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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 Score84
  • Champlin, MN
  • 15.6 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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  • Gem Lake, MN
  • 13.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 463
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  • Falcon Heights, MN
  • 4.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,534
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  • Waite Park, Minneapolis, MN
  • 4.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 5,394
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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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  • St. Anthony, MN
  • 5.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8,790
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  • Circle Pines, MN
  • 14.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,947
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  • Diamond Lake, Minneapolis, MN
  • 4.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 5,735
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  • Cedar-Isles-Dean, Minneapolis, MN
  • 2.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,385
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  • Osseo, MN
  • 12.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,612
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  • Mound, MN
  • 19.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 9,306
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  • Albertville, MN
  • 26.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,286
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  • Long Lake, MN
  • 14.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,704
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  • Morris Park, Minneapolis, MN
  • 5.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,899
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  • Chaska, MN
  • 19.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 25,078
  • 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
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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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  • Savage, MN
  • 15 miles away (City)
  • Population: 29,399
  • I lived in Savage for a few years. The city has very easy access to major freeways and convenient public transportation. Downtown Minneapolis is only 20 miles from Savage which makes it a great city to
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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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  • Lauderdale, MN
  • 3.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,472
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  • Centerville, MN
  • 17.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,907
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  • Hale, Minneapolis, MN
  • 3.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,318
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  • Eagan, MN
  • 11.5 miles away (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
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  • Andover, MN
  • 18.7 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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  • Armatage, Minneapolis, MN
  • 5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,528
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  • Carver, MN
  • 23.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,328
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  • Prior Lake, MN
  • 18.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 24,997
  • Prior Lake is an upscale town not too far from Minneapolis. The town is fairly expensive and has a high standard of living, but it's a bit lacking in terms of shopping and entertainment. For those
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  • Spring Park, MN
  • 18 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,842
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  • Mahtomedi, MN
  • 15.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,964
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  • Vadnais Heights, MN
  • 11.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 13,115
  • Living in Vadnais Heights, MN means a lot of things for different people. We have a decently low crime rate and cost of living can be kind of high dependent on area of choice, space size, and other
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  • Kenny, Minneapolis, MN
  • 4.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,863
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  • Chanhassen, MN
  • 16.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 24,796
  • I have been living in Chanhassen for a while and it's a cozy little city to live in. The local schools are pretty good which makes it an ideal choice if you have children. The city itself is reasonably
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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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  • Shorewood, MN
  • 14.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,548
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  • Newport, MN
  • 14.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,459
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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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  • New Brighton, MN
  • 7.8 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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  • Apple Valley, MN
  • 15.4 miles away (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
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  • Blaine, MN
  • 14.6 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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  • Excelsior, MN
  • 15.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,510
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  • Como, St. Paul, MN
  • 6.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 12,315
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  • Fulton, Minneapolis, MN
  • 4.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,092
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  • Minnehaha, Minneapolis, MN
  • 4.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,224
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  • Cooper, Minneapolis, MN
  • 3.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,638
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  • Macalester-Groveland, St. Paul, MN
  • 5.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 19,204
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  • Bloomington, MN
  • 9.5 miles away (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
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  • Mendota, MN
  • 7.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 279
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  • Rogers, MN
  • 21.5 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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  • Rosemount, MN
  • 17 miles away (City)
  • Population: 23,099
  • Rosemount is a little gem of a city that I very much enjoy living in. The city itself has a nice blend of affluent neighborhoods, clean public parks and a couple shopping centers with mom and pop shops.
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  • White Bear Lake, MN
  • 14.3 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

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.