Welcome to Minneapolis
Big city living with incredible restaurants, breweries, and plenty of green spaces.
Minneapolis is the most populated city in Minnesota. It is in the southeast section of the state and 10 miles from St. Paul, the second largest city in Minnesota, and these two cities are often referred to as the Twin Cities. It is referred to as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes.” There are abundant lakes and green spaces throughout Minneapolis, not to mention the massive Mississippi River that cuts through the middle of it.
There are many wonderful neighborhoods with great restaurants, bars, culture, and nightlife that are highly coveted areas in which to live. Residents don’t need to go more than a few minutes on foot to find a park or lovely path to wander. The top sections of the city that attract home and condominium buyers are Loring Park, Falcon Heights, Fulton, North Loop, Linden Hills, and Downtown West.
What to Love
- Food lover’s paradise with award-winning restaurants
- Several parks, trails, lakes, and the Mississippi River
- Top museums and professional sports events
- Minnesota Renaissance Festival
- Great business opportunities
Minneapolis is the largest city in the state, located along the Mississippi River with endless lakes, parks, and trails for residents to enjoy, whether for a walk, run, bike, or fish. Known for being a foodie town, having excellent nightlife, museums, and great neighborhoods, it’s no surprise why people love living here.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Minneapolis is a foodie town where you can find every cuisine from Asian, Latin, New American, French, and everything else in between. The upscale Spoon and Stable
is a hot New American restaurant with French inspiration in a very cool old carriage house setting. Craving a pizza? At Hello Pizza
, you are bound to find a pizza with the toppings you desire on delicious New York-style thin sliced pizza. For the best Vietnamese and Asian street food in town, Hai Hai
is the place for flavorful dishes born straight from the streets of Asia.
Cozy up and indulge in mouth-watering Italian cuisine at the Red Rabbit
, known for its rustic and authentic flavors that won’t disappoint. Diners welcome the delectable Latin flavors in each bite at Hola Arepa
. The arepa is the top choice with its corn meal sandwich paired with a variety of meats, beans, plantains, and more. The refined Martina
is a modern take on traditional Argentinian fare in a chic atmosphere perfect for date night.
Locals have a vast array of charming boutique-style shops downtown. But hands down, the best shopping in the city is at the Mall of America
. It is the largest and most impressive mall in the United States, with tons of attractions such as an aquarium, a theme park, and eateries.
Things to Do
Locals enjoy staying active year-round, and one of the best places to have a picnic or walk on one of many trails is at Minnehaha Regional Park
. The highlight of visiting is viewing the beautiful Minnehaha Falls. Chain of Lakes Regional Park
is another popular green space with five lakes with trails for walking, running, or biking, picnic areas, and an ice rink in the winter. Runners and cyclists can hop on the paved nine-mile West River Parkway
, following along the Mississippi River with stellar views the entire way.
Those who have an appreciation for art will find that the Walker Art Center
has a wonderful collection of modern and contemporary art. Next door to the Walker Art Center is the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, which covers 11 acres and is one of the biggest sculpture gardens in the United States. One of the most popular sculptures is Spoonbridge and Cherry.
Locals love supporting their home teams playing live, so attending a Minnesota Timberwolves
basketball game at Target Center or seeing the Minnesota Twins
play baseball at Target Field are fun activities with family and friends.