Suburb to Live in Minnesota

Suburb to Live in Minnesota

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jww1212

Sussex, WI

#1 May 15, 2017
I am looking to move to the Twin Cities area this coming July. I've been trying to research things that stand out like taxes, schools, acre size, housing costs, etc. It looks like my wife is going to get a job in Plymouth so we need to be a decent work commute away from Plymouth , probably no more than 30 minutes. I have 3 kids, just looking for a place we will all be happy. Please let me know of any suggestions you might have. Thanks
Space ace

Minneapolis, MN

#3 May 16, 2017
jww1212 wrote:
I am looking to move to the Twin Cities area this coming July. I've been trying to research things that stand out like taxes, schools, acre size, housing costs, etc. It looks like my wife is going to get a job in Plymouth so we need to be a decent work commute away from Plymouth , probably no more than 30 minutes. I have 3 kids, just looking for a place we will all be happy. Please let me know of any suggestions you might have. Thanks
plymouth itself isnt a bad place to live. You also have maple grove which is nice. I do recommend staying in the burbs away from the muslims and blacks.
Waikiki Vermin

Brainerd, MN

#4 May 16, 2017
Read postings on this web site in order to get an understanding of crime in MInnesota, you will quickly understand the level of crime in Minneapolis AND surrounding suburbs.

Minneapolis is out of control with a lesbien police chief and mayor married to a black so both of them are phocked up along with Minneapolis in general Again read the posting on this web site:.

https://www.facebook.com/PoliceClips/
jww1212

Sussex, WI

#5 May 16, 2017
Thanks for the advice. I live about 20 minutes west of Milwaukee now for the same reasons you state not to live in Minneapolis, so I will follow what you are saying. Just wondering, can you tell me with out going too far north or west of Plymouth, is there available subdivision lots with at least 1 acre to build a house? It seems the housing market is picked over pretty well right now (not just Twin Cities but everywhere), I was going to consider building if we don't find the right home on the market.
I guess a few other questions, is the Medina/Hamel/Corcoran areas, is that considered country style living or do you still feel like your near the Twin Cities? Do you have any opinions on cities like Osseo, Champlin, Blaine, Orono?
Thanks again for all advice, like I said, trying to research this is nearly impossible.
Waikiki Vermin

Brainerd, MN

#6 May 16, 2017
jww1212 wrote:
Thanks for the advice. I live about 20 minutes west of Milwaukee now for the same reasons you state not to live in Minneapolis, so I will follow what you are saying. Just wondering, can you tell me with out going too far north or west of Plymouth, is there available subdivision lots with at least 1 acre to build a house? It seems the housing market is picked over pretty well right now (not just Twin Cities but everywhere), I was going to consider building if we don't find the right home on the market.
I guess a few other questions, is the Medina/Hamel/Corcoran areas, is that considered country style living or do you still feel like your near the Twin Cities? Do you have any opinions on cities like Osseo, Champlin, Blaine, Orono?
Thanks again for all advice, like I said, trying to research this is nearly impossible.
One of our kids bought a new house in Blaine in a new subdivision. Lot size is 80X140 in the area of 128th Ln North East. The developer just clear cut another large area in prep for building many more houses,$350K 3BR 3 garage. A one acre lot might be difficult to find in a new development. But existing houses can be had on an acre, my son bought 2 existing houses on an acre but they are old small houses, far from Plymouth.

You understand the spring of the year is the hottest for home sales, a lot of competition.

If you are willing to commute to the west of Plymouth there may be multi acre parcels available. A relative is having a new house built in Chaska so there are lots there, south of Plymouth. Plymouth can be expensive.

BTW, stay away from New Hope, Brooklyn Park Brooklyn Center, Coon Rapids, Osseo, North Minneapolis, NE Minneapolis, South Minneapolis, Richfield== Ask here when considering an area. Or simply take a ride through the area after dark on a nice summer night and get a sense if you feel safe. Of course consider the airport has a lot of flights and living under a flight path is noisy.

Consider the length of the commute and like Wisconsin, roads get real slick and commuting in winter can be very slow. Understand summer commute will be very bad, winter unbearable.

When you decide on an area walk the area and talk to residents, all won't tell the truth but you will get a feeling. Plus if you really want to be safe, talk to the people living next door so you won't get stuck with an arsewhole next door, it can and does happen. You can do your own criminal record check for free of the people next door, I can tell ya how if interested.
Waikiki Vermin

Brainerd, MN

#7 May 17, 2017
Also, Minnesota is full of do-gooders.

So much so many cities and counties are sanctuary areas. They don't prosecute illegals. In fact they PROTECT illegals.

Ya, pretty stupid....

BUT Minnesota IS the "Brainpower" state.

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jww1212

Sussex, WI

#8 May 18, 2017
Yeah, when we move I am mentally preparing myself now to not have each day ruined with your states political situation. A small victory would be to live in a city that tries to be fair to its residents from a taxing standpoint.
Do you know anything about Orono, besides it seeming online to be quite posh looking?
Hillary LOST

Minneapolis, MN

#9 May 18, 2017
jww1212 wrote:
Yeah, when we move I am mentally preparing myself now to not have each day ruined with your states political situation. A small victory would be to live in a city that tries to be fair to its residents from a taxing standpoint.
Do you know anything about Orono, besides it seeming online to be quite posh looking?
Orono is a wealthy suburb you won't be dissatisfied with if you can buy into it. Said that there are probably houses away from the lakes that are more affordable. Lake Minnetonka lake shore properties are up there and any waterfront property in the metro is high buck. A friend lives on the Mississippi river in Champlin. His house is a nice dated rambler on a fairly large lot, like 200X300.

A realtor told him if he sold the house it would be a tear down. I.E., a wealthy person would buy it for the lot and rip the house down and construct a new 2+ million dollar house.

Maybe someone living on the west side can help you, I'm on the other side of the metro.
jww1212

Sussex, WI

#10 Aug 28, 2017
Ok, I am back on here, things changed a bit from the last time but I need opinions of all the veteran Minnesotans on here. My wife got a job at Medtronic, working from Mounds View. We are looking to rent the first 6 months to a year and then build a home. We do have 3 kids too, all school age. Preference would be to rent in the same city we eventually build, mostly so kids dont have to attend a different school district. Without actually driving thru yet, I am considering somewhere between Mounds View and White Bear Lake. Would prefer not to be in Hennepin County, taxes seem quite higher than elsewhere, and looking for a non super size school if thats even possible. Oh and if we build , would be wishful thinking if we could get like a 1 acre lot, do those exist? Please let me know your thoughts, you all know a lot more than me, we are going to visit a few times as we do have until the end of October.
Dynamic vetting

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Aug 29, 2017
Try Maple Grove it's a young vibrant area.

Before committing to any area to live in make visits to the area and talk to residents.

Avoid apartment buildings and houses near apartment buildings.

Maybe north of the Medtronic Mounds View, like Anoka, there are some large lots there.

The wonderful Met Council, https://metrocouncil.org/ regulates the Twin Cities 7 Country metro area, not good.

Good to rent to test an area. Met Council is pushing Section 8 housing to ALL 7 county areas they control.

Met Council wants to force everyone to ride a bus, lite rail, heavy rail, bike, or walk. Met Council has taken all Motor Vehicle Sales Tax and wasted it on mass transit that is unprofitable, and dangerous to ride. Commutes in the Twin Cities are slow and terrible in winter. Pick a good place to live to avoid commute torture.

BTW, I'm so brutally honest the Met Council had a post I made last night deleted. So you know what you are dealing with.
Dynamic vetting

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Aug 29, 2017
Notice post #11 is deleted, that was a post I made last night.

Ask further questions and I'll see if my answers stick or the phocking Government censors them.

BTW, I have 2 kids that work for Medtronic in Blaine one lives in Blaine and the other Maple Grove both happy where they are.
jww1212

Sussex, WI

#14 Aug 29, 2017
Dynamic vetting wrote:
Try Maple Grove it's a young vibrant area.

Before committing to any area to live in make visits to the area and talk to residents.

Avoid apartment buildings and houses near apartment buildings.

Maybe north of the Medtronic Mounds View, like Anoka, there are some large lots there.

The wonderful Met Council, https://metrocouncil.org/ regulates the Twin Cities 7 Country metro area, not good.

Good to rent to test an area. Met Council is pushing Section 8 housing to ALL 7 county areas they control.

Met Council wants to force everyone to ride a bus, lite rail, heavy rail, bike, or walk. Met Council has taken all Motor Vehicle Sales Tax and wasted it on mass transit that is unprofitable, and dangerous to ride. Commutes in the Twin Cities are slow and terrible in winter. Pick a good place to live to avoid commute torture.

BTW, I'm so brutally honest the Met Council had a post I made last night deleted. So you know what you are dealing with.
Thanks for the response and ideas and opinions. I like the thought of Maple Grove, I wasn't sure if building in that area would be an option. Funny you bring up the Met Council, a few neighbors down here in WI have actually warned me about them and to stay out of the counties they regulate. I too have no use for rail like most people. Over in WI here our big issue is having to fight our public schools working hand in hand with all the construction builders who pay for there 100s of millions in school referendums so they can get contracts. Even when the normal people vote down the referedum the schools can claim they need X amount of millions for so called 'energy efficiency' funding and get whatever they need that way. Its always something.

Well I hope either next weekend or the weekend after we can make a visit up that way. I can reply back with some details when we get back. Thanks again
Dynamic vetting

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Aug 29, 2017
jww1212 wrote:
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Thanks for the response and ideas and opinions. I like the thought of Maple Grove, I wasn't sure if building in that area would be an option. Funny you bring up the Met Council, a few neighbors down here in WI have actually warned me about them and to stay out of the counties they regulate. I too have no use for rail like most people. Over in WI here our big issue is having to fight our public schools working hand in hand with all the construction builders who pay for there 100s of millions in school referendums so they can get contracts. Even when the normal people vote down the referedum the schools can claim they need X amount of millions for so called 'energy efficiency' funding and get whatever they need that way. Its always something.

Well I hope either next weekend or the weekend after we can make a visit up that way. I can reply back with some details when we get back. Thanks again
Public schools in Minnesota are also very Unionized so you will feel right at home, LOL. Our family utilizes private schools for our kids and now grand kids.

I don't know if you could build a new house in Maple Grove OR if you can find a rental there. The housing market is kind of hot depending on the area of the Twin Cities. I think Maple Grove is a hot area but not sure. Zillow or a good realtor can inform you of market trends. Fall of the year IS a good time to shop for a house as everyone has their kids in school where they want to live.

Good luck.
LIbEralS

Saint Paul, MN

#16 Aug 30, 2017
There are some very good public schools around the metro without wasting your money on private. However, if your kids need specific help, private is probably a better option.
Dynamic vetting

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Aug 30, 2017
LIbEralS wrote:
There are some very good public schools around the metro without wasting your money on private. However, if your kids need specific help, private is probably a better option.
There are also some very BAD public schools in the Twin Cities.

Good:

3rd ring suburbs with some exceptions.

Bad:

Center City and first and second ring suburbs with some exceptions. The bad can be picked out by looking for a full time armed police officer on duty full time,'em are bad. Ya see we have a wonderful feature in Minnesota called Open Enrollment (OE). OE is good and bad good for inner ring schools and bad for first and second ring schools. We are in a first ring district and we get students from the center city schools. Not good because those students are normally bad students and bring their habits with them to our district. Even teachers testify that our schools are not like they used to be.

That's a kind way of saying they are junk. Private schools are expensive, dress code, excellent education, very safe. We use private schools and are VERY SATISFIED.

BTW, our kids didn't need specific help other than a safe productive classroom with qualified teachers. We moved our kids to private schools because the public school teachers were 100% incompetent AND physically abused female students.

BTW, Minnesota has a very high population of Hmong, Somalies, Mexicans and many other aliens. Minnesota also has sanctuary cities Minneapolis and St Paul and some other smaller towns.

Minnesota is full of do gooders to a fault, IMHO.
Dynamic vetting

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Aug 30, 2017
Jojo wrote:
I am moving as well. Is Brooklyn Park a good area. Rent seems really high. Are there any communities with teal houses. I don't want to live in a huge complex.
Whatever turns your crank but Brooklyn Park is known by locals as Crooklyn Dark.
Davycrockett

United States

#20 Aug 30, 2017
Dynamic vetting wrote:
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Whatever turns your crank but Brooklyn Park is known by locals as Crooklyn Dark.
By white people who have never been there!!! These ssme white people worship michele bachman and trump.. what a bunch of crackpots!!! Mn is a great live place to live, but these frightened timid snowflakes will say otherwise. Theyll tell you mpls is dangerous.. 380.000 people live in mpls and there has been roughly 30 murders mostly black,but these trump supporters whove never been there will tell you its dangerous.. BTW they get their opinions from newspapers and tv, the very things they say are fake news... i say move where theres not alot of white people, you'll be fine but if you move where whites are get used to hearing crying , complaining, whining everyday.. just read the posts are in here
CRASSUS

United States

#21 Aug 30, 2017
jww1212 wrote:
I am looking to move to the Twin Cities area this coming July. I've been trying to research things that stand out like taxes, schools, acre size, housing costs, etc. It looks like my wife is going to get a job in Plymouth so we need to be a decent work commute away from Plymouth , probably no more than 30 minutes. I have 3 kids, just looking for a place we will all be happy. Please let me know of any suggestions you might have. Thanks
Acre size? I'm confused. I didn't know an acre was a different size from place to place. It looks like you're pretty close to Milwaukee, Africa and you'll be moving to Minnesota, Africa. It's almost September.
CRASSUS

United States

#22 Aug 30, 2017
Jojo wrote:
I am moving as well. Is Brooklyn Park a good area. Rent seems really high. Are there any communities with teal houses. I don't want to live in a huge complex.
Where have you lived before? Seattle? Austin? Can Tucky? It doesn't matter where you move to in Minnesota. The people are freaks. Most people move away from there.
Dynamic vetting

Minneapolis, MN

#23 Aug 30, 2017
Davycrockett wrote:
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By white people who have never been there!!! These ssme white people worship michele bachman and trump.. what a bunch of crackpots!!! Mn is a great live place to live, but these frightened timid snowflakes will say otherwise. Theyll tell you mpls is dangerous.. 380.000 people live in mpls and there has been roughly 30 murders mostly black,but these trump supporters whove never been there will tell you its dangerous.. BTW they get their opinions from newspapers and tv, the very things they say are fake news... i say move where theres not alot of white people, you'll be fine but if you move where whites are get used to hearing crying , complaining, whining everyday.. just read the posts are in here
Would you recommend these people move to North Minneapolis? There aren't a lot of White People in North Minneapolis.

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