Looking to move to Minnesota?
Many of us got here (Minnesota) because our jobs brought us here, or perhaps it was a family member’s
work. Some of us came for college, and just stayed. Others may have been drawn by the economy or the consistently solid healthcare outcomes. Whatever it is that brings you our way, If you’re thinking of relocating to the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes, here are four great neighborhoods to consider. . .
Eden Prairie – several years in a row, named in the Top Places to Live in the nation, not just in the state, Eden Prairie is a place that offers a strategic mix of great employment prospects, natural beauty and a great school system which yields a well-educated workforce. This community is about to get the latest light-rail project taking commuters directly into and out of
the big city. Already it boasts a local transportation system that takes citizens from place to place within the community for a mere $4 per ride. With trails for walking, biking and in the winter, snow-shoeing as well as cross-country skiing, the recreational opportunities in great outdoors of Eden Prairie are truly great!
Eagan – Southeast of Minneapolis, resting along the upper Mississippi River Valley Eagan lies just 20 miles west of the Wisconsin border. Now the training home of the Minnesota Vikings (their TCO training facility was completed in Eagan in 2018), it has become a destination all its
own. Situated just south of the Mall of America (in Bloomington), Eagan boasts its own outlet mall that attracts plenty of shoppers looking for brand-name bargains. Known for the many corporate landmarks that dot the landscape (Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Thomas Reuters, Ecolab, Delta Airlines to name a few) Eagan’s unemployment is consistently low while real estate prices have been consistently rising. Neighborhoods incorporate parks and green space making this beautiful suburb a year-round playground for its 66-thousand plus residents.
Lakeville – with a standard of living nearly 30% above the rest of the nation, Lakeville offers both growth and stability. A great place to live and work, Lakeville finds itself a decidedly white-collar community. The city’s great school district is supported by a significant population of college-educated adult tax-payers who provide an environment conducive to young peoples’ academic success. A large portion of Lakeville’s citizens own their own, single-family homes; these neighborhoods provide safe areas for children to play offer recreation for the whole community. It is a suburban oasis known for safety, security, low crime levels and welcoming neighborhoods.
Woodbury – Situated east of the Mississippi and west of the St. Croix rivers, Woodbury is perfectly located for those who want scenery and wildlife mixed with luxurious suburban landscapes and accessible shopping. Woodbury’s roughly 70 thousand residents enjoy a city with appreciably has less poverty and unemployment than nearly any other comparable U.S. city. With a well-educated population (nearly 60% college-educated) Woodbury boasts low unemployment and great economic resiliency. It is also a young city with the average age of residents at 36.6 years; this adds to the productivity and potential for growth in its community-focused neighborhoods. Whatever brings you here, be sure to check out these wonderful cities that offer their citizens outstanding housing, growing value and community-friendly neighborhoods ready to welcome you and your family.