Minneapolis, City by Nature, has officially become your home. It's time to take advantage of all the resources it has to offer. Between navigating around the skyways, engaging in social media, and finding the perfect school system, you'll feel like a Minneapolis native by the end of this section.

Get Involved

How well do you know your city? Did you know there are eight miles of skyways in downtown Minneapolis? Or that there are 22 lakes within the city limits of Minneapolis? Every third visitor is in town visiting friends or relatives. As a resident, you can become an expert ambassador, so when family and friends come to town, you can share your knowledge of the City by Nature.

Minneapolis was awarded the second Best Downtown in 2015. "Most Minneapolis residents live within six blocks of a body of water. The downtown area’s low vacancy rate, high percentage of new homeowners, walkability and array of entertainment options make it one of the Top 10 Best Downtowns." -Livability

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Hospitality Hero

The Hospitality Hero is an award created and presented by Meet Minneapolis to honor spectacular individuals in the hospitality field. If this sounds like someone you know, submit a Minneapolis hospitality employee for the Hospitality Hero award enter here >>>.

Submit Photos

Are you constantly snapping pictures of your beautiful hometown Minneapolis? Submit pictures, videos or other media you’d like to share and show off our city! Send to and await your photography debut complete with a personal shoutout! 


Minneapolis public school information:
Minnesota Department of Education:
List of Community Colleges, Universities, and Libraries:

Environment of the City

Resources for everything related to air, water and land. Learn about city air, noise pollution, land permits, rain gardens, sewer overflow, storm water management and more:

Health and Family

Educate yourself with these resources on health and family wellness. Information includes restaurant safety, school-based health clinics, food borne illness complaints, senior services and more.

Housing and Neighborhoods

Whether you’re buying, selling or renting a home, learn more about the home you will be living in.

Minneapolis neighborhoods each have their own unique atmosphere. Explore neighborhoods around the city and learn about what each has to offer for residents.

Public Safety

Safety is a top priority for the City of Minneapolis. Here is a list of everything you need to know about the police department, crime prevention, fire department, public safety legislation and city courts.


Getting around the city is easy with the many forms of transportation available including taxis, buses, the METRO and skyways. Download maps and transportation information here


Stay informed about the electric, gas, waste & recycling, water, and telecommunications options for residents of Minneapolis.

Still looking for something? Call 311 for information about the City and its services. Or tweet using the hashtag #askMPLS for questions around the city.