10 Reasons Why You Should Live in MinnesotaOctober 14, 2014
There’s a reason for the term “Minnesota Nice.” The fact is – Minnesota is a great place to live! I know, I know, but hear me out. Yes, the main thing non-Minnesotans think about our home is that it’s too darn cold (“Minnesnowta” anyone?) Still, while winter in Minnesota may be devastatingly chilly at times, it’s also a ton of fun. If this doesn’t convince you, remember winter is merely temporary; unlike many states, we get all four, glorious seasons! Plus, we’ve got so many great things to do all year long, anyone who claims to be bored needs a reality check.
So on that note, here are the “cold-hard facts” on why we think Minnesota life is the best around.
WINTER: IT’S FULL OF ACTIVITIES
Besides the beautiful snowfall covering the tree tops turning everything white, and those beloved snow days, Minnesota boasts a ton of great winter sports. We’ve got snowmobiling, ice fishing, snowboarding, skiing, sledding, ice skating, snowball fights…well, you get it. The list of great winter activities is expansive, and while warm temps are pleasant, many die-hard Minnesotans miss winter once it melts away.
SPRING: NEW BEGINNINGS
Although winter is a lovely time, let’s be honest; by the end, most of us are anxious to see the grass again, or go outside without a jacket, snowpants, gloves, hat, scarf and boots! Now, don’t assume we Minnesotans aren’t willing to bust out shorts only at 70 degrees or higher. Honestly, if you aren’t from the area, and you visit in spring, you’ll probably still be bundled. Minnesotans, however, will be decked out in a t-shirt, shorts and sandals…even if the weather is still in the 30s. After a long, hard winter, we’re feeling no pain!
SUMMER: PURE PARADISE
Ask anyone what their favorite season is, and odds are good they’ll say summer. Not only do we get to dethaw even further, but we also get to enjoy the beach, boating, cabin time, summer festivities, and, for the younger ones among us, a break from school. Sure, we’re biased here, but we probably appreciate summer more than most folks anywhere in the U.S.
FALL: BRIEF PERFECTION
There is something just magical about fall in Minnesota. The leaves shift into beautiful shades of red, orange and yellow. The crisp air brings a fresh feeling. And, what’s not to love about all of the great pumpkin decorations and recipes? Seriously – it might be shorter than most seasons, but it’s one to love.
MINNESOTA NICE – NO MATTER WHAT
We Minnesotans are raised to be kind, helpful and polite. If we have an opinion about something, we try to convey it in the nicest way possible. We hold doors open, apologize even if it wasn’t our faults, and smile at strangers. It might seem odd to someone from the East Coast, but here in Minnesota, that’s just what you do. And, we like it!
MINNESOTA STATE FAIR: BIGGEST PARTY OF THE YEAR
The Minnesota State fair is, hands down, one of the most popular attractions each year. From concerts to farm animals, carnival rides to deep fried anything, you can find something to love at the state fair. (Did I mention the people watching?)
MINNESOTA SPORTS: PASTIME OR PASSION?
MALL OF AMERICA
Minnesota has the biggest mall in the United States. Seriously. You can’t go wrong with that.
EMPLOYMENT: OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS
Looking for a job? You just might have the luck you need in Minnesota. We not only have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation, but we also have a total of 19 Fortune 500 companies.
MINNESOTA: LAND OF 10,000 LAKES
It’s not just our state motto – it’s a fact. We’ve got thousands of gorgeous lakes, and for a couple months out of the year, you can literally walk on water. The lakes in Minnesota are good for a ton of fun! From ice fishing and snowmobiling in winter to wakeboarding and fishing in the summer, the lakes of Minnesota bring a lot of family fun throughout the year.
These are just a few of the reasons we think you should live in Minnesota. All in all, we can’t think of a more welcoming state.
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