Review of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Weird People
Star Rating - 10/25/2017
It's pretty cathartic reading the other reviews and realizing I'm not only one super uncomfortable with Minnesota space alien culture. I've lived here for 14 years and never felt like one of them, which is a good thing as my goal as a person is not to be a sheltered, passive aggressive, artificially folksy bag of powdered milk in human form.

Upon relocating to a suburb here at 15, the first thing I realized is that I would NOT have any friends. Since I was not a 3rd generation Norwegian with a cabin up north, a car radio set permanently to Prairie Home Companion reruns and a 5'10 blonde girlfriend made of Bakelite and Starbucks vanilla lattes, I just gave up on meeting people and went to the library to study during the lunch hour. The few shallow acquaintances (which is all you are allowed to have if not born here) I had just called me "Iowa kid" cuz, of course, I was from literally a state away making me extra despised.

Over a decade later, I have taken on enough of their shallow, circumscribed culture to be enough of a pillsbury doughboy (minus the sincerer personality) to kinda fit in and have decent career. So I'm giving it 3 stars! For great bike trails, lots of high paying jobs, beautiful lakes and clean streets. Maybe someday real people will move here. Probably not though.
Brian | Minneapolis, MN
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I live in minnepolis, and unfortunately, I have to agree with you. People are into themselves, and it wears you down!! But, there are good people here. I have to be careful on not being too judgmental.
dennis | Minneapolis, MN
- 6/27/2018
Challenging place, but possibly worth it.
Disclaimer - yes I am a transplant, from another smaller midwestern city. Minnesota is not...
Michael | Minneapolis, MN | 4 Replies

- 6/6/2018
VERY, VERY, VERY underrated
I absolutely LOVE this city! And would put this in my Top 10 cities in the country easi...
Justin | Nashville, TN | 2 Replies

- 5/2/2018
It’s probably you not them
Having read the negative reviews of Minneapolis residents, I can say the poster’s should t...
Reggie | Duluth, MN | 1 Reply

- 4/24/2018
People are friendly and polite, lots of activities
I love Minneapolis. People are usually quite polite and friendly (different neighborhoods ...
Karen | Eden Prairie, MN | No Replies

- 1/3/2018
Where dreams go to die
I completely agree with all the negative reviews about this god-forsaken state/city. I ...
Jason | Duluth, MN | No Replies

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