Granite Ledge, MN

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Granite Ledge, MN

About Granite Ledge, MN

Granite Ledge, MN is a small town nestled in the rolling hills of the Midwest. It's a peaceful place where people can settle down and enjoy a slower pace of life. Residents are friendly and welcoming, and it's easy to build relationships with neighbors. There's plenty of outdoor activities to keep people busy including hiking, biking, fishing and swimming. The area is rich in natural beauty, with plenty of parks and trails to explore. The cost of living is low, making it an attractive option for those looking for an affordable place to live. Although the population may be small, Granite Ledge offers its residents a cozy community atmosphere and plenty to do in their free time. Small city - Central Minnesota, 60 miles northwest of Minneapolis–St. Paul along the upper Mississippi.

State: Minnesota
County: Benton County
Metro Area: St. Cloud Metro Area
City: Granite Ledge
Zip Codes: No Zip Codes Here.
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Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 1028 ft above sea level

St. Cloud is more of a “small town grown into a large town”, with a friendly Midwestern feel but an expanding role as a commercial and educational center and commuter suburb to the northwestern reaches of Minneapolis-St Paul.

The downtown is clean and in good shape if not especially exciting. Five small private colleges and the larger St. Cloud State University bring college town feel and cultural diversity. The area serves as a gateway to wilderness lakes and parks to the north. The city has a number of its own amenities and is close enough to share those of Minneapolis–St. Paul while being lower on the cost of living scale. Proximity to the Twin Cities area is a plus, and suburban development southeast of town is springing up to take advantage of it. There is talk of commuter rail service, which will work to further connect the two metro areas.

The terrain is flat to gently rolling with numerous lakes and wooded areas. The continental climate is highly variable with four distinct seasons. Spring, summer, and fall are pleasant, with moderate temperatures and low humidity. Thunderstorms are the principal source of rainfall and severe storms are common. Winters are cold with low humidity. On average in winter, 5 to 10 days reach temperatures between –20 and –30 degrees. Heavy snowfalls occur, but the location north of most storm tracks means they are less frequent than in cities to the south. Snow generally remains on the ground throughout winter. First freeze is late September, last is mid-May.

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Granite Ledge Cost of Living

Cost of living, small town atmosphere, and nearby outdoor recreation make Granite Ledge a great place to live.

-5.5% lower than avg
+18.7% higher than avg
$875 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-31.2% lower than avg
Granite Ledge Crime
14 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Pros & Cons of Granite Ledge
   Cost of living
Low ethnic diversity
   Small town atmosphere
Low job growth
   Nearby outdoor recreation
Winter climate
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