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Old 07-15-2012, 06:10 PM
 
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for starters is it really gray most of the time? I don't know if I could deal with that type of wether everyday(kinda depressing). Also how much is it like Grand Rapids because from google mapping, it looks like GR x2 with more culture and does it really feel isolated? , as aposed to being in GR and having Detroit and Chicago 2 1/2 to 3 hours away and last but not least is Minne a mix between Northwestern(think Seatlle, Portland) and Mid-West(Milwaukee, Chicago) if anyone could just answer a few of these questions it would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!

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Old 07-15-2012, 09:42 PM
 
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There's only so much information that you're going to get from a forum. If you're serious about moving, and you're going to be living here.. do you really want to base everything on other people's opinions? You've been given a ton of information, now it is time for you to visit and make your decision.
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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I was interested in moving to Minneapolis also could someone help me out on some things? It would be appreciated
Your best bet is to post Mpls questions in the Mpls forum.
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:24 PM
 
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Your best bet is to post Mpls questions in the Mpls forum.
Thanks ,I don't know why i didn't think about that lol
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:48 AM
 
Location: Macao
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This is really funny to see a forum topic like this! I'm a Detroit native, who lived in Dallas, moved to Minneapolis (where I currently live) and will be moving to Grand Rapids in August.

First of all, Minneapolis and Grand Rapids aren't going to be that much different weather wise. So don't let that be a huge deciding factor.
I would strongly disagree. Although if you have a Dallas reference, they might seem more similar to different.

I grew up in Michigan, and moved to Minneapolis for 18 months, the winters in Minneapolis were shockingly colder. I'd never heard of plugging in your car battery at night before. It was commonplace in Minneapolis, and people looked at me strange to hear that I'd never heard of that before, having come from Michigan.

It seemed like it was always at least 10-15 degrees colder in Minneapolis. Felt drastically different to me.
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:05 AM
 
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for starters is it really gray most of the time? I don't know if I could deal with that type of wether everyday(kinda depressing). Also how much is it like Grand Rapids because from google mapping, it looks like GR x2 with more culture and does it really feel isolated? , as aposed to being in GR and having Detroit and Chicago 2 1/2 to 3 hours away and last but not least is Minne a mix between Northwestern(think Seatlle, Portland) and Mid-West(Milwaukee, Chicago) if anyone could just answer a few of these questions it would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!
I lived in both Minneapolis and Portland Oregon...and Minneapolis had a lot in common with Portland, Oregon. There were differences, but both were very progressive-minded, and had a lot of young hip people who valued bookstores, libraries, coffee shops, record stores, etc.

Whereas when you get to the bigger places like Chicago and Seattle...you feel a more business environment feel.
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:56 AM
 
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Well ive never lived in either city but Grand Rapids i think seems too the better option i mean it still michigan like the other poster said but GR and its surrounding suburbs are kind of a bright spot in the state i think the biggest difference besides size is probably culture now if the ploitical views of a city are included in ur decision then heres the diff between the two GR and its surrounding suburbs= conservative and republican Detroit and its surrounding suburbs=Democratic and Liberal economy wise both dont have awesome booming economies like they once did but GR and the region as a whole is doing slightly better also religion does play a bigger part in lifestyle in the surrounding suburbs ie Holland,Zeeland,Houdsonville ect but the suburbs east and north dont have as much religion involved but are still religous pace of life is A LOT slower here so u have more time for things here COL is lower here which shouldnt be too much of a shock property taxes in those particular areas are. high but in the farther away the suburb from downtown the lower the property taxes....beaches are beautiful on the west side and the farther away from detroit u r on te east side the more beautiful the beaches also i think GR is better for raising a family as its a little bit more family oriented. and anything medical is better in GR i mean the medical mile is quite nice i note i do not live in either city i have visited both numerous times oh one more thing schools schools are. a lot better in the suburbs of both cities for example detroit= bloomfield hills GR= Rockford but both have great school in their respective areas
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