Does this sound like you?
- I want to spend less time commuting to my job downtown and more time doing what I want.
- I would like to have the choice to walk to shops, parks, libraries and other destinations.
- I want to reduce my environmental impact.
- I want transportation options.
- I want to weave physical activity into my day.
If it does, take a closer look at MSP.
Minneapolis and Saint Paul are close and connected.
Unlike other famous Twin Cities (think Dallas-Fort Worth) that are separated by miles of suburban development, Minneapolis and Saint Paul are joined at their borders, connected by major thoroughfares and a reliable and growing transit system. This makes living, working, and playing in either city a real breeze. Why spend precious time commuting when many of the cities’ neighborhoods can have you to a downtown job in ten minutes or less!
Minneapolis and Saint Paul have many “full service” neighborhoods
Many of MSP’s neighborhoods have stores, services, libraries, schools, and parks within walking and biking distance, so you can skip the car trip when you want. Spending more time doing what you want and less time driving to get there—now that’s convenient!
MSP living is healthy for you and the environment
- Get fit by taking advantage of the many options for walking and biking in the city—whether you commute by bike on the dozens of miles of city trails or walk to run your errands, there are lots of ways to weave physical activity into your day.
- If you’re looking to eat healthy, the Minneapolis Farmers' Market and Saint Paul Farmers’ Market and scores of natural food co-ops give you year-round opportunities to find fresh, wholesome, local foods.
- It may not seem intuitive, but city living is one of the best ways that you can help the environment. Per capita, city residents save more energy, pollute less, and consume less green space than our suburban counterparts—because we are less spread out, drive fewer miles, and use fewer pesticides.