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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+
Grand Marais is a town in Minnesota with a population of 1,201. Grand Marais is in Cook County and is one of the best places to live in Minnesota. Living in Grand Marais offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Grand Marais there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. Many retirees live in Grand Marais and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Grand Marais are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$191,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$633
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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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
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Grand Marais

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$39,643
National
$55,322

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Grand Marais Reviews

3 reviews
Cold water, blue skies, and towering spruce trees surround this small town situated near where the boreal forest begins in the northern latitudes of the U.S. It's not for the faint of heart. I find that I just can't stay away. Grand Marais is exceptionally beautiful and it seems those of us who choose to live here maintain a strong sense of community, deep commitment to the traditions of the past, as well as open minds to meet the present.
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In short, Grand Marais is the natural icy beauty of Lake Superior and towering spruce trees, good food, and passionate people who are deeply connected to the surrounding land and water.
Vibrant community with areas of interest for artists, craftsmen, outdoor recreation, and good access to services.