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Minneapolis, MN

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Minneapolis, a busy city in Minnesota that's known for its many rivers and lakes, is home to just over 390,000 inhabitants. The Minneapolis-St. Paul area is esteemed for both business and entertainment, and is outranked only by Chicago in terms of Midwestern business, and New York City in terms of live theater performances. It has been named a \Top Tech City\ by Popular Science, and ranked #2 in Kiplinger’s \Smart Places to Live.\

Key City Stats
The average age of Minneapolis, MN is
25 to 29
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 11.97%
  • 9.28%
  • 7.7%
  • Female
  • 11.53%
  • 8.83%
  • 7.03%
$793
is average rent in Minneapolis, MN
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 7.25%
  • 7.19%
  • 7.09%
30.38%
of units are available for rent in Minneapolis
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 4903
  • 1256
  • 4741
Getting Around in Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis is a modern city that's taken strides to reduce traffic as well as its carbon footprint. The city has built an expansive public transportation network that's used by over 60% of people commuting downtown. There are two light rail systems in the city, the METRO Blue line, and the Northstar Commuter rail, that ferry commuters between the suburbs and downtown. For those who prefer to walk, the Skyway System offers 7 miles of pedestrian walkways. There are also 10,000 people per day who rely on the 34 miles of bike lanes within the city.

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Walk Score®
"Very Walkable"
72
Transit Score®
"Excellent Transit"
The average commuter time in Minneapolis is:
20 to 24 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 8.59%
  • 14.39%
  • 1.73%

Minnesota Fringe Festival

<p>The Minnesota Fringe Festival is the largest non-juried performing arts festival in the US. Every summer, from late July to mid-August, over 50,000 arts patrons flock to the city for 11 days of performances. The festival is renowned for its open format and the diverse nature of the featured acts. Nearly 200 performances occur in the many partnering theater venues, ranging from theater, to dance, to comedy, to opera, to puppetry. Viewers can even rate shows they've seen. Many performing arts fans find this festival to be an excellent proving ground for up and coming talent.</p>

Walker Art Center

<p>For some of the most stunning contemporary art in the Midwest, visit the 17 acres of the Walker Art Center. This center dates back to 1927, when it was the first public art gallery in the region. After 1940, the museum began to acquire works from artists such as Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore, and Alberto Giacometti. Since then, it has grown to be one of the 'big five' modern art museums in the country. The museum focuses on Performing Arts, Film and Education programs. The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, an extension of the museum, is located at the north side of the campus.</p>

Parks

<p>One of the signature aspects of Minneapolis is its intricate parks system. The parks cover over 16% of the city, giving Minneapolis the most parkland per resident out of similarly-sized cities. A major part of the parks system is the Chain of Lakes, which includes seven lakes, as well as waterfalls and a creek. There are separate paths for bikes, cars, and pedestrians that connect these bodies of water. Perhaps as a result of this focus on outdoor recreation, Runner's World has named Minneapolis the 6th best city for runners, and the American College of Sports Medicine named it the 'fittest city' from 2011-2013.</p>