Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Great News for the Twin Cities & our Moms!

Accoding to ForbesWoman, the Twin Cities is the #1 place to live for working Moms.

When calculating the list, Forbes began woth different qualities that are cinsidered to be important. This list includes safety, health care, schools and quality of life. However, the folks over at Forbes took an even deeper look at other important issues such as: job opportunities, high earnings potential and a budget-friendly cost of living. slideshow: 20 best cities for working moms

"So how did New York, last year's No. 1 city for working mothers, get displaced by unassuming Minneapolis? This year we placed greater emphasis on women's earnings, which we think play a major role in the best cities for women to work and raise children.

And at only 216 crimes per 100,000 residents annually, Minneapolis has the lowest violent crime rate, which means there are fewer murders, rapes, robberies and assaults than any other major U.S. city, as well as the second-lowest unemployment rate at 6.4 percent."

Other Cities that top the list?

1.) Minneapolis, MN

2.) Washington, D.C.

3.) Boston, Mass

4.) Pittsburgh, PA

5.) Baltimore- Towson, MD,

Originaly published 7/28/2010 by Meghan Casserly

Thursday, July 22, 2010

New Listing on Pheasant Road

Welcome to 2695 Pheasant Road of Orono. This captivating, story-book home has been completely updated with designer finishes throughout. Perfectly situated on a .52 acre, fenced lot, covered with large trees, this setting offers tranquility and privacy. This home offers one and one half stories of beautifully finished spaces and a private boat slip on Lake Minnetonka.

The slate foyer opens to a cozy hearth room featuring a three sided fireplace with slate surround, bay window and original warm hardwood floors.

The hearth room is open to the remodeled kitchen with new tile flooring, new granite counters & new stainless steel under-mount sink. There is a spacious eat-in area perfect for entertaining.

Just off the kitchen and dining room is the large great room with soaring vaulted ceiling, built-in bookcases and grand stone fireplace.

The main floor master suite is spacious and offers a private bath with His and Her closets and custom closet organizers.

The powder room has been totally remodeled with all new materials.

The spacious formal living or dining room is currently home to a billiards table and is a great room to entertain.

The finished lower level is spacious and features a third fireplace and room for your game table. You can add an additional two bedrooms on this level.

Accompanying this property is a private boat slip on Lake Minnetonka which is located at the end of the cul-de-sac. The corresponding boat slip is the second from the left.

To schedule a private showing, please contact Stafford Family Realtors at 952.470.2575.