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Old 06-24-2006, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Lubbock, TX
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Hi all

I will be relocating (just me) to the Minny area at the end of the year. I'd like to land in the NW suburbs. What areas are best, (I kind of have my eye on Maple Grove).
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Old 06-24-2006, 11:26 AM
 
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Maple Grove would be a good choice for NW suburbs, especially if you like larger suburbs over smaller ones. It is probably one of the fastest growing. Lots of new stores, restaurants, and entertainment type stuff being built last time I drove through.

The smaller western suburbs around Lake Minnetonka are my favorite because I really like the lake and scenery. I am probably biased though, since I grew up around there in Mound.
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Old 06-24-2006, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Lubbock, TX
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Thanks.....I may look at some of the smaller 'burbs in the same general area. I do have five months to pick a landing spot. From the brutal heat of Texas to the frozen north....yikes
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Old 06-25-2006, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Albert Lea,Mn
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Maple grove is a good choice.The northern end of Brooklyn park(north of 73rd ave.) is all very new construction,close to main arteries and just a jump across the river to the Blaine sports complex and hopefully soon the new stadium for the Vikings.I personally like Fridley,Coon Rapids,Blaine and northern Brooklyn park.Lots of jobs and easy access to major roads to make the commute easier.I was born in Minneapolis and lived most my life there but I moved to South Carolina 5 years ago and am now heading to San Antonio.I couldn't handle the cold any longer.
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Old 06-25-2006, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Thumbs up maple grove good choice

i have to agree, maple grove is a good choice, lots of new construction going on. lots of new resturants,retail, and soon a new hospital. easy access to every major highway.
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Old 06-26-2006, 04:20 AM
 
Location: Lubbock, TX
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Default Thanks, folks

Good info.Really looking forward to the move.
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Old 07-03-2006, 09:39 AM
 
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The one nasty about the Maple Grove area is the traffic. It is HIDEOUS! Commutes for a 10 minute drive on 94 to work can take up to 1 hour, if you hit it 5 minutes too late. You have lots of entertainment options and shopping galore, lakes not far away, but the TRAFFIC! I have lived in both states, and in both areas. I would have to say that I agree with the Blaine, North Brooklyn Park thing. Traffic isn't usually as hideous, and you can get almost anywhere in the cities from there within 30 minutes, (as long as it isn't rush hour).
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Old 07-06-2006, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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yes i will agree that traffic can be nasty, however the possibilities is the best there for mass transit. and at the rate we are paying for gas i would suggest it
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Old 07-17-2006, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis Metro
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Hey, Paul tell me what you would like in a town and I will give you some matches.
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Old 08-08-2006, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Lubbock, TX
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Default What I'd like

is a secure area, an apartment 1 BR around 800 to 900. Lots of single ladies would be nice too..hahah
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