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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$152,500
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$953
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    126
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    0
    37
  • Robbery
    0
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    193
    575
  • Theft
    1,140
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    48
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$63,941
National
$53,046
Children
27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    41%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    14%

    Big Lake Reviews

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    Over all big lake is a very nice town! Although we need more sidewalks and a better road system over all everything is well put together!
    Compared to other parts of the country, this area looks great. There are areas that could be cleaned up, but nothing major.
    Don't live by the ocean, but it does now and rain. Blizzards and tornadoes are the most common types of disasters.