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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Population
16,606

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$161,169
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$852
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%

Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$46,450
National
$55,322
Children
25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%
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great diverse area lots of job opportunities in surrounding areas. schools are less than average. Neighbors pretty much keep to themselves in my area. I notice dogs and cats get lost a lot lol but are found. there are a few parks but small. I like there is a local Boys and Girls club and community center for the youth to join and lots of resources for people in need of food, education, housing, etc. It is especially great for people who speak English as a second language or none at all. You can learn English anywhere around here and its common so you dont feel uncomfortable.
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Being born and raised in the Midwest- Twin Cities, has instilled in me wholesome and family values. I have learned to be kind to each individual, patient, understanding and soft spoken. The sense of community and solidarity is strong and pure. I breathe in cool, clean, crisp summer air and wave to my neighbors. I admire the exploding greenery while strolling along the abundant lakes and trails, always finding good company, or enjoying my own alone. The trees are big, beautiful and the kids laughter is not stifled by sirens and traffic noise.

But the weather. I can't handle the harsh winter- reason enough to travel to south Florida. There is no ocean here. I struggle with 68 degree summer nights, and my heart longs for the tropics and open spaces of the Atlantic Coast.

Having grown now, the quiet, wholesome vibe that is the Midwest has bored me. I crave adventure, live energy, and a little bit of danger, adrenaline to keep it interesting. I crave dank citrus fruits and diverse international culture.

I returned home relatively unwillingly- out of necessity and desperation. I will take my time before rushing out again. There is a game I have been playing with my home and my travels. Leaving on a whim has failed me twice, and each time the Twin Cities, my family and friends have been here to catch me. Arrangements must be made and work put in before setting out from my home on the sturdy foundation I am beginning to build.
The local businesses around my neighborhood are great! They have everything that I could need and as for the restaurants there is a cultural diversity in the food which i awesome.