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Move to Minnesota for opportunity and a quality of life that always puts us on the top of "Best Places to Live" lists.

Here are lots of tips and resources for you if you are considering a move to Minnesota.

Do more than read about Minnesota. If you are not familiar with the state, make your next vacation to at least one of Minnesota's 10 Best Vacation Spots.

Minnesota is a great place to live, work, and play. You will find excellent educational opportunities, exciting arts, entertainment and sports venues. Outdoor activities will introduce you our beautiful natural splendors. A great resource for anyone considering a move to Minnesota is:

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Where In Minnesota Should You Live?

The Twin Cities

The Twin Cities are the cultural and entertainment hub of the upper midwest. Here you will find theaters, orchestras, museums (including the Minnesota Children's Museum, The Science Museum of Minnesota, and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts), as well as Minnesota's professional sports teams.

Educational opportunities abound in the Twin Cities. The main campus of the University of Minnesota is located in the Twin Cities. Here is an extensive list of Minnesota Colleges and Universities.

If access to great shopping is important to you, the Mall of America, the largest indoor shopping center in the country, is located in the Twin Cities suburb of Bloomington.

Housing is reasonably priced throughout Minnesota including in our own Twin Cities neighborhood the: Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood 

 Move to Minnesota Small Town Living

Small Town Minnesota or "Outstate Minnesota" is a term you will frequently hear in reference to all of the state that is outside the Twin Cities. Others call this major part of the state "Greater Minnesota." Whatever we call it, we all know that it is also a wonderful place to live. Learn more about many of these smaller cities and towns.

The smaller towns and cities in Minnesota all have their unique appeal. For both young and old, labor and professional workers, living alone and with families, "Outstate Minnesota" offers a high quality of life and safe communities.

You may have your heart set on living "up north" whether in the lakes area like Brainerd or Detroit Lakes or on the North Shore of Lake Superior.

Southern Minnesota holds many charms as well with beautiful bluff country, the rivers and a laid back way of life. Just one of these appealing towns is Lanesboro.

Cities in Minnesota

Is Minnesota A Kid-Friendy Place?

A move to Minnesota will put you in a state that consistently ranks in the top 10 places in the U.S. to raise a family. The quality of life things that are assesssed include:

Child Magazine conducted an extensive search of 100 cities throughout the U.S. to find the best place to raise a family. Their criteria included pediatric healthcare, schools, housing costs and air quality. Their research also points to highlights in each city, special qualities that exist no where else. The Saint Paul/Minneapolis area is on their list of the top five places to raise a family.

Minnesota cities and towns often make the lists of best places to live when the criteria include things family want: economic opportunity, good schools, safe streets, things to do and a sense of community.

Will You Be Able to Find A Good Job in Minnesota?

Many people who move to Minnesota do so because of good job opportunities. Perhaps that is why Minnesota is one of the few midwestern states whose population is growing faster than the overall national average. 

Minnesota consistently ranks in the top ten states for per capita income. You can find much more information about Minnesota's economy and job opportunities at Department of Employment and Economic Development

One of our best job search sites is: Minnesota Works

Minnesota industries are often thought to be primarily agriculture, forestry and mining. These, however, provide only a small percentage of what we produce. Minnesota has one of the most diverse, and strongest, economies in the nation. Over ninty percent of the industries in the nation are represented here. Unemployment rates are almost always lower in Minnesota than the national average. A move to Minnesota could well be a great career move for you.

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