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Old 01-22-2008, 09:55 PM
 
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Is there an area that has a sort of San Francisco/Seattle element to it? Where do the liberals in the Twin City area tend to live?
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Old 01-22-2008, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Minneapolis, and basically any college campus area.
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Old 01-23-2008, 06:51 AM
 
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Much of St. Paul, too. Just like in the other cities the OP mentioned, liberals tend to prefer city living for a number of reasons. Access to culture, walkability, sense of community.
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Old 01-23-2008, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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Minneapolis.
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Old 01-23-2008, 11:47 AM
 
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St Paul, particularly Cathedral Hill, Mac-Groveland, Highland Park, St Anthony Park, Merriam Park for social liberal/fiscal liberals. Lots of social conservative/fiscal liberals all over the city, this is a big union town, blue collar Catholic roots.

Lots of Lots of social conservative/fiscal liberals in the burbs, too, but these areas trend republican.
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Old 01-23-2008, 11:52 AM
 
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Pretty much anywhere in Minnesota is liberal. It is arguably the most liberal state in a america. When Reagan won the presidency over Walter Mondale by a landslide, Reagan won every state, except one. Mondale won a single state called Minnesota.

Once you grow up, have kids, care about money and the future, you'll run into more republicans, most likely in the burbs as mentioned before.
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Old 01-23-2008, 12:05 PM
 
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Plenty of liberals in Minnesota, no problem at all.
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Old 01-23-2008, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Pretty much anywhere in Minnesota is liberal. It is arguably the most liberal state in a america. When Reagan won the presidency over Walter Mondale by a landslide, Reagan won every state, except one. Mondale won a single state called Minnesota.
Of course, Mondale was also a local lad.
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Old 01-23-2008, 01:26 PM
 
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That was the real reason he won, I'm sure.



Still haven't made a decision as to whether or not to move out there or not but I have the perception that the Twin Cities are a pretty liberal area, and that's what's attracting me out there. I'd like it to be as liberal as possible. I would move to California, but 1) it's too expensive, 2) the weather sucks (yes, wildfires and earthquakes do suck more than snowstorms and blizzards), and 3) California is a great place to visit but it's really not the kind of place you'd want to live. With that being said, it'd be nice to stay in the Midwest (I've quickly gained a lot of respect and admiration for Midwesterners, which is a lot more than I could say about people on the East Coast), and Minneapolis just seems to be the Midwestern liberal haven that I'm looking for.


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Old 01-23-2008, 03:38 PM
 
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That was the real reason he won, I'm sure.



Still haven't made a decision as to whether or not to move out there or not but I have the perception that the Twin Cities are a pretty liberal area, and that's what's attracting me out there. I'd like it to be as liberal as possible. I would move to California, but 1) it's too expensive, 2) the weather sucks (yes, wildfires and earthquakes do suck more than snowstorms and blizzards), and 3) California is a great place to visit but it's really not the kind of place you'd want to live. With that being said, it'd be nice to stay in the Midwest (I've quickly gained a lot of respect and admiration for Midwesterners, which is a lot more than I could say about people on the East Coast), and Minneapolis just seems to be the Midwestern liberal haven that I'm looking for.


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I'm going to take a wild shot and guess you and the OP are in your 20's. As a 25 year old FROM Minneapolis, I'd recommend looking at Chicago over Minneapolis. It doesn't get any more liberal than big city urban lifestyles. Minnesota is slowly, but surely, shifting to a more republican state, especially because people there are pretty well educated. Chicago and IL will always be liberal. If you're looking for a liberal culture, Chicago has plenty of things you can get involved in. Since most strong liberals don't have a job due to their strong commitment of protesting and other activist activities, you may find yourself a little strapped. But, I have many super liberal friends who are willing to live like bums and pile 5 people to a 1 bedroom studio, so I'm sure you could find something along those lines. There's many immigration rights rally's, slowly falling apart, but you could help rally them back to their protests against immigration laws. The CTA is underfunded, you could lobby for more taxes. Taxi drivers are whining about gas prices being too high and cutting into their rate, you could help the middle-eastern immigrants improve their lifestyle by charging people more for taxi rides.

However, if you are fortunate to have a career and actually want to work for your money, there are PLENTY of more job opportunities in ALL INDUSTRIES in Chicago. Minneapolis sucks for young professionals trying to start a career. All my college friends working back in MN are either not working in the industry they want, or they are but they are paid so little they have to get a part time job at a retail store or restaurant. I made more money in my first full year out of college in Chicago than any two of my closest college friends combined.

Depends on how liberal you want to get. Lazy liberal in MN or intense urbal activist snob liberal in Chicago.
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