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MoneyWatch: Top 10 Places to Live in 2011

10. Chanhassen, Minnesota

Population: 23,000
Unemployment: 5.5 percent

Chanhassen is a small town located just southwest of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. It boasts 12 lakes, a thriving downtown and a 500-acre park system. The economy is doing well despite some 2011 budgetary issues in the state, owing in part to companies like Target, General Mills and RR Donnelley that employee many residents of Chanhassen.

Residents here can enjoy the nation’s oldest and largest dinner theater, 34 parks and the enormous Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. The new state-of-the-art high school gives students a great venue to learn and has already garnered some national awards. Homebuyers can expect to pay around $368,250 for a home in Chanhassen.

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