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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
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$339,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,215
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%

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
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$115,449
National
$55,322
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    41%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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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.
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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.
Too bad a nimby syndrome exists in Chanhassen. Try to build affordable housing?, forget it. Chanhassen even tried to annex an out of town Latino trailer court to force its students to attend its new high school so it wouldn’t have to build affordable housing in the city. A white suburban haven in spades.