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Big Lake
Big Lake
Minnesota
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Big Lake is a city in Sherburne County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 10,060 at the 2010 census. U.S. Highway 10 and Minnesota State Highway 25 are two of the main routes in Big Lake. Big Lake is located 41 miles northwest of Minneapolis; and 27 miles southeast of St. Cloud.

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I do not believe this city is age friendly. There is no public transportation. To shop they would need to either have a car or have someone take them to the grocery store or general shopping. There are no restaurants nearby, but there are parks and trails.
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This is not an age friendly community. Shopping and restaurants are quite a distance from actual living areas, so a person would need transportation if they do not drive themselves.
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I have only lived here a short time but in my opinion it does not seem to be age friendly. If you don't or can't drive you are pretty much home bound.

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How did Minnesota earn the grade of D? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Minnesota has a state sales tax of 6.88%. Of particular interest is that Minnesota does have taxes on social security. There are estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Minnesota has an effective property tax rate of 1.17%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Minnesota earned its state tax grade of D.

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