Minneapolis, Minnesota 

150 Reviews | Review This Place | Photos and Maps

Reviews for Minneapolis  based on 150 Reviews

Get to know Minneapolis with the latest comments and reviews from people who live in or have visited Minneapolis

My Opinion of the City - 9/14/2019
I've lived here for three years. I'm originally from a very rual state so I think I'm alittle biased because the city I moved from had a population of about 50,000. Overall I really like living in Minneapolis. I had been looking for bigger city to move to and of all the cities I visited I felt the most comfortable in Minneapolis. I don't what it is about this city but its a really easy and fun place to live. I was shocked to see there's cultural activities such as theatres and museums here. My favorite place to go is the Minneapolis institute of Art.
I was also shocked at the all parks and land that surround the city and that the streets are clean. Other cities I've been to that have the same population are not as clean. How modern the downtown buldings are is something I was surprised by. My first days here I would sit in park so I could look at the skyscrapers. I also like how easy it is to navigate and I think the public transit is good for a city its size even though I do Read More

Start Your Review of Minneapolis

Not an ideal place to live. - 9/6/2019
I’ve lived in Minnesota my whole life, 50+ years. The ONLY reason we’ve stayed, is for family, but that could be changing in the near future. There are WAY too many cloudy and rainy days, which makes it depressing. The humidity is always at 50% and higher, very uncomfortable and bad for the hair. There is WAY to much diversity, and it’s a very liberal place to live. Read More

Things just work better here - 8/20/2019
I've lived in the Twin Cities for six years, and plan on living here in the future. No place is perfect, but Minneapolis and St. Paul are hard to top.

I think it comes down to a culture of honesty and public-spiritedness. Minnesota has the highest percentage of voters of any US state and the local newspaper here is one of the only ones anywhere in the country that isn't cutting staff and going downhill. People here are well-informed and engaged in improving their community. Corruption is not a big issue. Conversations about local issues are civil and productive. Things just seem to work better here, and it makes you optimistic about the future.

You see comments here about crime and traffic, but if you go look at the pages of other cities, you'll see the same stuff. The truth is, the Twin Cities are safer than most and easier to get around than most. Crime is going down just about every year, and this city is the cleanest in the country. In terms of getting Read More

All there is to know about MN from living there - 7/19/2019
July 19 2019: Heat Index 107 F
December 29 2017: "Feels like" -23 Read More

Honest Opinion from an Outsider - 6/14/2019
Pros: Instagram worthy skyline, Multiple small- to medium-size Fortune 500 companies (money and jobs); Intermodal transit; Affordable housing; Decent education (primary and secondary outpace than post-secondary options); Tens of thousands of tiny yet intricate lakes (some in the city, lots in the suburbs); Nature friendly (most of the city and Metro does not feel condensed and allows for a lot of green space); Nationally renowned dining; And many more...

Honestly, if you can mind the cons, it’s the perfect place to live.

Cons: Near arctic weather (most locals consider the warmer days as tolerable); Urban sprawl (do not expect to live in a medium- to high-rise building, those are reserved specifically for the articulately planned CBD); Post-war 20th century highway system (most of the Metro - neighborhoods and suburbs - are not walkable nor densely populated, they are separated by tiny degrading highways), even the downtown which once had so much potential for Read More

Challenging place, but possibly worth it. - 6/27/2018
Disclaimer - yes I am a transplant, from another smaller midwestern city. Minnesota is not a place you just casually move to, you must think hard about here. Let's get this out of the way - if you're a pussy about winter, you will fail here. Unlike many cities further south, you will get a consistent four seasons, with winter being rather brutal at times, sometimes going late into April. Get good winter gear, and go outside and sled or something. Though the summers make up for it in that they aren't really that hot - low 80s for a high is common even in July.

You've probably read plenty about how native Minnesotans are passive aggressive, reserved, narrow minded in some ways, and easily offended. They are in fact all of that. They are not easy people to deal with, and the passive aggression will make even daily life challenging. They can take a lot of effort in order to befriend.

That said, I've had quite a bit of success making friends here. All of my Read More

VERY, VERY, VERY underrated - 6/6/2018
I absolutely LOVE this city!

And would put this in my Top 10 cities in the country easily...

No order:
-New York
- Los Angelos
- Washington DC
- Chicago
- Seattle
- San Francisco
- Atlanta
- Minneapolis
- Boston
- One of the Texas top 3 (would be LAST)

*Again, that list is no particular order and I am a "Texas native".... so i am a little "biased" towards the Texas cities but

I absolutely love Minneapolis

- INTENSE, deathly winters... they are VERY, VERY intense here! I own a newer convertible and don't drive that one up when I am in Minneapolis winters because it simply will NOT survive! The coldest winters in the country BAR NONE!!
- "In or you're out" type mentality... I will get to this later
- Can be a pretty expensive city with all the taxes and having to pay/prepare for winter weather.

Read More

It’s probably you not them - 5/2/2018
Having read the negative reviews of Minneapolis residents, I can say the poster’s should take a good long look at themselves....

I lived in the twin cities area for a few years before moving to the mountains of Montana to ski, fish and hunt. I’ve visited almost every major American city and hundreds of midsize cities on both coasts, The West, Midwest, Southwest and New England. I lived in Chicago (mixed views on Chi-town), Phoenix (blast oven strip mall hell where everything looks the same, every day is the same, people are either retirees from all over the country and can’t drive or they’re made of plastic and leather), Michigan (sad economic decline but I still love Michigan...I’m rootin’ for ya Detroit!.... you looked great last summer and happy to see you’re growing again!!) and currently live in and love Duluth (Outside Magazines #1 city to work and play).

Duluthians travel regularly to Minneapolis to do city and non-city stuff.... concerts, Vikings Read More

People are friendly and polite, lots of activities - 4/24/2018
I love Minneapolis. People are usually quite polite and friendly (different neighborhoods can have quite different vibes). A lot of businesses have their base here: Target, Best Buy, 3M, Medtronic, UnitedHealth. The theater scene is very strong, led by the Guthrie and the Children’s Theatre. Some wonderful art museums in the Walker, MIA. People embrace and support education and the environment. There are many lakes, parks, trails. Winter may take getting used to, but, especially if you have an attached garage, it’s not bad and often Read More

Where dreams go to die - 1/3/2018
I completely agree with all the negative reviews about this god-forsaken state/city.

I had initially believed this state was fine as in I didn't have any strong feelings one way or the other. I didn't have many friends growing up and didn't make lasting friends until college. This I chalked up to my small town life and felt the city just had more opportunities to meet like-minded people.

Then I left Minnesota to live for a brief time on the coast. When I came back, I reconnected with my old friends, but things were different. Had their smiles always been so fake? Had they always engaged in this much shallow, superficial conversation? Even getting them to talk about their jobs was difficult, as it felt like they believed you were only asking to be "polite."

That I feel is the most significant problem with Minnesota is everything is done for appearances. People say things like "Oh we should totally get together," and not really mean it. "How have Read More

View More Data >

Compare Minneapolis, Minnesota to any other place in the USA.

Check out the latest Maps in a variety of categories including cost of living, population, and commute time.Minneapolis,Minnesota Map
55407, 55406, 55414, 55408, 55411, 55418, 55404, 55419, 55417, 55412, ... 21 more

11349 Quinn St NW
Bed 3 | Bath 1

11700 Able St NE
Bed 4 | Bath 3

11845 Germaine Ter
Bed 3 | Bath 3

10989 Nassau Cir NE
Bed 5 | Bath 4

922 111th Ave NW
Bed 4 | Bath 2

904 95th Ave NE
Bed 6 | Bath 3

3339 117th Ln NE
Bed 5 | Bath 5


Includes Cost of Living compares for child care, utilities, transportation, health, taxes, housing for home owners vs renters, weather, insurance premiums and so much more.

Try Now

Join BestPlaces