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Old 06-25-2007, 08:56 PM
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Hello everyone,
I realize you get people practically daily asking the same questions, but I currently work for Qwest and soon i will be moving to the office in Minneapolis. I am from Salt Lake City (no I'm not mormon ), and I have a young family and am looking for a quiet nice area to live in. Our price range is about 190k-230k for a house, we'd like a decent sized lot (1/4-1/3 acre) and at least 2000sq ft (preferably more). Location is more important to me than anything, so on that note what are some nice cities/areas to live in and to raise a family in? I appreciate your help, I am completely lost when trying to search for houses online because I just don't know any decent areas to look in. Also any good house hunting websites would be great too! Thank you everyone!
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Old 06-26-2007, 05:10 AM
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Unfortunatly in your price range you won't find anything in close proximity to Minneapolis. Housing is pretty expensive here. Where exactly are you going to be working--many places say they are in Minneapolis and are actually in Maple Grove, for example, and that could make a big difference for where you want to look.
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Old 06-26-2007, 05:48 AM
Location: Lakeville, MN - 4th nicest place in the nation to raise a family
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I've actually seen some decent stuff in that price range -

You'll be set if you have some fixer-upper skills too. Tell me where you'll be working and I'll crank out a listing sheet for ya.

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Old 06-28-2007, 09:27 AM
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You might take a look at St. Louis Park, Hopkins or Golden Valley if you don't mind a house that will need updating and bit of work. You're selection will be pretty limited though. Fridley and Coon Rapids are pretty close to Minneapolis and you'd have a much bigger selection of houses that match your criteria in your price range. You might also be able to find what you're looking for in Bloomington, which is just south of Minneapolis. Depending on what you're used to, you might also want to consider Brooklyn Park or Brooklyn Center, both of which border Minneapolis to the north, as you'll be able to find some real bargains there. The parts of Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center that border North Minneapolis are rough around the edges and have given both suburbs a bit of an undeserved bad reputation, but if you can look beyond that, you might just find what you're looking for.

Good luck and welcome to the Twin Cities!
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Old 12-27-2009, 08:08 PM
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Wondering which city do you like better, Salt Lake or Minneapolis
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Old 01-07-2010, 10:25 PM
Location: Midwest
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If you like to be 30 miles out of downtown Minneapolis Elk River is a wonderful city with 16,000 people....if you like to be in the middle of all the hub-bub and traffic move closer to downtown, you can be in traffic every moring and every night

As you can see, I don't like the cities at all....but I'm a country girl. Northern Minnesota is beautiful, but the money (for a job) is near the twin cities.
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Old 01-08-2010, 01:55 AM
Location: Winnetka, IL & Rolling Hills, CA
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Housing in Minneapolis is more expensive than in the Salt Lake Valley. I would suggest you look to the Eastern Suburbs or Southern Suburbs. You will definitely have to sacrafice on the land unless you plan to live in the country.
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Old 01-08-2010, 03:57 PM
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White Bear Lake?
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Old 01-09-2010, 02:30 PM
Location: Elk River/Pequot Lakes-MN
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I agree with above that if you do not need to live to close to the cities or dont mind driving check out Elk River!! Large lots and acres if you want and pretty reasonable housing. Otherwise maybe Champlin, Coon Rapids, Andover. Enjoy.
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Old 01-09-2010, 03:53 PM
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The OP posted 2.5 years ago. I assume he has already relocated. Would be interesting to see where he chose and how he likes it by now.
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