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Living a College Town Lifestyle in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Where to Retire in Minneapolis and Home Prices

There are many nice neighborhoods and suburbs like Eden Prairie. The NAR reports the median selling price of a home in the 4th quarter of 2021, in the Minneapolis-St.Paul-Bloomington MN-WI region was $352,000.

What Is Special about Minneapolis

Its lakes; beautiful neighborhoods; cultural institutions; part of the downtown is covered so you can walk indoors for long distances which helps to make Minniapolis a very walkable community.

What Is Not Special about Minneapolis

Winters can be harsh with blizzards, wind and hail storms. 

Climate and Physical Environment

Lakes, ponds and wetland areas within Minneapolis; The city has a continental climate where winters are cold and summers can be hot and humid; The snowiest winter on record was in 1983-84 which broght 98.4 inches of snow;  The difference between average temperatures in the coldest winter month and the warmest summer month is great: 60.1 °F (33.4 °C). (

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

In 2012, Food and Wine magazine named Minneapolis America's best and best-priced new food city.


The total crime index for Minneapolis is high.

Medical Facilities

Minneapolis offers many health care facilities including Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Umiversity of Minneapolis Medical Center, Children's Hospitals and Clinics, and the Minneapolis VA Medical Center.


 Minneapolis has a light rail system and commuter rail line;  Amtrak and Minneapolis-St. Paul International/ World Champerlain Airport also service the city. In 2022 the city launched a Shared Bike and Scooter Program.

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