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Old 09-11-2014, 11:34 AM
 
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Hey, I am a single 28 year old male, looking to relocate from the DC Area. I have a job that allows me to work from pretty much anywhere, so finding a job is not an immediate concern. I am considering a wide variety of places to move, they all share one common theme, access to the outdoors. My life revolves around staying active; biking, tennis, hiking, hockey etc...I am not a partier, but like the chill, pub thing. Is the twin city area a good place for people under 30? with a good attitude and a willingness to explore, will it be easy to find other like minded people?

in terms of housing, which neighborhoods would you recommend? i like quaint, quiet, lots of trees, hardwood floors...does that exist?
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Old 09-11-2014, 04:00 PM
 
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The Twin Cities and Minnesota in general has terrific outdoor opportunities. In addition to the abundance of lakes and parks, it is one of the most bike-friendly states in the nation.

I think you will definitely find what you're looking for if you relocate here. You indicate you're seeking an environment that is "quaint, quiet, [and offers] lots of trees". The majority of residences that fit that description will be in rural or suburban areas, but they exist in the urban core as well. What is your budget and do you want a strictly urban, rural, or suburban landscape? Once we have more details we can provide you with specific suggestions.
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Old 09-11-2014, 06:44 PM
 
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If you want a quaint, wooded urban neighborhood with hardwood floors, check out Prospect Park in Minneapolis. Rentals can go fast, but it's a very nice neighborhood, right by the river, lots of interesting houses and apartments with "quaint" landscaping, and one of the most woodsy neighborhoods in the city (varies a bit by block). It's near the University of MN but not an undergrad neighborhood, but you will find grad students and faculty members there as well as those who relocated for jobs, including plenty in your age bracket. Since you're a biker you'll especially like Minneapolis and all of its bike trails and connections.
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Old 09-14-2014, 11:55 AM
 
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Thanks for the responses. If i could stay in the urban core as you mentioned and find those qualities i would be thrilled. But if i had to venture further out to the suburbs that is also ok by me.

I would like to keep my housing budget under 1000/month, do-able?
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Old 09-14-2014, 07:11 PM
 
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$1000/month for a 1-BR is very doable. Your options start to get more limited if looking for more space at that price point. Remember to factor in utilities; your heating bill is going to be higher here than in DC (but A/C probably cheaper). In some cases heating is included in the rent.
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Old 09-15-2014, 10:32 AM
 
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St Louis Park and Uptown would be my recommendation...vibrant, young, sporty and lots to do!
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