Best Places to Live in Minnesota

AreaVibes reveals the best places to live in Minnesota by using a Livability Score out of 100. The Livability Score for each city in Minnesota is calculated from a unique algorithm based on various metrics, including: amenities, cost of living, crime, education, employment, housing and weather. Minnesota has a population of 5,420,380 and a population density of 61.9. The capital city is St. Paul and the largest city in Minnesota is Minneapolis. To filter the results, 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: 75283A+FA+A+A+A+F
2Rochester, MNPopulation: 106,90382A+A+AABBF
3Woodland, MNPopulation: 45382B+FA+A+A+A+F
4Lilydale, MNPopulation: 74281A+DA+A+B+AF
5Shorewood, MNPopulation: 7,35081AFA+A+AAF
6Winona, MNPopulation: 27,72781A+A+A+B+CC+D
7Plymouth, MNPopulation: 70,89581A+DA+A+B+AF
8Chanhassen, MNPopulation: 23,22981ADA+A+AAF
9Rushford, MNPopulation: 1,98280BA+A+AC+C+D
10Eden Prairie, MNPopulation: 60,84380ADA+A+AAF
11Goodview, MNPopulation: 4,00980B+AA+B+BC+D
12St. Charles, MNPopulation: 3,71780BAA+BBBD
13La Crescent, MNPopulation: 4,89280CAA+ABBD
14Owatonna, MNPopulation: 25,48980AAA+ABC+F
15New Ulm, MNPopulation: 13,43579AA+A+ACCF
16Sunfish Lake, MNPopulation: 58779CFA+A+A+A+D
17Champlin, MNPopulation: 23,19879AD+A+AB+BF
18Maple Grove, MNPopulation: 61,80279ADA+AAB+F
19Woodbury, MNPopulation: 62,15879B+DA+A+AB+D
20Spring Valley, MNPopulation: 2,51679BA+A+B+CCF
21Rosemount, MNPopulation: 21,74979BDA+AB+B+D
22North Mankato, MNPopulation: 13,32079CAA+ABBF
23Northfield, MNPopulation: 19,90079A+CA+ABBF
24Shoreview, MNPopulation: 25,20079BDA+A+B+B+F
25Rogers, MNPopulation: 10,03578BDA+AAB+F
26Apple Valley, MNPopulation: 49,33678AD+A+A+B+B+F
27Taylors Falls, MNPopulation: 1,00878AC+A+AC+BF
28Byron, MNPopulation: 4,88678CBA+A+BBF
29Lake City, MNPopulation: 5,17378CAA+AC+C+D
30Kasson, MNPopulation: 5,90778CAA+ABC+F
31Medicine Lake, MNPopulation: 53278BFA+AB+A+F
32Farmington, MNPopulation: 20,96678BD+A+AB+BF
33Plainview, MNPopulation: 3,33778CA+A+AC+CD
34Stewartville, MNPopulation: 5,93078B+A+A+ACC+F
35Belle Plaine, MNPopulation: 6,62578D+B+A+ABBF
36Gem Lake, MNPopulation: 33978BDA+AB+B+F
37Sleepy Eye, MNPopulation: 3,56978B+A+A+B+CCF
38Dundas, MNPopulation: 1,46878B+CA+ABBF
39St. Peter, MNPopulation: 11,24778B+AA+B+C+BF
40Tonka Bay, MNPopulation: 1,61378CFA+A+AA+F
41Deephaven, MNPopulation: 3,67378D+FA+A+A+A+F
42Buffalo, MNPopulation: 15,37978A+BAABBF
43Oakport, MNPopulation: 1,23778DAA+A+B+BF
44Birchwood Village, MNPopulation: 78678AFA+AB+AF
45Falcon Heights, MNPopulation: 5,35278ADA+A+BB+F
46Rice, MNPopulation: 1,17978CAA+ABC+F
47Arden Hills, MNPopulation: 9,58878BDA+A+B+B+F
48Excelsior, MNPopulation: 2,31778AFA+AC+AF
49Waconia, MNPopulation: 10,70778BD+A+AB+B+F
50Eyota, MNPopulation: 2,26078DA+A+ABC+F
51Hopkins, MNPopulation: 17,66178A+D+A+AC+BF
52Grand Marais, MNPopulation: 1,17678B+B+A+ACBF
53Stillwater, MNPopulation: 18,22978A+DAABB+F
54Monticello, MNPopulation: 12,71177B+B+AABBF
55Albertville, MNPopulation: 6,96977BCA+AABF
56Sauk Rapids, MNPopulation: 12,78477C+AA+AC+C+F
57Medford, MNPopulation: 1,40077DAA+ABBF
58Mound, MNPopulation: 9,10877C+D+A+ABB+F
59Victoria, MNPopulation: 7,40777D+FA+A+A+AF
60Centerville, MNPopulation: 3,78777C+D+A+AB+B+F
61New Prague, MNPopulation: 7,27377BC+A+ABBF
62Arlington, MNPopulation: 2,32877C+A+A+BC+CF
63Barnesville, MNPopulation: 2,53777CA+A+ABCF
64Watertown, MNPopulation: 4,20077BC+A+ABBF
65Moorhead, MNPopulation: 38,09177B+A+A+AC+C+F
66Lewiston, MNPopulation: 1,68277DA+A+B+BC+D
67St. Louis Park, MNPopulation: 45,40377A+D+B+ABB+F
68Maple Lake, MNPopulation: 2,12477C+AA+B+C+C+F
69Cottage Grove, MNPopulation: 34,63577BD+A+B+B+BD
70Minnetonka, MNPopulation: 50,15177CDA+A+B+AF
71Eagan, MNPopulation: 64,53877BDA+A+B+B+F
72Hastings, MNPopulation: 22,07277ACB+ABBD
73Delano, MNPopulation: 5,45877C+CA+AB+B+F
74Lonsdale, MNPopulation: 3,59677BD+A+ABBF
75Lauderdale, MNPopulation: 2,45877A+CA+ACBF
76Glyndon, MNPopulation: 1,51577D+A+A+ABC+F
77Osseo, MNPopulation: 2,51377B+CA+ACBF
78Edina, MNPopulation: 48,15577CFA+A+B+AF
79Morris, MNPopulation: 5,28477B+A+AACC+F
80Glenwood, MNPopulation: 2,55577BA+A+B+CCF
81Elgin, MNPopulation: 1,24077DA+A+ABC+F
82Zumbrota, MNPopulation: 3,25177BB+A+B+CC+F
83Clearwater, MNPopulation: 1,55077CAA+AC+BF
84Litchfield, MNPopulation: 6,71977C+AA+B+C+C+F
85Burnsville, MNPopulation: 60,67677A+D+B+ABBF
86Albany, MNPopulation: 2,54377C+AA+B+C+C+F
87Prior Lake, MNPopulation: 22,94677CDA+A+AB+F
88Dodge Center, MNPopulation: 2,65277CA+A+BC+CF
89Lakeland Shores, MNPopulation: 29576C+D+A+AB+AF
90Chisago City, MNPopulation: 4,92276BD+A+B+BB+F
91Chatfield, MNPopulation: 2,82876FA+A+AC+C+F
92Avon, MNPopulation: 1,29676D+AA+ABC+F
93Pine Springs, MNPopulation: 39876CFA+A+AAF
94Nicollet, MNPopulation: 1,22276DA+A+AC+C+F
95Waseca, MNPopulation: 9,34176C+A+A+ACCF
96Wabasha, MNPopulation: 2,52776BA+AB+CC+D
97Preston, MNPopulation: 1,36576D+A+A+B+CCF
98Jackson, MNPopulation: 3,29376CA+A+B+CD+F
99Marshall, MNPopulation: 13,55176AAB+ACC+F
100Glencoe, MNPopulation: 5,63376CAA+BC+C+F
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