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Advice for Moving to Minnesota

Discussion in 'Mid West' started by TacoNut, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. Feb 1, 2011 at 6:47 PM
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    TacoNut

    TacoNut [OP] IgnoringChrisWatchingEdLi veVicariouslyThroughMJP2

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    In the coming years there is a possibility that I may end up in the Minneapolis area. Anyone have any advice as to nice neighborhoods/suburbs.

    Kind of like the AZ Version.
     
  2. Feb 1, 2011 at 6:54 PM
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    Get a good jacket :)
     
  3. Feb 1, 2011 at 6:55 PM
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    OZ-T Did you get your precious photos ?

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  4. Feb 1, 2011 at 7:06 PM
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    "training" for that now... windchill of -40 tonight :eek:
     
  5. Feb 1, 2011 at 7:10 PM
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    I know the feeling, we are at 13 right now, with a wind chill of -3. Last time I felt this cold was in Minnesota.

    Never expected it in north dallas!
     
  6. Feb 1, 2011 at 7:15 PM
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    hahaha. I don't know why I moved up here to flag... should of stayed in PHX a warm 54 degrees there right now... That's T-Shirt weather!!!
     
  7. Feb 1, 2011 at 7:19 PM
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    ya ive lived in a st. paul suburb for the last 14 years. Great area with great schools. If you have any questions let me know.
     
  8. Feb 1, 2011 at 7:38 PM
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    any info on what the Hamel/Medina area is like?
     
  9. Feb 2, 2011 at 7:11 AM
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    bump?
     
  10. Feb 2, 2011 at 8:56 AM
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    The west side of the metro area is a good choice. The metro seems to be expanding west more versus south or north so most of the jobs seem to be on that side. Pretty sure Medina is a decent area. Most of the 'burbs just west of "the loop" are good.

    Advice- Try ice fishing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and all the "fun" winter stuff. Then GTFO and go back where the weather is good. Lol
     
  11. Feb 2, 2011 at 6:36 PM
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    I take it the loop is made by the 494 and 694??
     
  12. Feb 3, 2011 at 8:52 AM
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    angrysam Bring Yuengling To MN!

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    You got it.
     
  13. Feb 3, 2011 at 9:16 AM
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    Hamel and Medina are on the NW edge of the suburbs. My aunt lives in Medina in a brand new townhouse and has cows for neighbors. The good aspect of that area is you have some dirt roads and a country feel very close by. If you like to hunt and see the stars, that opportunity is not far away. The bad is that if you need to get downtown or to the St. Paul side, you are spending a long time in your Taco. Also, you probably won't be able to walk to any shops, entertainment, etc.

    Elm Creek Park is right there and is a huge park. Probably 20 miles of trails, a man made sand bottom pool, sledding hill, lakes, cool place.

    If you do move to MN you gotta check out the Boundary Waters, the most beautiful and pristine place you may ever find.
     
  14. Feb 3, 2011 at 2:09 PM
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    Well if you need info on areas east of the cities let me know. I know a lot about that area. Not very familiar with Hamel or Medina. There are tons of things to do around the Twin Cities. Like brp said, check out the Boundary Waters. I go up there a couple times every year and its my favorite place.
     
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