The unique state of Minnesota is a Midwestern gem. The standard of living in Minnesota is ranked amongst the highest in the nation. It's one of the wealthiest and best-educated, too. Over half of the state's population lives in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area. Thousands of apartments, condos, townhomes, and single family homes are available for rent in this diverse state.
Known as the "Land of 10,000 Lakes," Minnesota actually has over 11,000 inland bodies of water. In addition to its many lakes, the state contains deciduous forests in the southeastern region and prairies in the western portion largely used for agricultural purposes. It is the second most northern state after Alaska. The northern part of the state borders Canada near the towns of Oak Island, Angle Inlet, and Pensasse, and the region is largely used for recreation, mining and forestry. More than 3,000 Amish make their homes in Minnesota. The majority of their peaceful communities exist in the central, northwest and southeast regions of the state.