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Quality of Life: Good Health. Scenic Beauty. Affordability.

A strong economy, good schools, low crime, high home ownership rates, abundant natural resources, and high civic engagement are among the many reasons that make Minnesota an attractive place for people to live and work. Minnesota consistently ranks among the top states in quality of life:

  • Best state to raise a family (WalletHub, 2019)
  • Safest state (WalletHub, 2019)
  • 2nd for quality of life (Forbes, 2018)
  • 2nd best state to live (WalletHub, 2019)
  • 2nd in volunteering (National and Community Service, 2018)
  • 3rd highest life expectancy (80.8 years) nationwide (24/7 Wall St., 2019)
  • 3rd best state to live (News and World Report, 2019)

Minneapolis-St. Paul also ranks as a top place to live:

  • Best airport in North America for the 3rd year in a row (Airports Council International, 2019)
  • 2nd (St. Paul), 3rd (Minneapolis) best park systems (Trust for Public Land, 2019)
  • 2nd healthiest city (The Street, 2018)
  • 3rd best in health care (WalletHub, 2019)
  • 6th best place to live (U.S. News & World Report, 2019)
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