Minneapolis, Minnesota 

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Great city, COLD winters - 1/14/2020
I'm 16 yrs old and have lived here all my life. Minneapolis is a great city and has all the typical big city amenities. The education is really good here and this is a great place to start a family. I would've given it five stars if it weren't for the cold and snowy winters. The summers are good here and dosen't get hot that often. The cost of living is relatively good for such a big city. Overall, if you're looking to move, i would definitely check minneapolis Read More

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Not a Place for Me - 1/8/2020
The road rage is bad. I mean really bad. Every time I go on the road people are looking for fights. Cars Tailgate me eventhough I go the speed limit. Cars don't let me merge when the lane is about to end. And, for some odd reason, people start rolling eyes at me from their car for no reason at all! I'm just minding my own business and driving!

It stays cold for a long time. We have two season winter and summer. Winter lasts for almost seven months. Then there is Summer with endless mosquitos. So, if you don't like long winters and mosquito bites every time you go out, you won't like it Read More

Great retirement location - 1/2/2020
My family has lived in Minneapolis since 1910; first my great grandparents and then my grandparents. My father was in the military and we lived all over southern U.S. states; whenever he was sent overseas, my mother, my siblings and I would come back to Minneapolis to stay with my grandparents. After my dad retired we returned to Minneapolis and lived because jobs were plentiful here and my dad was still young enough to work full time. When I married, we moved around to a few cities, Milwaukee, Ft. Wayne, back to Milwaukee and we searched for a place we wanted to retire, mainly in the south. No city matched the Twin Cities (Minneapolis & St. Paul) for the quality of life we wanted. We are close to the MSP airport so traveling is convenient. There are high quality medical facilities here, including satellite Mayo Clinic offices. Housing costs are reasonable although, there is a shortage of some types of facilities at the moment. There is little wait time if you want to dine out Read More

Born in Minnesota - 12/3/2019
Pro:Career OpportunitiesClean neighborhoodsWinter ActivitiesFamily OrientedFine DinningLakesFriendly People (passive aggressive)Education Cons:Predominately whiteLong WintersShort Summers (not much sunlight)ColdSegregated Racists (not in your face but you feel it)High State TaxLots of SnowDaylight SavingAverage foodCold (had to say that Read More

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

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

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