City of Lakeville Minnesota Livability

city of lakeville minnesota

City of Lakeville Minnesota Livability

City of Lakeville Minnesota

Lakeville, Minnesota

Lakeville is in Dakota County, Minnesota. It is part of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area that has 3.52 million residents.

Lakeville is the largest city in Dakota County and growing quickly as the result of lots of new construction. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the State of Minnesota. Lakeville is located about 20 miles south of both downtowns of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

The Sioux ceded most of southern Minnesota in the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux in 1851. Lakeville became notable in 1910 when Marion Savage built the Dan Patch Railroad to his Antlers Amusement Park. The area later became a large mill facility. Lakeville was incorporated as a city in 1967.


Is Lakeville rated as a good place to live?

Rated as the 28th best place to live in the United States in 2018 by Money Magazine . rated Lakeville Minnesota the high rating of an “A”. Gave it A’s for public schools, housing, good for families, jobs, and outdoor activities.

Some general information I have found about Lakeville Minnesota.

Lakeville has a population of 61,056. The unemployment rate is only 2.8%. And the median home price is $350,600. Meanwhile the median age is 35.9 – that means lots of kids! Lastly, the median income is $94,635. Those are just a few reasons why Lakeville real estate is in high demand.


How are the schools in Lakeville?

Lakeville Minnesota is served by…

Lakeville School District #194. gave it the high rating of a “A”. It has 11,204 students. A student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. Also visit for additional information.



Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Independent School District #196. gave it the high rating of an “A” . Has 28,997 students. A student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. Also visit for additional information.


My conclusion

To summarize, I have found Lakeville to be a popular city. You can commute to Minneapolis or St. Paul. Importantly, it has great amenities, wonderful shopping, many parks, trails & lakes, and wonderful schools. In short, I strongly suggest considering Lakeville if you are planning on moving to the Twin Cities of Minnesota.


Coming soon in Lakeville

Here is one of new listings in Lakeville that is “coming soon” at 16182 Gunflint Circle.

See more about this home here.

16182 Gunflint Cir-51

Lovely two-story home with a finished daylight basement. Has about 3,600 finished square feet and located School District 196.

It will be held open on Saturday February 13th from 12-2.


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Contact us

I hope you have enjoyed my summary of Lakeville Minnesota. Please reach out to Jeff Anderson and The Anderson Team if you would like to know more about Lakeville real estate. Or would care to see some of the homes in this wonderful city in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota.

Jeff Anderson

The Anderson Team

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