Why the Twin Cities Placed in the Top 10 Most Desirable Cities

Pop the corks! The Twin Cities made it into the Top Ten of the US News 2018 rankings—out of 125 big U.S. cities.

Great Features of the Twin Cities

St. Paul offers a real city feel, with Summit Hill’s historic homes and Grand Avenue’s local shops and restaurants. Minneapolis blends architectural history and modern skyscrapers. Eat Street alone has 50+ places to dine.

There’s the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Walker Art Center. There’s world-class music at Orchestra Hall, and Broadway shows at the Orpheum Theater. For off-Broadway, there’s the Guthrie Theater.

Uptown Minneapolis, South Minneapolis, and Highland Park in St. Paul attract families, millennials, and anyone who loves the recreational offerings and the city vibe, while Lowertown has its famous arts district.

And there’s more:

  • Available jobs and salaries make homes affordableUS News compared incomes to housing prices (including mortgages, rents, taxes, and utilities). Though our home prices may be higher than the national median, Minneapolis-St. Paul offers a better value than most because salaries may be higher depending upon ones salary, too.
  • The Twin Cities rank high for quality of life. US News considers the Twin Cities’ safety statistics, its hospitals and schools, and data from the Gallup-Healthways survey of social, financial, and physical well-being. Notably, the Trust for Public Land gives Minneapolis and St. Paul top marks. In Minneapolis, 97% of residents can walk to a park in 10 minutes. And St. Paul has a park restroom for every 1,000 residents—around five times better than the national average.
  • The trend is inbound migration. Yes, people are coming from all over the country to Minneapolis and St. Paul. We have a rising international population too. People say they come for the unique blend of big-city culture and our Midwestern approachability.

If you are looking to relocation to the Twin Cities or just in the market to buy a condo, townhome, or single-family home, please feel free to contact, RE/MAX Results, Shannon Lindstrom, Realtor today.

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



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