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Old 09-07-2009, 03:17 PM
 
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Where would you live? I'm young and enjoy events and fun things to do.. and new people to meet. What would be a more ideal place? I like that Saint Paul is more peaceful and appears to have more trees and you can have bonfires in some of the parks. I like the MPLS has so many things going on. Any thoughts would be much appreciated
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Old 09-07-2009, 05:11 PM
 
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It all depends on the neighborhood. I don't know about the bonfire regulations, but other than that you can find both exciting and peaceful neighborhoods in both cities. I'd choose the city closest to where you work, or perhaps where you find the nicest place at the best price.
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:42 PM
 
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Absolutely choose Minneapolis. St. Paul is livable and affordable, but I would only recommend it for someone who is going to one of the universities there, a homebody who wants peace and quiet, or a family on a budget.

Otherwise, you will find that most of the friends you make will live in Minneapolis or the suburbs, and unless you drive a lot, it will be inconvenient to spend time with them.

Minneapolis is where all the bars and restaurants are. Sure, St. Paul is nice and green, but empty and far less happening for a young person.

Good luck!
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Old 09-09-2009, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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You'll meet people everywhere, I don't think it'd be fair to say that everyone around here makes most of their friends in Minneapolis or the suburbs, I have plenty of friends and contacts, as well as family living in St. Paul. But beings that you're young and enjoy events and fun things to do you may find a little bit more of that in Minneapolis than you would in St. Paul. We live in Minneapolis and spend most of our time here since there is plenty to do but we still head over to St. Paul for the Science Museum, Como Zoo, Excel Center for hockey games and events, Harriet Park for the Irish festival, Taste of Minnesota, St. Paul bars for St. Patrick's Day, Minnesota State Fair, to eat sometimes, etc. There is still plenty to see and do in St. Paul, plus Minneapolis is right next door.
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Old 09-13-2009, 11:06 PM
 
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I like big buildings so I say MPLS!
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Old 09-19-2009, 03:38 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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And if it weren't for the anti-highrise, not in my backyard mentality of the powerful local neighborhood groups, there could be lots more of them: in Uptown, around the Lakes, Cedar Riverside, Loring Park, the Wedge and even in downtown Minneapolis.
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