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Places With The Best Housing In Minnesota 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score67
  • Medina, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,633
74
  • Orono, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,772
74
  • Minnetrista, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,963
74
  • Shorewood, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,548
78
  • Victoria, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,385
74
  • Edina, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 49,976
  • I visited Edina, Minnesota a couple of years ago to visit one of my family members. I noticed that Edina was a mid-sized city, far from being a metropolis, but was comprised had of a lot of interesting
71
  • Lake Elmo, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,445
75
  • Chanhassen, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,796
76
  • Mendota Heights, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,231
78
  • Eden Prairie, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 63,206
  • I'm a city girl, so the years I lived in Eden Prairie, in a townhouse on a sometimes frozen pond, were a big change of pace. It's one of the larger Minneapolis suburbs, at more than 60,000 people. As
71
  • Corcoran, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,572
79
  • Plymouth, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 75,105
  • I have always enjoyed going to Plymouth and I try to go as often as I can. The city boasts nature reserves, parks and golf courses, so there is plenty to do if you are the outdoor-sy type like me. The
78
  • Mahtomedi, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,964
71
  • Prior Lake, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,997
73
  • Minnetonka, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 51,651
  • I lived in Minnetonka for three years before I moved back to New York City. During my experience there, there was always a lot to do in Minnetonka. On top of that, Minnetonka is only 8 miles west of
73
  • Rogers, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,284
79
  • Woodbury, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 66,699
  • I moved to Woodbury, MN in 2009. I lived there for about 4 months. I had a sick relative that resulted in me having to live in the area for a short period of time. While living there I really did enjoy
72
  • Arden Hills, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,126
81
  • Falcon Heights, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,534
70
  • Lino Lakes, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,758
70
  • Ham Lake, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,878
76
  • Savage, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,399
79
  • Lakeville, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 59,786
  • I have lived in Lakeville, Minnesota for over 23 years. At that time, we were searching for an affordable house with a nice yard and good schools. Luckily, when we bought our house, we also got a strong
69
  • Golden Valley, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,040
69
  • Maple Grove, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 66,969
  • I moved to the Twin Cities when I was 22, and it didn't take me long to realize I'd made a mistake. Oh, they were nice enough - the scenery was gorgeous, and there was always plenty to do - but coming
78
  • Waconia, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,523
72
  • Eagan, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 65,874
  • I went to Eagan to visit family and we soon found much to do. The most interesting was the entertainment from the cultural arts. There are always chances to celebrate in Eagan there are many chances to
71
  • Andover, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 31,906
72
  • Stillwater, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,142
76
  • Rosemount, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,099
75
  • Chaska, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,078
68
  • Oak Grove, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,334
71
  • Hugo, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,223
70
  • Shoreview, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,161
73
  • Dayton, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,031
71
  • Delano, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,754
67
  • Forest Lake, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,208
68
  • St. Michael, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,045
75
  • St. Louis Park, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 47,486
  • Lived in this city for 15 years great city. But got ripped off on my water and trash bill when I moved out. I was charged as if I was living there for about 40 days and was not. My family and I bought a
74
  • Mound, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,306
70
  • Shakopee, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 39,656
69
  • Apple Valley, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 50,602
  • I resided in Apple Valley Minnesota for about a year. While I was there I found plenty to do. It is a great place to live and raise children. I wouldn't have left if it wasn't necessary for my husband's
77
  • St. Anthony, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,790
74
  • Cottage Grove, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,632
73
  • Farmington, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,226
72
  • Elk River, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,743
72
  • New Brighton, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,233
71
  • East Bethel, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,618
71
  • Ramsey, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,329
69
  • Bloomington, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 85,080
  • Bloomington, Minnesota, is a fun place to visit. I have been there many times in my life. I went with friends when I was single and now I go with my husband and kids. The main attraction I enjoy visiting

Housing is one of the most important factors when deciding where to live in Minnesota. Housing prices continue to rise, but there are still some deals to be had. When searching for a new home, you want to ensure that home prices in that area are appreciating, but you also need to ensure that the home prices will fit within you budget. AreaVibes used science and data to create a list of the best cities in Minnesota to buy a new home with a population over 5,000 people.

The cities listed above have been chosen as the best places to buy a new home in Minnesota as they have seen high appreciation rates combined with a solid income to home price affordability ratio. High appreciation rates are a good indicator that the home will continue to increase in value, while the affordability ratio ensure that homes in that area are affordable based on the median household income to home price ratio.

To further narrow your search results for the best places to purchase a new home in Minnesota, you can use the filters. Start by selecting cities and/or neighborhoods, city size based on population, categories (amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and weather) as well as home/rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your budget.