The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul were not the original Minnesota Twins according to the Minnesota Historical Society. The name “Twin Cities” was first used to describe two settlements on either side of the Mississippi River, Saint Anthony Falls to the east and Minneapolis to the west in the 1840’s. These two towns were linked by a suspension bridge with Minneapolis becoming chartered as a city in 1867 and a few years later in 1872, Minneapolis and Saint Anthony Falls united as one city, leaving room for another twin! Saint Paul took on the name, and thus todays Twin Cities – fraternal twins for sure – came to be!
Both Minneapolis and Saint Paul offer numerous distinct neighborhoods along with the suburbs that ring each city. While Saint Paul is little sis to Minneapolis, Saint Paul is the Capitol City of Minnesota and is home to the beautiful State Capitol building along with the Summit Avenue Governor’s Mansion, which was donated to the State of Minnesota in 1965 by the Irvine family who were the original owners.
Please see the maps of the Twin Cities neighborhoods below, and use the links for information about each Twin Cities neighborhood. If you are new to Minneapolis and Saint Paul, the information you find via these links should be very helpful in helping you discover Twin Cities neighborhoods and get a feel for their individual character!
Back when I was growing up in the Twin Cities, the suburbs were places you kind of heard about but never really knew much about. In Saint Paul we identified the neighborhoods we lived in by school or parish; 'Where do you live?' " Either "Saint Lukes" or "Crocus Hill" were enough of an answer to that question. When I got to high school I met girls from faraway places like Roseville and Mendota Heights and wow, they seemed pretty worldly to me! I'm kind of aging myself here, but the good news is that I've been around so long that not only do I know Saint Paul and Minneapolis like the back of my hands, I've got the suburbs covered also! A lot of my surburban Twin Cities business is driven by young city families that want to move out to the suburbs for many reasons. Because Saint Paul and Minneapolis suburbs are now so easy to get to and from with our great Twin Cities transportation system, living out in the 'burbs is no longer considered as 'moving away".
Use the below map to help familiarize yourself with the location of many of the Twin Cities suburbs; the links I've provided are for the city web page for each suburb. You'll find lots of great information on those pages and please feel free to call me if there is any other information you would like about the Twin Cities suburbs! 651.696.0871 or email Emmy@EmmyByrne.com
If you are thinking about selling your Twin Cities home this year you have picked a great time! Because inventory continues to lag in the Twin Cities, home values are continuing to rise at a faster pace, and offers are coming in quicker and sometimes more than one at a time!
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