October 27, 2009

Minneapolis, Safest Cities: Forbes List

The annual Forbes magazine list of America'ssafest cities came out this week, and this Minneapolis tops the list!

Also listed as the safest & best places to get an apartment or some real estate: Milwaukee, Boston and Seattle. Among the criteria are safe driving, low crime and low accidental injury rates. For the full list and why they picked each city, see the Forbes article:

Minneapolis, Safest Cities: Forbes List forbes

Minneapolis tops our list of America's safest cities, and not just for its crime rate. In ranking the cities on our list, we looked at workplace fatalities, traffic-related deaths and natural disaster risk; the City of Lakes ranked in the top 10 of all four categories. It's also one of America's best places to live cheaply and offers easy access to some of the most scenic drives in the country....

Minneapolis, Safest Cities: Forbes List

Posted at October 27, 2009 6:47 PM

If Minneapolis is the safest place to live and ranks in the top 10 of all of the four categories, why are Minnesotans over in Wisconsin ALL THE TIME???

Posted by: Jean at October 27, 2009 7:38 PM

Hey, Wisconsin is awesome as well....some of the nicest people that I've ever been around - but am definitely not there a lot! Just realize that you're state is great too!

Posted by: Barb at October 27, 2009 7:56 PM

Wisconsin is great as well!

Posted by: Barb at October 27, 2009 7:57 PM

Whoops - only meant to send one comment!

Posted by: Barb at October 27, 2009 7:58 PM

Like both states. I missed both a lot.

Posted by: Danny at October 27, 2009 8:15 PM

Minnesota is way better than Wisconsin........ Scenery is better, and we have more lakes, plus a Professional Hockey Team as well..... Wait oh that's right wiscony doesn't have one. Minnesota Rules!!!

Posted by: edawgc03 at October 27, 2009 8:31 PM

Beautiful city no doubt about it! The people seem very nice and friendly too. What I can not figure out is how they can be that way and still elect someone like Al Franken to represent them in the Senate (?)

Posted by: Bill at October 27, 2009 8:40 PM

Nice article, but I am glad I live in a Mpls/St. Paul suburb - not either city.

Posted by: Jim at October 27, 2009 9:13 PM

I like how this little article states the word "cheaply" when speaking about the cost of living. This is mainly because everyones on wellfare! I was at our local food retailer (Cub Foods) and I was the only person how actaully paid for my own food. I counted 6 other people 2 in my lane, 4 in the next lane and they all paid with EBT. For those in other states this is Minnesota great Wellfare system. The things I loved about this state are slowly fading away.

Posted by: Chad at October 27, 2009 9:44 PM

Minnesota is way better than wisconsin. WI has fat people and smells like cheese and roadkill. WI is the Alabama of the north.

Posted by: Greg at October 27, 2009 9:49 PM

Hey idiots...It says cities!!! Not states. Go back to first grade

Posted by: Brandon at October 27, 2009 9:57 PM

I am from Minnesota but move and now live in Texas. And I can say the state as a whole is a nice place to live. But it is not a cheap place to live. I moved to Texas cause it is cheaper and warmer. =) And for the guy talking about all the people using EBT cards at the Cub Foods well think about it people need EBT to live cause of the cost and Cub Foods is a Wellfare Food Store anyways.

Posted by: craig at October 27, 2009 10:14 PM

I definitely dont agree...It is far too cold in Minneapolis to ever be a great place to live. You cant go outside 1/2 of the year!!! I will take the warm, sunny south any day!

Posted by: Paula at October 27, 2009 10:15 PM

these list are crap they got more gangs in minnesota then they got in cali. Thats where they go to lay low . Has anyone at forbes ever thought about the fact that some of the most violent gangs in the country started there. They made a killin smugglin pot across the canadian border back in the 90S before the governement realized drugs was comn across both borders not just mexico

Posted by: terry at October 27, 2009 10:38 PM

I've always liked the twin cities but I don't like that its so cold in the winter.

Posted by: mark at October 27, 2009 11:03 PM

I lived in Minnesota for 44 years. Moved out to Florida than California. Moved for my Wife, health issues, the cold. Now i am Divorced, California Players !!!!! I am ready to move back. Cali has the worst Judicial System and People !!!!! I hope to be back to Minnesota ASAP !!! Plus the air quality here SUCKS ......

Posted by: Dana at October 27, 2009 11:09 PM

You guys are all wrong.
The southwest is the best place to live.
Open spaces, clean air and beautiful mountains.
You can have COLD Minnesota any day.

Posted by: Shery Thomason at October 27, 2009 11:19 PM

Couldn't wait to comment on this skewed statistic.
First off, Go to North Minneapolis and tell me how safe it is. Enterprise rental car won't even deliver cars up there.
Second, Minneapolis is nice but it's the city of self promoters. This article must be written or promoted by someone from that state.
3rd, let's talk per capita.
4th, how many crimes go un-detected and un-reported?
5th, what are you comparing this city to? Not that big.

Posted by: d at October 27, 2009 11:29 PM

Just so you know, If this is the same results I saw, they test the metro areas, not just the city, and Milwaukee was #2...so MN and WI are both great!

Posted by: kevin k at October 27, 2009 11:55 PM

I agree the southwest is the best!

Posted by: cantridethisnj at October 28, 2009 12:06 AM

HA!!! I live in honoulu, Hawaii!! you guys can have the mainland!!!

Posted by: jeffrey s at October 28, 2009 12:11 AM

Minneapolis..........the city of safe bridges.

Posted by: Cease-Fire at October 28, 2009 12:29 AM

I am a sixty year old native Phoenician, and I can tell you the South West is a horrible place to live, work and play. Cost of Living, polluted air, scarcity of water, disengaged and disinterested population of drifters, boom and bust economics, gangs, ever present sun, heat and extreme dryness, high rates of alcohol and substace abuse, high rates of crime, low pay and 500,000 illegal aliens all make Phoenix and Tucson a paradise on earth.

Posted by: diebuchen at October 28, 2009 12:44 AM

have u guys ever gone to north conway, NH?

Posted by: raw.raw at October 28, 2009 12:51 AM

lived there for four years and it was the worst four years of my life. They say Minnesota nice but the people are so rude there. I'm glad I moved back home to the Deep South. I now hate the color white because of MN. I will never live there again. Ever

Posted by: Wendy at October 28, 2009 12:56 AM

I prefer Rochester.

Posted by: Iceman at October 28, 2009 1:00 AM

You can have the cold and the humidity . i will take the desert southwest any time !!!!

Posted by: tim love at October 28, 2009 1:01 AM

Wow, people are stupid. This is a ranking based on VERIFIED statistics. Every city in the world has unreported crimes and dangerous areas (so if you don't like living there, move about 4 blocks away in any direction to the safe part of town and stop going to the local inner-city Cub Foods). And what do politicians or weather have to do with safety? (Although the notion that we elect someone as maniacal, self-promoting, and unsensitive to the working class as Norm Coleman, ahead of someone with some brains and compassion is ridiculous. Comments like this show why our country can't make any progress.) The bottom line is Minneapolis folk are better educated and the standard of living is higher than most other parts of the country, and as a result, there are less bad drivers, criminals, etc. People still suck here like anywhere else, but it's also home to some of the nicest people if you know where to fine them. Ugh!

Posted by: Lew at October 28, 2009 1:07 AM

lol... nicely put Lew

Posted by: me at October 28, 2009 1:22 AM

just to clear up any confusion, Wisconsin has MORE lakes than Minnesota. We just have more to boast about then "10,000 lakes," so people are not aware of this fact. Sorry edawgc03...

Posted by: Wisconsin at October 28, 2009 2:37 AM

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