Ness, MN


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Ness, MN

About Ness, MN

Ness, MN is a small, rural town located in the middle of the state. It has a population of just over 5,000 people and is an ideal place to settle down and raise a family. The community is close-knit and friendly, welcoming newcomers with open arms. The area is known for its beautiful natural scenery and abundance of outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing and camping nearby. Despite its small size, Ness offers plenty of amenities including shopping centers, restaurants, schools and medical care facilities. With its safe neighborhoods, close proximity to larger cities, and laid-back atmosphere Ness is an ideal place to call home. Small-port-city complex - Northeastern Minnesota at western end of Lake Superior.

Location Details

State: Minnesota
County: St. Louis County
Metro Area: Duluth Metro Area
City: Ness
Zip Codes: No Zip Codes Here.
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Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 1417 ft above sea level
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Duluth is the world’s third largest inland port located about as far as possible from an ocean on the North American continent. Superior, Wisconsin, sits to the south on the other side of the harbor. Shipping, mainly grain and, to a lesser extent, iron ore, is an important part of the economy. Some of the former heavy industry is gone today but the town still retains a decidedly commercial and industrial character.

The city has taken effective steps to turn potential decay into an attractive preservation of its heritage, and downtown today is clean and interesting and in an attractive waterfront setting. Many classic industrial buildings and features have been renovated and some house entertainment and nightlife venues in a waterfront area known as Canal Park. Outdoor recreational opportunities abound in the lake and forest country to the north, and Duluth serves as a gateway to these areas. Winters are extreme and the area is far from major air transport and other services.

Duluth in total is about 20 miles long and lies at the base of a range of hills and bluffs that rise abruptly 600 feet to 800 feet above lake level. The climate is continental with significant effects from Lake Superior. Summer days are warm, sometimes with clouds from the lake, and evenings are cool. Winters are cold and bitter when the lake doesn’t moderate temperatures. The area averages 51 below-zero days a year, making it the fourth coldest in the nation. Low-pressure systems passing to the south cause easterly winds across the lake bringing significant snowfall. Easterly winds, the major weather modifier, occur almost 50% of the time in summer and up to 25% in winter. Snow is dry and persistent and ice may form in the harbor from November through April. First freeze is late September, last is mid-May.

Ness Cost of Living
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Nearby outdoor recreation, historic preservation, and attractive setting make Ness a great place to live.

$295,300
-14.5% lower than avg
$63,333
-9.0% lower than avg
$871 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-31.8% lower than avg
Ness Crime
16.9 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
Minimum annual income
To live comfortably in Ness, Minnesota
$56,520
for a family
$26,800
for a single person
Pros & Cons of Ness
   Nearby outdoor recreation
Winter climate
   Historic preservation
Isolation
   Attractive setting
Low job growth
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