TWIN CITIES: Minneapolis-St. Paul is a booming area with vibrant culture, many family activities, tight-knit neighborhoods, and healthy industry with Fortune 500 companies, local businesses, and much more.
NEIGHBORHOODS: Neighborhoods in St. Paul/Minneapolis are filled with recreational centers, parks, libraries, and family-friendly arts and culture. Children’s programs are routinely offered at area museums, neighborhood businesses, and the public schools. When it comes to meeting the educational needs of their children, parents can choose from hundreds of educational institutions with diverse and challenging curriculums.
RECREATION: Throughout Minneapolis and Saint Paul, you’ll find more than 300 parks, over a dozen swimming beaches, and hundreds of miles of trails without ever leaving the city. MSP also boasts more than 80 recreational centers, countless public swimming pools, water parks, ice rinks, golf courses, ski areas, and playgrounds, so there are always recreational activities in Minneapolis-Saint Paul!
AFFORDABILITY: Despite Minneapolis/St. Paul’s nationally-acclaimed amenities, the cities are still quite affordable. In 2007, Forbes singled out the Twin Cities as “the most affordable place to live well” in America – based on housing, high quality of life, and access to premier arts, leisure and entertainment. MSP is a great place to put down your roots!
MINNEAPOLIS AREA: Minneapolis, the “City of Lakes” (22 of them), is divided into 11 communities; each of which are home to anywhere from 4 to 13 neighborhoods with a grand total of 81 “official” neighborhoods. Minneapolis is the best of city excitement paired with stunning natural beauty. With more than 380,000 residents, Minneapolis is the larger of the Twin Cities and is home to the 50-mile Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway
SAINT PAUL AREA: Saint Paul is known for its rolling topography along the Mississippi, integrated neighborhoods, and beautifully preserved historic landmarks. Saint Paul has been nicknamed the City of Neighborhoods and the City of Seven Hills. The city is home to a plethora of businesses, entertainment venues, over 287,000 residents, and Summit Avenue—the longest remaining stretch of residential Victorian architecture in the nation. Saint Paul ranks third in the nation for its number of 4+ year higher education institutions per capita; is home to many large financial and health care-sector employers; and boasts a thriving immigrant population that brings vitality and culinary splendors to many city neighborhoods.
nightlife concentrates on the authentic neighborhood pub/bar scene. Dozens of
popular establishments bring in visitors from across the cities to enjoy great
local brews, mouth-watering local and ethnic foods (including a burgeoning food
truck/mobile restaurant scene!), and exciting live music, along with a
friendly, fun, and welcome atmosphere. The city’s multiple theaters and Ordway Center
for the Performing arts provide the symphony, opera, dance, music, and
theatrical performances for residents and visitors of Saint Paul.