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Old 07-31-2011, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Northfield, MN
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Which of these connected but very different twin cities do you prefer. Which offers better culture, dining, housing, architecture, and history?
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Old 07-31-2011, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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They have such different flavors. I honestly like them equally. It's been said before, and I agree with this, that Minneapolis is more like Seattle or Portland and St. Paul is more like Cleveland or Columbus.
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Old 07-31-2011, 02:20 PM
 
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I prefer st Paul. I feel it has more history, while Minneapolis has more culture, dining, nightlife, etc. But I prefer the approachability of st. Paul. It has a calm about it that Minneapolis doesn't. And I love the summit/grand ave area.
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Old 07-31-2011, 03:28 PM
 
Location: KC Area
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Well St. Paul has the history, neighborhoods, housing, and government. Minneapolis has the vibrancy, the sports, the culture, and the notoriety.
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Old 08-01-2011, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Columbus OH
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One other key amenity for Minneapolis is a world-class parks district. The combination of the city lakes (especially the chain of lakes in SW Mpls), parkways along Minehaha Creek and Wirth/Victory Memorial Pkwy, and the river roads make it so easy to get around the city.

St. Paul has better parks in the heart of downtown than Minneapolis--Rice and Mears Parks are beautiful places that easily outclass Peavey Plaza and the Govt Ctr plaza in Mpls. Minneapolis, though, has better parks on the edge of downtown: Loring Park; Walker Sculpture garden; Gold Medal Park; and the whole Mississippi Mile is an incredible amenity for the city!
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Old 08-01-2011, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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I'll take Minneapolis parks, St. Paul history, Minneapolis downtown, St. Paul charm, Minneapolis and St. Paul museums and entertainment facilities. Combine the two and oh, what a city!
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Old 08-02-2011, 08:27 PM
 
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Does it really matter? There is little point in trying to figure out which one is better when they are right next to each other. The real point to make is how awesome it is being able to have two cities with different attributes and vibes right next to each other.
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:45 PM
 
Location: The Lakes
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I'd go to college and party in Minneapolis, but raise a family in St. Paul.

Hell, I'd do either in either of the cities. They're both amazing.
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Old 08-05-2011, 07:24 AM
 
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I love the Grand Ave. area in St. Paul, West 7th by the Excel Center has some great food options. In general a bit quieter, good shopping- I'm not much of a bar-scene person to begin with, I have always seen Mpls as more of that. You can't go wrong in either one, because you'll find yourself hopping between them almost daily.
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Old 08-05-2011, 07:35 AM
 
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I'd go to college and party in Minneapolis, but raise a family in St. Paul.

Hell, I'd do either in either of the cities. They're both amazing.
I think this sums up the "atmosphere" in both cities pretty well...
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