Minneapolis is in southeastern Minnesota and is the seat of Hennepin County . The city is located by the Falls of Saint Anthony , at the head of navigation of the Mississippi River . It is the largest city in Minnesota and one of the largest cities in the upper Midwest, and, with the adjacent city of Saint Paul to the east, dominates the economic and cultural life of this extensive region. Minneapolis and Saint Paul are known as the Twin Cities.
Minneapolis real estate covers 142.2 sq km (54.9 sq mi) and occupies a relatively flat terrain. Within the city limits are 22 natural lakes, remnants of glacial activity. The Mississippi River crosses the city from the north to southeast, drops 20 m (65 ft) at the Falls of Saint Anthony , and then follows a deep gorge to its confluence with the Minnesota River . Minnehaha Creek flows east through the city over Minnehaha Falls and into the Mississippi River . The city's lakes and riverfronts form part of the extensive municipal park system.
Minneapolis is the center of one of the richest agricultural areas of the United States and is a regional hub of transportation, commerce, and finance. Leading industries include medical-instrument manufacturing; medical research; processing of food and dairy products; printing and publishing; and the manufacture of machinery, electrical and electronic equipment, metal and paper products, precision instruments, and transport machinery.
Minneapolis Real Estate
The Minneapolis MLS consistently has many homes for sale including town homes, condos, single family, and new construction. Single family homes for sale typically start at $50,000 with some homes exceeding 4 million dollars. Minneapolis town homes, condos, and lofts normally range from $50,000 to over 3 million dollars.
Minneapolis Minnesota Real Estate Statistics - 2004
Minneapolis - Lake Calhoun / Lake of the Isles Total Home Sales - 670 Average Home Sales Price $ 370,656
Minneapolis - Camden Total Home Sales - 796 Average Home Sales Price $ 159,716
Minneapolis - Central (Downtown) Total Home Sales - 539 Average Home Sales Price $ 314,868
Minneapolis - Longfellow Total Home Sales - 424 Average Home Sales Price $ 214,911
Minneapolis - Nokomis Total Home Sales - 1,070 Average Home Sales Price $ 223,953
Minneapolis - North Total Home Sales - 465 Average Home Sales Price $ 167,074
Minneapolis - Northeast Total Home Sales - 529 Average Home Sales Price $ 200,452
Minneapolis - Phillips Total Home Sales - 108 Average Home Sales Price $ 168,620
Minneapolis - Powderhorn Total Home Sales - 406 Average Home Sales Price $ 180,765
Minneapolis - Southwest Total Home Sales - 1,041 Average Home Sales Price $ 314,957
Minneapolis - University Total Home Sales - 188 Average Home Sales Price $ 237,979
(Based on Real Estate Information from the Regional Multiple Listing Service - RMLS for Single Family Homes. Single Family Home is defined as Single Family Detached Homes, Condos, Lofts,Town Houses, Town Homes, and Twin Houses. These statistics DO NOT include numbers from the following Minneapolis Real Estate listings - Duplexes, Apartment Buildings, Other Multiple Family Dwellings, Lots, Land, Commercial Properties, some New Construction Home Sales, and non Realtor sales.)
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Minneapolis MN Activities
For family fun or a getaway with that special someone, Minneapolis is chock full of attractions to fit your bill. World-class shopping (including the country's number one tourist destination, Mall of America ), first-rate dining and thrilling theme parks are just a few options to consider.
The Minneapolis area is also home to an amazing underwater aquarium , charter boat companies for cruising one of our more than 10,000 lakes and Block E, a mammoth entertainment complex including restaurants, 14-screen Movie Theater and arcade under one roof.
And visitors are always impressed with the natural beauty of our parks and riverfront region.
Ride in a flour elevator replica and get a taste of local history at the Mill City Museum , located on the banks of the Mississippi River . Or rent a canoe and paddle around our Chain of Lakes , grab an ice cream cone and ride the city's last existing streetcar at Lake Harriet . Whatever your pleasure, we've got something.
Theater/Music/Museums in Minneapolis
The Twin Cities are second only to New York City in the number of theater seats per capita. Minneapolis alone is home to 30 live theaters.
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The level of musical artistry in the Twin Cities is extraordinary, featuring more than 18 professional music organizations, and 25 community music groups. The area is also home to many bars, nightclubs, and concert halls featuring a wide range of live music.
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Are museums and galleries more your taste? If so the Twin Cities have a community tradition of supporting the arts and have several venues which showcase that support.
Minneapolis Minnesota Sports
Minnesota has five professional sports teams, a minor league baseball team, soccer league play in the metro area, as well as several university and collegiate teams.
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Minneapolis Public School provides education for Minneapolis ' future. The district inspires learning for more than 38, 590 students in its 50 elementary schools, seven middle schools, seven high schools, eight special education schools, eight alternative schools, 18 contract alternative schools and five charter schools.
In the last 14 years, a $608 million investment in school renovation and construction has transformed cherished old structures into state-of-the-art learning environments and resulted in 16 spectacular new schools. All schools have the infrastructure and technology to support new ways of learning, teaching and communicating.
Strong district partnerships with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and the Neighborhood Revitalization Program have produced many school/park complexes, joint use facilities and inviting playgrounds.
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Minneapolis Parks and Recreation
Minneapolis means the City of Lakes , but you'll also find a variety of inviting paths, regional parks, neighbor parks, recreation centers and more. There's so much to see and experience, from the Grand Rounds Parkways, to our enticing Chain of Lakes, plentiful parks, beautiful gardens and activity-filled Recreation Centers. Park & Recreation Finder.
Shopping in Minneapolis
In 1967 the city's principal shopping area, Nicollet Mall, was converted into one of the country's first pedestrian malls. The traffic-clogged street was replaced with a wide roadway for buses and taxis only. Sidewalks were widened and turned into a shady, flower-filled boulevard. This 12-block area is home to hundreds of shops, theaters, department stores, restaurants, and offers a wide selection of produce at the farmer's market.
The "Warehouse District" houses several galleries, antique shops, and night clubs. Located near the Target Center , the area is composed of many of Minneapolis 's oldest standing buildings that have been converted from industrial to commercial properties.
Located just outside downtown Minneapolis , Calhoun Square and the surrounding area are collectively referred to by locals as "Uptown". The area offers upscale and urban shopping, dining, entertainment, and cafes.
The Mall of America is the nation's largest indoor retail complex. From the largest indoor theme park in the country, to more than 400 specialty stores, major department stores, Legoland and UnderWater Adventures, there is enough to keep you busy for a week. It offers plenty to do, see, and eat with a variety of dining options, bars, and a fourteen screen General Cinema theater.
Three historic brick malls at the corner of Grand and Victoria Street anchor St. Paul's Grand Avenue, with shops lining the avenue from Dale Street to Fairview Parkway.
Edina is home to The Galleria, an upscale shopping complex with designer stores.
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