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According to Money Magazine’s 2013 report, Apple Valley, Minnesota is among the top 20 places in the United States to live. At position 17 in 2013, Apple Valley rose from 2010’s ranking as the 20th best place to live, 2008’s 24th best place to live, and 28th best place to live in 2007. In other words, Apple Valley, Minnesota just keeps getting better!

A suburb of the Twin Cities, Apple Valley encompasses 17.57 square miles in Minnesota in the 55068 and 55124 zip codes. Home to a population of about 50,487, the average annual household income is well above the state’s average estimated at $80,098. Median home values are also above the state’s average at $214,293.

Apple Valley, in the northwestern portion of Dakota County, receives about 32 inches of rain per year and around 45 inches of snow. While winter low temperatures drop well below freezing at 6 degrees, summer high temperatures hover at about 83 degrees.

Public transportation in Apple Valley is made possible by the Minnesota Valley Transit.

Students in the area attend schools governed by the Independent School District 196, home to six elementary, three middle, and three high schools in addition to multiple magnet schools. Furthermore, because of Minnesota’s open enrollment laws, many of the area’s students attend schools in other districts.

Apple Valley is the location of the Minnesota Zoo, showcasing a variety of habitats, climates, and critters including a plethora of animals, amphibians, reptiles, birds, fish, mammals, endangered species, and a multitude of trails and exhibits.

Apple Valley is home to 50 parks, a community center, teen center, senior center, as well as an aquatic center and a public pool. The community resources for parks and recreation, coupled with the annual events including Freedom Days over 4th of July Weekend and Mid-Winter Fest in February, imbue Apple Valley with a deep sense of community spirit.

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