60 reviews
  1. Suburb of Minneapolis, MN
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Real Estate
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$215,700
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,120
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    50
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    18
    37
  • Robbery
    16
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    196
    575
  • Theft
    1,817
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    52
    257

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$80,609
National
$53,046
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    14%
  • 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!
Apple Valley pretty much sums up the definition of Minnesota Nice. It's a very suburban area where the people are either pretty rude or extremely nice. Our on "celebrity" is Tyus Jones and he's not even that great himself, but on to me and my experiences. I've been in Apple Valley for 7 years and it was quiet tough, being the only openly gay black guy in the whole entire school it leads nothing more than bullying, but hey that's all Highschools am I right?
Apple Valley a quiet community that is growing steadily. It's 15 minutes from the Mall of America and 20 minutes from the airport. Beautiful parks and trails. Top-notch school district. Many community resources to support struggling families. Vibrant faith communities. Summers are nice, fall is gorgeous. Winters are a challenge but the city and county do a fine job of clearing the roads.