Beautiful Apple Valley, Minn., is situated just 22 miles south of both Minneapolis and St. Paul. This charming suburb boasts mature trees, friendly neighbors and suburban convenience. A hidden gem no longer, Apple Valley's population is 49,500. Those searching for Apple Valley apartments for rent will note that the area is a friendly place with first-class facilities. The city boasts outstanding shopping, fabulous restaurants, exciting entertainment, phenomenal professional services, excellent education and effective government services.
Apple Valley is proud of its mature trees and non-threatening community design, and is also proud of the city's motto: "Plant. Grow. Prosper." Discover some of the city's natural beauty when you're looking at Apple Valley apartments for rent. Because trees and nature were incorporated into neighborhood construction, the city's country-like feel is a welcome change from other Twin Cities suburbs. However, Apple Valley apartments for rent are not without urban conveniences. The city's "Apple Core" center is home to several shops, restaurants and hotels. In 2010, Apple Valley was ranked the No. 20 Best Place to Live in CNN/Money Magazine. Located only 10 miles north of Apple Valley's downtown area is the Mall of America (frequently referred to as the MOA by locals). This large and famous shopping mall is a great way to unwind and get some retail therapy.
Apple Valley earns an "A+" from AreaVibes for local amenities, but having many options for things to see and do in the city makes it an expensive place to live. AreaVibes reports that the cost of living here is 20.8 percent greater than the national average. Apple Valley apartments will also cost you, with AreaVibes reporting that average rental rates are 33.3 percent greater than the national average.
Although no major colleges or universities are located in Apple Valley, Normandale Community College and Inver Hills Community College are located about 10 miles away. St. Catherine University, University of St. Thomas, Concordia University, St. Paul and St. Paul College are all located in nearby St. Paul. Students who are looking for apartments for rent in Apple Valley won't have trouble commuting because the city is home to the first rapid transit line in Minnesota. There are numerous avenues of employment within Apple Valley, but most residents of apartments in Apple Valley commute to either St. Paul or Minneapolis for work.