City Recognitions

1. New York financial technology company SmartAsset released the rankings from its second annual Healthiest Housing Markets Study for 2016 and New Prague made the list at number 8 in Minnesota, after being unranked in 2015. The study measures market health by the average number of years residents spend in homes, home values, ease of sale, and the costs associated with ownership. This free study is distributed annually to community leaders in the ranking areas.

How New Prague Compares With Minnesota Leaders

Rank

City

Average Years Living in Home

Avg. Homes with Negative Equity

Homes Decreasing in Value

Avg. Days on Market

Home Costs as % of Income

Healthiest Markets Index

1

Moorhead, MN

12.0

4.7%

5.3%

33.7

19.9%

96.39

2

Cottage Grove, MN

16.4

11.0%

11.4%

68.0

21.0%

88.42

3

Savage, MN

12.1

9.0%

10.7%

64.4

20.6%

88.36

4

Andover, MN

15.0

11.6%

11.1%

53.3

21.1%

88.23

5

Stillwater, MN

15.1

9.0%

14.4%

53.9

21.4%

87.69

6

Rosemount, MN

13.4

11.7%

10.6%

43.1

21.4%

87.49

7

Anoka, MN

14.5

14.0%

9.6%

33.0

22.3%

86.03

8

New Prague, MN

15.0

11.3%

14.2%

57.5

21.5%

85.84

9

Mankato, MN

12.8

13.6%

12.5%

74.9

20.7%

84.73

10

Farmington, MN

11.7

15.3%

8.9%

50.1

21.9%

83.56

 

2. New Prague has earned a spot in the annual SafeWise 20 Safest Cities in Minnesota Report for 2016. The SafeWise Report has been acknowledged by The Huffington Post, Mashable, AngiesList, Homes.com, and many other nationally-recognized publications as a trusted resource for people looking to relocate to Minnesota.

Full SafeWise 20 Safest Cities in Minnesota Report