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Courtesy City of Edina
Population 49,789
Median Income $87,162
Job Growth 7.6%
Median Home Price $396,310
Property Tax $4,880

Top-notch schools, a thriving job market, and easy access to Minneapolis make this inner-ring suburb a desirable place to live. The bustling downtown at 50th and France is home to nearly 200 businesses and restaurants. Plus, it hosts the state’s second-largest art fair each summer, as well as community events like the Pumpkin Fest.

Edina hasn’t skimped on green space either. This town has 40 parks, and Centennial Lakes Park is a highlight with paddle boats and lawn bowling. Open in the summertime, the Edina Aquatic Center boasts pirate-themed rides and a surf simulator, and once the cold rolls in, 12 outdoor ice rinks are unveiled for the season.

All of these perks don’t come cheap though; the median home price here is well above average for Minneapolis. Luckily, there are plenty of good jobs in the area, ranging from retailers like Target and Best Buy to U.S. Bancorp (all headquartered nearby), and healthcare keeps many employed within the town’s limits.—Veronica Crews

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