A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$205,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$869
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    C-
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      495
      273
    • Murder
      11
      6
    • Rape
      98
      41
    • Robbery
      459
      133
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      860
      525
    • Theft
      2,919
      2,081
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      415
      263

    Residents

    Diversity
    A
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $51,480
    National
    $53,889
    Children
    18%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      18%
      11%
    • Bachelor's degree
      29%
      19%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      25%
      29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      17%
      28%
    • Less than high school diploma
      11%
      13%

    Minneapolis Reviews

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    Minneapolis is a wonderful city with year-round festivities, celebrations and fun for all ages and interests. Rich in the arts, Minneapolis boasts several art museums, including a sprawling outdoor sculpture garden which is home to the famous Cherry and Spoon fountain. Another feature unique to Minneapolis is its elaborate skyway system. These 2nd floor glass walkways pass over the city streets, connecting almost all of the buildings in downtown Minneapolis. With hundreds of shops, restaurants and businesses connected to the skyway system, one can enjoy even the coldest of Minnesota days without ever setting a foot outside!
    Review Minneapolis
    Minneapolis is a city that has something for everyone. A diverse city with a lot of art, athletics, colleges, restaurants, and activities for children. Although, it gets quite cold in the winter, there are still people outside enjoying activities year round. Minneapolis has been named one of the fittest cities in America many times. It is an International Airport, so flights in and out are relatively inexpensive, making travel easy. The light rail is expanding, and the public transportation makes it easy to get around without a car. Minneapolis is also a major biking city, so you will see people biking even in subzero temperatures. A city that is progressive and cares about the environment; curbside recycling and compost is even offered!
    Minneapolis has everything except for a beach by the ocean, and a mountain in the range. Its amazing to bike the many bike lanes, to walk into the maze of riverside bluff parkway, scaling a bluff or walking a boardwalk built for one. Bringing your picnic basket to one of the hundreds of parks in the metro area, kayaking the few but everflowing creeks, and driving thru the warehouse district on your way home to gauk at the many remodeled old buildings like the Creamette factory. Minneapolis will be my home forever indefinitely for these reasons. Not to mention the amazing food and music scene. Dinkytown captures the youth majority and hip trends. Meanwhile the Current, shells out local tracks every hour on the proper radio dial setting. For Minneapolis!