Maine Prairie, MN

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Maine Prairie, MN

About Maine Prairie, MN

Maine Prairie, MN is a small rural town located in the beautiful countryside of Minnesota. It is known for its lush greenery and beautiful scenery, as well as its friendly and welcoming community. With a population of just over 500 people, Maine Prairie offers a quaint and peaceful atmosphere that makes it the ideal place to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of larger cities. The local schools are excellent, there is plenty of outdoor recreation available, and residents enjoy taking part in local events such as festivals and concerts. Living in Maine Prairie is an experience like no other; the perfect blend of rural life with modern amenities ensures that you will never have a dull day! Small city - Central Minnesota, 60 miles northwest of Minneapolis–St. Paul along the upper Mississippi.

Location Details

State: Minnesota
County: Stearns County
Metro Area: St. Cloud Metro Area
City: Maine Prairie
Zip Codes: 55353
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Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 1028 ft above sea level
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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.

Maine Prairie Cost of Living

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

+22.9% higher than avg
+28.9% higher than avg
$840 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-36.7% lower than avg
Maine Prairie Crime
13.8 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Pros & Cons of Maine Prairie
   Cost of living
Low ethnic diversity
   Small town atmosphere
Low job growth
   Nearby outdoor recreation
Winter climate
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