Best retirement communities in Minnesota
Those looking for information about the "Land of 10,000 Lakes" and the best places to retire here will find everything they need to know about Minnesota within these pages. TopRetirements.com will give you the objective point of view of active adults when it comes to this Midwestern favorite.
Outdoor recreation is top-notch here, with water, forests, and parks creating an idyllic and adventurous landscape. They are largely untouched, since nearly 60% live in the metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St.Paul. The Twin Cities are host to an active and internationally known art scene and renowned universities. The Minnesota population was 5.34 million in late 2011.
Active adults looking for information about retirement cities like Duluth, Minneapolis, Northfield and Red Wing can find all they need here. You can also search Minnesota's Wikipedia page for more information.
Twin Cities skyline
Minnesota's continental climate makes it prone to temperate extremes; winters are cold and summers are hot. Blizzards, thunderstorms, tornadoes and high winds are not uncommon.
Per capita income and home prices
Median household income in 2010 was $55,459; the mean was $71,345. In December 2011, Zillow placed the median home value of a Minnesota home at $146,800. The National Association of Realtors reported that the median selling price of a home in the Twin Cities metro was $160,300 in the third quarter of 2011.
Minnesota's state and local tax burden is higher than the national average at 10.3% of income. Minnesota's individual tax income is broken into three incomes; the highest begins at an income of $74,780. Minnesota applies the state income tax to Social Security benefits that are taxable at the federal level.
Certified Retirement Communities
Minnesota does not have any certified retirement community programs.
Best Retirement Communities
Minnesota is home to at least two active adult communities: Friendship Village of Bloomington and Village on the Cannon.