A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  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
$343,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,105
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    71
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    27
    41
  • Robbery
    18
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    275
    525
  • Theft
    2,025
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    71
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$95,353
National
$53,889
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Mendota Heights Reviews

5 reviews
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Mendota Heights has been an outstanding community to raise my three children in. It's a suburb in the twin cities but it has a small town community feeling which gives us a sense of belonging and a sense of neighborhood friendliness like no other community I've ever lived in. There are several community get togethers which gives us the opportunity to really get to know our neighbors and have people to rely on. The schools are fabulous, with exceptional test scores, and give my children the academic push needed to succeed.
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Everyone knows everyone, from the cops to the EMT and fire Mendota has a great sense of safeness. All the neighbors know each other and we really look out for one another.
Such an amazing city, from open parks to miles of hiking open to anyone, Mendota heights is a true hidden treasure of Minnesota.