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Old 07-07-2010, 11:15 AM
 
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Hello everyone,

This is my first post on this website.
I am locally from Southern California and just got a job in Minneapolis and am moving there in 2 weeks.

I am gonna work in Bloomington, MN near lake Normandale.

I am more of a city person so wanted to know where should I buy an apartment, usually prefer high rise. I can live as a paying guest or a room-mate as well.

Also wanted to know what kind of car is really good which can survive in the winter season and not get stuck on the road. I don't have much budget but still would like to get some suggestions from locals.

Thank you very much in advance for reading this post and helping me out.

Regards,
D
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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Edina Towers is near your work and it's a high-rise but a little more suburban. Calhoun Towers is on Lake Calhoun and a mile or so from Uptown, which is very urban. You can also locate downtown and pick your choice of towers but then your commute starts to get significantlly longer.
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:35 AM
 
Location: MINNESOTA
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There is a strong San Diego-Minneapolis/St. Paul connection. Many people from the Twin Cities have either moved to SD or have lived there... I'm sure you'll meet a few people that have lived in SD at some point. Anyway here a few decent links to take a look at. It sounds like you'll be in a pretty centralized place.

Edina Towers Apartments For Rent in Edina, Minnesota - Apartment Rental and Community Details - ForRent.com

Calhoun Towers

Minneapolis Condos & Lofts | Minneapolis MN Real Estate
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:05 PM
 
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Thank you so much you guys. I really like both the towers, but I see that they don't have any availability. I have given them a call and hoping to get some feedback soon. Also just wanted to mention that I am not into buying a place yet, mostly just renting an apartment for now I guess. Thanks again for your reply.
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Old 07-07-2010, 03:00 PM
 
Location: MN
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There's also high-rises in Loring Park, near downtown Minneapolis. Not sure if that interests you, just didn't see that anyone brought it up.
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Old 07-07-2010, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Columbus OH
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Other apartments to consider. These are newer Class A quality apartments, so they'll be on the upper end of rental rates, but will have high amenities and are either Uptown/Lyn-Lake (Blue), the Mpls Lakes District Lake Calhoun City Apts) or St Louis Park (Excel & Grand or Ellipse).
Blue is close to Rainbow Grocery store and lots of restaurants, Lake Calhoun City Apts is close to Whole Foods, and Excelsior& grand has a Trader Joes in the complex.

Excelsior & Grand Luxury Apartment Homes

Blue | Pet friendly luxury rental apartments in Uptown Minneapolis / Lynlake Neighborhood

The Ellipse on Excelsior Apartments For Rent in Saint Louis Park, Minnesota - Apartment Rental and Community Details - ForRent.com

Lake Calhoun City Apartments - Minneapolis, MN | Luxury Apartments
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Old 07-07-2010, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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Thank you so much you guys. I really like both the towers, but I see that they don't have any availability. I have given them a call and hoping to get some feedback soon. Also just wanted to mention that I am not into buying a place yet, mostly just renting an apartment for now I guess. Thanks again for your reply.
I live in Edina Towers and there should be availability here.
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:28 PM
 
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OMG. I am sorry you have to move here because of your job transfer but what a big change you're in for when it comes to climate change, especially the harsh winter. Welcome to MN and good luck with everything.

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Hello everyone,

This is my first post on this website.
I am locally from Southern California and just got a job in Minneapolis and am moving there in 2 weeks.

I am gonna work in Bloomington, MN near lake Normandale.

I am more of a city person so wanted to know where should I buy an apartment, usually prefer high rise. I can live as a paying guest or a room-mate as well.

Also wanted to know what kind of car is really good which can survive in the winter season and not get stuck on the road. I don't have much budget but still would like to get some suggestions from locals.

Thank you very much in advance for reading this post and helping me out.

Regards,
D
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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OMG. I am sorry you have to move here because of your job transfer but what a big change you're in for when it comes to climate change, especially the harsh winter. Welcome to MN and good luck with everything.
Yeah yeah. Most native Minnesotan hear San Diego and salivate due to the warm climate. I've spent some time in San Diego for work and although the climate is nice I'd easily rather live in the Twin Cities. I'd consider San Diego to be one of the more overrated cities in the country, and you're going to love how much cheaper it is to live here I might add.
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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Overrated BigTon! You'll adjust fine to the weather, and maybe even enjoy the sight of snow for the first time in your life, as there are actually things to do here when it gets cold and snowy -- enjoy!
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