02 Aug Apple Valley – One of the Best Places to Live in Minnesota
Apple Valley – One of the Best Places to Live in Minnesota
This popular suburb is south of Saint Paul. This year it celebrates 50 years as a city. Apple Valley is the 18th largest city in Minnesota and has a population of 52,435, features an abundance of shopping, parks and restaurants. Money magazine rated Apple Valley as the 17th best place to live in the United States. Niche.com gave Apple Valley an “A” rating and A+ for “good for families”.. Average commute time is 24.9 minutes, and is located just a short drive to Mall of America and the International airport. The average home price is $266,700 and 79% of the residents own their own home. The median household income is $85,181 a year and unemployment is 2.5%. Over 42% of adults in Apple Valley have a least a bachelor’s degree. The median age is 38.7. Home appreciation was up 5.4% in the last 12 months.
Apple Valley is home to the nationally recognized Minnesota Zoo.
Apple Valley is served by the highly rated Independent School District 196.
Apple Valley is a city that should be on your short list if you’re considering a move. Look for homes for sale in Apple Valley at the bottom of this page.