If you call yourself a resident of the Sartell area, congratulations! Niche.com put together the list of the top places to live in Stearns County and the top spot goes to Sartell.

Niche gives the places it ranks "grades" and overall Sartell had a report card worthy of being taped up to the refrigerator.

Living in Sartell offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Sartell there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Sartell and residents tend to be conservative.

Public Schools: A
Housing: A-
Good for Families: A
Jobs: A-
Cost of Living: B
Outdoor Activities: B
Diversity: B
Weather: C+ (It's Minnesota, what can you do?)

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Here are the top 10 places to live in Stearns County:

  1. Sartell
  2. St. John Cantius Neighborhood
  3. St. Joseph
  4. Le Sauk Township
  5. Brockway Township
  6. Lake George Neighborhood
  7. Southside Neighborhood
  8. St. Cloud
  9. Cold Spring
  10. Hester Park

Overall in the state, Sartell is #42 on the list of best places to buy a house, and #62 for best places to raise a family. Well done Sartell!