Twin Cities Communities

Minneapolis and St Paul are known as the Twin Cities for their geographic proximity. In 1854, Minnesota’s capital Saint Paul was incorporated as a city on the east banks of the Mississippi River. In 1867, Minneapolis followed suit on the west banks of the Mississippi. Before there were highways and cars, the main modes of transportation between the two cities were via horse and the snaking Mississippi river. The river was crucial to the growth and development of the two cities as it provided industry, labor and shipping from the mid-19th century to present day.

Although the two downtown cities are only 13 miles apart, in the late 19th Century they were different worlds in terms of development, politics and growth rate. Today, however, there is a much closer sense of community and connectedness between Minneapolis and St Paul, although still a healthy rivalry as to which is “best”. The Minneapolis-St Paul metro is surrounded by Interstate 494 and a network of highways and freeways that zip north, south, east and west, allowing easy access to the surrounding cities and suburbs of the Twin Cities metro.

With 16 of Minnesota’s 17 Fortune 500 Companies within the Twin Cities metro, as well as countless private companies and small businesses, job opportunities are abounding. In fact, Minneapolis-St Paul was ranked #1 for the lowest Unemployment Rate for Large Metropolitan Areas in November of 2015 with a rate of 2.7% (national average: 5.5%).  If you’re looking to further your education, there are 39 colleges and universities in the Twin Cities metro, along with nationally recognized public schools awaiting young minds to educate. And, with hundreds of lakes, the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers, miles of creeks, hundreds of parks and thousands of miles of trails, the beauty of nature is always at your door step inviting you to enjoy the great outdoors.

No matter your price range, there’s a home, condo or townhouse for you in the Twin Cities. We’re experienced, know the metro area and will stop at nothing to match your home with your lifestyle. Whether you’re a first time home buyer, growing family, or downsizing, we work with everyone and every price range.

The Berg Larsen Group has made an effort to make your life easier. Simply select one of the cities below where we’ve already created the search for that community, bounded by its borders. From there, you can select your price range, or preference from any a multitude of factors you desire in your new home. Of course, our team is always here for you too. Please, feel free to contact us anytime and we will work with you directly, helping you find your new dream home.




Coldwell Banker Realty | Minneapolis Lakes Office
3033 Excelsior Boulevard, Suite 100 Minneapolis, MN 55416
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