Minneapolis, known as the “City of Lakes,” is one of the most beautiful, cleanest, healthiest, most educated, family-friendly, livable cities in the country. Minnesota’s largest city combines young professionals, families and retired suburban homeowners to create an environment that is both fun and a safe place to live.It just may be the perfect location for your new home!
Minneapolis is officially divided into eleven distinct communities including; Calhoun-Isles, Camden, Central, Longfellow, Near North, Nokomis, Northeast, Phillips, Powderhorn, Southwest and University.
Each community is subdivided into anywhere from four to thirteen neighborhoods, each with its own personality creating a unique blend of different looks and feels. From historic neighborhoods to more recently established trendy urban neighborhoods, Minneapolis offers a wide variety of real estate options.
Downtown Minneapolis is situated on the mighty Mississippi, offering stunning views of natural beauty while providing a vibrant urban center. Downtown is bustling with Fortune 500 businesses, outstanding dining options and nightlife, a wide range of entertainment with outdoor recreation, live theatre and music, professional sports and much more!With a mix of new condominiums, apartment complexes, cultural centers and restaurants, downtown Minneapolis guarantees an active lifestyle.
The core of Downtown is thriving, growing and very much alive.
Minneapolis Public Schools enroll around 37,000 students in public primary and secondary schools. The district administers to about one hundred public schools including; forty-five elementary schools, seven middle schools, seven high schools, eight special education schools, eight alternative schools, nineteen contract alternative schools and five charter schools.
Students speak ninety different languages at home and most school communications are printed in English, Hmong, Spanish, and Somali.
Minneapolis Public Schools promises an inspirational education experience in a safe, welcoming environment for all diverse learners to acquire the tools and skills necessary to confidently engage in the global community.
Let’s Go Shopping
From Uptown to Downtown and everywhere all around, Minneapolis is the source for the latest trends and one-of-a-kind goods in every category.
The North Loop offers Minneapolis’ most unique assortment of shops and businesses. This historic neighborhood has gone from industrial railroads, to the trendy shopping “hot spot.”
The heart of downtown Minneapolis is being transformed with the complete redesign of Nicollet Mall. By late 2017, all 12 blocks of the Mall will be rebuilt, making it an even greener, more inviting place to shop, dine and explore.
Midtown Global Market is an internationally-themed public market with great food, cultural experiences and unique gifts. There is no better place in the Twin Cities to satisfy your senses.
International Market Square is the largest home and commercial interior design marketplace in the Upper Midwest. Visitors are invited to explore more than sixty showrooms, studios, shops, galleries, restaurants and other distinct amenities.
No matter, the shopping experience you are looking for, Minneapolis has it all!
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.
Minneapolis is very friendly to biking and pedestrian travel and 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.
Minneapolis is abundantly rich in water, with thirteen lakes, wetlands, the Mississippi River, creeks and waterfalls. With almost 300 parks, Minneapolis has been rated the best park system in the nation! Offering endless outdoor recreation options with 95% of all residents living within a 10-minute walk of a park. From swimming beaches, to cross country skiing trails, Minneapolis offers an outdoor activity for you.
Contact The Garatoni Group today to learn more about Minneapolis and how it may be the perfect community for your next dream home.