's '100 Best Places to Live' features 3 from Minnesota

Rochester was the highest placed at 15th.
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Minnesota is home to three of the "Best Places to Live" in the United States, according to

The website, formerly known as Money Magazine, has released its "100 Best Places to Live" list, with three Minnesota cities featuring.

That's one fewer than the last time it released the list in 2017, when Eagan, Woodbury, Burnsville and Minnetonka cracked the Top 100.

None of these cities feature in the 2019 list, with the Minnesota contingent comprising Rochester, the Lynnhurst neighborhood of Minneapolis, and Blaine.

Rochester is the highest placed in Minnesota at 15th, with citing its high life expectancy and number of doctors per 100,000 people – not difficult to accomplish when you're the home of the Mayo Clinic.

But Rochester also scored highly for its short commute and its cultural institutions such as the Rochester Art Center and the Minnesota Children's Museum.

Lynnhurst, to the south and southeast of Lake Harriet, placed 46th overall because of its strong local schools where students have "above average national math and reading scores."

It also scored well for its park system, giving it's home not only to the Lake Harriet south shore, but also Minnehaha Creek and Lynnhurst Park. That said, with a median house price of just over $360,000, it's the priciest of the three Minnesota options that made the list.

Finally, Blaine placed 90th on the list, not high enough to get its own profile on, but the website does note it has a high median household income at $84,260 among its population of just over 67,000.

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Money's biennial rankings examine cities with populations of 50,000 or more, with cities of 300,000 and more broken down into neighborhoods.

It then used "more than 160,000 different data points" to narrow the list, including economy, cost of living, ethnic and economic diversity, education, income, health and safety, and amenities. reporters then researched each place and interviewed residents in the top-ranking locations.

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