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  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-
Minnetonka is a suburb of Minneapolis with a population of 52,546. Minnetonka is in Hennepin County and is one of the best places to live in Minnesota. Living in Minnetonka offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Minnetonka there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Minnetonka and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Minnetonka are highly rated.
About Minnetonka...
Population
52,546

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$330,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,359
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Minnetonka Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    27.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    14.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    12.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    167
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,179.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    69.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Minnetonka

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$91,374
National
$55,322
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Minnetonka is amazing! I grew up coming to Minnetonka, and would always visit my grad parents. After my Grandma left the house, and went to assisted living, me and my family moved in. Our neighbors were extremely welcoming, and very inclusive. Minnetonka offers many job opportunities, but also offers endless activities to do with the family. There are all sorts of shoppes and stores around, so you don’t have to travel far to get what you need. Another amazing thing that Minnetonka offers are beautiful lakes and scenery, which is an an added bonus. Living in Minnetonka can be a little pricey, however the location truly outweighs the price which makes everything worth it. The diversity in Minnetonka definitely lacks in certain parts, however there is definitely an increase every year. (Hopefully there will be great progression in the next couple years)In the end Minnetonka offers great opportunities and convenience, and creates a great family friendly experience.
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I love Minnetonka, Minnesota. It truly is a beautiful area to live all four seasons of the year. If you are single or married without children, then you will love that you are close to restaurants, the lakes and a hop, skip and jump to downtown Minneapolis. If you have children, then you will love that Minnetonka and the surrounding neighborhoods have incredible public school systems. Minnetonka is perfectly situated for easy commute. Come explore Minnetonka, you won't be disappointed!
Never bored, always something to do in Minnetonka!
If I'm in the mood for shopping, I'll head down to Ridgedale. I've been going there since I lived in Buffalo, MN. A walk along any of our lakes is a great time, unless it's below freezing, then not so fun. But plenty of winter activities to do as well!