Minneapolis is "cool" year-round

Minneapolis is one of the "coolest towns in America" according to a story in Men’s Journal

In the publications April issue, on newsstands Friday, March 11, Minneapolis is lauded as the "Best Place to Live in a Big City Designed for Getting Outside" and the editors cite Minneapolis parks, Chain of Lakes, large biking community (#1 biking city in America, according to Bicycling Magazine), and numerous farmers markets as the reasons.

Men’s Journal also singled out the south Minneapolis bike and coffee shop Angry Catfish and called its owner Joshua Klauck a "model citizen" of Minneapolis. Joshua used a $5,000 City of Minneapolis Great Streets Façade grant to spruce up his shop.

The magazine chose 18 towns they believe have mastered the art of "living well in the 21st century." They also looked at other factors such as number of sunny days a year and cost of living. Other cities on the list include New Orleans, Memphis, Tenn., Des Moines, Iowa, and Fargo, N.D.

Published Mar. 9, 2011