When you think of safe cities in Minnesota, small towns always come to mind first.  Especially with the unrest that has been happening in the Twin Cities area for the last year or more, this is especially true.  I have heard so many people mention how they appreciate the small town living that you can experience in greater Minnesota.

According to livability.com, St. Joseph is ranked as one of the safest cities in Minnesota.  St. Joe has been adding so many fun things in recent years.  New restaurants, breweries, entertainment and activities.

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On this list, it's from 2017 but probably still holds true, St. Joe is in good company.  Rochester is on the list- and is probably the biggest city on this list.  Other towns include Farmington, Shakopee, Shoreview, White Bear township, Little Canada, Corcoran, Wyoming, and Thomson Township. If you are like me and wondering where that is, it's located about a half an hour from Duluth.

Even though some of these towns on the list are technically in the metro area, and a suburb of the Twin Cities, they still have that small town feel.

So, if you are looking to relocate, check out and consider some of these great small/medium towns in Minnesota.

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Many of the included towns jump out at the casual observer as popular summer-rental spots--the Ozarks' Branson, Missouri, or Arizona's Lake Havasu--it might surprise you to dive deeper into some quality-of-life offerings beyond the beach and vacation homes. You'll likely pick up some knowledge from a wide range of Americana: one of the last remaining 1950s-style drive-ins in the Midwest; a Florida town that started as a Civil War veteran retirement area; an island boasting some of the country's top public schools and wealth-earners right in the middle of a lake between Seattle and Bellevue; and even a California town containing much more than Johnny Cash's prison blues.


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