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Something else Minnesotians can brag about.

It appears that CNNMoney compiled a list of the Top 25 places to live. And Five suburbs of the Twin Cities have made the list. Now I don´t always agree with these lists (in fact – rarely) that continually come out, but that being said, it does say something that FIVE Minnesota cities made the national list of 25.

Eden Praire ranked third overall, beat out by only Mckinney TX and Carmel, IN for 2nd and 1st respectively. Some of the criteria used in the rankings included things like crime rates, health care quality, public education, and of course employment opportunities.

Also in the top 25 were Maple Grove coming in at #22, Lakeville at 19, Eagon at 14 and Woodbury (of course) with a ranking of 11.

A surprising statistic, to me anyway, was the #24 ranking Eden Praire had in the catagory of “top earning towns”. According to the survey, they have an $116,00 average family income and an average house price of $264,500. That’s a tad bit better than my neighborhood.

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Minnesota jobs

The Twin Cities had amoung the lowest levels of unemployment in the nation. According to a study of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, The Cities ranked 3rd lowest unemployment numbers for this past October. The rate for the entire state came in at 6.4% while the Cities recorded a low 5.4% rate.


Only Omaha (4.3%) and Madison (5.1%) came in lower. Sounds like really good news – but what I haven’t seen yet is pay stats for all these jobs. My fear is that that they also rank lowest in pay compared to other States. I don’t want to jump to conclusions, but from what I’ve seen the “high” number of Minnesota jobs available in the area are lower paying. And while low paying jobs are better than no jobs at all, I just don’t want the area to become a magnet for low pay companies.

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