Hello there Saints!
Today we’re going to be going over the pros and cons of moving to Saint Paul, Minnesota.
With a name like “Saint Paul”, you might think this place is heavenly. Well, let’s not get too carried away.
Like every other city in the US, Saint Paul definitely has some not-so-nice qualities. And I plan on unearthing all of the major ones so you’ll know if you should move there or avoid it like Voldermort.
Enough with this boring intro.
Let’s get started!
Con #4, Traffic
Let’s start things off with the most complained about con of all…
Listen if you want to live that city life, you need to make peace with the fact that a lot of other people want that lifestyle as well.
Considering that Saint Paul is the second most populated city in the state, there are a lot of people trying to get to their destination at once. Hence all the traffic.
The traffic in Saint Paul isn’t as bad as New York or LA, but honestly does that even matter?
Traffic is traffic. And any amount of it makes me immediately want to return my soul back to sender. So, if you’re anything like me, you might want to find another place to call home.
Con #3, Old houses
Ok, this one isn’t that big of a deal.
Unless you grew up watching The Jetsons and want a futuristic-type home. And if that’s the case, you really need to grow up and stop being a weirdo.
But most of the homes in Saint Paul are old. And when I say old, I mean they’re old enough to call the world’s #1 search engine “The Google”.
There are many reasons why the homes here have dementia. For starters, the terrain is really rough. Making it challenging to build new homes.
Also, it gets pretty cold in Saint Paul. But I’m getting ahead of myself.
Con #2, Summer mosquitos
You know, they say humans are at the top of the food chain, but I don’t think we are.
The true crown belongs to the mosquito. And if you move to Saint Paul, you’ll absolutely have a couple of run-ins with these spawns of satan.
So, just how bad of a problem are these vampires in the summer?
Let me put it to you like this. If you live in Saint Paul, you’ll be a blood donor whether you like it or not.
Con #1, Harsh winters
Be prepared to bundle up.
Because living in Saint Paul means you have some pretty harsh winters to contend with.
Let me just start by talking about the snow. In Minnesota, snow is measured in feet, not inches. So seeing this frozen nuisance will be a regular part of your life while living in Saint Paul.
And that’s only the beginning.
Because in the winter, the temperature has been known to drop to -20 degrees or more.
If you ask me, they should change the name from Saint Paul to Saint Nick because this place is pretty much the North Pole.
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Pro #4, Job opportunities
If you’re calling the twin cities home, you’ll have a fair amount of job opportunities at your disposal.
Work is really easy to find here. The area has around 17 fortune 500 companies while other major companies have chosen Minnesota as the home for their corporate headquarters.
Now not all of these opportunities are located in Saint Paul per se. But if you’re ok with a little commute, you won’t have to worry about finding a decent job.
A few of Saint Paul’s well-known employers are 3M, Ecolab, Allina Health, and Lawson Software.
Long story short, if you can’t find employment here, you might want to take a look in the mirror.
And by mirror, I mean your resume.
Pro #3, Outdoor activities
Saint Paul is the perfect place for spending some time outside (as long as it’s not too cold).
The city’s beautiful landscape lends itself to biking, hiking, enjoying it’s plethora of parks, and spending time on the water.
But that’s not all. Families have been known to frequent Como Zoo and take their little ones to the Como Town amusement park if weather permits.
All of these activities are really just the tip of the iceberg. So, just know you’ll never run out of things to do in the city.
Pro #2, Distinct Seasons
Ok, I know earlier I said that the winter here will cause your nipples to slice through your shirt like a Freddy Kreuger attack. But that doesn’t mean that the rest of the seasons are bad.
In fact, one of the biggest selling points for living in St. Paul is its very distinct seasons.
This city has pleasant summers, beautiful springs, colorful falls, and yes, extremely cold winters.
So if you’re coming from a place that has pretty much one season, like Los Angeles, then I’m sure you’ll appreciate the diversity the weather in this city provides.
Pro #1, Food
This isn’t just specific to St. Paul, but Minnesota as a whole is a great place for fat people…er, I mean, foodies.
There is a good deal of diverse dishes here. But one of the biggest influences on the cuisine here is the Swedish dishes.
Just thinking about all of the amazing dishes is making me despise the cup of ramen noodles I’m about to eat, so let’s just end things here.
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