Belle Plaine

19 reviews
  1. Town in Minnesota
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Real Estate
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B
Town near
Minneapolis

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$166,900
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$718
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    44
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    15
    37
  • Robbery
    15
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    305
    575
  • Theft
    945
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    15
    257

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$70,983
National
$53,046
Children
27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

19 reviews
  • Excellent
    2
  • Very Good
    6
  • Average
    11
  • Poor
    0
  • Terrible
    0
The police are fairly active in investigating complaints of possible crimes or suspicious activity. There are a lot of suspicious people in my neighborhood who go around during both the day and night and try opening windows, doors, etc. If you don't keep everything locked up, you are at risk of being burglarized, whether you are home at the time or not.
  • Niche User
  • Jan 26 2015
There are some good small town restaurants and bars. There is only one big box grocery store, with over priced groceries, but we shop there because it's convenient.
  • Niche User
  • Mar 1 2015
Great burger pizza joints uptown, but lacking good sit down meals. New Prague is only 15 minutes away, Shakopee about 20
  • Niche User
  • May 17 2015