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Minnetonka Named 19th Best Place in Minnesota

The city ranked high on a real estate brokerage analysis of 100 communities across the state.

Tour de Tonka.
Tour de Tonka.

When it comes to the best places in Minnesota, Minnetonka ranks up there with the best of them but was not named in the top 10.

That’s according to a list from Movoto Real Estatea San Mateo, CA-based online real estate brokerage. The company examined the state’s 100 biggest cities—from 9,400-person Waseca all the way up to Minneapolis. It graded each of them on seven criteria:

  • Unemployment rate
  • Cost of living
  • Crime rate
  • High school graduation rate
  • Median household income
  • Median home price
  • Median rent price

Minnetonka was 19th on Movoto’s list. The company gave Minnetonka a cost of living rank of 94, a crime rate rank of 26, a high school graduation rank of 5, a median household income rate of 19, a median home value rank of 5, an employment rate rank of 60; all equaling a "Big Deal Score" of 32.43. 

Chanhassen topped the list, followed by Lakeville. Maple Grove and Plymouth tied for third.

Click here to see the full list.


Do you think Minnetonka should be higher on the list? What do you like most about living here?

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