Best Places To Live In Minnesota 2016

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score81
  • Shorewood, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,350
81
  • Woodland, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 453
81
  • Chanhassen, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,229
81
  • Rochester, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 106,903
80
  • Lilydale, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 742
80
  • La Crescent, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,892
80
  • Winona, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,727
80
  • Rosemount, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,749
79
  • Plymouth, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 70,895
79
  • Belle Plaine, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,625
79
  • Eden Prairie, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 60,843
79
  • Deephaven, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,673
79
  • Champlin, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,198
79
  • Excelsior, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,317
79
  • Greenwood, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 752
79
  • Falcon Heights, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,352
79
  • Apple Valley, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 49,336
79
  • Northfield, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,900
79
  • New Ulm, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,435
78
  • Kasson, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,907
78
  • Chatfield, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,828
78
  • St. Peter, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,247
78
  • Arden Hills, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,588
78
  • Victoria, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,407
78
  • Lakeville, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 55,888
78
  • Stillwater, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,229
78
  • Wayzata, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,728
78
  • Byron, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 4,886
78
  • Mendota Heights, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,140
78
  • Maple Grove, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 61,802
78
  • Buffalo, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,379
78
  • St. Joseph, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,503
78
  • Sauk Rapids, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,784
78
  • Medford, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,400
78
  • Cottage Grove, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 34,635
78
  • North Mankato, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,320
78
  • Waconia, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,707
78
  • Gem Lake, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 339
78
  • Tonka Bay, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,613
78
  • St. Charles, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,717
78
  • Jordan, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,560
77
  • Monticello, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,711
77
  • Rushford, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,982
77
  • Osseo, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,513
77
  • Annandale, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,253
77
  • Owatonna, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,489
77
  • Farmington, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,966
77
  • Plainview, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,337
77
  • Lewiston, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,682
77
  • Taylors Falls, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,008
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 5,313,081 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.