- Suburb of Minneapolis, MN
Apple Valley Reviews
Rating 4.11 out of 5 107 reviews
Apple Valley is a great place to live because of its location and safety. I have hardly felt unsafe in this city. Whether I am running outside or driving, people wave to say hello. Apple Valley is only 20 minutes from St. Paul and Minneapolis making it convenient to be part of the city life.
Overall my family moved here 3 years ago and its a good city. Not too far from Twin cities, downtown, mall or the airport. Its about a 20-25 min drive. My neighborhood is safe and family friendly for the most part. People are nice and friendly. The school district is one of the best in the state. Some negatives or possible improvement is diversity. My family moved from Highland park, St.Paul to Apple Valley. Although Highland had a predominantly white population it still had a lot of diversity. Politics is moderate, I have seen both sides. Although the city might lean more towards conservative. Not a huge nightlife, few bars and restaurants. If you want a big nightlife, Minneapolis or St.Paul are better options. There are several gyms, yoga studios, fitness centers, along with healthy/organic grocery stores and restaurants. Affordability is not much different from st paul.
I like living in Apple Valley, MN and the neighbors look out for one another. I like how there's so many stores and business located nearby which makes the commute that much easier. And how the schools are so close as well. And if you have to walk to a few stores, you can do so. The crime rate does not seem to be high in this suburb. My neighborhood is quiet and you feel safe for the most part. I know you have to be careful everywhere you go but I do not hear about a lot of crimes here. I like how I've been able to find low gas prices in this area also. I wish that the cost of living in Apple Valley would go down and food prices.
I believe there is a ton of things to do around here and I consider it to be a very safe town. I do however wish there were more night time activities for teenagers rather than just fast food places.
There are many great opportunities for kids to develop. Good schools, several activities, friendly community. The only thing that's lacking is more privately-owned "mom and pop" restaurants.
It’s a friendly neighborhood with diverse people who only want to see you succeed. The schools are very good and safe for kids.
The people are super friendly, there is a lot of food and restaurant options, including one of the few Cane's chicken fingers locations in the area, and it is a very safe area. It's also close to some other exciting places like the downtown areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul (20-30 min drive), and more unique cities like Lakeville. And just like anywhere else in Minnesota, you're never far from a lake!
Apple Valley has some of the best high schools in the state and has provided me with so many opportunities to have a launching point for a successful college career. So many good food options with Indian, Chinese, Malaysian, and Mexican restaurants all in the area. There is a low crime rate and I have never felt unsafe. There are huge affordable neighborhoods in Apple Valley, the one we live in is mostly white. My school consists of a majority of white democratic students.
I have lived in Apple Valley for my entire life (23 years to be exact), and I can proudly say that I absolutely love living in such a wonderful city. No matter where one would go, whether the grocery store, gas station, outlet stores, eateries; everyone has a smile on their faces. People are cheerful, incredibly generous, and very receiving. Neighborhoods are clean and extremely family-friendly; and the school system and its teachers are phenomenal. Teachers genuinely care about the success of their students and do their best to set them up for success. Apple Valley is a one of a kind place that will always make one feel right at home.
Wonderful community that is full of welcoming and great people. After moving I found that where I moved wasn't as welcoming, I had tried to get to know my neighbors. They weren't as willing to open the door and get to know me than when I lived in various places in apple valley.
I have lived in Apple Valley, MN for my whole life. It has grown a lot since I was a child, but it still feels like home to me. I like how it's small enough I can run into someone I know, but large enough that there are a variety of stores to go to. I also like the schools. Apple Valley has some of the best schools in the state of Minnesota. I was lucky to be able to attend those schools. Something that I don't like is how busy it can get, and the traffic on the roads. But, that is somewhat inevitable especially during rush hour. Lastly, the cost of living is fairly high and it is difficult to live on your own. Overall, I really like Apple Valley.
Excellent schools and a supportive community. The city has diversity and is extremely safe, and clean. Welcoming people and neighborhoods filled of all age ranges. Also, lots to do for all ages, at any time!
Very friendly and safe place to live, with lots of things to do, great academic institutions, and plenty of green space!
The area is amazing. Easy access to shops, restaurants, etc. Light traffic, community centers for kids and quality nightlife. good neighborhood to raise kids and friendly people. Close to the city.
A good amount of things around to do. People are fairly nice, schools are of good quality. Nice amount of parks within walking distance.
Apple Valley has everything you need, except nightlife. There are a million restaurants, but only a couple places that stay open until bar close.
Apple Valley is a very nice city because there is so much to do and everything is very close by. I walk to school and I only have to drive 3 minutes to be in the main part of the city.