About the Twin Cities

Minneapolis and St. Paul—the Twin Cities—is a great place to work and live! From a thriving theatre and arts scene to six major league sports teams, an abundance of restaurants to outstanding parks systems, there is something for everyone in "The Cities."

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Wellbeing & Families

Minnesota is truly a great place to be! We rank as the #2 overall state (US News and World Report, 2021) and the #2 happiest state in America (WalletHub, 2021).

Minnesota consistently ranks as a top state to raise a family, currently sitting at the #2 spot (WalletHub, 2021). From a top ten quality of K-12 schools ranking (WalletHub, 2021) to outstanding children's museums and cultural opportunities, there are many reasons Minnesota and the Twin Cities are a great place for families.

Additionally, the state is ranked #1 for women's health and wellbeing (Status of Women in the States, 2021).

Theatre & Arts

The Twin Cities is the #4 most arts-vibrant metro in the United States (National Center for Arts Research, 2019). The Minneapolis theater scene is renowned nationwide and is second only to NYC in the number of tickets sold per capita (Pollstar, 2017). With more than 65 theaters in the Twin Cities, you can catch a touring Broadway show at the Orpheum, local production about race and class at Mixed Blood Theatre, watch a live recording of a favorite podcast at the Fitzgerald, or experience a concert at historic First Avenue.

Parks & Recreation

The Twin Cities have the #2 (St. Paul) and #3 (Minneapolis) best park systems in the country (Trust for Public Land, 2021). There are 535 parks between the two cities, meaning 98% of Twin Cities residents live within a 10-minute walk of a park. Our parks aren't just playgrounds and benches, you can kayak or paddleboard at one of the many lakes, walk the Mississippi riverbank, and explore a waterfall at Minnehaha Falls!

Not only are there great parks, Minneapolis is consistently featured as a top bike-friendly city, currently ranked as #5 (LawnStarter, 2021).

Sports

Minneapolis and St. Paul are home to six major league sports teams: Twins (MLB), Vikings (NFL), United (MLS), Lynx (WNBA), Timberwolves (NBA), and Wild (NHL). St. Paul is also home to the St. Paul Saints, a Minor League affiliate of the Twins.

Outside of professional sports, the University of Minnesota is home to the Golden Gophers!

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