Apartment List Ranks Lakeville as No. 1 Family-Friendly City in MN

In Blog, Community News, Real Estate on February 10, 2015 by Community Expert Team
Apartment List Ranks Lakeville as No. 1 Family-Friendly City in MN

Lakeville has gotten yet another recognition for its family-friendly atmosphere. The city was recently named the top city in Minnesota for families by Apartment List.

The company, which is a growing online rental marketplace, ranked Lakeville at No. 1 on its “Top 5 Minnesota Cities for Families.” The list comes after Apartment List ranked the top 100 countries nationwide. Lakeville ranked No. 10 on that list.

The rankings for both lists were based on safety, housing cost (based on the rental rate of a two-bedroom apartment), school quality and child friendliness. The apartment company used FBI crime statistics as well as Department of Education data to complete its list.

Here’s what Apartment List had to say about Lakeville:

“The highest-ranked city in Minnesota came in No. 10 on our national list of best cities for young families. Lakeville scores high for safety, with few crimes for a city with nearly 60,000 residents. The Twin Cities suburb also ranks among the highest in the nation for kid friendliness, counting children as nearly a third of its residents. It’s a good place to send those kids to school, too, and offers lots of outdoor recreation. And while the average 2 bedroom home here will cost $300 more a month than the national average, annual incomes are also high, averaging more than $92,000.”

Eden Prairie came in at No. 2 on the list, followed by Minnetonka, Rochester and Maple Grove in the third, fourth and fifth spots, respectively.

See all the ranking details here.

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This local update courtesy of your Lakeville Community Expert.

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