A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  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
$260,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,224
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%

Lakeville Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    44
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    13
    41
  • Robbery
    11
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    125
    500
  • Theft
    823
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    49
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$98,864
National
$55,322
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Lakeville Reviews

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The Downtown area needs some improvement. There is a need for more restaurants and businesses that are first different from nearby communities and then a diverse selection other than the same business duplicated. There is a need for more of a community center or at least a teen center for kids to hang out without getting into trouble. It would be nice to have more businesses that were catered towards families. There seems to be a mish mash look to the Downtown area. There needs to be a push for people who want to live and work in the area, not just have a home and commute. There has been a lot of improvement made in the local parks and bike trails, but there could be more outdoor recreational areas or music concert venues. Also, there is no coop or healthy living stores that would offer continuous year round options to standard grocery store like Trader Joes or Fresh Thyme.
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It has a small town feel, but it is close to the cities. It is very safe and one of the best cities in Minnesota. The southern Twin Cities suburbs have some incredible schools, but Lakeville schools rank among the best. Lakeville North High School represents the more modern and wealthy suburbs, while Lakeville South is more rural. Overall, it is a good place to live if you do not mind freezing.
I grew up in Lakeville and I love the people that live here. Every weekend all the neighbor kids play games which are where many of my childhood memories were formed. It is a very safe place to live and my parents appreciated that aspect. It is a great area for babysitting, which I did often, and Lakeville is a very cleanly city. Overall, I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.