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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$335,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,166
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%

Chanhassen Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
  • Murder
    0
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$110,569
National
$53,889
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    41%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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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.
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Chanhassen has been the greatest place to grow up since I was young. Being rated one of the safest and happiest small towns in the US, it easily lives up to these standards by the friendly faces that pass by you daily. Schools have friendly teachers and students that are welcoming to all. Home of Prince, it brings a limited amount of tourists to the area, opening up the small diversity that’s already present.
Chanhassen has beautiful clean parks and trails, it is 5 minutes from major highways and less than 30 minutes from Minneapolis St Paul International Airport(MSP) and the Mall of America. Chanhassen also has a Target and LifeTime Fitness as well as Prince's Paisley Park. It could use a few upscale restaurants, but is developing and is off to a great start.