A good place to live is a priority in everyone's life. And if you don't live in a good place right now, it's most likely a goal of yours to get into a better home or a better neighborhood. If you're planning a move, or if you're just curious, I've got a useful tool of the 2022 best places to live in Minnesota.

The rankings come from Niche and are based on data from US Census, FBI, BLS, and other sources. The towns/neighborhoods were sorted based on "based on crime, public schools, cost of living, job opportunities, and local amenities."

Here Are the 10 Best Towns and Neighborhoods to Live in Minnesota

Some of these are neighborhoods and some are towns. Let's start with number 10.

10. Como

Como, MN Neighborhood
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The Como neighborhood in St. Paul is the 10th best place to live in Minnesota according to Niche. For every town/neighborhood Niche has a report card that gives a grade for things like if the town is good for families, safety, housing, the public school system, etc. The places where Como got an A+ are in 'Good for Families' and 'Crime and Safety'.


9. Edina

Edina, MN
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The first town on our list, Edina, comes in at number 9. They get an A+ for 'Public Schools', 'Good for Families', and 'Health and Fitness'.


8. Highland

Highland, MN Neighborhood
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Another neighborhood in St. Paul, Highland, ranks number 8. They got an A+ in 'Good for Families', 'Crime and Safety', 'Nightlife', and 'Health and Fitness'.


7. Union Park

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The Union Park neighborhood in St. Paul is the 7th best place to live in Minnesota. They get an A+ in 'Good for Families', 'Crime and Safety', 'Nightlife', 'Health and Fitness', and 'Commute'.


6. Lauderdale

Lauderdale, MN
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Lauderdale is the next town that makes the list, coming in at number 6. They get an A+ in 'Good for Families'.


5. Summitt Hill

Summitt Hill, MN Neighborhood
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The St. Paul neighborhood of Summitt Hill cracked the top 5. They got an A+ in 'Good for Families', 'Crime and Safety', 'Nightlife', and 'Health and Fitness'.


4. Eden Prairie

Eden Prairie, MN
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Eden Prairie is the 4th best place to live in Minnesota. They get an A+ in 'Public Schools' and 'Good for Families'.


3. Falcon Heights

Falcon Heights, MN
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Falcon Heights is the last town that makes the list coming in at number 3. They get an A+ in 'Good for Families' and 'Commute'.


2. St. Anthony Park

St. Anthony Park, MN Neighborhood
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Just barely not getting the top spot, the St. Paul neighborhood of St. Anthony Park comes in at number 2. They get an A+ in 'Good for Families', 'Crime and Safety', 'Nightlife', 'Health and Fitness', and 'Commute'.


1. Macalester-Groveland

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According to Niche, the number one best place to live in Minnesota for 2022 is the St. Paul neighborhood of Macalester-Groveland. The categories they get an A+ in are 'Good for Families', 'Crime and Safety', 'Nightlife', and 'Health and Fitness'.

As you probably gathered, all of these towns and neighborhoods are in the Twin Cities. To give you a better idea of where these top 10 places to live are located below has all ten marked. Most of them are gathered in the same area between Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Best Places to Live in Minnesota 2022
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Living somewhere that's overall a good place to live is important. It's also important to make sure to know which places aren't the safest. Below are the most dangerous towns in Minnesota based on FBI data.

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Using data from the FBI from 2019, I accumulated a list of the 25 most dangerous cities/towns around Minnesota. Some of them on the list make sense, but a few may surprise you.