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Old 10-27-2007, 02:19 PM
 
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You know the kinds you saw in "Friends". From my previous post (starting a job @ thomson), I'm just a college grad, who has this fantasy of living in a tall ass building.

Are there are safe places like this in MSP? Maybe even suburbs? I doubt there'll be anything in the suburbs though I've never really lived in MSP. I'm assuming the rent is going to be much higher here too?

Waiting for some recommendations! :-)
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Old 10-27-2007, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Land of 10000 Lakes + some
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That was a made-up set for Friends; it is definitely not a NY apartment, and I am wondering if this isn't some kind of joke because no one would consider that a typical NY apartment.

Rent much higher than where???

Many places are safe in Minneapolis.
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Old 10-27-2007, 11:59 PM
 
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There are plenty of tall, resaidential buildings in The Cities. Mostly concentrated in Mpls. and Saint Paul, esp. downtown. The only suburb that have tall rentals is Richfield (I think). I would look in the Loring Park and Downtown core of Minneapolis, as well as well as on the East Bank of the river. Downtown Saint Paul is also nice. Most apartments in the cities are low rise or midrise (below 10 stories). If you settle for a 2-3story brownstone, there are many more areas of the city that open up.
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Old 10-28-2007, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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There are artists lofts that are sort of similar in downtown St. Paul. Rents on these can hover around the $1,200 mark and they are in relatively short buildings.

There are also condos in MPLS between Uptown and Downtown that are also similar to the "Friends" style which tend to be very expensive, though.

The Twin Cities have the ability to expand outward unlike New York City that can really only grow in an upward fashion. Because of that you will not find many skyscraper sized apartment/condo in the TC.
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Old 10-28-2007, 10:59 AM
 
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I figured that there won't be many sckyscrapers, but I've lived in Iowa for the longest time (and 1 year in Moorhead, MN), so I want to be near all the things I wasn't previously near to:

(x) Water bodies
(x) Tall Buildings

I know these things aren't necessarily the most obvious things people look when finding an apt. but I'm paid above average, and I'd like to experience this as well!

So I looked @ East Bank. It comes really close to what I want, very close to the river, and hopefully some tall rentals. Riverside Plaza is another.

Thornton Place is currently my favorite, except I would have wished that Thornton Place was a bit closer to the river, like Laurel Village. But the problem with Laurel village is that it's on west bank. I'd prefer East Bank, just because of the view!

I'm crazy!
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Old 10-28-2007, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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Uh....avoid Riverside Plaza at all costs. It is known on the streets as the Crack Stacks or sometimes the Ghetto In The Sky. Are you familiar with the movie 'Whiteboy'?
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Old 10-28-2007, 05:24 PM
 
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yea, riverside plaza is not what you are looking for, unless maybe you are a poor Somali immigrant. It's actually not that bad when it comes to crime and such, it's just grimey. Anything near the U is overpriced, I would look downtown if you want high rise and river, you can acually get more for your money. prices near the U of M are propped up by rich kids and people renting on borrowed money.
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Old 10-28-2007, 08:59 PM
 
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Oh ok. I didn't know it was a crack infested area. I've only been to MPLS once, for the interview! So I'm not sure...

I'm not a Somali immigrant! I'm originally from India, and I'd like to stay in let's put it this way, high-white population. I've heard about the Somali gangs, etc.

Regarding the Downtown & River, I was hoping I could get a view of the river overlooking Dowtown.

So, no riverside plaza.. hmm..

I will keep this thread alive, if I find more info!
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Old 10-28-2007, 09:24 PM
 
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Somali gangs are not so bad. The area isn't crack infested either, just those buildings. Mpls. neighborhoods are weird like that.
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