Eight Reasons to Live in Minneapolis

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Are you planning to relocate to Minneapolis in the near future?

Minneapolis is one of two cities known as the Twin Cities. The second city is St Paul, which is Minnesota’s capital city.

Minneapolis holds the distinction of being the biggest business hub between Seattle and Chicago. It takes pride in the fact that it has the fifth largest concentration of the prestigious Fortune 500 organizations.

The city is conveniently located on both sides of Mississippi River and is fortunate to have a great concentration of natural resources. The city is also known for its numerous waterfalls, creeks, and lakes.

Check out the top eight reasons to live in Minneapolis.

  1. Innumerable opportunities for employment

Since it lies at the center of Midwest’s second biggest economic center and is the hub for several Fortune 500 companies, the city provides several opportunities for employment to the jobseekers.

Minneapolis is an exciting city to reside irrespective of you being a new college graduate seeking your first job, an experienced professional who wants career advancement, or just wish to work in the city and experience Minneapolis urban living.

Please see below a few Fortune 500 companies in Minneapolis

  • Target Corporation
  • US Bankcorp
  • Ameriprise Financial
  • Valspar
  • Xcel Energy
  • Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

        2.   Enjoys Minneapolis lakes and beaches

The city has the unique distinction of having fifteen lakes with fantastic walking and bike trails… The inland shores of Minneapolis are mesmerizingly beautiful and offer several opportunities for exciting water activities for several age groups such as kayaking, boating, and fishing. This is another reason why buying a Minneapolis urban condo, townhome, or a single-family home is such an excellent idea.

Minneapolis Park & Recreation – Grand Rounds Scenic Byway System

      3.  Enjoy ski trails across the city

The City of Minneapolis parks are a paradise for all outdoor enthusiasts of cross-country skiing in the winters. Both the Twin Cities have the finest ski trails as far as an urban area is concerned. Some of these ski trails include Wirth Winter Recreation Area, Hiawatha Golf Course, Columbia Golf Course, Cedar Lake Park, Lake of Isles, Lake Calhoun, and Como Park.

Minnesota Trails

      4. Excellent music scene

The City of Minneapolis features an amazing music scene and is apparently the best after Nashville, New York and Los Angeles.

Irrespective of you being into dance music, hip-hop, rock, pop or classical, you can definitely find a place to indulge in your individual passion for music. Fine Line Music Café, Dakota Jazz Club, and First Avenue is three of the finest music venues in the city where many prestigious names such as Sheryl Crow, Lady Gaga and U2 have performed in the past.

Fine Line Music Cafe’
Dakota Jazz Club
First Avenue

     farmers market 5. Minneapolis Local Farmer’s Markets 

The City of Minneapolis has a variety of urban farmers’ markets for individuals who are looking for a great source fresh locally fruits and vegetables, dairy products, honey, baked good, herbs, organic food and plenty of other groceries.

The neighborhood farmer’s market is both popular and an important part of the local urban community, especially when there is limited grocery store options.

There is no middle man involved during the transaction as the farmers sell their products directly to the consumers.

The Farmer’s Markets are not just about grocery shopping, they form an important part of building community relationships and strengthening local ties. Sustainability.

Minneapolis Farmers Market
Homegrown Minneapolis – Local Farmer’s Market Neighborhood Locations

    6. Incredible Restaurants

Minneapolis has wide variety of restaurants for everyone’s taste buds. Whether you are looking for organic food or a taste for the local Midwest cuisine, Minneapolis has fabulous restaurants for everyone.

Please find below a few restaurants that you may want to visit.

Wild Roast Cafe
Spoon and Stable
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant
Jax Cafe
Gigi’s Cafe
Bryant Lake Bowl and Theatre
Red Cow Restaurant
Spoon River
Origami Restaurant

7.  Awesome range of delicious neighborhood ice-cream shops

In case you love ice-creams, Minneapolis is the place for you. The city takes pride in its large range of quality ice-cream shops that are locally made and feature among the finest ones in the US.

Please see below a few neighborhood ice cream shops in Minneapolis you may want to visit for some incredible ice cream cones or sundries.

Izzy’s Ice Cream
Sonny’s Ice Cream
Sebastian Joe’s Ice Cream
Crema Cafe
Grand Ole Creamery
Pump House Creamery

    8.  The Arts in Minneapolis

The City of Minneapolis is a fabulous venue for individuals who love the arts & theatre scene and also the festivals. If you like to view art exhibits, visit the theatre or attend cultural festivals, Minneapolis is the place to be.

Minneapolis Institute of Art
Northeast Minneapolis Arts District
Weisman Art Museum
Walker Art Center
Minneapolis Art Scene 
Arts America – Minneapolis Theaters
Uptown Art Fair
Twin Cities Pride Events
Minneapolis Arts & Entertainment
City Pages – Event Calendar

If you are looking to buy a single-family home, condo, or townhome and experience urban Minneapolis-St. Paul living, feel free to contact me.

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Shannon Lindstrom, REALTOR®, AHWD, GREEN
748 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
Direct: 612-616-9714


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