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.

8 Reasons to Move to Minnesota
You'll wonder why you never thought to settle in this Midwest state before.
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Beneath the snow and ice and 10,000 lakes, there's a state with a huge history.
Why the 7 Natural Wonders Are Actually in Minnesota
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Best Places to Live in Minnesota
Choice communities include Rochester, St. Paul, Eden Prairie

Population

5,383,661
Up by 4%
Rochester, MN
Why Rochester, Minn. 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
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 Local in Rochester, MN
To really get to know Rochester, get to know its cuisine. Here are a few local favorites.

Business

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Business Climate
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

Housing

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

Median Home Price

$185,200
Higher than the national average
Rochester, MN's Workforce
Rochester's Education and Business Communities Collaborate to Meet Growing Workforce Demands
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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The 9 Best Places for Fishing
The 9 best places to cast a line (and your cares) away.

Featured Cities

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10 Major Employers in Scott County-Shakopee, MN
Key companies include Canterbury Park, Seagate, Shutterfly
Georgetown University
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Looking to get the most bang for your G.I. Bill buck? We've got you covered.
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Summer music festivals can be found all over the U.S., and these smaller cities have ones that can rival the biggest

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

Why Rochester, Minn. 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 Local 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 to Meet Growing Workforce Demands
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.

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If green space is what you're after, these are the places for you.

Why Duluth, MN is a Great Place to Live
Affordability, Lake Superior, a variety of recreation options top an impressive list.

8 Reasons to Move to Minneapolis, MN
Diverse economy, professional sports, and great food top the many good choices.

Why Minneapolis, MN is a Great Place to Live
Nice homes, the downtown, and the people contribute to an attractive quality of life.

Best Places to Live in Minnesota