Newcomer's Handbook for Moving to and Living in Minneapolis - St. Paul

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First Books, 2006 - Travel - 447 pages
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Extensively updated and revised for 2006, this 456-page new edition maintains its strong focus on the Twin Cities, but expands greatly its coverage of the entire region. This completely revised and updated title also includes brand-new, detailed maps of each region designed to accompany the in-depth treatment of the city neighborhoods and suburban towns. From Elk River to River Falls, Wisconsin, from Andover to Apple Valley, and from Lake Minnetonka to White Bear Lake, this Newcomer's Handbook® provides its readers with the most up-to-date information on neighborhoods, housing options and trends, new development; and all the pluses of Twin Cities life, including education and childcare, transportation, cultural life, surviving the weather, and much more.
 

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I am a virtual assistant stationed in the Philippines. When my client asked me to look for articles about living in Minnesota, I find this book very informative. It helps someone who has just starting to settle into that state by giving the complete lists of companies, contacts and information on where to find the basic necessities on settling in an area. I highly recommend this book as it is really worth reading.  

Contents

Introduction
1
Neighborhoods and Communities
14
Finding A Place to Live
149
Moving and Storage
165
Getting Settled
181
Helpful Services
207
Shopping for the Home
223
Childcare and Education
245
Temporary Lodgings
385
Hotels motels hostels bed breakfasts shortterm leases accessibility
390
Quick Getaways Nearby destinations for weekend trips
391
A Twin Cities Year Annual Twin Cities events
403
A Twin Cities Reading List
407
Useful Phone Numbers Web Sites
411
Index
425
About the Author
441

Higher Education
273
Pets
287
Sports and Recreation
303
Lakes and Parkways
335
Places of Worship
355
Transportation
371
Relocation Titles
442
Reader Response Form
443
Minneapolis Transit
445
St Paul Transit
446
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About the author (2006)

Elizabeth Caperton-Halvorson has lived in the Minneapolis area for 30 years. Raised in Virginia, her experience as a newcomer began with her marriage to a Minnesotan--and nearly ended when she realized she had worn her winter coat through the entire summer the first year she lived in the Twin Cities. She and her family soon discovered the exhilaration of Minnesota skiing and the joy of sailing Lake Minnetonka by moonlight, and she now looks forward to the cycle of the seasons. She has worked as an elementary school teacher and newspaper reporter, and is currently a writer and editor of corporate communications. Her family's hobbies revolve around art, bridge, gardening, and sports.

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