Best Cities In Minnesota

AreaVibes reveals the best places to live across the United States of America. By assigning a Livability Score out of 100 for each city, AreaVibes ranks more than 20,000 cities across the United States of America. The Livability Score is created from a unique algorithm based on various important metrics for each city, including: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. The higher the score, the better the city (in our opinion). Use the filters on the left to sort by state, population and category.
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Rank City Livability Ame­nities Cost of Living Crime Edu­cation Emp­loyment Housing Weather
1Greenwood, MNPopulation: 75284A+FA+A+A+A+F
2Rochester, MNPopulation: 106,90383A+A+AABBF
3Woodland, MNPopulation: 45383B+FA+A+A+A+F
4Lilydale, MNPopulation: 74282A+D+A+A+B+AF
5Plymouth, MNPopulation: 70,89582A+CA+A+B+AF
6Northfield, MNPopulation: 19,90082A+AA+ABBF
7Shorewood, MNPopulation: 7,35082ADA+A+AAF
8Chanhassen, MNPopulation: 23,22982AD+A+A+AAF
9Champlin, MNPopulation: 23,19882ABA+AB+BF
10Eden Prairie, MNPopulation: 60,84381ACA+A+AAF
11Winona, MNPopulation: 27,72781A+A+A+B+CC+D
12Farmington, MNPopulation: 20,96681BAA+AB+BF
13Taylors Falls, MNPopulation: 1,00881AAA+AC+BF
14Hopkins, MNPopulation: 17,66181A+B+A+AC+BF
15Waconia, MNPopulation: 10,70781BB+A+AB+B+F
16Rushford, MNPopulation: 1,98281BA+A+AC+C+D
17Dundas, MNPopulation: 1,46881B+AA+ABBF
18Goodview, MNPopulation: 4,00981B+A+A+B+BC+D
19St. Charles, MNPopulation: 3,71781BA+A+BBBD
20Rosemount, MNPopulation: 21,74981BC+A+AB+B+D
21Owatonna, MNPopulation: 25,48981AA+A+ABC+F
22Maple Grove, MNPopulation: 61,80281ACA+AAB+F
23La Crescent, MNPopulation: 4,89281CA+A+ABBD
24Centerville, MNPopulation: 3,78780C+AA+AB+B+F
25Mound, MNPopulation: 9,10880C+B+A+ABB+F
26Apple Valley, MNPopulation: 49,33680AC+A+A+B+B+F
27Shoreview, MNPopulation: 25,20080BC+A+A+B+B+F
28Albertville, MNPopulation: 6,96980BB+A+AABF
29Delano, MNPopulation: 5,45880C+AA+AB+B+F
30Buffalo, MNPopulation: 15,37980A+A+AABBF
31Woodbury, MNPopulation: 62,15880B+CA+A+AB+D
32Byron, MNPopulation: 4,88680CA+A+A+BBF
33New Prague, MNPopulation: 7,27380BA+A+ABBF
34Sunfish Lake, MNPopulation: 58780CFA+A+A+A+D
35Hastings, MNPopulation: 22,07280AAB+ABBD
36North Mankato, MNPopulation: 13,32080CA+A+ABBF
37Lauderdale, MNPopulation: 2,45880A+AA+ACBF
38Osseo, MNPopulation: 2,51380B+AA+ACBF
39Lonsdale, MNPopulation: 3,59680BB+A+ABBF
40New Ulm, MNPopulation: 13,43580AA+A+ACCF
41Falcon Heights, MNPopulation: 5,35280AC+A+A+BB+F
42Monticello, MNPopulation: 12,71180B+A+A+ABBF
43Belle Plaine, MNPopulation: 6,62580D+A+A+ABBF
44Watertown, MNPopulation: 4,20080BA+A+ABBF
45Rogers, MNPopulation: 10,03580BCA+AAB+F
46St. Louis Park, MNPopulation: 45,40380A+BB+ABB+F
47Stillwater, MNPopulation: 18,22980A+C+AABB+F
48Chisago City, MNPopulation: 4,92279BB+A+B+BB+F
49Burnsville, MNPopulation: 60,67679A+B+B+ABBF
50Lake City, MNPopulation: 5,17379CA+A+AC+C+D
51Stewartville, MNPopulation: 5,93079B+A+A+ACC+F
52Grand Marais, MNPopulation: 1,17679B+A+A+ACBF
53Elk River, MNPopulation: 23,01179AAA+ABBF
54Kasson, MNPopulation: 5,90779CA+A+ABC+F
55Spring Valley, MNPopulation: 2,51679BA+A+B+CCF
56St. Peter, MNPopulation: 11,24779B+A+A+B+C+BF
57Medicine Lake, MNPopulation: 53279BFA+AB+A+F
58Gem Lake, MNPopulation: 33979BD+A+AB+B+F
59Arden Hills, MNPopulation: 9,58879BCA+A+B+B+F
60Excelsior, MNPopulation: 2,31779AD+A+AC+AF
61Cottage Grove, MNPopulation: 34,63579BBA+B+B+BD
62Eagan, MNPopulation: 64,53879BC+A+A+B+B+F
63Deephaven, MNPopulation: 3,67379D+DA+A+A+A+F
64Birchwood Village, MNPopulation: 78679ADA+AB+AF
65Maple Plain, MNPopulation: 1,75179C+AA+ABBF
66New Brighton, MNPopulation: 21,54979B+B+AABBF
67Jordan, MNPopulation: 5,56079D+AA+ABBF
68Tonka Bay, MNPopulation: 1,61379CFA+A+AA+F
69Isanti, MNPopulation: 5,22879BAA+ABBF
70Mayer, MNPopulation: 1,48379DAA+AB+BF
71Plainview, MNPopulation: 3,33779CA+A+AC+CD
72Rice, MNPopulation: 1,17979CA+A+ABC+F
73Victoria, MNPopulation: 7,40779D+D+A+A+A+AF
74Sleepy Eye, MNPopulation: 3,56978B+A+A+B+CCF
75Minnetonka, MNPopulation: 50,15178CCA+A+B+AF
76Circle Pines, MNPopulation: 4,92478CBA+ABBF
77Eyota, MNPopulation: 2,26078DA+A+ABC+F
78Long Lake, MNPopulation: 2,12578CBA+ABB+F
79Medford, MNPopulation: 1,40078DA+A+ABBF
80Sauk Rapids, MNPopulation: 12,78478C+A+A+AC+C+F
81Nisswa, MNPopulation: 2,35078CB+A+A+BB+F
82Forest Lake, MNPopulation: 18,39078BBA+ABB+F
83Loretto, MNPopulation: 70378D+AA+A+BBF
84Roseville, MNPopulation: 33,83378A+B+C+ABB+F
85Prior Lake, MNPopulation: 22,94678CCA+A+AB+F
86Maple Lake, MNPopulation: 2,12478C+A+A+B+C+C+F
87Richfield, MNPopulation: 35,34778AAAB+C+BF
88Zumbrota, MNPopulation: 3,25178BA+A+B+CC+F
89Oakport, MNPopulation: 1,23778DAA+A+B+BF
90Sartell, MNPopulation: 15,54578C+A+A+ABBF
91Moorhead, MNPopulation: 38,09178B+A+A+AC+C+F
92Edina, MNPopulation: 48,15578CDA+A+B+AF
93Chaska, MNPopulation: 23,69878D+BA+ABB+F
94Clearwater, MNPopulation: 1,55078CA+A+AC+BF
95South St. Paul, MNPopulation: 20,29978B+AB+B+C+BD
96Lewiston, MNPopulation: 1,68278DA+A+B+BC+D
97Arlington, MNPopulation: 2,32878C+A+A+BC+CF
98North St. Paul, MNPopulation: 11,50178BAA+BC+BF
99Barnesville, MNPopulation: 2,53778CA+A+ABCF
100Madison Lake, MNPopulation: 1,10078D+A+A+B+BBF
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