Community Profiles

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Region - A Great Place to Live

Minneapolis and St. Paul form the core of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area. It is the 16th-largest metropolitan area in the country (and roughly 65th-largest in the world), with more than 3 million residents. By nearly every measure, the Twin Cities area ranks among the country's most desirable places to live, offering exceptional cultural, social, and recreational opportunities.

The Twin Cities community has long been noted for its tremendous spirit of civic cooperation. Private corporations and foundations often join with government and community organizations to improve and expand the resources available to the community. The substantial private investment that results enriches the whole Twin Cities area and helps maintain it as a dynamic metropolitan center. For seven consecutive years, Morgan Quitno, a national publishing and research company, named Minnesota as the nation's most livable state. The latest results placed us second.

  • National surveys consistently pick Minnesota as an ideal place to raise a family. The Twin Cities came out on top in many "Best” lists including Inc. Magazine’s "Best Places to Start and Grow a Company,” Money Magazine’s "Best Places to Live” and author Sandra Gurvis’ "30 Great Cities to Start Out In.”
  • Living here you'll enjoy one of the nation's most economically robust regions, situated among scenic forests, rivers, lakes, parks, and golf courses.
  • The Twin Cities region is home of two thriving downtowns, internationally acclaimed orchestras and museums, and five major league sports teams.
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul ranks fifth in the United States for the percentage of the population with a bachelor's degree or higher education.

If you're thinking about moving a family or business to the Twin Cities, you could make no better choice. Upon arrival you will find a unique city composed of large commercial and residential districts surrounded by a rich natural wonderland. The Twin Cities truly are the best of both worlds.

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