Quality of Life

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GREATER Quality Midwestern Living
As Minnesota’s 8th largest city, St. Cloud is big enough to provide ample opportunities for employment and entertainment, and small enough to give people the comforts and connections of a genuine community. 

  • "Most Livable Community"
  • "Best Blend of Business and Pleasure City"
  • “Most Family Friendly City"
  • “Healthiest Hometown"
  • “Most Exciting Place To Live In Minnesota"
  These are just a few of the accolades recognizing the greater quality of life in St. Cloud.


- from contemporary works to performing arts
With national touring companies performing at our Paramount Theatre to our local Downtown St. Cloud Art Crawl, the arts are alive and thriving in St. Cloud.  To learn more, click here.
Public Participation
Charitable Spirit - companies and people give back
From well-known national organization like the United Way and Catholic Charities to more local ways to give like the Central Minnesota Community Foundation and Initiative Foundation, or community has a long-standing charitable spirit.
2013 Graduation
Education - successful schools whether public, private, or collegiate
From one of "America's Top Colleges," according to Forbes, to a highly regarded K-12 public school system, St. Cloud has a number of quality educational offerings for both employees and their families.  To learn more, click here.


- tons of events throughout the year for all ages
The number of events in St. Cloud continues to grow year after year.  Our newest event, Summertime By George, is a weekly concert series attracting 11,000+ people offering live music, arts, and celebration.  To learn more, click here to visit the St. Cloud Area Convention& Visitor's Bureau's calendar.  To learn more about arts events, click here to visit aroundthecloud.org. 
Healthcare - a regional hub for quality health and wellness
Ranked among some of the highest caliber facilities in the nation, our healthcare providers care for nearly 1 million patients each year.  To learn more, click here.
History & Museums - from preserved homes to our great museums
Everything from baseball, agriculture, and transportation are on display at our various museums.  You'll also find a range of historic homes lovingly preserved throughout the community.  To learn more, click here
Housing - authentic neighborhoods and reimagined downtown lofts
From quant bungalows sprinkled throughout the Lake George neighborhood to impressive 5,000+ square foot homes in the Southside/University area to suburban housing on the city edge, St. Cloud has a range of housing options.  To learn more, click here.
Recreation & Sports - parks and trails for all ages and abilities
St. Cloud has a recreation/sports activity for every family member.  80+ parks, 10+ miles of biking/walking trails, and the Mississippi River offer lots of opportunity for an active lifestyle.  To learn more, click here
Shopping - a serious retail hub and economic driver
From Crossroads Center, the largest regional shopping center outside of the Twin Cities, to hundreds of charming specialty shops and boutiques in Downtown St. Cloud, the City attracts shoppers from throughout the region.  To learn more about Crossroads Center, click here.  To learn more about Downtown St. Cloud, click here.