Minneapolis Moving Guide

The Ultimate Minneapolis Moving Guide

Along the banks of the Mississippi River in Hennepin County, Minnesota lies the city of Minneapolis. Minneapolis became an official city in 1867 and was known for its superior water power compared to other cities during that era. Thanks to its robust waterpower, Minneapolis soon became known for flour milling and a high number of sawmills that were around the city. After its urban renewal, Minneapolis soon flourished into the culturally diverse city it is today. The city continues to grow and is now Minnesota's largest city. If you're moving to Minneapolis, there's much to look forward to and explore.

Here's a guide to help you along the way:
 

Nicknames

  • "Twin Cities."
  • "The Mini Apple."
  • "City of Nature."
 

Populations Stats

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 422,331 people reside in Minneapolis.
 

Minneapolis Attractions, Parks and Landmarks

From arts to water parks, Minneapolis has it all. Here are some of the city's popular attractions worth exploring:

 

Colleges and Universities

Minneapolis offers its residents several options for exploring higher learning opportunities at colleges and universities in the area, including:

 

Sports Teams

Minneapolis locals are well known for their love of sports in the city, and sports aficionados can find popular teams and events to attend nearby. Check out some of the local sports teams Minneapolis has to offer:

 

Minneapolis Neighborhoods and Districts

Whether you enjoy living in a downtown area close to the action or residing in a quiet suburban neighborhood, Minneapolis has a wide range of neighborhoods that can accommodate your lifestyle.
Some popular Minneapolis neighborhoods include:

  • Warehouse District
  • Central Business District
  • Mill District
  • Northeast Downtown
  • Eat Street
  • East Lake
  • Loring Park
  • Northwest of Downtown
  • Nicollet - Minneapolis Main Street
 

Restaurants

The restaurant scene in Minneapolis offers a wide variety of different types of cuisine to keep your taste buds delighted, including American dishes and Vietnamese cuisine. Check out some of the city's most well-known and highly reviewed eating spots:

Here are some lists from popular review websites of restaurants for the area:

 

Nightlife/Entertainment

When you're out for the night and looking for a good time, Minneapolis has several entertainment and nightlife options to explore. Make your way to Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant where you can experience live music every night. Another nightlife gem to try is First Avenue. It's been around since the 1970s and offers daily shows and a sidebar to keep you going throughout the night.
 

Shopping

Minneapolis is a shopper's haven with several boutiques and malls to explore. Since its opening in 1984, Minneapolis residents have been flocking to the rustic mall of Calhoun Square for their clothing and accessories needs. If you are looking for a place to buy designer bags and other upscale shopping options, then the Galleria Edina is the place to be. Another favorite shopping spot for locals is the Mall of America, which offers four-levels of an enhanced indoor shopping experience that hosts hundreds of stores and a theme park.
 

Schools

You can use the Minneapolis Public Schools locator tool to find assigned schools based on your home address.
 

Major Cities

If you're looking to travel to another major city nearby, you can visit Minneapolis' twin city, Saint Paul, or explore museums and more in St. Cloud. You can also venture cross state lines to the "Water Capital of the World," Wisconsin Dells.
 

Important City Links

Esri. Find stats on Minneapolis based on your ZIP code.

DMV/Licenses. Get your Minnesota state ID or driver's license at the local Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) office by using the location map.

Voting Locations. Use the Minneapolis elections website to find your assigned polling location.

Emergency Shelters. In the event that the weather gets a little too rough and might put you and your family in danger the city does have emergency shelters. You can use the Minneapolis Office of Emergency Management site to get important info.

Evacuation Maps for Natural Disasters. Use the evacuation map from the Federal Highway Administration website to locate important evacuation zones in Minneapolis.

Utilities Companies. Minneapolis residents can get power and electric services from Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light. Locals receive water and sewer services from the city.

Trash/Recycling ServicesWaste Management provides trash pickup and recycling services for Minneapolis residents.

Cable and Internet Providers

 

Lifestyle

Median Home Prices. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Minneapolis, Minnesota, homes have a median value of $212,800.

Average Income. Minneapolis households have a median household income of $52,611.

Largest Employers. Some of the largest employers in the surrounding area in and around Minneapolis include Target Stores, Inc., U.S. Bancorp, Mayo Clinic, Medtronic, Inc. and Hormel Foods Corp.

Metropolitan Map. Find your way around Minneapolis by using this Metro Map.

National Parks. Minneapolis and St. Paul share a 72-mile National Park called Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. Visitors can enjoy a wide selection of outdoor activities, including fishing, hunting, camping and canoeing.

Clubs. The Boys & Girls Club and YMCA have local chapters in Minneapolis, including The Douglas Dayton YMCA and the Boys & Girls Club of the Twin Cities.
 

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