3 Minnesota cities on Time's '50 Best Places to Live' list

Three Minnesota cities have earned a spot on Time’s annual Best Places to Live list: Chanhassen, Rosemount and Edina.

Chanhassen at No. 7 was touted for its “small-town vibes” that define the suburb, 12 lakes, 5 beaches and 90 miles of trails, plus the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

Rosemount made the list at No. 12 for its affordable homes and local shops and restaurants downtown.

No. 15 Edina was listed for its schools, job market, 50th and France shopping district and the state’s second-largest art fair.

MAP:  50 Best Places to Live

Time Money collects data from Onboard Informatics on all U.S. towns with populations of 10,000 to 50,000 (which totals to 3,625).  More methodology: http://time.com/money/3985631/best-places-2015-methodology/

Top 5 in 2015

1. Apex, N.C.
2. Papillion, Neb.
3. Sharon, Mass.
4. Louisville, Colo.
5. Snoqualmie, Wash.