Ask any of the Money Magazine’s reporters who worked on selecting the best places to live in 2014 and they will tell you – it’s not easy. You start with a pool of 781 small cities with populations between 50,000 and 300,000. Then you dive in and do detailed research using data from Onboard Informatics and other sources to look at everything from the local economy and housing market to schools and healthcare. The list is narrowed down to 35 and then they sent reporters to visit each of the towns looking for the intangibles, such as a sense of community, life style and so on.
Minnesota has 3 cities in the metro area that placed in the top 15. Maple Grove placed number 2, with Eagan coming in at number 11 and Woodbury at number 12. What makes them so special? I know if you ask anyone who lives in these cities they can tell you why! What does Money Magazine think about our towns? Follow this link to find out!