Minneapolis, MN lies along the banks of the Mississippi River and is the county seat of Hennepin County. It neighbors the city of Saint Paul and the two comprise the area known as the Twin Cities. With 382,578 residents, Minneapolis is the larger of the Twin Cities and the largest city overall in Minnesota. The surrounding Twin Cities Metropolitan Area is the 16th-largest such area in the United States.
 
 
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With its gleaming skyscrapers set amid glittering lakes, Minneapolis makes for an attractive and fun getaway. A truly year-round destination, the city offers activities for every season. In winter, one can explore the downtown area through more than seven miles of glass-enclosed skyways. In addition to keeping you warm, they create a lively thoroughfare filled with specialty shops, restaurants and services.
 
Whether you want to escape the winter cold or the summer warmth, shopping  is a Minnesota tradition.  Since it opened in 1956 as the first fully enclosed and the first climate-controlled mall in the United States Southdale Center laid the way for our most popular winter activity - shopping.
 
In 1993, Mall of America® opened, and has become so much more than a mall. It’s over 520 shops full of tax-free shopping and 50 restaurants full of delicious food.  It’s Nickelodeon Universe®, SEA LIFE® Minnesota Aquarium, FlyOver America, Crayola Experience and more – all under one roof.  The Mall of America offers shopping, dining and entertainment options for any time of the year and every member of the family.
 
It would take you 86 hours to visit every store in the mall—provided you didn’t spend more than 10 minutes in each.  More than 40 million people visit the mall each year, that's more than Canada's entire population. 
 
 Walker Art Center Art lovers have plenty to see at the Minneapolis Art Institute, Walker Art Center and the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, which all house world-renowned collections. The theater scene is thriving. With more than thirty theaters, Minneapolis has more seats per capita than any U.S. city except New York. See a Broadway show and enjoy dinner and live jazz at a fabulous restaurant. With kids in tow, check out the Science Museum of Minnesota, where visitors can produce their own video, or come face to face with a shark at the UnderWater Adventures Aquarium. In summer, the action moves outside.
Art lovers have plenty to see at the Minneapolis Art Institute, Walker Art Center and the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, which all house world-renowned collections. The theater scene is also thriving. With more than thirty theaters, Minneapolis has more seats per capita than any U.S. city except New York. See a Broadway show and enjoy dinner and live jazz at a fabulous restaurant. With kids in tow, check out the Science Museum of Minnesota, where visitors can produce their own video, or come face to face with a shark at the UnderWater Adventures Aquarium. In summer, the action moves outside.
 
 
Known as "The City of Lakes," Minneapolis has 22 lakes located within city limits and many more in the surrounding area. In town, hordes of locals and tourists in-line skate or stroll around Lake Calhoun, stopping for ice cream along the way. Just outside of town, Fort Snelling State Park offers outdoor recreational activities from hiking to biking and golf to boating.
 
No matter when you visit, Minneapolis offers lots for everyone to enjoy.

Feeling good about the community you live in can be just as important as selecting the right home. As a local expert, I can help you find a neighborhood that best suits your needs. From local restaurants and activities to school information and market trends, explore the communities I serve below.

The Minneapolis real estate market contains over 175,000 housing units and features a diverse range options for residents. Minneapolis offers apartments, condos, townhomes, and single-family houses.  Just over half of the homes are renter-occupied while 43.9% are single family detached. There are waterfront homes in Minneapolis located on the shores of lakes within the city or along the banks of the Mississippi River.
 
Major roadways cross through Minneapolis, including I 35W, I 94, I 394, and SR 55. Commuters also have access to Metro Transit light rail, Northstar commuter rail, and Metro Transit bus service. For longer distance travel, Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) provides national and international passenger service.


 
Minneapolis is very friendly to biking and pedestrian travel. The Minneapolis Skyway System is comprised of over 8 miles of enclosed elevated walkways connecting approximately 70 city blocks. For those who travel by bike, there are 34 miles of bike lanes, 51 miles of paved commuter trails, and bike racks on many buses.
 
There is a wealth of recreational activities for residents of Minneapolis. The city contains a series of larger regional parks and 160 neighborhood parks. There are 51 miles of paved trails for biking and recreational use and 20 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails during the winter months. Scattered across Minneapolis are 47 neighborhood recreation centers and 5 golf courses. Canine residents can join in the fun at one of the 7 dog parks in Minneapolis.
 
Residents interested in experience Minneapolis culture can enjoy one of the many venues for dance, music, and theater. There are also a number of art museums in Minneapolis, such as the Minneapolis Institute of Art, as well as historical museums, like the Mill City Museum.

 

 

Minneapolis 2025 Plan

Double the Downtown Population- Expand the residential population to 70,000 as a catalyst for driving Downtown's next wave of business vitality, social improvement and cultural renewal. Add 15,000 housing units.

Transform Nicollet Mall in to a Must See- Extend and invigorate the original mall segment; establish "must-see" destinations along this route. Redesignate the Nicollet corridor as running from the Walker Art Center, through Loring Park to the Mississippi River, and ending at the foot of the Father Hennepin Bridge.

Build Gateway Park- A new linear park, stretching from the light rail station on 5th Street to the river, will constitute the new Nicollet's north end. The park's central feature will be a large public gathering place just north of the Central Library.

Create a Compelling Downtown Experience- Deliver a consistently excellent pedestrian experience that inspires people to explore Downtown block after block, no matter the season or time of day - 24/7/365.

Lead the Nation in Transportation Options- Maintain and improve high capacity for commuters on our streets. Increase transit's mode share for daytime commuters from 40 percent to 60 percent. Increase circulation within Downtown by installing a Downtown Circulator (whether streetcars or zero emission busses), while intensifying regular transit service in close-in neighborhoods.

End Street Homelessness- Extend housing and outreach efforts so that the 300-500 people who sleep outside or in inhumane places have shelter, treatment and job training that keeps them off the streets.

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