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Best Places To Live In Columbus, MN

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  • Columbus, MN
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 3,980
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score81
  • Falcon Heights, MN
  • 20.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,534
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  • Champlin, MN
  • 17.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 23,929
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  • Centerville, MN
  • 7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,907
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  • Mahtomedi, MN
  • 14.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,964
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  • St. Anthony, MN
  • 18.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8,790
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  • Gem Lake, MN
  • 14.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 463
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  • Birchwood Village, MN
  • 14.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 871
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  • Houlton, WI
  • 18.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 233
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  • East Bank-Nicollet Island, Minneapolis, MN
  • 21.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,465
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  • Osseo, MN
  • 19.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,612
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  • Lauderdale, MN
  • 20.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,472
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  • Isanti, MN
  • 18.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,453
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  • North Branch, MN
  • 17.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 10,157
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  • Scandia, MN
  • 10.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,029
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  • Arden Hills, MN
  • 14.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 10,126
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  • North St. Paul, MN
  • 17.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 12,102
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  • New Brighton, MN
  • 15.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 22,233
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  • Stillwater, MN
  • 17.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 19,142
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  • Vadnais Heights, MN
  • 14.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 13,115
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  • Bayport, MN
  • 21.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,604
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  • Grant, MN
  • 14.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,134
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  • North Oaks, MN
  • 11.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,832
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  • Dellwood, MN
  • 12.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,206
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  • Lake Elmo, MN
  • 20.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8,445
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  • Circle Pines, MN
  • 9.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,947
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  • North Hudson, WI
  • 23.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,810
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  • Ramsey, MN
  • 19.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 25,329
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  • Lexington, MN
  • 10.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,965
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  • Andover, MN
  • 11.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 31,906
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  • East Bethel, MN
  • 8.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 11,618
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  • Hugo, MN
  • 8.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 14,223
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  • Somerset, WI
  • 20.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,686
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  • Wyoming, MN
  • 6.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,785
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  • Lino Lakes, MN
  • 7.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 20,758
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  • Roseville, MN
  • 18.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 35,254
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  • Ham Lake, MN
  • 9.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 15,878
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  • Shoreview, MN
  • 13.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 26,161
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  • Marine on St. Croix, MN
  • 14.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 753
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  • Lindstrom, MN
  • 13.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,406
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  • Center City, MN
  • 14.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 635
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  • Medicine Lake, MN
  • 25.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 315
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  • White Bear Lake, MN
  • 13.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 24,992
  • I love White Bear. It's a great community with a great sense of community pride. There isn't much to do here unless you enjoy just being outside when it's nice. People are always out walking with their
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  • Pine Springs, MN
  • 16.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 429
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  • Maple Grove, MN
  • 23.8 miles away (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
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  • Chisago City, MN
  • 10.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,975
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  • St. Anthony city (Stearns County), MN
  • 18.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 106
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  • Como, St. Paul, MN
  • 20.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 12,315
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  • Golden Valley, MN
  • 24.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 21,040
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  • Columbia Heights, MN
  • 17.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 19,689
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  • St. Francis, MN
  • 18.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,377

Listed above are the best places to live in Columbus, MN for 2018. The list of best places is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - Columbus, MN, followed by the best places to live near Columbus, MN, sorted by Livability Score.

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