8.1 out of 10


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  • Safe & Sound
  • Medical Facilities
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Public Transport
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"Shoreview Real Estate"


Shoreview is a vibrant community in Minnesota that offers its residents the comforts of living in a medium-sized city with all the amenities of a big city but with the quiet life that only a city of this size can offer. The city is known not only for its bustling business community but also for its healthy environment and wide open spaces.

The city of Shoreview stands on 7,800 acres of land which includes 11 lakes and more than 1,400 acres of open spaces and park lands. It is perhaps this mixture of nature and modern life comforts that has consistently placed Shoreview in the list of the best places to live in the Twin Cities area.

Population Profile

There are 25,377 people and 9965 households in Shoreview as of the 2000 census. The 7,021 families in the city reside in over 10,127 housing units resulting to a density of 355 houses per square kilometer. A great majority or 93.28% of its inhabitants are Whites followed by Asians (3.65%) and the rest is a mixture of other races.

Most of the residents have graduated from high school (80.4%) while the rest are either have a Bachelor’s Degree (24.4%) or a Graduate Degree (17.9%). Only 1.3% of the total labor force is unemployed.

There is an average income per family of $80,946 and $68,941 for every household. Only 2.1% of the total population and only 1.3% of the total number of families has been classified as living below the poverty line

Peace and Order

One of the requisites for classifying a place as livable is its crime rate and Shoreview scores high in this department with a crime index of only 96.5 in 2001 compared to the 330.6 in the whole United States. During the same period, Shoreview registered no murder incident and only, five rapes, three robberies, eight assaults, 22 auto thefts and 48 burglaries.

The low crime rate in the city can be attributed to the efforts of the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department in spearheading projects encouraging and involving community vigilance like Neighborhood Watch and Youth Mentoring. The city’s fire protection is provided by 70 firefighters from the Lake Johanna Fire Department which operates two of their four stations in Shoreview (which is owned by the city).
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5

"Great Place to Raise A Family- Shoreview"

Shoreview has much going for it! From the fabulous Fortune 500 companies that call Shoreview home to the incredible location and schools, this is one great place to live. Located just 15 minutes north of either downtown St Paul or Minneapolis, Shoreview is a high demand suburb. The city is home to great companies such as Boston Scientific, Deluxe Check, plus many others. The medical device industry is highly placed in and around the Shoreview area. The public schools in Shoreview are fabulous, as the Mounds View School District is one of the most highly regarded in the area.
  • Great companies call this area home
  • Close to many restaurants & shopping
  • Easy commute to either downtown St Paul or Mpls
  • smaller lot sizes
  • higher priced homes

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