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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    I moved to Minneapolis, MN from Dallas, TX, in January 2015. My experiences here have been overwhelming positive. Minneapolis is a "small big city", filled with excellent restaurants, shops and entertainment. I was most surprised by the amount of local live theater. In Texas, theater was inconvenient and expensive. Here, you can see a well-cast, well-performed play for the same price as a 3D movie! Minneapolis supports the arts. The Minneapolis Institute of Art, in particular, has free admission (though it accepts donations), rotating exhibitions, and paintings by Picasso, O'Keefe, and Van Gogh. I would highly recommend Minneapolis to the young artist on a budget. You will not be disappointed that you came here.
    Review Minneapolis
    Minneapolis is a beautiful city, built around natural lakes, rivers, and streams. The political atmosphere of the city is established as liberal, although much of the city is fairly gentrified. Neighbors tend to keep to themselves, although all of us become kinder and more helpful in the cold winter, particularly willing to help out others when it snows. I live in the Linden Hills area, which is Southwest Minneapolis. The shopping and foodie scene in Minneapolis is pretty impressive if you're willing to do some research. I love the many consignment shops! I also appreciate having a city where I feel safe, and so do my non-white friends. The Minneapolis schools are excellent, considering that they're inner-city schools. While cost of living can be somewhat high, our economy is great enough to support it.
    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!