Money Magazine votes Eagan one of best places to live in U.S.!
Monday, October 20th, 2014
Wow! Did you know that your home is nestled in one of the best places in the United States? Money Magazine recently published their “Best Places to Live 2014” list, and Eagan ranked #11! With all of the beautiful parks, fantastic restaurants and shopping, and amazing community events, we knew we loved living here… and now everyone else does too!
In case you’re interested, here were the stats Money Magazine posted about our fine city:
11. Eagan, MN
Census Region: Midwest
Median Family Income: $104,562
Median Home Price: $211,600
Average Property Taxes: $2,684
Projected Job Growth: 7%
Once a small farming town, and the “Onion Capital of America,” Eagan has matured into a major Minnesota commercial hub. This Twin Cities suburb has no downtown, so residents tend to gather in places like the 60-acre Caponi Art Park, or the Eagan Community Center, which has its own fitness facilities, senior center and indoor playground. With more than 100 restaurants, the state’s largest outlet mall, and a huge outdoor water park, there’s plenty of family fun to be had.
Eagan is also a hotspot for high-skilled workers. Thomson Reuters’s legal division has a major presence here, along with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Minnesota. From 2000 to 2010, the number of high-wage professional, scientific and technical jobs in Eagan increased by 15%. Another sign of a thriving economy: while some residents do commute to other places for work, the city “imports” over 10,000 workers from surrounding towns each day!
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