7.2 out of 10

Benton County

Ranked 17th best county in Minnesota
45.6714966143788 -94.0367161418064
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Parking
Not great for
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Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
2yrs+

"Rural - Farming County"

Located in Central Minnesota, Benton County is part of the St. Cloud Metropolitan Statistical Area. Benton County is one hour north of the Twin Cities and one hour south of premier lake and resort areas.

The center of the County is the City of Foley, the County Seat. Most of the County''s larger communities (St. Cloud, Sauk Rapids, Sartell, and Rice) are located on its western edge.

The largest city is Sauk Rapids, which has over 12,000 residents. The part of St. Cloud that is located in Benton County includes about 6,400 residents. Sartell's Benton County section includes over 2,000 people. Rice, with a population of over 1200, is located on the northwestern edge of the County.
Pros
  • Quiet Rural Areas
  • Smaller Towns
Cons
  • Limited lakes in area
  • Limited shopping without driving a distance

Best Cities in Benton County

1

St. Cloud

3.5/5
"Downtown Shopping and Entertainment Scene"
45.5511206753652 -94.1613382149809

Unranked Cities in Benton County

Foley

3.5/5
"Country Living"
45.66387746754 -93.9101336398935

Rice

3.5/5
"Small Country Atmosphere"
45.7540848631696 -94.2402635509131

Sartell

3.5/5
"Sartell - A Great Suburb Growing Up"
45.6162899842083 -94.2150247687962

Sauk Rapids

3.5/5
"Small town Atmosphere, big town convenience."
45.5955659918706 -94.1504401065004
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