5.5 out of 10


45.3035419019451 -93.7979913791854
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
  • Eating Out
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Up & Coming Suburb"

Monticello is a city right on I-94, about 45 minutes northwest of the Twin Cities. The school system is good, with a high school that is only about 10 years old. The facilities are state-of-the-art and well done.

The town itself has some shopping and restuarants. There are mainly a couple large department stores (Target, WalMart, Home Depot) as well as a scrapbook specialty store, and others. Larger shopping is available by driving 1/2 hour either west to St. Cloud or East to Maple Grove and the Twin Cities.

The town is located a short distance from a lot of things. A day in the metro area is not a long trip, and it's plausible to travel there even just for a concert, a museum, or even just dinner. Monticello is also close to the country, so living in the country is plausible as well.

It's a great town that is becoming a suburb a little more every day! The ultimate in country "city" life.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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