Minneapolis is the twin city of Minnesota’s capital, St. Paul, and lies on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River. Together they are fast becoming one of the biggest metropolitan areas in the United States, and are often recognized as one of the best places to live, work, and play. Minneapolis real estate is as varied as its many neighborhoods.
Minneapolis real estate is well known for its beautiful layout among parks and water and is settled in a rich culture. The city boasts the Minnesota Orchestra and Minnesota Opera, as well as the Guthrie and Children’s Theaters, one of the top symphonies and two of the best drama companies in the country, respectively. Art lovers have three must-see Minneapolis museums to experience – the newly redesigned Walker Art Center, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and The Frederick R. Weisman Museum, shrouded in a shield of aluminum panels.
In spite of a reputation for harsh weather, an amazing outdoor life exists here. Following alongside the Mississippi River is a series of lakes that wind through downtown, giving Minneapolis real estate the obvious nickname, “City of Lakes.” These pristine watering holes, along with sprawling parks, provide perfect opportunities to run, bike, picnic, or just relax in the shade. New buzz-worthy shops and restaurants hug the river, offering incredible views of St. Anthony’s Falls, which hosts many gatherings and events.
Even in the icy grip of winter, this city can still warm things up! Sporting the largest “skyway” system in the world, downtown Minneapolis allows commuters and tourists to traverse over 70 blocks without stepping foot outside. These skyways are covered walkways that connect retail stores, hotels, restaurants, offices, and even car dealerships, supplying immense convenience to the inhabitants of this wonderful city. With its accessible recreational options, prestigious fine arts community, and immaculate urban and suburban real estate, Minneapolis, and her neighborhoods from Longfellow & Seward to Kenwood & Linden Hills, is indeed a great place to live.