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Overview of Golden Valley

Golden Valley apartments for rent are nestled in a first-ring Minneapolis suburb.Located just five miles west of the big city, Golden Valley offers a rare suburban culture that is interspersed with both historic charm and urban amenities. Far from the large homes and stereotypical suburban lawns that epitomize newer communities, Golden Valley retains its mid-century charm with a perfect mix of greenery, city character, urban parks and a suburban family lifestyle. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Golden Valley is home to about 20,000 people.

Living in Golden Valley

Those searching for Golden Valley apartments for rent will be excited to discover the charms and conveniences of this city-suburb hybrid. Golden Valley was incorporated as a village in 1886, and the rolling, hilly landscape was soon dotted by farms, mills and dairies. Residents of Golden Valley apartments enjoy the city's numerous parks and open spaces and about 50 miles of trails where they can relax and recharge after a long day of work or school. Golden Valley's close proximity to entertainment in Minneapolis makes it ideal for singles, while its family-friendly culture makes it a safe and relaxing place to call home.

Golden Valley Apartments and Cost of Living

Golden Valley apartments for rent are home to residents from all walks of life, so it's likely that you'll become friendly with your neighbors. For its low crime rates, local amenities, high income per capita and stable housing market, Golden Valley earned an "Extremely Livable" livability score of 76 from AreaVibes. Residents here can expect to pay affordable prices for the things they need, including about $3.74 for a gallon of gasoline, $2.32 for a gallon of milk, $2.12 for a loaf of bread and $1.82 for a dozen eggs.

Apartments in Golden Valley Work and Study

Golden Valley enjoys numerous economic advantages due to its relationship with Minneapolis. Many companies set up shop here because prices are lower than they are downtown. According to Golden Valley's 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers near apartments for rent in Golden Valley include General Mills Inc., Allianz Life Insurance Company, Honeywell, OptumHealth, G.H. Tennant Company, Courage Center and M.A. Mortenson.

Although there are no traditional colleges located near apartments in Golden Valley, numerous liberal arts, community and technical colleges are located next door in Minneapolis. The largest of these is the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, which enrolls about 38,000 students each year.

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