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-Attractive downtown
-Attractive neighborhoods


-Growth and sprawl
-Cost of living
-Harsh winters

What Bert Has To Say About Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington Metro Area

The “twin cities” serve as a regional center for the upper Midwest and northern Great Plains. The fully cosmopolitan area is a balanced industrial, commercial, educational, and cultural center, and functions much as one city. The area is one of the most economically diverse in the country, serving as headquarters to large firms in agriculture, food, banking, technology, retailing, healthcare, and transportation. A few of the well-known companies include General Mills, 3M, US Bancorp, United Healthcare, and retailers Target and Best Buy. Job growth is still fairly modest, but overall, the Twin Cities have have a strong and prosperous feel.

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  • Profile: Regional-center complex/Capital city
  • Time zone: Central Standard Time
  • Elevation: 838
  • Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
  • Schools: See Local Schools
  • City: Cottage Grove
  • Zip Codes: 55016

Quick Facts About Cottage Grove

    The unemployment rate in Cottage Grove is 3.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Cottage Grove jobs have Increased by 1.36 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Cottage Grove's cost of living is 11.50% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Cottage Grove's population is 35,918 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 56.61 percent.
    Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Cottage Grove is $228,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -11.83%.
    Cottage Grove public schools spend $12,352 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.1 students per teacher in Cottage Grove.

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Not the Best Place to Live in Twin Cities

After moving to Cottage Grove, MN (near the Twin Cities) nine years ago, I think the city has improved (its been an uphill battle), but the city is cheap on quality of... (Read More)



Nice in the summer, cold in the winter

If you're from the warmer climates, avoid MN in the winter, too cold for a southern boy. Summers are great, warm & not humid at all. Plenty of lakes, rivers, & trails... (Read More)



quality of life

Minnesotans are friendly and take time to enjoy the outdoors during the summer months. The wonderful summers are greatly appreciated and many companies offer summer... (Read More)



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