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Minneapolis has great healthcare options - 6/23/2008
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The severe winters and lack of low income housing are drawbacks to living in Minneapolis.

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karee
Minneapolis, MN

Dong Hae Korean Grill & Sushi - 7/13/2015

Company Name: Dong Hae Korean Grill & Sushi 251 1st Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401, USA Phone: 6123331999 Web: www.donghaeres.com Dong Hae Korean Grill & Sushi Restaurant is referred to as East Sea or Sea of Japan and is inspired by the sister restaurant of Dong Yang in Columbia Heights. Dong Hae Korean Grill & Sushi is located in the Heart of Downtown Minneapolis within the entertainment district on First Avenue - only 3 blocks away from Target Center! We offer authentic Korean and Japanese cuisines consisting of bold and rich flavors. Come on in and order off our main menu or an all-you-can-eat sushi menu and enjoy your meal in a relaxed friendly environment. Happy Hour: Mon - Friday 2:30 am - 6:00 pm Hours: Tue-Fri 11:00 AM-10:00 PM, Sat-Sun 12:00 PM-11:00 PM

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Eric
Minneapolis, MN

Character &Culture - 6/30/2015

I grew up strictly white middle class in the suburbs of Hopkins and Minnetonka in the '70s and '80s---it was a good time and a good place to grow up; but very sheltered also. Like anywhere, kids get involved in sports so the winters aren't bad with team sports and the health club, or YMCA to stay busy; and lots of outdoor skating and later on, skiing at Afton. And we had Ridgedale Mall--Dayton's, all that. Now there is the Mall of America also. This state suited me very well as a young guy, I naturally loved fishing and hunting. Sports aplenty also: soccer, baseball, basketball, golf. Lot's of great golf here and lakes for boating in summer. And cabins/lakes for fishing, waterskiing; or snowmobiling and ice-fishing in winter. Beautiful lakes to see and play on all over the state: Clearwater (Annandale), Minnetonka, Mille Lacs, the Boundary Water, Winnie, Lake of the Woods. Up North resembles Canada. Now for practicalities: lots of intelligent,creative,oppressed, and repressed people. They live in their own minds and are closed off, many extremely attractive but can also be very mean and cold---and dark (like the weather for half of year). Extremely passive aggressive--they will ice you and sabotage you and band against you--if you're not 'normal'. Weather is just brutally oppressive and apocalyptic in winter. Summer is paradise if you have money for a boat and/ir cabin. Uptown is lovely..Calhoun and Harriet for walking, biking, blading, sailing. Lastly I would recommend William's in Uptown and Chino-Latino,MagersQuinn books, Half-price books (St.Louis Park), cruising University Ave. and around the U. Watching Gopher's hockey. First Ave. for a club. Hopkins. Annual Film festival in Minneapolis, Sally's Bar, West Bank, East Bank, Exploring just driving all over St.Paul, MPLS, the State Fair, St.Thomas area Ford Parkway, Minnehaha Falls, the Mississipi...etc. Overall, Winter is not really feasible, the wealthy are able to take refuge in Fl. I'm just leaving altogether, back to L.A., Orange, and Hermosa..I always miss the character, the history and the culture though, it has inspired guys like the Coen brothers, Dylan, Prince, F.Scott Fitzgerald,O.E. Rolvaag, Lewis, Sigurd Olson,countless actors, inventors, etc., then they all leave it behind.

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Janet
Osseo, MN

no traffic! - 4/1/2015

I just moved back here from Seattle, and the biggest relief is that there is virtually no traffic. I have never had such good gas mileage as traffic moves easily here, even at "rush houra" Seattle is gridlock 24 hours a day.

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Art
Minneapolis, MN

Very expensive, yet "cheap" houses - 1/8/2015

I lived in Minnesota for most of my adult life. When I was in my 40s, I took a transfer to South Carolina. I was astonished by how much cheaper it was, in terms of housing, medical, food, etc. Then, I took another transfer to Texas, where it was even cheaper, in terms of housing, medical, food, and taxes (no state tax). Minnesota's houses are small, dark, not energy efficient, and they cost A LOT compared to other areas of the country. I'm back in MN now (again, for job), and the home I have now is the most expensive home that I've ever owned, and it pales in comparison to the houses I had in the other states, and those houses cost about 30% less. I'm sorry, but 10x10 is NOT a bedroom... it is a closet, with windows.

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Larry
Minneapolis, MN

Great Biking City - 11/4/2014

possibly the best biking and transportation system in the country.

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Larry
Minneapolis, MN

Great Biking City - 11/4/2014

possibly the best biking and transportation system in the country.

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Larry
Minneapolis, MN

Great Biking City - 11/4/2014

possibly the best biking and transportation system in the country.

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Simcha
Minneapolis, MN

Taxes/Cost of living in Minnesota are killing this - 7/22/2014

Oy, this place is so expensive, unless you're wealthy or young-but-too-lazy-to-work-and-provide-for-yourself.

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Art
Minneapolis, MN

Expensive housing, but the buildings are "cheap" - 10/3/2013

I lived in Minnesota most of my life. In my 40s, I made a sojourn to the South and lived in Texas for a while. When I returned to Minnesota, I was disgusted by the lack of newer, affordable, housing in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul) area. In the South, they figure a home's value on the cost per square foot. I always thought that was as meaningful as pricing a car by the pound. HOWEVER... housing in the Twin Cities costs about 2 to 2.5 times more per square foot, than housing in the South. Moreover, the housing here is "old", and not of very good quality. Room sizes are ridiculously small, with $290-$350,000 homes having master bedrooms that are routinely about 12 x 14. In cheaper homes, the bedrooms are 10x10 and even 9x10. Those are closets, not bedrooms. Think hard before moving here. If you are looking for value in housing, look elsewhere.

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Just
Hugo, MN

Looking to Move to either Oregon, Texas or Georgia - 5/23/2013

Guys, I live in Minnesota (manysnowta) and would to consider relocating to either Portland, Houston, or Atlanta. Does anyone have a good suggestion on either one? While there is crime anywhere you go, I would certainly prefer one with less crime. A good economy with great social culture for the Arts and outdoor sports will be great too, if available. Any ideas or preference will be much appreciated. Thanks, Justkool

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Tracy
Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis MN - 3/26/2013

Great place to raise a family. Plenty to do; culture; night life and nature. I think its biggest showcase is the lakes (Calhoun; Nokomis; Harriet and Lake of the Isles). Perfect for bikers, runners and walkers. Major sports teams to follow and a Big Ten university. Not too bad either for the foodies. Downfall; long winters, short summers and taxes are a but high.

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Joe
Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis - 3/5/2013

The city of Minneapolis offers many of the cultural and intellectual attractions of a big city, but also offers the affordability and convenience of a medium-size city. We have the Guthrie Theater, major league sports franchises, the University of Minnesota, and many corporate headquarters. You will not find the equivalent in Indianapolis, for example. On the other hand, this metropolitan area does have its shortcomings. Public transportation isn't very good, the Winters are long and usually severe, and there isn't a great deal of ethnic diversity. The people who were born and raised here tend to not be socially inclusive. If you like to bicycle, from April to October, the Twin Cities area is one of the best places in the United States. We have an excellent network of bicycle trails and continue to add more.

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Jason
Minneapolis, MN

Housing a bit above National Average, But.... - 12/19/2012

....as with many metro areas, you have numerous micro economies of scale. And within Mpls proper you have a huge swing from north to south and even from neighborhood to neighborhood. This isn't a market worth navigating without an agent, for sure.

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Trish
Minneapolis, MN

Artistic Fire - 11/3/2012

Minneapolis offers a rich and diverse culture for the arts. Barriers based on race, ethnic or gender orientation do not have the strongholds here, as evidenced by a widespread audience receptivity and support---typically not seen in such places as Chicago. Talent and creativity tend to be readily and enthusiastically received, regardless of the "packaging". Minus such artificial restraints and political trappings, talent will go far here. However, this means also that the standard for excellence is high. But, in meeting this challenge, artists can expect to receive respect and support within a brilliant spectrum of opportunities. It's an artistic fire here that ignites the hearts and passions of Minnesotans.

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Me
Minneapolis, MN

It's ok - 10/3/2012

I moved here from Chicago, and Chicago it is not. So if you are looking for big city, do not move here. However, if you are looking for a change, as I was at the time I moved here 7 years ago, then it's worth a weekend trip to visit before you move. I moved here blindly. So here are my pros/cons for anyone considering a move here. Pros: great bike trails, great for outdoor enthusiast( ESP if you like to hunt and fish), very clean, good mix of city with culture and outdoor activities, decent restaurants, libraries, pretty in every season, traffic is easy compared to other cities, major corporations based here. Cons: winter is very cold, difficult to meet people, people who grow up here never leave which makes it difficult to break into social circles, found it difficult to make female friendships, snow stays on the ground for many months-blanket of white, a little more single mindedness than I like-meaning people don't leave MN often to experience other states -which means they carry a superior attitude, not a good sushi restaurant in town, always very quiet-sometimes I feel as if I'm the only one in the city, don't let strangers in - will be nice to your face but Minnesotans can't handle confrontation-I experienced this on several occasions. All in all it was a good experience coming from Chicago. I always thought every city was like Chicago.:)

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Trey
Minneapolis, MN

Not great for young people of color, but plenty of - 6/24/2012

I will preface my review of Minneapolis with the following series of caveats, so you know that some of my observations may be of no relevance to you. I am a single "person of color" born and raised in Chicago. I moved here four years ago, so I don't have a lifetime of experience. Also, the majority of my experience here outside of work involves Minneapolis and Saint Paul, not adjacent suburbs. So based on my experience in the last several years, here is my Twin Cities pro/con list. Pro: If you are the outdoorsy sort, this is a great place for you. There are great biking trails and great places to enjoy water. If you like outdoor sports, the Twins' new ballpark is gorgeous (this coming from a guy who grew up going to Wrigley). Pro: It's a great place to start/advance your career. I moved here in part due to the career opportunities. Many major corporations either have their headquarters or a major corporate campus in the area. I've personally done consulting work for Accenture, UnitedHealth Group, Target and Ameriprise Financial since I've been here. There is also an excellent balance of industry lines (insurance, health care, finance, retail, consumer goods). If you're in the nonprofit sector, you're definitely in luck. There is a spirit of giving in the local workforce, and there are plenty of opportunities to put your skills to use for good causes. Pro: Cleanliness. My friends (all two of them) who have visited me here marveled at how clean the metro area is. People here take great pride in their cities, and the care they demonstrate showcases this pride. Pro: If you're into indie rock, this is a great place to be. People here rave about the independent music scene. I am not going to say it rivals Austin and other such hipster heavens, but I know a lot of people adore the local music culture here. Pro: The cost of living here is very low. You can get more bang for your housing buck in square footage in the real estate and rental markets. You have a wide variety of neighborhood options. Pro: This is an extremely educated, fit populace. People here take pride in living active lifestyles, so the time they get to spend outdoors is often pursuing physical activity. If you're into healthy dining, the co-op grocery store culture fosters a lifestyle built upon good eating habits. Pro: The art scene here outside of music is also very popular. There are several good museums (I am partial to the Walker). If you're into theatre, there are several well-regarded independent theater groups. Additionally, the amount of Broadway shows that have engagements in this area is staggeringly high for a metro area of this size. Pro: The public transit system is good enough to maintain a fairly green lifestyle. However, most people do prefer driving. Pro: The populations is highly educated. If you want to further your own education, there are plenty of options, including a Big 10 school in the heart of town and several schools that cater to working adults. If you have children, the schools here are quite good from what I've heard. Pro: The airport is clean and convenient. Pro: People here shop locally. Local markets, breweries, etc. are very popular here. Sure, there are plenty of chain stores and restaurants in the area, but for those who rebel against the overcorporitization (if that is even a word) of America can find a niche here. Pro: Minneapolis is a city of neighborhoods. Neighborhoods have their little quirks and flavor that people identify with. While it's not the same as New York or Boston, I'm guessing that's not what you're expecting. Con: Here comes the ugly part. People here are very provincial and hang out in cliques. Many have had the same friends since middle school, so unless you fit into a very specific niche social circle, it will be challenging to find friends. Con: The area is very segregated. People like to talk up the report from years ago that Minneapolis-St. Paul had the highest number of multiracial births in America. That's great, but there is way more mixed race procreating than mixed race marriage going on here. Con: If you're single, this is a challenging place to meet your mate. People here do tend to marry young and often with people they've known since childhood. Con: It's very hard to solve interpersonal problems here due to the non-confrontational nature of the culture here. Confronting a situation is often perceived as unnecessarily rocking the boat. If you're comfortable with a passive aggressive way of life, then more power to you. If you aren't, then fair warning, you will encounter a bit of culture shock. Con: The whole "Minnesota nice" thing has been well-documented here, so I won't go too far into it. But from what I've read, people hit the nail right on the head. Con: If you are a "person of color," even the most open minded people may treat you like some kind of sociological experiment. If you're a person of color and a transplant, your presence in the cities must be accompanied with an explanation. Unfortunately, a lot of the people of color in this area came here by way of the housing projects in major cities being torn down. Therefore, you're often guilty until proven innocent in social situations. Con: This isn't really a con, just an observation. The nightlife here is based more on dive bars where dudes drink beer and ladies (or "gals") drink wine. If you prefer more "urban" nightlife options that play hip hop music and lounge environments, your choices are pretty slim. Overall, I can objectively say this is a good place to live. However, before you move here, make sure you know what you're getting into and don't think about the winter weather.

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Chris
Minneapolis, MN

Quality of Life - 5/27/2012

Minneapolis is what I call a very negotiable city. It is very easy to get around by car. If you need to get to one extreme end of the metro area to the other, it is possible to do without taking the whole day. Taking the bus however possible will take more time. This is a great city to bike! It is beautiful with 4 distinct seasons. Tree lined streets in the summer, beautiful swimming lakes right in the city. Great arts, including visual, theatre and music and museums. Many options for schools, great summer programs for kids. In the winter we do get snow!! It can be a game changer to drive in the snow, transportation will take longer. But then again we have winter sports! City skating rinks, hockey, cross country skiing right in the city.

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Elle
Minneapolis, MN

Minnesota Nice = Passive Aggressive - 3/9/2012

Worst place to live ever! People are so rude! Jobs are plentiful if you dont mind working amongst complete jerks. Most are crazy liberal, vegan, and snobby. So pathetically self righteous. And of course their opinions are the only correct ones. Save yourself the aggravation and move somwhere else. The winters are almost as miserable as the people.

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Isgow
Portland, OR

Health - 1/8/2012

Here in Portland Oregon I can not complain even though I haven't stayed long enough other states but still I think it's one of The best places to live.

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Abhd
Minneapolis, MN

Poor cold losers - 12/16/2011

Yes- You are mad because somebody finally admitted the Emperor has no clothes. MN is a declining culture (statistics show people are leaving- more than coming there) of old school, Scandinavian, want to be's who will never expand to other areas of the globe. You are chained to your mental/emotional suffering of a hard-scrabble existence of 7 month's plus per year of arctic level temperatures. I am going to write a big, smelly book about this stinky place and it's stinker's which will be a bestseller on the NYT and make a million dollars off my suffering. Ex-Sheep-

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