"Call it the Twin City Effect: Everything is twice as good here." - Outside Online
Outside Online recently named Minneapolis as one of the top ten best cities in America. Minneapolis' affordability, education, and diversified economy helped secure it the No. 8 spot in 'America's Best Cities' for 2009.
Outside Online, an online magazine that discusses health and fitness, adventure travel, gear and culture, recently used public data to compare 100 of the United States' most populated cities on a variety of topics. The categories included cost of living, commute time, unemployment, nightlife, and "access to green spaces." The magazine then took the top 28 choices and further ranked college education population, income level, home prices, weather, and recreation. Further, the magazine factored in such subjects as art, entertainment, and food. After all of that research, Outside Online decided that Minneapolis ranked 8th out of the 100 surveyed cities.
Past national studies have ranked Minnesota's family livability, kids' well-being, safety, environmental concern, and over-all quality of life higher than many larger cities in the country.
Read the full Outside Online article.