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Minneapolis is ranked No. 3, thanks to its diverse and robust economy as well as its employment opportunities for veterans. The city also has a high quality of life with the lowest crime rate of the places in the top 10. The cost of living is only slightly above the U.S. average with the median housing price of $167,000, and the metro area's household income is the highest among our top 10 metros. Job growth has been steady, and the unemployment rate in Minneapolis is low at 5.3%.