21st of the Best Places to Live In Minnesota
St. Michael is a growing community centrally located in the heart of Minnesota along I-94, only 25 minutes to downtown Minneapolis and 35 minutes to St. Cloud.
The convenient location offers a small-town feel with safe neighborhoods, good schools, abundant parks, lakes and natural resources; making it a great place to live and raise a family. St. Michael was incorporated as a city in 1890 and currently has a population of 18,235, according to the 2020 Census.
St. Michael offers year-round opportunities for residents and businesses alike. Home to numerous large and small businesses, the new Town Center Park, 2,500 acre Crow Hassan Park Reserve, numerous parks and trail systems, two 18-hole golf courses and located within minutes of the Albertville Premium Outlet mall, St. Michael is a great place to call home. The St. Michael Public School District is ranked #16 in the state by U.S. News, making it a top choice for families to send their children.
St. Michael is ranked the #3 best city to live in MN, according to an article released from Life in Minnesota . St. Michael has a medium income near $86,000 annually and unemployment is low at just a 4.8 percent. St. Michael’s cost of living is average for the state average, making it an affordable city to live in with access to excellent school districts and parks.
The City of St. Michael scores high on livability ratings, where it’s considered exceptional according to Area Vibes. Crime rates are four percent lower than the Minnesota average.