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Old 07-16-2012, 10:04 PM
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Originally Posted by uptown_urbanist View Post
I think you'll be fine. It's tougher for older people moving to the suburbs (and even then it depends on circumstances, but I think it does get tougher when you get to the point where a lot of your peers are busy with work and shuttling kids around and don't have much time left over), but as a younger person moving to the city (or perhaps even portions of the suburbs not dominated by families in single family houses) you're in a different category. Good luck with the move! I hope you enjoy Minneapolis, and, worst-case scenario and you don't like it, you can chalk it up as an adventure and move on.
To add to this, I think a big part of why Minneapolis never got a good reputation for being "friendly" (as in making new friends) is because it wasn't ever really a highly transient city -- people have known the same people all their lives. That's really changed a lot over the last 5-10 years and more and more people are seemingly "braving" the cold weather (alleged cold weather....it's far from cold right now!). Then there's always the couple who moves to a Lakeville rambler and is wondering why neighbors aren't pounding on the doors trying to get to know them -- because that's not where people are looking to meet other people, it's where people settle down and raise a family. So to that end, definitely plop yourself in a more "single environment" like Uptown, Nordeast, or even Highland Park in St. Paul and you should be absolutely fine.
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:34 PM
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Your status as a young and inexperienced professional is more of a handicap than your race. Move to uptown, its perfect for someone in your situation.
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