Minneapolis ranked 3rd Most Literate City…and other brag-worthy rankings


When I read that Minneapolis was ranked the 3rd most literate city in America in 2016 it was in the back of my mind that I thought I had heard we were #1 before, and indeed we were… in 2015!  In fact the same three cities… Washington DC, Seattle and Minneapolis… have all been in the top 3 every year since 2010.

We attended One Day University at the Guthrie Theater in downtown Minneapolis yesterday, where they bring together the greatest professors from the world's top schools to present special versions of their best lectures… live. They now present in 55 cities, but their very first one was in Minneapolis… for good reason! All the presenters said this is their favorite city… because of the engaged audience with great questions.

The photo above was taken from the new US Bank football stadium, which will be the site of Super Bowl LII in 2018.  Just one example of the great diversity of sports, nature, the arts and literacy that the Twin Cities has to offer!

Here are some other brag-worthy rankings…

  • Minnesota ranked least stressed state in the country
  • Minneapolis ranked 2nd best biking city on Earth
  • Minnesota ranked 3rd best state for Millennials
  • Minneapolis ranked 6th best city for an active lifestyle
  • Minneapolis ranked 9th best sports city for fans
  • 5 Minneapolis restaurants ranked among top 100 hotsports in America for 2017
  • Minnesota State Fair ranked #1 state fair in America
  • Minneapolis North Loop ranked in Fodor's Top 25 World Destinations
  • Minnesota ranked 2nd smartest state in America
  • Surly named one of the 50 best brewers in the world and best brewery in Minnesota
  • Manny's Steakhouse ranked in 10 best steakhouses in the world
  • 15 companies ranked for LGBT equality
  • Walker Art Center ranked 13th best art museum in America
  • Minneapolis ranked 4th best city for festivals in America
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul ranked 3rd best city for beer lovers
  • Minnesota ranked 3rd most energy efficient state in America
  • Minneapolis ranked 7th greenest city in America
  • Minneapolis ranked 3rd most romantic city
  • Target Field ranked in America's best baseball stadiums

Sharlene Hensrud, RE/MAX Results – Twin Cities Realtor

HomesMSP Team - SharleneJohnAngela Minneapolis-St. Paul Neighborhoods


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