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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 Minneapolis

    The unemployment rate in Minneapolis is 3.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Minneapolis jobs have Increased by 0.93 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Minneapolis's cost of living is 8.00% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Minneapolis's population is 385,023 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 0.79 percent.
    Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Minneapolis is $190,900. Home appreciation the last year has been 9.40 percent.
    Minneapolis public schools spend $14,724 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 19.6 students per teacher in Minneapolis.

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re: Minnesota Nice = Passive Aggressive - 3/9/2012
Minnesota natives are so rude. They will just look at you with their mouth open instead of replying. The Norwegian roots make these people clueless. Clerks in stores... (read more)
no traffic!
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,... (read more)
re: Minnesota Nice = Passive Aggressive - 3/9/2012
Amen! I am a native Minnesotan, and made the mistake of moving back after years of living in California. Minnesota Nice is true, and also not a compliment! Signed... (read more)
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