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Quietly Beautiful - Wildly Connected

Why Live Here?

Ditch the traffic and hectic lifestyle … 

  • 2nd lowest cost of living in Minnesota 
  • Stay connected, work remotely with the fastest fiber broadband internet
  • Average travel time to work is less than 10 minutes
  • Entrepreneur opportunities {over 3,350 self-employed individuals}
  • 10 school districts with small class sizes and extracurricular opportunities  
  • 2 technical colleges 
  • Low crime rate



Here in Western Minnesota we offer a wide variety of high quality healthcare for you and your family. 

  • CCM Health – Montevideo
  • Madison Healthcare
  • Clara City Clinic
  • Appleton Area Health
  • Avera Granite Falls Health
  • Johnson Memorial – Dawson
  • CentraCare – Benson
  • Sanford Canby Medical Center



Whether you’re looking to purchase, rent, or become a part of an assisted living community, we have an option for you!

“We were able to find an affordable home on a peaceful beautiful piece of property. We’re lucky to call Western Minnesota HOME.”

– Monica Jensen



We take pride in our school’s average 14:1 student teacher ratio, college courses, school gardens, fine arts, sporting opportunities and championships. Find a school district that is right for both you and your family!

  • Benson
  • Canby
  • Lac Qui Parle
  • Maccray
  • Montevideo
  • Dawson-Boyd
  • K-M-S
  • Yellow Medicine East
  • St. Peter’s 
  • Clarkfield Area Charter



We have many quality childcare centers & home daycares for your family. Our centers offer childcare services in a safe, warm and friendly environment with age-appropriate activities and learning materials that strengthen children’s educational foundation. Our home daycares are dedicated to providing families with quality home childcare in a safe and nurturing environment.


Visitor & Relocation Guide

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