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Best Places To Live In Elk River, MN

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  • Elk River, MN
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 23,743
  • I lived in Elk River for nearly two years and I have nothing but good things to say about the town. Elk River is a perfectly located small town of around 22,000 people. It is right in between larger
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score84
  • Champlin, MN
  • 14.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 23,929
  • I enthusiastically welcomed living in Champlin Minnesota, the hometown place for hometown people. The town is a large suburb of Minneapolis and is in Hennepin County. Champlin runs along the famous
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  • Osseo, MN
  • 16.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,612
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  • Albertville, MN
  • 8.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,286
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  • Becker, MN
  • 16 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,677
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  • Andover, MN
  • 15 miles away (City)
  • Population: 31,906
  • If you're looking for enjoyable activities that are great for everyone in the family, Andover, MN is the place to be. There are lots of opportunities for fun all year round. Bunker Beach Water Park is
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  • Waverly, MN
  • 26.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,446
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  • New Brighton, MN
  • 25.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 22,233
  • Taking into account how many cities there are in the United State, let alone the world, you would find it hard to believe that a place as unique as New Brighton exists. One thing about the way things
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  • Blaine, MN
  • 20.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 61,210
  • Blaine encompasses 34 square miles of land and home to many attractions and entertainment venues. I have been living here since 2009 and find it interesting every day of my life. The weather is not that
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  • Rockford, MN
  • 18.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,229
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  • Ramsey, MN
  • 7.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 25,329
  • Living in Ramsey is ok in some ways, but lacking in others. The enjoyable part of it is that it is a small, peaceful city that isn't too busy or hectic. It's well suited for older generations or people
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  • Rogers, MN
  • 10.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 12,284
  • I love playing golf every week while living in Rogers Minnesota. The weather is perfect for golf in the summer time however it is hard to play in winter. The schools in Rogers are excellent. The staff,
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  • Lexington, MN
  • 23.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,965
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  • Arden Hills, MN
  • 26.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 10,126
  • Arden Hills is a great place to call home. This community has a terrific school district, is family friendly, and very proactive in having events like free live concerts in the park and parades, street
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  • Monticello, MN
  • 11.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 13,214
  • My family and I live in Monticello, Minnesota and we absolutely love living in Monticello, Minnesota. This community is a small town and everyone seems to know everybody. If you have a flat tire on the
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  • Isanti, MN
  • 19.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,453
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  • Ham Lake, MN
  • 16.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 15,878
  • I chose to move to Ham Lake because of the yard size and the proximity of the neighbors. It's nice to have some privacy in the yard compared to being so close to neighbors. It's not unusual to get over
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  • Montrose, MN
  • 25.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,046
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  • Buffalo, MN
  • 18 miles away (City)
  • Population: 15,927
  • Buffalo, Minnesota is located just a few hours west/northwest of Minneapolis. Buffalo is home to good public schools, and is a safe community thanks to a competent and fair police force. The housing
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  • Loretto, MN
  • 19.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 672
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  • Spring Lake Park, MN
  • 21.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,519
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  • Zimmerman, MN
  • 7.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,330
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  • Dayton, MN
  • 6.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,031
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  • Anoka, MN
  • 11.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 17,325
  • Anoka, Minnesota is a suburb of Minneapolis located to the north of the city. Anoka is the ideal suburban community with a mixture of family-friendliness and a welcoming spirit that leaves residents
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  • Mounds View, MN
  • 23.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 12,708
  • I have lived here my entire life, and I'm itching to leave. Living in Mounds View is like constantly sleeping the day away. It feels like the town has no purpose or drive behind it. Things are poorly
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  • East Bethel, MN
  • 17.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 11,618
  • I've enjoyed the quiet surroundings of living in East Bethel. I truly enjoy the tremendous neighborly environment of the people that live here. I love the quiet, removed, and laid-back approach that the
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  • Coon Rapids, MN
  • 16.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 62,159
  • About five years ago I started my annual visits to Coon Rapids. This small city offers fun and excitement in a friendly atmosphere. In Coon Rapids you will see decorative lighting and a newly enhanced
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  • St. Francis, MN
  • 9.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,377
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  • St. Michael, MN
  • 11 miles away (City)
  • Population: 17,045
  • St. Michael, MN is one of those idyllic small towns where everybody knows everybody. Its motto is “a great place to grow” and it definitely lives up to its billing. I am a current resident there, and I
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  • Fridley, MN
  • 22.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 27,447
  • I've lived in Fridley for more than a decade and I absolutely love it. It's right next to Minneapolis and sits on the Mississippi River. The town has been around for a couple of hundred years, so it has
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  • Hanover, MN
  • 12.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,064
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  • Columbia Heights, MN
  • 25 miles away (City)
  • Population: 19,689
  • Columbia Heights, MN is a northern suburb of Minneapolis. It is close to many amenities of the city without the expensive side. Unfortunately, Columbia Heights has seen a steady rise in crime over recent
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  • Maple Grove, MN
  • 18.7 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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  • Big Lake CDP, MN
  • 8.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 375
  • People kill themselves walking in front of trains at gas stations lighting their homes on fire and shooting them selves in the front yards very clicky town I would recommend looking
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  • Corcoran, MN
  • 15.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,572
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  • Princeton, MN
  • 16.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,785
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  • Otsego, MN
  • 5.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 15,065
  • Otsego, Minnesota is located an hour or so northwest of the twin cities region. It boasts an excellent public school system with a low student to teacher ratio. The housing in the area is excellent, with
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  • Brooklyn Park, MN
  • 18.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 78,823
  • Brooklyn Park, MN is a beautiful place to live. I have lived here for over 20 years. What keeps me living here is the beautiful "country like" feeling of the community. I enjoy the relaxing atmosphere
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  • Big Lake, MN
  • 8.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 10,393
  • I call Big Lake, Minnesota home and am so glad that I get to raise my family here. This area is located close to Big Lake and Mitchell Lake. This small community is within an hour drive time of the city
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  • Greenfield, MN
  • 17.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,888
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  • Oak Grove, MN
  • 11.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8,334
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  • Cambridge, MN
  • 22.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8,383
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  • Brooklyn Center, MN
  • 21.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 30,785
  • This used to be a nice place 30 years ago. Now, I see litter everywhere, they couldn't keep a mall open because of all the shoplifting (I used to work at Brookdale.) There used to be stores like St.
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  • Bethel, MN
  • 15 miles away (City)
  • Population: 504
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  • Shingle Creek, Minneapolis, MN
  • 23.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,210
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  • Nowthen, MN
  • 5.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,562
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  • Hilltop, MN
  • 24.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 799

Listed above are the best places to live in Elk River, 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 - Elk River, MN, followed by the best places to live near Elk River, MN, sorted by Livability Score.

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