Summer is truly the most wonderful time of the year in Minnesota. It is three full months of fun that makes up for the excruciatingly long winters that this state has. I absolutely love and live for summers here, and we have been so lucky to have some early tastes of it this spring, so you very well could have already experienced these feelings for the first time this year.

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6 of the Best Feelings You Only Get at the Start of a Minnesota Summer

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The 25 Best Places to Live in Minnesota

Stacker compiled a list of the best places to live in Minnesota using data from Niche. Niche ranks places to live based on a variety of factors including cost of living, schools, health care, recreation, and weather. Cities, suburbs, and towns were included. Listings and images are from realtor.com.

On the list, there's a robust mix of offerings from great schools and nightlife to high walkability and public parks. Some areas have enjoyed rapid growth thanks to new businesses moving to the area, while others offer glimpses into area history with well-preserved architecture and museums. Keep reading to see if your hometown made the list.