I moved here from Chicago, and Chicago it is not. So if you are looking for big city, do not move here. However, if you are looking for a change, as I was at the time I moved here 7 years ago, then it's worth a weekend trip to visit before you move. I moved here blindly. So here are my pros/cons for anyone considering a move here.
Pros: great bike trails, great for outdoor enthusiast( ESP if you like to hunt and fish), very clean, good mix of city with culture and outdoor activities, decent restaurants, libraries, pretty in every season, traffic is easy compared to other cities, major corporations based here. Cons: winter is very cold, difficult to meet people, people who grow up here never leave which makes it difficult to break into social circles, found it difficult to make female friendships, snow stays on the ground for many months-blanket of white, a little more single mindedness than I like-meaning people don't leave MN often to experience other states -which means they Read More