The map shows where residents in the Minneapolis metro area and surrounding areas believe are the best places to live. Areas such as Minneapolis, MN and Lexington, MN are also shown. Top areas are in purple and green, with less-desired areas in red.

Minneapolis, MN map of the best places to live by home value

Desireability Index

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The most desired areas tend to be in the east parts of the city, while more affordable homes are in the central regions.

Median house prices in Minneapolis, MN are $365,872, meaning Minneapolis homes are similar to the US median of $376,286. We analyzed a significant sample of cities with similar populations like Boston, MA and Tampa, FL, and found homes in Minneapolis cost about the same.

Compared to Minnesota, Minneapolis home prices are more expensive than the state's average of $319,629. These are the best neighborhoods as judged by the market: the places people most want to live. While these areas tend to have lower crime rates and higher quality of life, it is primarily a map of the best areas by median home value in Minneapolis, MN.

In regards to housing disparity, the quality of neighborhood within Minneapolis varies greatly.

Data Sources: U.S. Census, proprietary data mapping and analysis


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