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A+ Minnetonka Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Minnetonka Cost of Living Cost of living is 16% higher than Minnesota
11919% more expensive than the US average
1022% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Minnetonka cost of living
A+ Minnetonka Crime Total crime is 27% lower than Minnesota
Total crime
1,76936% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5736% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
4%Year over year crime is up
Minnetonka crime
B+ Minnetonka Employment Household income is 32% higher than Minnesota
Median household income
$83,49651% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$52,46776% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%39% lower than the US average
Minnetonka employment
C Minnetonka Housing Home value is 57% higher than Minnesota
Median home value
$301,40063% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,21628% higher than the US average
Home ownership
70%9% higher than the US average
Minnetonka real estate or Minnetonka rentals
A Minnetonka Schools HS graduation rate is 8% higher than Minnesota
High school grad. rates
97%16% higher than the US average
School test scores
62%26% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:112% lower than the US average
Minnetonka K-12 schools

Living in Minnetonka, MN

Minnetonka, Minnesota is a medium-sized city with a population of 51,651 people. The majority of Minnetonka residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. 84% of the people in Minnetonka (over the age of 15) are married and 62% 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.

If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very daunting task. However, it could also be a great experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in Minnetonka, Minnesota. With useful information like crime, cost of living, weather, education, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Minnetonka and in the areas around Minnetonka is a much easier task.

Using data and statistics Minnetonka has received a livability score of 78/100. This score is ranked in the 90th percentile when compared to all other cities. Clearly, Minnetonka is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. Minnetonka also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities, which is no small feat! If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Minnetonka has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (A) and employment (B+). There are some categories that Minnetonka scores poorly for, including: cost of living (F) and weather (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to figure out why.

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Minnetonka has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the notable things to do include: The Marsh, General Store of Minnetonka, and Ridgedale Center.

Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Minnetonka has a violent crime rate of 66 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Minnetonka. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Minnetonka are affordable. Median real estate prices in Minnetonka come in at $301,400, which is 57.4% higher than the Minnesota average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Minnetonka, the home price to income ratio is 3.6, which is 20% higher than the Minnesota average. Real estate appreciation rates in Minnetonka are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Minnetonka homes comes in at 4.7%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 6%.

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Compare Minnetonka, MN Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Minnetonka, MN

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Waite Park, Minneapolis8312.65,394
West Calhoun, Minneapolis836.91,400
Cedar-Isles-Dean, Minneapolis8173,385
Diamond Lake, Minneapolis809.85,735
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Morris Park, Minneapolis8012.12,899
Hale, Minneapolis79103,318
Kenny, Minneapolis788.23,863
Armatage, Minneapolis787.54,528

Best Cities Near Minnetonka, MN

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Champlin, MN841723,929
Gem Lake, MN8322.3463
Falcon Heights, MN8314.35,534
Eden Prairie, MN815.863,206
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Savage, MN8112.929,399
Northfield, MN8135.820,405
Circle Pines, MN8121.44,947
New Prague, MN8127.37,534

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Minnetonka, MN - I Miss It Already!

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 Minneapolis, so you have easy access to a city without all of the crime associated with it.

During my time there, I explored over 23 of Minnetonka's 49 total community parks. The majority of the parks that I went too were absolutely stunning. Minnesota has a lot of beautiful wildlife even in their cities. Their spas there were truly relaxing. I highly recommend that you visit one if you plan on going to Minnetonka because the experience wouldn't be complete otherwise.

Another place that you must visit in Minnetonka is lake Minnetonka. Minnesota is famous for their lakes. Called the Land of 10,000 lakes and most of their lakes are incredibly beautiful. Lake Minnetonka, has all these beautiful mansions on the lake that will stun you. One of the many mansions belongs to the Heinz Ketchup CEO. Minnetonka is a land of abundance and beauty that few cities can compete with.

The nightlife is fantastic because you only live 8 miles west of Minneapolis and you are also close to St. Paul and the other bigger cities of the Metropolitan area. If you can't find something to do on a Friday night, then you need to start thinking of more hobbies. There are always different conventions in town, and many beautiful malls nearby. The Mall of America which used to be the biggest in the United States is located in Minneapolis but close enough to Minnetonka to be mentioned.

I really enjoyed my stay because the people were friendly, and the area was so beautiful. I would highly recommend people to stay in the city of Minnetonka if that is what they are considering.
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