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Lakeville 19th on Money's Best Places to Live List

The city is one of five Minnesota cities to be ranked in the top 25 of Money's annual Best Places to Live list, which ranks the best small cities in the United States.

Money has recognized something that Lakeville residents might already know: The city is a great place to live.

Lakeville is ranked 19th in the magazine’s annual Best Places to Live list, which ranks the best small cities in the United States.

It’s one of five Minnesota cities making the top 25 list, joining Eden Prairie, which is third on the list; Woodbury, 11th; Eagan, 14th; and Maple Grove, 22nd.

The list is in the magazine’s September issue. It was posted on the CNNMoney.com website Monday morning.

Here is what Money says about Lakeville:

“Kids have it good in Lakeville, a city just 26 miles from Minneapolis. All 14 of Lakeville's public schools beat the state averages; summertime brings swimming, boating, and fishing at Marion and Orchard lakes as well as hiking along the Genesee Valley Greenway. Lakeville's downtown is small but there are several shopping and restaurant destinations within driving distance, like the Burnsville Center shopping mall, just five miles north of the city.”

Carmel, IN is at the top of this year’s top small cities list and is followed in the top five by McKinney, TX; Eden Prairie; Newton, MA; and Redmond, WA.

Click here to read more about this year’s rankings.

Michael Butler August 20, 2012 at 05:31 PM
yea kid's who don't smoke weed are alright. Be prepared for a tough adolescence if you do however. Petty crimes are blown out of proportion by the over sized police force and their enforcement.

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