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Pros

-Education
-Attractive downtown
-Attractive neighborhoods

Cons

-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.



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Quick Facts About Minneapolis


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Minneapolis is 3.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Minneapolis jobs have Increased by 1.24 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Minneapolis's cost of living is 9.40% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Minneapolis's population is 410,939 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 11.55 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Minneapolis is $218,900. Home appreciation the last year has been -6.62 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Minneapolis public schools spend $18,026 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15 students per teacher in Minneapolis.

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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)
Minneapolis MN
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... (read more)
Minneapolis
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. ... (read more)
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