Best Places To Live In Minnesota 2016

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score83
  • Shorewood, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,438
83
  • Chanhassen, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,003
82
  • Rochester, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 109,252
82
  • Woodland, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 422
81
  • Deephaven, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,741
81
  • Lilydale, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 747
81
  • Winona, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,526
81
  • Plymouth, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 72,868
81
  • Eden Prairie, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 62,096
81
  • Belle Plaine, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,794
81
  • Woodbury, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 64,544
80
  • Excelsior, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,248
80
  • La Crescent, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,871
80
  • St. Peter, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,403
80
  • Victoria, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,845
80
  • Champlin, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,591
80
  • Chatfield, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,828
80
  • Stillwater, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,541
80
  • New Ulm, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,328
80
  • Rosemount, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,469
80
  • Falcon Heights, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,439
80
  • Apple Valley, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 49,911
80
  • Kasson, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,017
80
  • Arden Hills, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,700
80
  • Lakeville, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 57,715
80
  • Northfield, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,303
80
  • Wayzata, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,991
80
  • St. Joseph, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,694
80
  • Byron, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,023
80
  • Buffalo, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,710
80
  • Mendota Heights, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,131
79
  • Monticello, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,974
79
  • Greenwood, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 740
79
  • Jordan, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,784
79
  • Gem Lake, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 350
79
  • Maple Grove, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 64,364
79
  • Moorhead, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 39,053
79
  • Sauk Rapids, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,079
79
  • Medicine Lake, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 325
79
  • Birchwood Village, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 891
79
  • New Prague, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,434
79
  • North Mankato, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,403
79
  • Zumbrota, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,308
79
  • Medford, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,382
79
  • Waconia, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,230
79
  • Tonka Bay, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,351
79
  • Cottage Grove, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,169
79
  • Rogers, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,747
79
  • Farmington, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,861
79
  • Golden Valley, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,683
AreaVibes reveals the best places to live in Minnesota for 2016 using our Livability Score. The Livability Score for each city in Minnesota is calculated out of 100 from a unique algorithm based on various metrics, including: amenities, cost of living, crime, education, employment, housing and weather. Minnesota has a population of 5,383,661 and a population density of 61.9 people per square mile. The capital city is St. Paul and the largest city in Minnesota is Minneapolis. To filter the results, use the dropdown options to sort by population or category.