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Best Places To Live In Minneapolis, MN

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  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 404,670
  • Beware of this place. It not like the rest of the country. People here will recoil from you if you express any emotion, or opinion or light any fire of enthusiasm. Conversation here is on the surface,
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score81
  • Falcon Heights, MN
  • 4.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,534
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  • Fulton, Minneapolis, MN
  • 4.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,092
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  • Excelsior, MN
  • 15.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,510
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  • Woodbury, MN
  • 15.4 miles away (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
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  • Albertville, MN
  • 26.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,286
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  • Plymouth, MN
  • 10.3 miles away (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
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  • Champlin, MN
  • 15.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 23,929
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  • Victoria, MN
  • 20.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8,385
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  • Centerville, MN
  • 17.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,907
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  • Mahtomedi, MN
  • 15.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,964
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  • Eden Prairie, MN
  • 12.3 miles away (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
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  • Macalester-Groveland, St. Paul, MN
  • 5.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 19,204
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  • St. Anthony, MN
  • 5.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8,790
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  • Merrlam Park, St. Paul, MN
  • 4.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 17,178
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  • Wayzata, MN
  • 12 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,296
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  • Gem Lake, MN
  • 13.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 463
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  • Birchwood Village, MN
  • 15.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 871
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  • Long Lake, MN
  • 14.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,704
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  • Lynnhurst, Minneapolis, MN
  • 3.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,191
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  • Rosemount, MN
  • 17 miles away (City)
  • Population: 23,099
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  • East Isles, Minneapolis, MN
  • 1.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,340
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  • Savage, MN
  • 15 miles away (City)
  • Population: 29,399
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  • Summit Hill, St. Paul, MN
  • 6.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,895
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  • Mendota Heights, MN
  • 8.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 11,231
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  • East Bank-Nicollet Island, Minneapolis, MN
  • 1.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,465
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  • Greenwood, MN
  • 14.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 755
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  • Lowry Hill, Minneapolis, MN
  • 1.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,912
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  • Osseo, MN
  • 12.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,612
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  • Deephaven, MN
  • 12.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,786
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  • Carver, MN
  • 23.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,328
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  • Fuller Tangletown, Minneapolis, MN
  • 3.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,428
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  • St. Louis Park, MN
  • 4.8 miles away (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
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  • Chaska, MN
  • 19.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 25,078
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  • Chanhassen, MN
  • 16.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 24,796
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  • Page, Minneapolis, MN
  • 3.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,103
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  • Shorewood, MN
  • 14.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,548
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  • Cedar-Isles-Dean, Minneapolis, MN
  • 2.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,385
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  • Lauderdale, MN
  • 3.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,472
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  • Mound, MN
  • 19.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 9,306
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  • Cottage Grove, MN
  • 20.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 35,632
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  • Hanover, MN
  • 23.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,064
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  • Orono, MN
  • 15.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,772
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  • Edina, MN
  • 6.7 miles away (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
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  • Lilydale, MN
  • 7.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 791
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  • Rogers, MN
  • 21.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 12,284
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  • Dayton, MN
  • 22.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,031
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  • Minnetonka, MN
  • 9.5 miles away (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
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  • Hopkins, MN
  • 7.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 18,077
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  • Kenwood, Minneapolis, MN
  • 2.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,535
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  • Maple Plain, MN
  • 19.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,812

Minneapolis, MN: Minnesota Nice

Minneapolis is the most-populous city in the state of Minnesota and the county seat of Hennepin County. Just over the Mississippi River from Minnesota's second-biggest city, St. Paul, the two cities are commonly known together as the Twin Cities. The whole state of Minnesota, and the Twin Cities in particular, are known for their high concentration of Fortune 500 companies and lakes. The metropolitan area is the second-largest hub of economic activity in the Midwest after Chicago.

People move to Minneapolis from all around the country and the world. The city is known for providing all of the cultural opportunities of a larger coastal city at the same time it offers the higher quality of life and affordability of the Midwest. Recreation abounds, and most of the 13 lakes in the city are surrounded by hiking trails and scenic outlooks while the city itself is surrounded by both the Mississippi and the Minnesota rivers. Minnesotans are known for being ever-pleasant to newcomers, and people in Minneapolis take great pride in the local attitude named "Minnesota Nice" that dictates everyone treats each other kindly and welcomes strangers. With a stunning skyline, reliable real estate prices, ample recreation and all major sports leagues represented, Minneapolis has everything you could want in a new city.

Minneapolis offers a robust public transportation system that is constantly improving. The light rail train connects Minneapolis with St. Paul and the suburbs, and rides can cost under $2.00 to get everywhere you need to go around town. The Mall of America is also located on the light rail and accessible from downtown, and offers the single largest mall in the United States in terms of floor space and the number of stores available.

The light rail is also heated during winter, which is a necessity since Minneapolis is known for having some of the coldest winters in the lower 48 states. That doesn't mean Minneapolis residents become homebodies during the winter though. The Minneapolis Skyway System is the largest of its kind in the world, connecting 80 city blocks over 10 miles through skyways that are several floors above ground level and climate-controlled throughout the year.

With an abundance of unique neighborhoods, finding the best places to live in Minneapolis isn't always an easy task. We'll give you a head start with some of our top picks in and around Minneapolis. You can customize your list of the best places to live in Minneapolis further by specifying your search radius, population size, home/rent budget and what other metrics such as education and crime are most important to you.