Minnesota is a great state, and a great place to call home. As of 2014, Minnesota’s population is just over 5 million people. The population has seen a grown of a little over 8% since the year of 2000.(http://www.bestplaces.net/state/minnesota).
The median home cost in Minnesota is around $175,000 and home appreciation has grown. The cost of living in the state of Minnesota is around 3% higher than the U.S. average. Overall, the state has seen the unemployment rate drop along with positive job growth (http://www.bestplaces.net/state/minnesota).
Some of the best Minnesota suburbs to live in near the Twin Cities are as follows:
1. Apple Valley, MN
Zip Codes: 55068 & 55124
Estimated Median Home Value (2012): $203,037
Apple Valley is in the Dakota County. The 2010 census shows a city population of around 50,000 people. One of its well-known neighboring cities is Eagan.
2. Eagan, MN
Zip Codes: 55120, 55121, 55122, 55123
Estimated Median Home Value (2012): $225,517
Eagan is south of St. Paul and is part of Dakota County. The city lies on the bank of the Minnesota River. The 2010 census shows the population around 64,000 people.
3. Eden Prairie, MN
Zip Codes: 55344 & 55347
Estimated Median Home Value (2012): $286,809
Eden Prairie is just 12 miles southwest of downtown Minneapolis and is located in Hennepin County. Eden Prairie is on the bank of the Minnesota River and the population of the city based on the 2010 census is around 61,000 people.
4. Shakopee, MN
Zip Code: 55379
Estimated Median Home Value (2012): $204,634
Shakopee is southwest of downtown Minneapolis and is part of Scott County. The 2010 Census shows a population around 37,000 people. Burnsville is a large neighboring city of Shakopee.
5. Woodbury, MN
Zip Codes: 55125 & 55129
Estimated Median Home Value (2012): $252,707
Woodbury is the largest city in Washington County. It is located along interstate 94. The 2010 census showed a population of around 62,000 people. Woodbury was also named one of the top 10 cities in the entire country to raise a family! Read More Here
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