Located approximately 20 miles south of downtown Minneapolis, the suburb of Savage, Minn., is a great place to call home. Named one of the Best Places to Live in America by Money Magazine and one of the Best Affordable Suburbs by BusinessWeek, Savage's many accolades ring true for its more than 26,000 residents. Between 2000 and 2010, the city's population grew by more than 27 percent, making it one of the fastest-growing communities in the Twin Cities metro. With a median resident age of about 35, Savage residents are younger than the state average by almost 10 years. Those searching for Savage apartments for rent will find that these factors and many more make this delightful suburb a great place to live.
Savage's historic district is situated on the banks of the Minnesota River. As a scenic river town, Savage has always fostered an enthusiasm for natural beauty. Savage was built during the second half of the 19th century and only became known as a suburban community in recent years. Much of Savage's downtown is historic, walkable, and picturesque, while its newer subdivisions are more representative of the modern lifestyle.
Now that the Twin Cities metro area has grown outward and encompassed Savage, the community serves primarily as a bedroom community. Savage's population decreases by about 30 percent on workdays due to commuting, according to City-Data. However, the mean travel time to work for residents is only 25 minutes each way. Those seeking apartments in Savage will appreciate the city's small-town feel and easy access to regional employment opportunities.
In true family-friendly fashion, Savage offers a variety of community events for its many enthusiastic residents. A summer farmers market features regional produce, a variety of vendors and numerous opportunities to support local farmers and artisans. Throughout the warm months, the Savage parks and recreation department offers concerts at the McColl Pond Environmental Learning Center. These and other community events give Savage the small-town feel that residents cherish.
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