Thinking about relocating to the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”? Minnesota is a great place to call home. But, before you move, we decided to throw in some fun facts about the beautiful state.
1. 10,000 Lakes- Means More Like 11,000!
Minnesota has around 11,000 lakes with 90,000 miles of shoreline. This is more shoreline then that of Hawaii, California and Florida combined! Join some crazy Minnesotans for the Polar Bear Plunge into the cold water during the winter, play some ice hockey, go skating, or go boating and fishing during the warm months.
2. We are Home to the Mall of America
The famous Mall of America is the size of 78 football fields. It has over 8 acres of skylights to allow natural light into the Mall. The mall offers 25 different rides and attractions, Sea Life (a large aquarium), Lego Land, The American Girl Doll Store, Mini Golf, a mirror maze, and 520+ different and unique stores. This famous attraction generates nearly $2 billion in economic activity for the state of Minnesota.
4. Vikings Vs. Packers- It’s a Love/Hate Relationship
The two bordering states have a “my state is better than your state” attitude. Whether over sports teams, restaurants or weather, there is always an argument for who does it better. Both states are full of opposite state born residents.
5. Downtown is Impressive
There are two great downtown areas in Minnesota. One is Saint Paul (the capital), and the other is Minneapolis. They are neighboring cities, receiving the famous label “The Twin Cities”. Minneapolis’ skyway system connects 52 blocks of buildings downtown!
6. Our State Fair is Large- and we Fry Everything!
We are famous for cheese curds, fried fruit, fried candy bars, and everything (fried) in between. Our state fair offers a large variety of fried food, and food on a stick. If this isn’t your thing, there are plenty of fun stands, rides, and performances.
7. Minnesota Winters are Cold, but They Can be Fun!
Minnesota winters are cold, and messy… In fact, the winter of 2014 was ranked one of the worst winters, in over thirty years! The average temperature in Minnesota this past winter was 9.7 degrees Fahrenheit. Many days fell below 0, with the windchill making the temperature feel even colder.
However, winter can also be fun! There are many great ski and snowboard resorts, ice fishing activities, skating rinks and… who doesn’t love to warm up with a bit of hot chocolate by the fire?
8. Thank Minnesota for Target
We are home to wonderful and great Target. We even named our baseball field, “The Target Field”!
9. We are “Minnesota Nice”
Google it. It’s a real thing. As noted in Wikipedia, Minnesota nice is:
“the stereotypical behavior of people born and raised in Minnesota to be courteous, reserved, and mild-mannered. The cultural characteristics of Minnesota nice include a polite friendliness, an aversion to confrontation, a tendency toward understatement, a disinclination to make a fuss or stand out, emotional restraint, and self-deprecation“
Pretty awesome. We know. To add to this… Minnesotans Have Great Accents
We also have some great sayings, such as:
- Yah sure
- You betcha
Learn the Minnesota Accent Here: http://www.howcast.com/videos/500510-How-to-Do-a-Minnesota-Accent-Accent-Training
10. We are Home to Some Great Music Artists
You’re welcome for Prince and Bob Dylan…We have proudly birthed some of musics greatest artists. Minnesota also has a great music scene with many great music festivals.
If you are thinking about moving to Minnesota, and have specific questions about relocation, please give us a call at 651-269-3487. You can also email us at Sandy@SandyErickson.com We would love to send you over a relocation package!
Sandy Erickson Real Estate Team of Keller Williams Integrity Realty