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Old 08-11-2013, 03:06 PM
 
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Mankato is an extremely expensive town to live in, it is very on par if not more expensive than the MPS/St Paul metro area. There are 4 colleges there: SouthCentral, Rasmussen, Bethany, and Minnesota State (aka Mankato State to those of us that have lived here awhile) and as such rentals and home prices are high.

I work in Jackson for a tractor company that is one of the fastest growing companies in the US for a small town.
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Old 08-11-2013, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Salinas, CA
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Mankato is an extremely expensive town to live in, it is very on par if not more expensive than the MPS/St Paul metro area. There are 4 colleges there: SouthCentral, Rasmussen, Bethany, and Minnesota State (aka Mankato State to those of us that have lived here awhile) and as such rentals and home prices are high.

I work in Jackson for a tractor company that is one of the fastest growing companies in the US for a small town.
I find it hard to believe Mankato is more expensive or even equally expensive as the Minneapolis/St. Paul region. It is the first time I have heard that. I am reasonably certain it will be more expensive than Marshall, though. The best advice is to seek out realtors/realty companies and most have excellent online resources to find that information.
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:20 AM
 
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I find it hard to believe Mankato is more expensive or even equally expensive as the Minneapolis/St. Paul region. It is the first time I have heard that. I am reasonably certain it will be more expensive than Marshall, though. The best advice is to seek out realtors/realty companies and most have excellent online resources to find that information.
Rent might be expensive, housing is no where near what it is in the Twin Cities. I just checked Craigslist, not even CLOSE to being as expensive as the TC Metro. Apartments in the $350-850 range, houses in the $850-1300 range for rentals. Houses for sale are about $100,000 less then what you would find a similar house for in the metro.
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Old 08-13-2013, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Northern Minnesota
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First let your Mother find her own job after that you need to understand that no matter how much you don't want to struggle, you are going to struggle unless you are already established with a company that pays well, that will help you transfer to the state you want to live in and will help pay for your tuition.
Best advice and comment so far.
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:40 PM
 
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I agree with the last two posts regarding living near Rochester or Mankato. They are the nearest "recreational" towns near Albert Lea, so Ive been to both frequently. I would have to agree that it would be a good idea to look into beign closer to one of those places. Any ideas on towns near them? I lived in Waterville as a child and enjoyed it, however, I think Waseca and that area are perhaps similar to Albert Lea in how "dead" they are. Any thoughts?
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:57 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Waseca is probably my favorite small town in that area. not dead at all
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
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Mankato is an extremely expensive town to live in, it is very on par if not more expensive than the MPS/St Paul metro area. There are 4 colleges there: SouthCentral, Rasmussen, Bethany, and Minnesota State (aka Mankato State to those of us that have lived here awhile) and as such rentals and home prices are high.

I work in Jackson for a tractor company that is one of the fastest growing companies in the US for a small town.
Jackson is a gorgeous little town. Even though it's relatively small, it's got most everything you need. It has a very vibrant industrial park as well as a technical community college. Looking for things to do? The Iowa Great Lakes are right across the state border. A very nice larger community of Fairmont is only about 25 miles away and 30 miles east is Worthington (though this town is kind of a dump now). You're also only 90 miles from Sioux Falls.
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