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View Poll Results: What is the best Twin Cities suburb?
Bloomington 24 21.82%
Plymouth 8 7.27%
Brooklyn Park 4 3.64%
Eagan 6 5.45%
Coon Rapids 4 3.64%
Maple Grove 8 7.27%
Eden Prairie 8 7.27%
Burnsville 1 0.91%
Woodbury 14 12.73%
Blaine 2 1.82%
Lakeville 2 1.82%
Minnetonka 21 19.09%
Apple Valley 8 7.27%
Voters: 110. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-10-2010, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Burnsville, Minnesota
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Default Best Twin Cities suburb?

What do you think the best Twin Cities suburb is?

I listed all the ones that have a population over 50,000.

Sorry if I forgot any.
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Old 05-10-2010, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Listed where?
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Old 05-10-2010, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I'm not much of a fan of any of the suburbs you mentioned. I guess I'll vote for Bloomington since I find it to be passable. FYI - Hopkins is currently my favorite suburb although its population is probably only around 20k.
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Old 05-10-2010, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Burnsville, Minnesota
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Listed where?
In the poll.
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Old 05-10-2010, 03:24 PM
 
Location: MN
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I like Maple Grove. Partially because I'm from the NW burbs' and that I like their building standards. I have worked EVERYWHERE within the Twin Cities, and I have to say that Eden Prairie and Apple Valley are similar.
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Old 05-10-2010, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Plymouth, but of course I'm biased.
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Old 05-10-2010, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Minnetonka. Why? Because I grew up there, and I loved it!

Bloomington is pretty cool, too, but I could only pick one.
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Old 05-10-2010, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Out of all of those, I think Bloomington has the most economic diversity among its businesses and citizens, the widest range of housing types from "affordable" to luxurious in both rental and owned, and is friendly to small and growing businesses. The cost and convenience of living there is reasonable, there are plenty of parks, and city services are decent. Therefore, I think they're in the best position to weather the storms that affect any given sector of the economy. In this Great Recession, it seems like just about everything is affected, but they're the kind of place that could bounce back faster than some others.

That really shouldn't come as a surprise though, as they are the third largest city in the metro area, and having experienced its biggest boom times 50-70 years ago, they are a "mature" city that's proven they know well enough how to stay relevant and sustainable.

It's natural geography is also pleasant, with some lakes, wetlands, tall trees everywhere you look, not to mention, the Hyland Lake and Minnesota River Valley nature preserves.

They're not the richest, newest, or shiniest, but they more than hold their own. They've got my vote in this poll.
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Old 05-10-2010, 05:43 PM
 
Location: MN
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I look at Bloomington as more independent than a suburb. I feel like Burnsville, Shakopee, Prior Lake and Savage are Suburbs of Bloomington.
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Old 05-10-2010, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Sorry can't vote. I hate suburbs. They are artificial, white, full of lawns and expensive to society.
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