Minneapolis, MN is an up and coming metropolis area and is on the forefront of the social scene. There are 11 major neighborhoods that comprise the overall city of Minneapolis, each neighborhood offering it’s own eclectic flair to the character of Minneapolis.
The city of Minneapolis was originally developed because of its proximity of Fort Snelling, the first major US military presence in the area, and by its location on Saint Anthony Falls, which provided power for sawmills and flour mills. Although the sawmills and flour mills no longer exist, the city has repurposed the riverfront, which is now home to parkland, Mill City Museum and the Guthrie Theater.
Downtown Minneapolis is spotted with a range of restaurants from corner deli to fine dining, dozens of eclectic shop stops, more than one professional athletic stadium, multiple craft breweries, a thriving business district and a premier destination for art lovers. No matter what you’re looking to do, there is never a dull moment on the streets of downtown Minneapolis.
Minneapolis is very well known for its wide variety of outdoor activities. The city’s parks envelop the city’s defining lakes and the river banks, and include astonishing beauty, historical significance and ecological wonder. Minneapolis is home to over 200 miles of recreational paths that wrap around lakes and along parkways. Many of these trails offer separate paths for walkers / runners and bikers / rollerbladers. No matter
Since Minneapolis has so many diverse neighborhoods, the housing options are near endless. From condos downtown, to historic duplexes in uptown, to mansions in Kenwood, to luxurious newly renovated homes on the lakeshore, to modest single family homes in south Minneapolis – the list goes on and on and I’m certain you’ll find the type of home that best suites your needs in Minneapolis.
Minneapolis Public School district covers the entire city with about 100 public schools. This district enrolls aver 36,000 students over a range of 45 elementary schools, 7 middle schools, 8 special education schools, 8 alternative schools, 19 contract alternative schools and 5 charter schools. Students speak 90 different languages at home and most school communications are printed in English, Hmong, Spanish and Somali.
The city of Minneapolis is the perfect blend of natural beauty and urban sophistication. Come visit Minneapolis and you’ll quickly see why many people love to call this city “home”.