Minneapolis metro among the best places for starting over: study

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Study says we're prosperous and single. The first one must be a mistake.
Oh, the urge to just say screw it, screw you, I'm outta here. Ever get that? Well, you're in luck -- as long as you don't already live here.

Minneapolis was the only Midwestern city to make a recent list of the ten best cities for starting over. That's according to the folks at CreditDonkey, an education website that strives to make personal finance "donkey-proof," which is apparently market-speak for "easy to understand."

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Why the recognition? Our wallets are growing faster than the population and unemployment is relatively low. Plus nearly a third of the adults are single.

In case that didn't sell you:
One particularly appealing trait of Minneapolis is its high concentration of Fortune 500 companies, which includes Target's headquarters. If that doesn't hit the bull's-eye for you, consider the fact that Minneapolis is the hometown of music legend Prince, someone who has started over many times.
Let's hope the word doesn't get out too fast.

The donkey says only metropolitan areas with at least one million people were considered. Behold:

1. Austin, TX
2. New Orleans, LA
3. San Antonio, TX
4. Boston, MA
5. Minneapolis, MN
6. Houston, TX
7. Oklahoma City, OK
8. San Jose, CA
9. Nashville, TN
10. Raleigh, NC

-- Email Jesse Marx at jmarx@citypages.com or follow him on Twitter at @marxjesse


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23 comments
Michael Wentzel
Michael Wentzel

Sucks for people already living here that are looking for a new start!

Matthew Duket
Matthew Duket

I did it once and I may do it again one day.

keny1
keny1

Minneapolis/St. Paul is a great place to start over once your welfare benefits run out in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana or Michigan. North Minneapolis, Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Robbinsdale, and Crystal are proof of that. 

Jennifer Beam
Jennifer Beam

I'm finally a statistic in a good way, haha. The best decision I've ever made was moving to this city. Perfect for fresh starts! I couldn't be happier.

Keith Morris
Keith Morris

Me 2 years ago. I could never move back to any city in Ohio, but at the same time not sure if I see myself in Mpls/MN in say 5 years. We'll see how it goes, but by and large Mpls lives up to the hype.

Jonny Smith
Jonny Smith

Lucky you mate, I would love the chance to

Chris Beattie
Chris Beattie

I am living proof of this...moved here from Northern Ireland 5 years ago...love it here...Americas hidden gem :)

James Cowart
James Cowart

lived there once, shot my self in the foot and moved back to the sticks... damn it what was i thinking..

Cara Flora
Cara Flora

it's a vortex, sucks you back in all the time

Rick Miller
Rick Miller

I am about had it with Minneapolis Boulder seems great-cleaner, healthier, seemingly less gangs and crime

allyourbasearebelong
allyourbasearebelong

Rule #1 when speaking to people of other cities about Minneapolis:  Mention Prince.  Every. Time. In every article. About anything.

Craig R
Craig R

I'm restarting in Minneapolis

Kelsey Warnke
Kelsey Warnke

I've started over in minneapolis before. I found myself there. I really did.

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