People love creating and reading lists. There are “best of” or top ten lists for almost everything – best burger, best bakery, best place to watch a sunset, best local album of the year thus far, etc., etc.
There are also many “best city” lists out there as well. We recently appeared on two lists that were compiled by Movoto – an online real estate company. We were named the #1 overall Minneapolis suburb and also the #5 Minneapolis suburb for young couples.
I understand that many of us take these “best of” lists with a grain of salt, but I would rather be on the top of these lists than not mentioned at all.
Here’s what Movoto had to say about each ranking on their website:
Best Minneapolis Suburb
With more than 170 miles of multi-purpose trails and over 2,200 local businesses, Eden Prairie is the perfect place to look for a new home if you’re trying to find a Minneapolis suburb that’s truly got it all.
Eden Prairie is home to the headquarters of several huge companies like the Minnesota Vikings and C.H. Robinson Worldwide, helping to solidify the future of this town.
Not only is Eden Prairie influential when it comes to the local economy, it also has one of the highest graduation rates in the area and one of the lowest unemployment rates.
Overall, Eden Prairie delivers that city feel without losing the laid-back characteristics of small town life that so many love.
Best Minneapolis Suburb for Young Couples
Eden Prairie earns the fifth place spot on our list of the best places to live near Minneapolis for young couples, and with a low number of total crimes per 100,000 people, it’s also one of the safest. Affordable condos, townhouses, and cottage style homes are great picks for young couples.
Active young couples will love hiking through Staring Lake Park and enjoying waterfront activities. Residents also enjoy convenient shopping from big name retailers and a number of dining options at Eden Prairie Center.