5 Reasons to Live in Minnesota

1. The people

Minnesotans love the North Star State. You’ll find it difficult to find anyone living in the state who doesn’t absolutely love it here. From retirees to the burgeoning hipster scene, everybody loves the friendly atmosphere, natural beauty, and outdoor activities to be found in Minnesota.

2. Aquatic playground

Although the state is commonly referred to as “The Land of 10,000 Lakes,” there are actually 11,842 lakes in Minnesota that are more than 10 acres in size. That gives Minnesota more miles of shoreline than California, Hawaii and Florida combined! No matter where you decide to spend a day lounging by a lake, you’re never going to run out of places to play in good ‘ole Minnesota.

3. Festivals galore

In Minnesota, you will never get bored or run out of things to do. This is because there’s a fair or festival for just about every occasion. Whether you’re in the mood for a music festival, county fair, or car show, you’ll find it in this great state. Plus, there’s the world-famous Minnesota State Fair in the late summer/ early fall—a must-see event!

4. Clean cities

With its bustling cities of Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester and Duluth, it’s surprising to hear that Minnesota still keeps its cities clean and green! In fact, Travel and Leisure Magazine named Minneapolis/St. Paul the second cleanest city in the country. All that clean air, along with bike trails, green spaces, and high walkability, makes for happier, healthier residents.

5. A booming economy

Move on over Silicon Valley! The booming economy that Minnesota has to offer is a great selling point for devoted businessmen and women everywhere. CNBC voted Minnesota America’s 2015 Top State for Business and the 2015 Gallup polls ranked Minnesota #1 for job creation. There are also nearly 20 Fortune 500 companies in the state, including Target, Best Buy and General Mills.

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