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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$175,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$717
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    57
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    72
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    115
    525
  • Theft
    1,063
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    263

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$71,964
National
$53,889
Children
26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Belle Plaine Reviews

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The police are fairly active in investigating complaints of possible crimes or suspicious activity. There are a lot of suspicious people in my neighborhood who go around during both the day and night and try opening windows, doors, etc. If you don't keep everything locked up, you are at risk of being burglarized, whether you are home at the time or not.
There are some good small town restaurants and bars. There is only one big box grocery store, with over priced groceries, but we shop there because it's convenient.
Great burger pizza joints uptown, but lacking good sit down meals. New Prague is only 15 minutes away, Shakopee about 20