A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$213,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,127
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    65
    273
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    20
    41
  • Robbery
    18
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    216
    525
  • Theft
    1,997
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    47
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$80,478
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Apple Valley Reviews

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I love living in Apple Valley. It truly is a great suburb to be in for families. There are lots of restaurants, good public schools, and fun activities to do. There is a bus that takes you straight to the Mall Of America, if you don't want to drive there. There are lots of grocery stores and farmers markets that are not too expensive to shop at. There are two water parks in the area, a library, bowling alley, and beaches. It is a safe community to live in and it is near everything so you don't have to travel far!
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Apple Valley is a great place to live. Its only 20 mins from MSP International Airport and about 30 mins from either St. Paul or Minneapolis downtown. Metro transit has great service with express buses to downtowns. Mall of America is just 15 mins drive. In addition, the city itself has many parks, trails and activities. Schools are fantastic. There is a mixture of urban and suburban culture. Real Estate includes townhomes, single families and condos along with assisted living and senior living communities. Ranked 17 best place to live in entire US, this is truly a great suburb with excellent infratructure and civic amenities.
Apple Valley is well planned in the layout. There are several decent housing areas that people can live in. There are also two schools in Apple Valley which provides parents with different options for children's schooling. The Minnesota zoo is on the border of Apple Valley and Eagan which is very accessible. The main food locations, grocery stores, and other shopping locations are all located off of two main roads.