Big Lake

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$152,500
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$953
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    126
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    0
    37
  • Robbery
    0
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    193
    575
  • Theft
    1,140
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    48
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$63,941
National
$53,046
Children
27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    41%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    14%

    Reviews

    10 reviews
    • Excellent
      0
    • Very Good
      5
    • Average
      3
    • Poor
      2
    • Terrible
      0
    Over all big lake is a very nice town! Although we need more sidewalks and a better road system over all everything is well put together!
    • Current Resident
    • 2 months ago
    Compared to other parts of the country, this area looks great. There are areas that could be cleaned up, but nothing major.
    • Niche User
    • May 16 2015
    Don't live by the ocean, but it does now and rain. Blizzards and tornadoes are the most common types of disasters.
    • Niche User
    • May 16 2015