Moving from New York, NY to Minneapolis, MN

Moving from New York City, NY to Minneapolis, MN

Moving from the “Center of the World” to the “City of Lakes” should be an adventure you’ll remember always. While The Big Apple is the most populous city in the country with a population close to 9 million, Minneapolis is the largest city in Minnesota. Minneapolis is rich in water with more than 20 lakes and wetlands, creeks, waterfalls, and the Mississippi River. The city draws audiences for theater, music, writing, visual art, as well as charitable support and private and corporate philanthropy. Saint Paul and Plymouth are each only eighteen minutes away.

What you can expect from a move from New York to Minneapolis:

If you’re driving from New York to Minneapolis in your personal vehicle, you’ll be traveling about 1,197 miles (21 hours). Toledo, OH, South Bend, IN, Chicago, IL, and Eau Claire, WI, are all rest spots along the way to your new home.

The weather in Minneapolis

Both New York and Minneapolis are characterized by hot, humid continental climates during the summer and typical continental climates during the winter. Minneapolis is twice as cold as New York in the coldest months, while the summers are the same on average between the two cities.

Getting around in Minneapolis

Getting around Minneapolis is quick and convenient, especially due to that fact that 60% of residents who work downtown commute by other means than by personal vehicle. Public means of transportation includes seven miles of pedestrian bridges, 56 miles of off-street bike trails and 34 miles of dedicated city street bike lanes, 19 downtown pedicabs, the Hiawatha Blue Line Light rail that connects the airport to the Mall of America, the 40-mile Northstar Commuter Rail, and more than 343 taxis.

Getting an education in Minneapolis

Minneapolis Public School District serves 36,370 students. The district includes 45 elementary schools, seven middle schools, seven high schools, as well as eight special education schools, eight alternative schools, and five charter schools. 31 universities, 24 colleges and seven state universities are also available to Minneapolis residents, including Bemidji State University, St. Cloud University, Winona State University, and the University of Minnesota.

Dining & Entertainment in Minneapolis

After your move to Minneapolis, try some of the local favorites like Brasa Rotisserie, 112 Eatery, Bar LA Grassa, and Clancey’s Meats and Fish.! Target Field, Minnehaha Falls, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Segway Magical History Tour, and the Mall of America (19 minutes away) are only some of the countless sites you’ll have to see for yourself once you move.

Welcome to Minneapolis, a.k.a “City of Lakes”!

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