Only 5 facts we love about the Twin Cities?
The Twin Cities has a lot to offer and this is a much shorter list then we started off with, but we narrowed down to what we feel is the best. Beyond these 5 facts, you will find your Advisory realty team takes pride on being your experts on the best the Twin Cities has to offer you and your family.
Most of us have lived here for our whole lives or an extended period of time. So, whether you’re relatively new to the area, or been here for a while, look no further than The Advisory as your community resource for you and your family in the Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area.
Twin Cities Nightlife and Atmosphere is Unique | FACT ONE
The atmosphere here in the Twin Cities is first in the country bar none. With the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings on the up-and-up, sports in the Twin Cities are becoming a bigger part of our daily life. PRO-TIP: If you’re looking for a friend in Minnesota it could be as simple as walking into a sports bar and bad talking the Packers or the Bears. The second part of our culture that is worthy of note is the amazing available food options. With the Twin Cities having a large Hmong and Somali population, as well as making a habit of taking in refugees, the restaurants in the Twin Cities represent different cultures from all around the world. Some might argue that we have the best restaurants in the western hemisphere! The third and arguably the most important part of our atmosphere is the people. What better way to describe us than using the term Minnesota Nice? For newcomers of the Twin Cities, this can be an extremely confusing term as there is no real definition of it. Most would agree with the unofficial definition which refers to Minnesotan’s nice and polite demeanor but reserving of their emotions. Our way of dealing with conflict is to not deal with it at all, which means most of us are extremely passive-aggressive.
Twin Cities Lakes are Amazing | FACT TWO
There is rarely nothing to do in the Twin Cities. In the summer months, there are plenty of lakes (more than 10,000) for you to boat on, bask in the sun on the beaches, or enjoy the parks accompanied by many of them. If you live closer to the cities like St. Louis Park, for example, lakes such as Lake Harriet, and Lake Bde Maka Ska are perfect for walking, biking, and water recreational activities. If you live closer to the suburbs like Minnetonka, then Lake Minnetonka is the place to be. If you’re looking to get out of the cities for the weekend, a two-hour trip up north to Duluth is a great idea! Lake Superior and its beautiful shoreline extending to the edge of Canada. It's beautiful and unlike anything you’ll be able to see in the cities. However, if it’s the winter months, it’s a different story…
Twin Cities Winter Can Be Fun! | FACT THREE
Even if you’ve never been to Minnesota, you’re likely to have heard about the extremely brutal winter months we endure. Heck, sometimes those brutal winter months extend into May! For a newcomer, as soon as you step off the plane, you’ll be hit with a wave of the coldest air you’ve ever felt, followed by snow and ice for as far as the eye can see. While it might look like a tundra, plenty of stuff happens during the winter believe it or not. If you refuse to give up your hobby of fishing, ice fishing is perfect. You can sit inside a warmed house and sip a beer while you “fish”. If you’re looking for something a little bit more fast-paced, many of the ski hills around the area have tubing! Grab your friends and family, tie tubes together, and slide down massive hills as you wonder how something in such cold weather could be so much fun. If you’re looking to be exotic, some of the lakes farther up north have igloo bars!
Twin Cities has a Diverse Career Landscape | FACT FOUR
There is no shortage of good jobs in the Twin Cities, which is home to 16 fortune 500 companies such as 3M, UnitedHealth Group, Target, Xcel Energy, Best Buy, and more. Aside from large corporations, Minnesota has a lot of small businesses that do very well for themselves. From restaurants to microbreweries (over 200 in the Twin Cities), to computer repair shops, there aren’t many things you can’t find within a 30 miles radius of downtown.
Twin Cities is a Real Estate Hot Spot | FACT FIVE
Now onto real estate! The Twin Cities is a hotspot for real estate in the Midwest. Property wealth has grown exponentially since the great recession in 2008 and new developments are popping up all over the place. The values of homes are surging because people from near and far are realizing that the Twin Cities is a great place to live. For example, our team loves St. Louis Park. There are not many times where we don’t have a home for sale in St. Louis Park, or partaking in business in this area of some sort. One of our favorite neighborhoods is Bronx Park in St. Louis Park, which AJ briefly mentioned in the video above.
Want to Learn More about Twin Cities Real Estate?
If you want to know more about the neighborhoods that our team loves, feel free to check out the neighborhood page on our website. It’s a great place to get information about cities such as St Louis Park, Minnetonka / Excelsior, Robbinsdale, and more! Now you know the top five facts to know when moving to the Twin Cities!
If you currently live here and there is something that we missed, feel free to leave a comment below so we can be sure to check it out! On the flip side if you’re moving to the Twin Cities and you want to know something we haven’t already shared, please reach out, we would love to get in contact with you!