Moving to North Star State? The Land of 10,000 Lakes is home to a number of vibrant and exciting cities. Exquisite homes, world-class services, and a thriving art and restaurant scene make them excellent places to set down roots. But how do you know which one is for you?
Here are the 5 best cities to live in:
Despite its wealth, Minneapolis is known for its general affordability. Your resources will go a long way in this city. Housing, education, healthcare, and entertainment are all within reach.
More than a dozen Fortune 500 companies have their headquarters in Minneapolis, providing residents with plenty of job opportunities. As such, the city has a low rate of outflow – skilled and college-educated residents are able to build successful careers without ever having to relocate. The business climate is also ripe for entrepreneurs who want to start their own companies.
- Maple Grove
Maple Grove consistently gets rated as a wonderful place to raise children. A wide array of family-friendly attractions, such as the well-equipped community center and Maple Grove Farmers Market, provides plenty of fun diversions.
A range of housing options that includes single-family homes and townhomes also makes Maple Grove ideal for a growing brood. Senior living communities allow older family members to remain close by.
Over 1,000 local businesses offer services, goods, and recreational activities that set a high standard of living. A number of retail developments feature big brand names along with unique and independently owned shops.
Known for its high quality of life, Plymouth boasts a well-regarded school district, extensive recreation programs, desirable neighborhoods, and quick access to downtown Minneapolis where numerous cultural and sports venues can be found. Money magazine once named Plymouth t the “Best Place to Live” among cities with populations of 50,000 to 300,000.
Scenic open spaces and an expansive trail and park system let residents get the most out of outdoor activities. Medicine Lake, Hennepin County’s second largest lake, provides excellent fishing and boating opportunities.
A wonderful blend of rural and suburban, Hugo’s small-town feel and big city conveniences will make you feel right at home. A strong sense of community pervades its well-planned neighborhoods. Lush parks, meandering trails, and a number of glimmering lakes give it a picturesque quality. A host of outdoor activities, from tennis and pickleball to winter sledding and snowmobiling, can be enjoyed in Hugo.
The city’s rapidly growing retail and commercial sector makes a slew of new businesses and services available to residents. Its industrial parks continue to attract businesses that provide employment opportunities to residents. Business owners enjoy tremendous support and efficient service from the local government.
There are many reasons to love Chanhassen. Education, employment, quality of life, and home values are just some of them. It’s one of the top cities in Minnesota when it comes to education – 97 % of the populace finished high school. Its unemployment rate is lower than the national average, and it’s among the state’s top-earning cities.
A number of public parks, outdoor courts, golf courses, ice skating rinks, beaches, and fishing piers will give you plenty to do in your spare time. Venues like the Chanhassen Cinema and Dinner Theaters provide indoor entertainment.
If you want to find your home in any of these cities, call Scott Haubrich at (612) 298-5400 or send an email to scott(at)buyrentsell(dotted)com.