Saturday, September 6, 2014

Minneapolis and St.Paul Rank High In Quality Of Life

People who live here in the Twin Cities know that its a great place to live.  But it appears others have declared it a great place to live, too.

Source:  Minnesota Monthly

According to Nerdwallet, a financial website, both Minneapolis and St. Paul Ranked in the top five of US cities that offer the best quality of life.  In fact all of the top 5 cities are in the midwest.

So where did we net out?  Minneapolis came in 3rd and St. Paul came in 4th behind Madison, WI and Lincoln, NE.

The financial website looked at  income and health benefits, local economic strength, as well as work-life balance to find the best places for quality of life.

Here's what Nerdwallet had to say about Minneapolis:

"Workers in Minneapolis enjoy a healthy work-life balance, a relatively low cost of living and high rates of health coverage. The city also boasts a vibrant culture with a strong arts scene: Minneapolis is home to the second-highest number of live theaters per capita in the U.S. after New York City. The University of Minnesota, one of the largest public universities in the nation, is located in Minneapolis, which helps boost the local economy."
And here is what they had to say about St. Paul:

"St. Paul offers the same attractive qualities to workers as Minneapolis, its twin city, scoring especially highly in the income, affordability and health insurance coverage factors. Outside of the office, people here can enjoy many cultural and outdoor amenities, including performing arts centers, parks and more. The city also boasts 26 miles of Mississippi riverfront, the most of any city on the river."

Give yourself a pat on the back for choosing to live in one of the greatest metropolitan areas in our country!  To read more about the other cities listed and pour through the data you can link to the article at Nerdwallet, HERE.

Source:  Michelle Schwake for Stafford Family Realtors 

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