Located in Minnesota, Minneapolis is emerging as a preferred city to live in as more and more people seek a move from their present locations to this bustling city. There are numerous reasons for this decision and they are explained below
· The economy of Minneapolis is decent. There are 5 Fortune 500 companies namely Target Corporation, US Bancorp, Xcel Energy. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and Ameriprise Financial. Other large corporations and companies are present nearby giving plenty of job opportunities. On a per capita basis, Minneapolis ranks fourteenth in US.
· The housing in Minneapolis is affordable than in other big cities. When combined with a good per capita income, the affordable housing makes the city desirable. The neighborhoods are decent, the schools are close to apartments and they are reasonably priced.
· Activities such as running, kayaking, cycling, etc. are enjoyable as a result of the environment in Minneapolis. Many people say that the best design and maintenance is observed in The Minneapolis Park System and this system is also the best financed American park system.
· Lake side or park side apartments are easy to find.
· The Mills City area is second in the entire country in a per capita live theatre comparison. This is also the third largest theatre market in US. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Walker Art Centre, 7th Street Entry, First Avenue and the Orchestra Hall are some of the best places in the city for arts and culture.
· The education in Minneapolis is quite good. A number of education institutions like the University of Minnesota, Augsburg College, Walden University, North Central University, etc. Technical and professional colleges like the Dunwoody College of Technology and the Minneapolis Community and Technical College are present in Minneapolis. All the levels of schooling namely elementary, middle and finally high school are good.
· The people in Minneapolis are extremely friendly. The entire state is quite known for its philanthropic residents. This is evident in the population of Minneapolis as well. Close to 40% of the city’s population does voluntary work and contributes to charitable purposes.