Top 100 Places to Live in Minnesota

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Eden Prairie is the best place to live in Minnesota, according to a new set of rankings released by Niche. Eden Prairie, along with 75 other Minnesota communities, received an A+ grade on Niche's rankings of best places to live for 2018.

The rankings of best places to live awarded grades from A+ to D- to communities across the state. The top 100 communities in Minnesota received grades of between A+ and A, with 75 communities getting an A+ grade and 25 communities receiving an A grade.

To calculate the rankings and assign grades to communities, Niche looks at factors like the quality of local schools, crime rates, housing trends, employment statistics and access to amenities. Niche gets its data from government sources like the Department of Education, the FBI and the U.S. Census. You can read more about Niche's methodology and data sources.

According to Niche, these are the 100 best communities to live in Minnesota:

Eden Prairie, A+
Falcon Heights, A+
Edina, A+
Linden Hills, A+
Macalester-Groveland, A+
Lowry Hill, A+
Chanhassen, A+
Plymouth, A+
Lynnhurst, A+
Fulton, A+
Shoreview, A+
St. Anthony Park, A+
Eagan, A+
Woodbury, A+
Minnetonka, A+
Mendota Heights, A+
Lauderdale, A+
Shorewood, A+
Kenwood, A+
Arden Hills, A+
East Isles, A+
Page, A+
Cedar - Isles - Dean, A+
Tangletown, A+
King Field, A+
Downtown West, A+
Victoria, A+
Field, A+
Loring Park, A+
Kenny, A+
North Oaks, A+
Hale, A+
Regina, A+
Dellwood, A+
Summit Hill, A+
Deephaven, A+
Mahtomedi, A+
Downtown East, A+
Armatage, A+
Medina, A+
Highland, A+
Cooper, A+
St. Louis Park, A+
North Loop, A+
Bryn - Mawr, A+
Apple Valley, A+
Rochester, A+
New Brighton, A+
Union Park, A+
Carver, A+
Golden Valley, A+
Northfield, A+
Maple Grove, A+
East Harriet, A+
Rosemount, A+
CARAG, A+
Haverhill Township, A+
Minnetrista, A+
Roseville, A+
Northrop, A+
ECCO, A+
West Calhoun, A+
St. Anthony, A+
Como, A+
Nicollet Island - East Bank, A+
Wayzata, A+
Lakeville, A+
Hamline-Midway, A+
Bloomington, A+
Chaska, A+
Prior Lake, A+
Hiawatha, A+
Stillwater, A+
Cascade Township, A+
Ericsson, A+
Diamond Lake, A
Hopkins, A
Minneapolis, A
Stillwater Township, A
Oronoco Township, A
Elko New Market, A
Tonka Bay, A
Sartell, A
Vadnais Heights, A
Orono, A
Summit-University, A
Prospect Park - East River Road, A
St. Anthony West, A
Keewaydin, A
North Mankato, A
Howe, A
Laketown Township, A
Afton, A
Mound, A
Lowry Hill East, A
Mounds View, A
Standish, A
Waconia, A
Savage, A
Inver Grove Heights, A
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