Living in the Twin Cities
Minneapolis/St. Paul (more commonly known as the Twin Cities) is a unique blend of green spaces with urban areas, cultural attractions with major league sports, downtown loft living with friendly neighborhoods.
The Twin Cities are a great place to live:
- Minneapolis/St. Paul ranked third among the top large metropolitan areas in the United States when it comes to quality of life, according to a 2010 Portfolio.com/bizjournals.com study.
- In 2010, Forbes ranked Minneapolis among the top three best cities for young professionals—places where ambitious college grads can get a strong start on a high-powered career.
- With its 5,400 acres of parkland, Minneapolis ranked 7th on Forbes.com’s list of “America’s Best Cities for the Outdoors.”
- Not only is our city clean, but we are smart - The Twin Cities were ranked No. 1 as the “Cleanest U.S. City” and No. 2 as the “Most Intelligent U.S. City” in a 2007 Travel & Leisure/CNN poll.
- If you are looking for cultural things to do, the Twin Cities have more theaters per capita outside of New York City, and only DC and Chicago have more museums.
- The United Health Foundation ranks Minnesota as the nation’s healthiest state.
The Twin Cities are a great place to work:
- Minneapolis is home to more of the nation’s top companies per capita than any other city, and was recognized by Forbes.com as one of the top 4 “Best U.S. Cities To Earn A Living.”
- Due to its many commuting options, Downtown Minneapolis was named one of the 17 best commuting districts by the Environmental Protection Agency.
For more information:
The “official” site of Minneapolis and surrounding areas: www.minneapolis.org