Wall Street Journal recently ranked Minneapolis #4 on its international top 10 list of “hot destinations for adventurous sophisticates, curious foodies and deep-pocketed beach bums”… the only one on the list that is in the United States!  The primary reason for this ranking is because of our ‘foodie’ scene… Minneapolis had 13 James Beard Award semifinalists this year. Of course it doesn’t hurt that Prince wore Minneapolis on his sleeve and Bob Dylan is a Minnesota Nobel Prize winner… and Minneapolis is hosting Super Bowl LII.

Every year Minneapolis-St. Paul piles up a list of accolades… which tells a lot about us. Here is a compilation of some of our top ten rankings for 2017.

ONE – #1

  • Minnesota ranked happiest state
  • Minnesota ranked least stressed state in the country
  • Minneapolis parks system ranked #1 in the nation
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul ranked #1 in health and healthcare
  • Minneapolis ranked fittest city in the US
  • Minneapolis ranked cleanest city
  • US Bank Stadium ranked #1 of 10 NFL’s top Super Bowl stadiums
  • Minneapolis Depot Ice Rink voted most romantic destination in Minnesota
  • Minneapolis ranked #1 in best cities for staycations
  • Minneapolis ranked #1 in renter satisfaction
  • Minneapolis ranked #1 of most underrated food & drink cities in America
  • MSP airport ranked best staff service and best in North America by size and region

TWO – #2

  • Minneapolis ranked 2nd best city for runners
  • Minneapolis ranked 2nd best city for young professionals
  • Minneapolis ranked 2nd best affordable autumn destination
  • US Bank Stadium ranked 2nd best NFL stadium
  • Minneapolis ranked #2 in underrated destinations
  • Minneapolis ranked #2 in underrated bucket list travel destinations

THREE – #3

  • Minnesota ranked 3rd best US state for women
  • Minnesota ranked 3rd best state for Millennials
  • Minnesota ranked 3rd best state in the US
  • Minneapolis ranked nation’s 3rd most literate city
  • Minneapolis ranked 3rd fittest city for apartment dweller
  • Minneapolis ranked 3rd top wine destination in the US
  • Minneapolis ranked #3 in American cities to be visited
  • Minneapolis Spoon & Stable ranked 3rd in top 6 restaurants to discover in mid-USA and Canada

FOUR – #4

  • Minnesota ranked 4th best state to raise a family
  • Minnesota ranked 4th most energy efficient state
  • Minnesota ranked 4th most financially savvy state
  • Minneapolis ranked 4th best state for affordable getaways
  • Minneapolis ranked #4 on international top 10 list of hot destinations

FIVE – #5

  • Minneapolis ranked 5th best city for Millennials
  • Five Minneapolis restaurants ranked among top 100 hotspots in America

SIX – #6

  • Minnesota ranked 6th best state for teachers
  • Minneapolis ranked 6th best city to raise a family
  • Minneapolis ranked 6th best beer scene
  • Minneapolis ranked 6th best city to visit in the summer
  • Minneapolis ranked 6th best city for an active lifestyle

SEVEN – #7

  • Minneapolis-St. Paul ranked 7th best winter holiday destination
  • Minneapolis ranked 7th of top ten coziest cities
  • Minneapolis-Bloomington ranked 7th best metro area for STEM professionals
  • MSP ranked #7 in Travel & Leisure’s world’s ten best domestic airports

EIGHT – #8

  • Minnesota ranked 8th most educated state in the country
  • Minnesota ranked 8th highest well-being scores
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul ranked 8th top craft spirits tourism destination in America
  • Minneapolis ranked 8th best city for dog lovers
  • Minneapolis ranked 8th best big city to live in
  • Minneapolis ranked 8th greenest city in the US
  • Minneapolis ranked 8th top alternative city for young professionals

NINE – #9

  • Minneapolis ranked 9th best city of young families
  • Minneapolis ranked 9th of 11 US cities perfect for a weekend getaway

TEN – #10

  • Minneapolis-St. Paul ranked 10th most underrated city
  • Minneapolis ranked 10th hardest working city in the US
  • Minneapolis ranked 10th most recession-recovered big city
  • Minneapolis ranked 10th best city to view autumn foliage
  • Minneapolis ranked 10th best affordable summer vacation spot
  • Minneapolis ranked 10th best city for football fans

Sharlene Hensrud, RE/MAX Results – Twin Cities Relocation Realtor

HomesMSP Team – SharleneJohnAngela – Minneapolis-St. Paul Neighborhoods


About Sharlene Hensrud

I love what I do! Highly insightful, analytical and creative, there is nothing I love more than helping you find the right solution for your real estate transition. My mission is to serve my clients with honesty and integrity, exceeding their expectations in service and support… and to help others by donating a portion of every transaction to Habitat for Humanity.

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