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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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New Brighton is a suburb of Minneapolis with a population of 22,440. New Brighton is in Ramsey County and is one of the best places to live in Minnesota. Living in New Brighton offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In New Brighton there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in New Brighton and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in New Brighton are highly rated.
About New Brighton...
Population
22,440

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$230,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$933
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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New Brighton Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    43.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    26.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    39.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    300.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,001.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    152.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in New Brighton

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$68,775
National
$55,322
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I moved to New Brighton just before my freshman year of high school. I had previously lived in Fridley, just one town over. I am glad that we moved, because I LOVE Irondale and the community that I have found here. I also love the location of my house, right on Hansen Park. There's lots of places to walk my dogs near my house. There are lots of sidewalks, good for walking and riding bikes. Located close to St. Anthony Village, which is a good place to get food or find things to do. Would rate my experience 10/10 in New Brighton, Minnesota.
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I love New Brighton because it has a suburban feel while still being situated near the Twin Cities. It is in the Mounds View School District, which is now a closed district, making the value of the houses here very high. A lot of people are trying to get into the neighborhood for this reason. The neighborhood is safe and diverse in age and ethnicity.
Community has a suburban feel but easy access to all parts of the Twin Cities. Public and private schools are all exceptional.

Public service is also excellent!