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Author:  akvikingsfan [ Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Moving to MN

My wife is getting out of the Air Force at the end of May, I'm transfer to UMN law school and we're moving out to Minnesota. There's a house in Ramsey that we're looking at buying. Can anyone comment on the commute from Ramsey to the U? Or from Ramsey to downtown? I know what Google Maps says. But I also know that winter driving in MN does not conform to the expectations of Google Maps. Any input is welcomed. Thanks.

Author:  PurpleMustReign [ Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Moving to MN

akvikingsfan wrote:
My wife is getting out of the Air Force at the end of May, I'm transfer to UMN law school and we're moving out to Minnesota. There's a house in Ramsey that we're looking at buying. Can anyone comment on the commute from Ramsey to the U? Or from Ramsey to downtown? I know what Google Maps says. But I also know that winter driving in MN does not conform to the expectations of Google Maps. Any input is welcomed. Thanks.


Depends on the time of day obviously, but it is a pretty easy drive. I live in Crystal, but the drive to downtown is similar.

Author:  akvikingsfan [ Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:30 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Moving to MN

PurpleMustReign wrote:

Depends on the time of day obviously, but it is a pretty easy drive. I live in Crystal, but the drive to downtown is similar.


Thanks. I didn't think it could be too terrible. At least, it can't be any worse than driving out here in California or when we lived in San Antonio.

Author:  PurpleMustReign [ Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Moving to MN

Well CA has much wider roads than we do here so our traffic jams can be really bad and slow. Good luck on your move here and I hope you like it!

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Author:  akvikingsfan [ Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Moving to MN

Had a friend go to the open house of the property that we were interested in. Turned out not to be what we were looking for. So we're looking for something. If anyone one here is a realtor please send me a message, I'm not fond of the person we're currently working with. Also, if anyone has suggestions on what areas we should look at let me know. I've only spent large amounts of time up in Royalton (past St. Cloud) and minimal time in the cities. The only thing that we care about is the commute to downtown being around 30 minutes or less.

Author:  PurpleMustReign [ Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Moving to MN

akvikingsfan wrote:
Had a friend go to the open house of the property that we were interested in. Turned out not to be what we were looking for. So we're looking for something. If anyone one here is a realtor please send me a message, I'm not fond of the person we're currently working with. Also, if anyone has suggestions on what areas we should look at let me know. I've only spent large amounts of time up in Royalton (past St. Cloud) and minimal time in the cities. The only thing that we care about is the commute to downtown being around 30 minutes or less.

I'll get back to later.

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Author:  PurpleMustReign [ Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Moving to MN

This is who I used, and so did my ex-gf. She is really nice and she is really good at listening.


Linda Nelson
Linda Nelson
REALTOR
LindaNelson@edinarealty.com
612-749-7481
Maple Grove 7767 Elm Creek Blvd Ste 200 Maple Grove, MN 55369
Contact Me
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Author:  akvikingsfan [ Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Moving to MN

Ended up going with a new construction development in New Hope. Put in the down payment today. Should be able to move in in June. Now on to convincing my wife to let me get season tickets this fall.

Author:  PurpleMustReign [ Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:15 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Moving to MN

Nice! You are very close to me.

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Author:  akvikingsfan [ Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Moving to MN

PurpleMustReign wrote:
Nice! You are very close to me.

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Sweet! Where's the best nearby place to watch games? When I lived in Alaska I went to the Vikings' Fan Club. But in Texas and California I have found myself watching them at home. Although watching games alone with the wife has been alright, I have found that watching with a group of other fans to be more enjoyable. Particularly when the fans are knowledgeable about not only the Vikings but football in general.

Author:  jackal [ Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Moving to MN

Would love to move back there ....

Hope it works out for you guys I have always
enjoyed my trips back there. The people are
very friendly from my experiences.

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