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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Chanhassen is a suburb of Minneapolis with a population of 25,108. Chanhassen is in Carver County and is one of the best places to live in Minnesota. Living in Chanhassen offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Chanhassen there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Chanhassen and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Chanhassen are highly rated.
About Chanhassen...
Population
25,108

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$350,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,279
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%
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Chanhassen Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    42%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Chanhassen

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$116,569
National
$55,322
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Chanhassen Reviews

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A great suburb with a lot of opportunities. Good mix of local and chain businesses, as well as many attractions to keep you busy on the weekends. Highlights include the Chan cinema, Paisley Park, and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Downtown Chanhassen is great for shopping and just hanging out with friends.
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Chanhassen is a friendly place with many conveniences, yet still a bit of a small town feel. There are some nice walking trails around the lakes so you can still experience nature. It being near the U Of M Landscape Arboretum is also a big plus. It’s right there. Also there is a Lifetime Fitness and many other nice places. Overall a great city to live in for families or seniors alike.
Chanhassen is a strange experience. Nestled in the outskirts of Minneapolis, it is suburbia exemplified. However, on the edges of downtown Chanhassen rests Paisley Park. Yes, that Paisley Park. Prince's studio was always a white, gated, existence that I passed three times a week on the way to dance practice for nearly five years. I never went inside and never saw Prince at the local Target like some were lucky enough to witness. It wasn't until April of 2016 that Paisley Park aligned to its star status. A town that rarely received any recognition was internationally spotlighted overnight. What was once forgotten in a suburb became a monument to Minnesota culture. I still live in Chanhassen. It has returned to its former self for the most part. The hordes of people have all driven home and a purple mural has been painted on the local movie theater, but for the most part, it remains the same. I enjoy living in Chanhassen. The spirit of a dove lingers here.