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Capella University is a private institution, focused mostly on postgraduate learning and research in Minneapolis. Their course offering is fairly niche, with business, IT, Psychology, Public health and safety and education the main fields of study.
Half of a Whole - The Twin City
Minneapolis is half of the twin set of cities that are Minneapolis and St Paul - however it is Minneapolis alone that is designated the capital of Minnesota. The city is a center of commerce for the nation, which drives Capella's course offering.
Planned and Developed Neighborhoods
The city of Minneapolis has done their utmost to create distinct neighborhoods within the city, each with their own feel and subculture. Capella University is right in the thick of the city's action, with the Downtown East and Downtown West neighborhoods closest to CU. Also near to school are Eliot Park, Loring Park and Summer-Glenwood. You'll find plenty of parks and museums close to university, and the area itself is home to the historic mill district, Nicollet Mall, and the Metrodome as well as CU.
Apartment Choices in Minneapolis Central District
Being centrally located, there are plenty of housing rental options extremely close to school. Add this to the fact that Minneapolis is considered a walker's paradise, and you can safely ignore the rise and rise of gas prices. There are scattered apartments for rent close to school for under $600 per month, but the housing in the Central district generally varies wildly in price. Loring Park and the Downtown West neighborhoods are where most of your apartment rental choices are located.
Going A Capella Around CU
When you've just got to break free from the shackles of school, work, and that tidal wave of knowledge coming at you, you can head either north into the center of Minneapolis, or East into the Cedar-Riverside areas, where most of the nightlife in Minneapolis can be found. First Avenue and 7th Street Entry lets you cut loose for a night, and those who like their entertainment in a more relaxed form can head over the river to the Kitty Kat Lounge.
Eating out in Minneapolis is easy - if you have plenty of cash on hand! Eli's Bar and Eatery, in the Downtown West area, is one of the more reasonably priced cafes around school. Koyo Sushi Bar is also great, if a little out of the way. Most other restaurants range out of the budget of many students!
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Why should I move to Minneapolis?
As the primary business center between Chicago and Seattle, and with five Fortune 500 headquarters situated here, the economy of Minneapolis is flourishing. The city is celebrated for its rich arts and culture, being second only to New York City in live theater per capita, and home to several renowned art museums including The Minneapolis Institute of Arts and The Weisman Art Museum designed by Frank Gehry. Minneapolis is also distinguished for its superbly maintained parks and recreation, and in 2008 was ranked as the city with the most parkland per resident within cities of similar population densities. The hospitals are ranked among the best in the nation, the public transportation is reliable, and if you need yet another reason to move here, Minnesota is home to its own MLB and NFL teams, the Twins and the Vikings.
What are some quiet neighborhoods in Minneapolis?
Marcy-Holmes, wedged between downtown and the University of Minnesota, is a great neighborhood for quiet living with reliable transportation options, a safe reputation, and a younger demographic. If you seek a more artsy locale, lower northeast Minneapolis is a safe and peaceful neighborhood with a bit more personality and a few local bars. Prospect Park, located in southeast Minneapolis is ideal for families- safe, beautiful, and only a quick commute into the heart of downtown.
Are there any good places for brunch in Audubon Park?
With an inspired menu and a charming, laid-back ambiance, Mill City Café is a true Minneapolis gem, located less than two miles from Audubon Park on California Street. The menu is simple, yet well-executed, offering affordable and tasty dishes like the cinnamon wild rice pancakes, served with walnuts, blueberries, bananas, and rhubarb, and the Ecuadorian egg bake- two fried eggs served over black beans, topped with cheese and sour cream and served with a side of Mill City’s delectable potatoes. Soak up the sun on Mill City’s double-decker outdoor patio and enjoy your brunch amidst the charming wall of flowers.
How far is the airport from downtown Minneapolis and can I get there easily and cheaply?
The Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport is a major transportation hub within the nation and located right in Minneapolis, about seven miles from downtown. The driving cost to the airport is less than $2 each way. Many smaller local airports are within 40 miles of the city as well including Minn Heliport, Crystal Heliport, Saint Paul Downtown Airport, South Saint Paul Municipal Airport, and Stanton Airfield. For those who would prefer not to drive to the airport, an array of alternative modes of transportation are available to fit any budget including shuttle buses, local taxis, and limousine services.
What's the weather like in Minneapolis?
The climate in Minneapolis is humid continental with hot, humid summers and cold winters. Summer temperatures average in the 70s, while winters bring temperatures averaging in the 10s. Winters bring heavy snow, yet the area sees more sunlight hours in mid-winter than many other parts of the country. The dry snow and long daylight hours of Minneapolis winters allow for excellent winter recreation, like skiing at the nearby Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area. During the warm summer months residents can take advantage of the beachside activities and spectacular views of the local Lake Calhoun.
What areas of Minneapolis are safe for walking around at night?
Downtown Minneapolis is a safe area for walking around at night, but housing prices can be a tad expensive in this area. Uptown Minneapolis is another safe alternative, especially the areas around Lindale, Nicollet, Penn, and West 7. Other safe Minneapolis neighborhoods include Whittier, with a nice assortment of restaurants as well as a large greenway, and Seward, with a mix of housing bordered by the Mississippi River.
What kinds of outdoor activities are either in or around Minneapolis?
With a multitude of parks and lakes in Minneapolis, the outdoor enthusiast shall not want for adventure. One option is to walk, bike, drive, swim, or paddle around the chain of lakes running north to south along the western side of the city. Some are connected by lagoons and creeks which eventually feed into the Mississippi River at Minnehaha Falls. During the cold winter months, popular pastimes include sledding, skating, hockey, and ice fishing.
Are there museums in Minneapolis or nearby?
Yes. Perhaps one of its best-known museums is the Walker Art Center, which operates and is adjacent to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden featuring the Minneapolis' iconic "Spoonbridge and Cherry." Other notable art museums include the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Weisman Art Museum, which was designed by architect Frank Gehry, and the Museum of Russian Art. Minneapolis is also home to the Science Museum of Minnesota, the Bell Museum of Natural History, and the Mill City Museum, a museum dedicated to milling flour. The Bakken Museum's goal is to help people explore the history and nature of electricity and magnetism.
Are there local sporting events in Minneapolis?
Yes, there is a wealth of local sporting events in Minneapolis. Minneapolis is home to several professional sports teams, including the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League, who play at the Metrodome, and the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball, who play at Target Field. Both the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association and the Minnesota Lynx of the Women's National Basketball Association play at Target Center. Neighboring St. Paul also hosts a number of professional, semi-professional, and amateur sports teams.