Community Survey

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The quality of life rating awarded the
City of Shoreview is one of the highest in the 
Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Area.

Renee Eisenbeisz, Assistant to the City Manager
Phone: 651.490.4613 |  E-mail Renee

Residents of Shoreview experience the highest quality of life of any community in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul region. This fact was confirmed based on the results of our most recent Quality of Life/City Services Survey conducted by a prominent professional polling firm that we undertake every 3-5 years in order to measure the satisfaction levels and service needs of our residents. The Morris-Leatherman Company offers these concluding statements in their executive summary on their survey analysis and assessment:

  • Shoreview citizens remain very content with their community. Ninety-eight percent approve of their quality of life; 58% rate it "excellent" (an increase from 2010, when 96% percent approved of their quality of life, and 55% rated it “excellent"). This level of satisfaction is at the top of communities in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area suburbs.

  • Residents express pride in key community values: sense of connection, strong neighborhoods, safe streets, exemplary park system, and sterling but cost-efficient city services.

  • Citizens have very high expectations; but, as in the past, the City continues to meet or exceed most residents’ needs. Residents exhibit among the strongest levels of confidence in the direction of their community found within the suburbs. 

  • The summary phrase reflecting the current mode of residents is “cost-effective excellence.”

  • Shoreview remains overall one of the best run and smoothly functioning suburbs within the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area.


The Community Survey looks at the following areas:

  • Residential Demographics

  • General Quality of Life

  • Recreational Issues

  • City Services

  • Taxes and City Services

  • Development Issues

  • Communication Issues

  • Resident Comments

2015 Complete Survey Results [PDF]
2013 Complete Survey Results [PDF]
2013 Complete Survey Results with 2010 Comparisons [PDF]
2013 Executive Summary 

2010 Complete Survey Results  [PDF]
2010 Executive Summary [PDF]

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