Moving to the Twin Cities in the fall, where should I look for places?
February 2, 2014 5:56 PM Subscribe
I was recently admitted to the University of Minnesota for graduate school. I'm trying to find out what neighborhoods are good and close to the university that fit the kind of place that I'm looking for. Problem is, there's a ton of neighborhoods and areas to live in.
posted by Modica to Travel & Transportation around Minneapolis, MN (23 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for an area of town that's not goose heavy. I don't drink anymore and that means nothing to me. Nor does the whole 'indie' music scene. I'm more about jazz, hip hop, instrumental and classical music. I'm going to school for writing, so I'd like to be in an area that has a lot of quiet creativity, none of the ostentatious hipsterness that I've found here in Austin.
I'm looking for a two bedroom, ideally, since I'll be moving with my girlfriend up there and I'd like to have a room for study and writing and such. She'll be working, I'll have a small stipend per month, so we'd probably have enough to pay up to 1100 a month on a place, though I'd prefer something cheaper.
I know there's huge ethnic, multicultural community in Minneapolis which is what I'd be most comfortable with. I'm black and would prefer to be in a place with a community or population where I don't stand out all the time like I feel I do in Austin or like I did growing up in Iowa. I prefer more multicultural areas in general, they are always much more interesting, comfortable, friendly places in my experience. And the food is much better.
Any ideas? Any suggestions where to look? I've been looking on craigslist, found some okay stuff in Seward (I think?) and Cedar-Riverside.