DIY = Do-it-yourself, DIFM = Do-it-for-me.

The city of Minneapolis Quick Facts:

2007 Population: 377,392
Ground Elevation: 820 Feet
Annual Average Rainfall: 29.41"
January: Minimum and Maximum Average Temperature: 4°F/22°F
July: Minimum and Maximum Average Temperature: 63°F/83°F

Minneapolis is one of the Midwest’s major centers of commerce, with numerous Fortune 500 companies. There’s an incredible arts community, acres of parks and green space, theater, entertainment and dining options. Professional sports teams span the NBA, NHL, NFL and MLB, so you’re never at a loss for spectator fun. While it’s no surprise that the winters get chilly, the breadth of outdoor activities utilizes the snowy landscape to its fullest potential. And no matter your preference, working in Minneapolis and living well go hand in hand. There are hot downtown lofts, condos and apartments, and plenty of suburban and rural options.


  • Top 10 best cities for young professionals – Forbes, 2008
  • Top 10 best cities in the U.S. for outdoor life – Forbes, 2008
  • Ranked among best new cities to shop – Lucky magazine

Minneapolis Links:
City of Minneapolis
Downtown Minneapolis
Minneapolis Convention & Visitors Association