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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B+
Excelsior is a suburb of Minneapolis with a population of 2,448. Excelsior is in Hennepin County and is one of the best places to live in Minnesota. Living in Excelsior offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Excelsior there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals live in Excelsior and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Excelsior are highly rated.
About Excelsior...
Population
2,448

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$553,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$911
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    63%
  • Own
    37%
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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
    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

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Excelsior

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,413
National
$55,322
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Excelsior Reviews

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I think Excelsior is a vibrant city that offers wonderful experiences for individuals of all ages. Whether it be gathering in downtown Excelsior in the Commons for a concert or eating at Maynard, the city of Excelsior is a wonderful place to grow up. Not only is the social scene exceptional, the school district of Minnetonka schools is absolutely exceptional. The education is second to none. The nightlife is also great, with restaurants such as Lago Tacos and Maynards staying open for extended periods of time and offering tasty food!
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Excelsior is a growing city that reminds me of a cute town that would be featured in a hallmark movie. It is by Lake Minnetonka so there are great restaurants on the lake. There is a great variety of things to do in Excelsior. For the kids, there is a local park with a beach and a huge open area for kids to run around in right by the lake. In the town, there is a trolley ride that has themes for different holidays. There are three amazing local ice cream shops and a great local brewery for adults called Excelsior Brewery. At the brewery, there is live music that allows adults to let loose. There is also a boat called the Minnehaha that is one of the biggest attractions. The boat goes on a tour all around the lake and ends in our neighboring city, Wayzata. The workers on the boat are all volunteers, including my grandpa. I get to hear stories about the variety of people that come to Excelsior to for the Minnehaha. To conclude, the small town of Excelsior is a great city to grow up in.
Thriving safe community with great walkability alongside a beautiful lake! A nice assortment of local restuarants and unique shops to visit all within a few blocks.