Long gone are the days where bustling downtowns served only as the hub of the workplace. High rises are cropping up and urban populations are rising as more and more people desire walkable, livable city centers.
When analyzing key data fueling this downtown living boom, both cities score exceedingly well on walkability, public transit, recent population increases, percentage of new homeownership, entertainment options, arts and cultural attractions and, of course, home availability and affordability.
Both downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul are consistently working to improve city living conveniences. From grocery stores to boutique shops and everything in between, downtown residents have all they need to make a life in the heart of the Twin Cities. Plus, with the new METRO Green Line connecting the two downtowns—and destinations beyond—getting around is that much easier.