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Are you considering moving to the area? Need an extra push to make the final move? You’ve come to the right place! Along with our active communities, abundant outdoor recreation opportunities, things to do, places to shop and eat – keep reading for some of the top reasons that make western Minnesota a great place to call home. 


Housing in the Prairie Waters region is generally affordable and offers a wide variety of places to call home to suit many lifestyles. The media home value in the region is $131,800, which is significantly lower than the state median home value of $286,800.


As a parent, there are so many factors to consider when it comes to finding childcare, such as quality of care, hours, location, and cost. Western Minnesota has a variety of childcare options available for you to find what is right for your family. The average monthly childcare rate for one child in the region is $434, compared to that state average monthly rate of $1,148.


Whether you’re streaming your favorite shows, working from home, managing your businesses, or simply browsing the web, the broadband services in Region 6W make it easy and convenient. With reliable connectivity, you can stay connected to the world and enjoy a seamless online experience.

Out of 87 counties, Big Stone County ranks 12th for broadband access, with 98% of the county having broadband coverage* since 2018. Lac qui Parle County ranks 4th for broadband access, with 99% of the county having broadband coverage* since tracking began. Swift County ranks 11th for broadband access, with 97-99% of the county having broadband coverage* since 2019.

The strong broadband in the area has made working from home a popular option for citizens. 

*100 Mbps down and 20 up


If you are looking for a job in the area, you are in luck! We have a wide variety of jobs available from manufacturing, to healthcare or education, and anything in between.

Entrepreneurs have come to our area to follow their dreams and it has paid off! Our region is home to 3,280 self-employed individuals with sales receipts of $149 million.