in several sectors.

4 Cities That Thrive During the Winter Months
From Michigan, to Massachusetts and Minnesota, these cities come alive during the winter months with much to do and see.

Best Places to Fulfill Your New Year's Resolutions
Whether you've vowed to exercise more or spend less, these cities will help you keep your resolutions.

Why Rochester, MN is a Top 100 Best Place to Live
The home of the famed Mayo Clinic – and much more.

Schools in Rochester, MN
Rochester offers families a wide range of educational choices.

Activities for All Seasons in Rochester, MN
Residents stay active and entertained year round.

Best Places to Eat Locally in Rochester, MN
To really get to know Rochester, get to know its cuisine. Here are a few local favorites.

Top Industries in Rochester, MN
Diverse business environment leads to growing economy.

Beer Brewers in Rochester MN
Breweries unite customers young and old.

Rochester's Education and Business Communities Collaborate
Education and business leaders collaborate to meet growing workforce demands.

The 9 Best Places for Fishing
The 9 best places to cast a line (and your cares) away.

The 9 Best Places for Fishing
The 9 best places to cast a line (and your cares) away.

10 Major Employers in Scott County-Shakopee, MN
Key companies include Canterbury Park, Seagate, Shutterfly

10 Best Places to Maximize G.I. Bill Benefits
Looking to get the most bang for your G.I. Bill buck? We've got you covered.

Top 10 Summer Music Festivals in Smaller Cities 2016
Summer music festivals can be found all over the U.S., and these smaller cities have ones that can rival the biggest

The 5 Best Cinco de Mayo Celebrations
Looking for the perfect place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? We've got you covered.

Why St. Louis Park, MN is a Best Place to Live
Discover what makes St. Louis Park, MN one of our best places to live in the U.S.

Why Northfield, MN Is a Great Place to Live
Learn more about Northfield, MN and what makes it such a great place to live.

10 Things to Do in Northfield, MN
Canoeing, shopping, craft coffees are among the many things to do in Northfield.

8 Reasons to Move to Northfield, MN
The downtown, their parks, and Jesse James are just a few.

10 Things to Do in St. Louis Park, MN
Learn more about St. Louis Park, MN and the best things to do in this Midwestern city.

8 Reasons to Move to St. Louis Park, MN
Quality healthcare and great schools are two of its best attributes.

You Won't Believe How These 41 Cities Are Honoring Motherhood
What started as a small event in Wisconsin, has grown into an international phenomenon.

The 5 Best Cities for Parks
If green space is what you're after, these are the places for you.

Best Places to Live in Minnesota