The American housing market may still be near all-time highs. But that's not stopping people from moving to the Sioux Empire, especially to the state of Minnesota!

Minnesotans might see new faces in town after a new report from Niche about the "Best Cities To Live in America." Two Minnesota cities sit at the top of Niche's list.

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For several years, Niche has been conducting "Best Cities to Live in America" rankings by "using data from the U.S. Census, FBI, BLS, and CDC combined with millions of resident reviews. The company considers factors such as affordability, the local housing market, neighborhood diversity, area public schools, walkability, and more."  Affordability, great schools, lots of space to explore...no wonder why two Minnesota cities are on the list!

Niche's research shows that the Minnesota cities in the top 50 of the "Best Cities To Live in America" are...Minneapolis at #37 and Rochester at #44! 

So what makes Minneapolis and Rochester some of the "Best Cities To Live in America?" Here are some of the top qualities noted in the rankings:

  • Minneapolis is #8 in the Best Cities for Young Professionals
  • Rochester is #5 in the Best Cities to Buy a House in America
  • Minneapolis is one of the healthiest cities in America ranking at #38 out of 229 cities.
  • Rochester is one of the top cities to raise a family ranking at #33 out of 229 cities.

229 cities and over 15,000 towns and neighborhoods were part of this annual ranking from Niche. You can review the rankings of the top cities in the country by clicking here.

Sounds like Minnesota is the place to be!

10 Most Obscure Minnesota Towns

As you are making road-trip plans you might want to see if you can even find some of these Minnesota towns.

Minnesota is the Land Of 10,000 Lakes and 853 towns. Even if you know the state well I'll bet you haven't even heard of Minnesota's 10 smallest towns.

Gallery Credit: Ben Davis

10 Most Obscure Minnesota Towns

As you are making road-trip plans you might want to see if you can even find some of these Minnesota towns.

Minnesota is the Land Of 10,000 Lakes and 853 towns. Even if you know the state well I'll bet you haven't even heard of Minnesota's 10 smallest towns.

Gallery Credit: Ben Davis