Eagan has been among Money Magazine’s top 20 small cities in America for five consecutive times. Part of the reason is that Eagan has made a concerted effort to create walkable neighborhoods and  pedestrian-friendly spaces within an urban environment. Additionally, they have reconsidered housing density and mixed use development to accommodate a more diverse population, breaking away from the homogenized single-family dwelling in suburban cul-de-sacs and striving for options such as multigenerational housing and affordable housing. Eagan has close to 24% people of color, many new immigrants. By prioritizing and investing in pedestrian infrastructure and reconsidering density and zoning laws, Eagan is creating a built environment that strengthens the arts, businesses, and sense of community, promoting the health of all residents.