If you’re looking for apartments in Minneapolis, you should also consider checking out the suburbs. Although Minneapolis isn’t as crowded as other large cities, a more rural setting can be yours with just a little effort. The areas that lie just a bit outside of the immediate suburbs offer lovely small town atmosphere that’s great for families or those who prefer to know their neighbors. A good example is Chanhassen, which is located southwest of Minneapolis. With access to 12 lakes, a thriving business community and a smaller population than the immediate suburbs, this town is a nice spot to live in. There are almost 25,000 people in Chanhassen, spread out over 24 square miles. While this town feels removed from the city, five major highways make getting to Minneapolis or other areas simple.