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Best Places To Live In Waconia, MN

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  • Waconia, MN
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 11,523
  • I experienced a fantastic livelihood while living in Waconia Minnesota. The city is in Carver County. Waconia is close to Victoria Minnesota. The township has 5 stellar public schools and 2 progressive
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score84
  • Eden Prairie, MN
  • 16.4 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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  • Shorewood, MN
  • 12.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,548
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  • Chanhassen, MN
  • 11.3 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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  • Victoria, MN
  • 6.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8,385
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  • Deephaven, MN
  • 14.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,786
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  • Chaska, MN
  • 9.2 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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  • Carver, MN
  • 9.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,328
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  • Excelsior, MN
  • 11.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,510
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  • Prior Lake, MN
  • 19.1 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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  • Plymouth, MN
  • 20.4 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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  • Minnetonka, MN
  • 17.6 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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  • Wayzata, MN
  • 16.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,296
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  • Osseo, MN
  • 27.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,612
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  • Tonka Bay, MN
  • 11.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,344
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  • Cologne, MN
  • 5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,655
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  • Orono, MN
  • 13 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,772
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  • Long Lake, MN
  • 14.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,704
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  • Mound, MN
  • 9.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 9,306
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  • Belle Plaine, MN
  • 15.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,892
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  • Woodland, MN
  • 15.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 449
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  • Spring Park, MN
  • 10.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,842
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  • Delano, MN
  • 13.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,754
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  • Waverly, MN
  • 17.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,446
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  • Greenwood, MN
  • 12.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 755
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  • Rockford, MN
  • 17.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,229
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  • Winsted, MN
  • 14.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,412
  • Winsted is a dot on the map its police department boasts 2 individuals who will harass you, follow you and question you if you are out walking past 9pm. There is nothing to do in this town, a few bars
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  • Jordan, MN
  • 14.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,981
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  • Medicine Lake, MN
  • 21.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 315
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  • Minnetrista, MN
  • 7.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,963
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  • Norwood Young America, MN
  • 7.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,655
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  • Minnetonka Beach, MN
  • 12.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 586
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  • Montrose, MN
  • 16.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,046
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  • Watertown, MN
  • 8.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,298
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  • Maple Plain, MN
  • 13.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,812
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  • Maple Grove, MN
  • 22.9 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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  • Arlington, MN
  • 21.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,082
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  • Hopkins, MN
  • 19.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 18,077
  • First off, let me start by saying this will be a very unbiased review, although living in Hopkins gives me a bit of an advantage here. When you first approach the city, you'll notice we are surrounded by
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  • Corcoran, MN
  • 21.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,572
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  • Greenfield, MN
  • 18.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,888
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  • Loretto, MN
  • 16.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 672
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  • Mayer, MN
  • 5.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,973
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  • Shakopee, MN
  • 13.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 39,656
  • I've lived in Shakopee all my life. I didn't really appreciate all my town had to offer when I was growing up. Who does, though? Now that I'm an adult, living in the small town of Shakopee is pretty
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  • Glencoe, MN
  • 18.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,535
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  • Silver Lake, MN
  • 20.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 927
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  • St. Bonifacius, MN
  • 4.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,596
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  • Independence, MN
  • 12.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,687
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  • Medina, MN
  • 17 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,633
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  • Lester Prairie, MN
  • 12.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,934
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  • Plato, MN
  • 13 miles away (City)
  • Population: 313
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  • Hamburg, MN
  • 11.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 500

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

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