Enjoy a Vibrant Social Scene and an Unmatched Quality of Life
The Minneapolis area is nationally acclaimed for its quality of life and abundance of entertainment offerings. You'll find everything you could want in city life. Enjoy world-class museums, professional sports teams, great food, fantastic music, and an abundance of green space. Minneapolis is truly a great place to live.
Watch: Minneapolis-St. Paul is one of only a few cities with five major league professional sports teams: the Vikings, Twins, Timberwolves, Wild, and United FC. No matter which team you’re cheering for, you’ll watch the game at a state-of-the-art stadium in Minneapolis. Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins, was ranked the No. 1 Best Sports Stadium in North America by ESPN Magazine.
Play: Join a community of active students at the University of Minnesota. Access a world-class recreation center, golf course, and dozens of intramural sports leagues. In addition to University leagues and facilities, the Minneapolis area boasts an array of rec centers and sports leagues.
Recreation and Outdoors
Green space amid city living: The outdoor amenities in the Minneapolis area that surround the Carlson School campus are unmatched.
#1 Healthiest City in America - Forbes
#1 Healthiest City in America - Livability
More than 170 parks cover nearly 17 percent of the city
120 miles of bike trails make Minneapolis one of the most bike-friendly cities in the world
Known as the land of 10,000 lakes, beaches, boating, and fishing are always nearby
Arts and Culture
The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, Guthrie Theater, First Avenue venue, and Minneapolis Institute of Arts are only a few of the many cultural icons in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.
Dining and Nightlife
The best-kept-secret in the Midwest, Minneapolis offers countless tasty destinations to eat and drink.
#5 Best Food City in America - Time Magazine
19 taprooms located throughout Minneapolis brewing some of the best beer in the country