If you’re searching for the best cities to live in near the Minneapolis Minnesota area then this list is for you. In 2012 Money Magazine did a poll to find the top 100 cities to live in America and many were right here from Minnesota. It’s not surprising to have Minneapolis metro cities on the list, Minnesota has so much to offer from some of the best employment, diverse selection of housing and price ranges to some of the best art scenes and shopping around. Some of the best cities in Minnesota to live based on Money Magazine for 2012 are:
Coming in at #3 on the best cities to live in Minnesota, Eden Prairie already has 62,000 residents that would agree. There is charm and great ambiance in Eden Prairie with twinding/twisty roads, parks and many trails for bikers-walkers and runners. Another amenity many home buyers seek when looking for a home to buy in the Twin Cities metro is transportation, Eden Prairie has the SW Metro Transit station and the ability to take a bus pretty much anywhere you need to go around the Twin Cities. Eden Prairie home buyers we have worked with have said “It feels like a a safe rural community with direct access to the benefits of a large city”. At the time of this Eden Prairie Blog was written there were 149 single family homes for sale and the average sale price in Eden Prairie was $489,392 although homes in Eden Prairie range from $170,000 to well over $7,000,000. If you would like a complete list of all homes for sale in Eden Prairie or have a home to sell in Eden Prairie call us at 612-282-7653.
Coming in at #11 on the top 100 list Woodbury is already home to nearly 64,000 people as of 2012. The city’s Bielenberg Sports Complex, which houses 18 softball fields, two ice rinks, and a volleyball court, often hosts pro games. U.S. and international tourists seeking top medical care are drawn to Woodbury’s more than 120 health-care firms, including several of the country’s best hospitals. Woodbury is widely considered one of the top places in the Twin Cities area to raise a family, thanks to highly rated schools and ample opportunities for outdoor recreation. People searching homes for sale in Woodbury will be pleased with an average of 150 single family homes for sale the price ranges offer something to most everyone starting at $150,000 to over $1,000,000. Woodbury townhomes range in price from $100,000 to $600,000. Need more information? Contact a Woodbury Realtor now here.
Its no surprise Maple Grove was voted one of the best places to live in Minnesota and nearly 62,000 couldn’t agree more. If you like to shop, Maple Grove is the city for you. It’s home to the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, an upscale mall with 68 stores and restaurants, as well as several other major retail centers. That, plus top-notch hospitals and active community organizations, has made Maple Grove the cultural and retail heart of the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. While there are plenty of jobs in town — medical research firm Boston Scientific alone employs about 2,500 people — downtown Minneapolis is just a 20-minute car ride away. Home buyers in maple Grove have often commented to me they love the easy access to commute to work on I94 and enjoyed looking in an area where the neighborhoods has character. Maple Grove real estate ranges in price from $125,000 to over 1 million so most everyone should be able to find something. Need to sell a home in Maple Grove? Call our agents now at 612-282-7653.
Voted the best city in Minnesota to live in 2010 Plymouth is still among the best of the best. With a population pushing 80,000 many people already agree. Music lovers are sure to enjoy numerous summer concerts at the Hilde Performance Center. Those who love to shop will not be left out with many unique and big box stores local the Plymouth along with the near-by Ridgedale Mall. Plymouth MN homes for sale range from $125,000 to over 1 million.
Have you visited Minnesota or do you live here now? What are you favorite cities in Minnesota? Feel free to comment below, we look forward to learning more about other cities.
Derrick Monroe | Minnesota Realtor | Lakes Area Realty | 612-282-7653
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