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-Attractive downtown
-Attractive neighborhoods


-Growth and sprawl
-Cost of living
-Harsh winters

What Bert Has To Say About Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington Metro Area

The “twin cities” serve as a regional center for the upper Midwest and northern Great Plains. The fully cosmopolitan area is a balanced industrial, commercial, educational, and cultural center, and functions much as one city. The area is one of the most economically diverse in the country, serving as headquarters to large firms in agriculture, food, banking, technology, retailing, healthcare, and transportation. A few of the well-known companies include General Mills, 3M, US Bancorp, United Healthcare, and retailers Target and Best Buy. Job growth is still fairly modest, but overall, the Twin Cities have have a strong and prosperous feel.


Quick Facts About Blaine

    The unemployment rate in Blaine is 3.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Blaine jobs have Increased by 0.93 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Blaine's cost of living is 6.00% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Blaine's population is 57,384 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 26.94 percent.
    Average Commute time is 27 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Blaine is $180,900. Home appreciation the last year has been 9.40 percent.
    Blaine public schools spend $11,382 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 18.7 students per teacher in Blaine.

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a peaceful place to live and very lots of friendly people. ... (read more)
Born and raised--- and haven't seen better
I was born and raised in Blaine, MN, and having been all over the country now and living in Alaska currently, I have found that my high school education was much better... (read more)
Winter is sneaking up.
Blaine is a northern suburb 20 minutes from Minneapolis, the big city. Blaine is fine for everyday activities, plenty of shopping, chain resataurants, good schools but... (read more)
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