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Moving to MN

Post by akvikingsfan » Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:51 pm

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.
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Post by PurpleMustReign » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:59 pm

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.
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Post by akvikingsfan » Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:30 am

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.
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Post by PurpleMustReign » Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:46 pm

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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Post by akvikingsfan » Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:36 pm

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.
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Post by PurpleMustReign » Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:02 pm

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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Post by PurpleMustReign » Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:27 pm

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Post by akvikingsfan » Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:24 pm

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.
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Post by PurpleMustReign » Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:15 pm

Nice! You are very close to me.

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Post by akvikingsfan » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:08 pm

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.
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Re: Moving to MN

Post by jackal » Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:06 pm

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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