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A+ Chaska Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Chaska Cost of Living Cost of living is 8% higher than Minnesota
Chaska
11111% more expensive than the US average
Minnesota
1022% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Chaska cost of living
A+ Chaska Crime Total crime is 57% lower than Minnesota
Total crime
1,05062% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 9662% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-5%Year over year crime is down
Chaska crime
B Chaska Employment Household income is 21% higher than Minnesota
Median household income
$76,67339% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$36,70223% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
2%58% lower than the US average
Chaska employment
B- Chaska Housing Home value is 27% higher than Minnesota
Median home value
$243,70032% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,0207% higher than the US average
Home ownership
67%5% higher than the US average
Chaska real estate or Chaska rentals
A- Chaska Schools HS graduation rate is 3% higher than Minnesota
High school grad. rates
92%11% higher than the US average
School test scores
62%25% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
13:121% lower than the US average
Chaska K-12 schools

Living in Chaska, MN

Chaska is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. The city has a population of 25,078 residents. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (90% White). Given that fact, Chaska could be considered less diverse than other cities. 82% of the people in Chaska (over the age of 15) are married and 49% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

Living in Chaska can be a good experience for anyone moving to the city. Having said that, in the state of Minnesota, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! Using the livability score which includes data from categories like crime, cost of living, education, employment, you can easily compare the best places to live in Chaska and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Chaska to Minnesota and the national average.

With a livability score of 80 out of 100, Chaska is ranked #1,660 in the United States and #16 in Minnesota. This is a phenomenal score, as Chaska ranks well in multiple categories! Chaska is also ranked in the top 10 percentile of all cities across the USA. If we take a closer look at each of the categories on their own, we see that Chaska ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (A-), employment (B) and housing (B-). There is at least one category that did not score well in Chaska. The following was graded with a disappointing score: cost of living (F) and weather (F).

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Chaska on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Chaska gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 83 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Chaska has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Chaska is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Chaska come in at $243,700, which is 27.3% higher than the Minnesota average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Chaska, the home price to income ratio is 3.2, which is 6.7% higher than the Minnesota average.

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Compare Chaska, MN Livability To Other Cities

Best Cities Near Chaska, MN

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Champlin, MN8426.923,929
Gem Lake, MN8332.7463
Falcon Heights, MN8324.45,534
Eden Prairie, MN817.763,206
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Savage, MN8112.629,399
Northfield, MN813320,405
Circle Pines, MN8132.44,947
New Prague, MN8118.87,534

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Chaska, MN: A Good City For Starting A Family

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I have been living here in Chaska for years now and think it's a great small city. It is fairly close to Minneapolis so when it comes to career and education, you will have a lot of opportunities. The public school system in Chaska is well funded and performs above the state average and the city is quite safe too, which makes it a great choice for younger couples just starting a family.

There are a lot of golf courses and public parks in the city. Hazeltine Lake is a fun place to visit and I think it's the best area in Chaska, especially in the summer. There aren't as many places for shopping as I'd wish, so you might have to drive out of town to find what you need from time to time. In general, it's a good city with a high standard of living and is well-suited for most people that want a balance between small town living and the opportunities of a big city close by.
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Source: The Chaska, MN data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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