Living in the Twin Cities
Minneapolis-St. Paul is a great place to live, routinely recognized as having among the highest quality of life in the nation (Forbes, BizJournals, CNN Money, Outdoor Magazine, C.Q. Press, Expansion Magazine). Minneapolis-St. Paul was recently named the #1 healthiest place to live in Forbes’ list of America’s Healthiest Cities. People living in the Twin Cities are committed to promoting outdoor enjoyment, and Minneapolis is a national leader when it comes to bike-friendly communities, with its 44 miles of on-street and 84 miles of off-street bikeways. Living in the Twin Cities also means you have access to one of the most extensive regional and city park systems in the country; Minneapolis and St. Paul rank first and second in land dedicated to parks, and no Minneapolis resident lives more than 6 blocks from a park. One of the great things about Minnesota is the abundance of lakes we have that beautify our state and give us great recreational opportunities. The state has almost 12,000 lakes, giving Minnesota over 90,000 miles of shoreline. That’s more than California, Florida and Hawaii combined.
Living in the Twin Cites: a Snapshot
- Five of Money Magazine’s 2012 “Top 25 Best Places to Live” are part of the Twin Cities metro area
- NBC’s Today Show named Minneapolis the best U.S. city for young professionals for its affordable housing, job market, and sense of community
- Forbes 2012 list of America’s Most Affordable Cities rank Minneapolis-St. Paul fifth.
- 43.5% of household are in the $40,00 to $100,000 income range – ranking third of the top 25 MSA’s
- Minneapolis-St. Paul has the nation’s second lowest poverty rate
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