Best Places to Live

Minneapolis, MN

Population: 421,339
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Why It’s Great for Techies:

Minneapolis has been called the third-best city for startups in the country, with startups from the city collecting investments all the time. In addition, high industry salaries and lots of growth show the city’s many opportunities for techies.

What Sets It Apart:

There’s no shortage of activities in this vibrant city, with the awe-inspiring falls of Minnehaha Park providing a glimpse of the great outdoors in the middle of a bustling city. Meanwhile, the massive Mall of America continues to be a killer shopping destination, with over 500 stores and other attractions filling nearly 100 acres.