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At the moment I am looking for a new living space. This means looking at a lot of posts in Craigslist, Zillow, ApartmentSearch, PadMapper, etc. This goes for both places that I would rent on my own and for roommate situations.
My frustration comes from landlords playing fast and loose with the wordings they use in their posts, specially when they don’t bother to put in an address for the place or even the cross-streets. They usually use phrases like “close to Uptown” or “in the Uptown area” to hide the true location of the place.
If you drive a car for everything sure, anywhere in Minneapolis or Saint Louis Park is “close” to Uptown. But the nature of the neighborhood is to be able to walk from home to a place and back. You can’t say it’s close when you’d have to walk 30 minutes to get to one of the neighborhood’s borders. Neighborhoods have borders and names for a reason.
If you search for “Uptown Minneapolis”, even Google Maps suggests the actual neighborhood and its boundaries
So… landlords, please save everyone a lot of work and just put in the address of your property.
Deal-making helped launch Minnesota’s first LRT line in the 1990s.
Taken at The Third Bird
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Taken at Lake & Irving
Blue means cheap. Red means expensive.
At least someone realizes people don’t want to live in Suburbistan. I’ve gone to little pueblos with more urban density than this city.
I’m pretty sure there are more people in Minnesota who have drunk raw milk this year than there are people in the whole of Mexico.
Now I want to try some raw milk and find out for myself what the fuzz is all about. Illegal? Maybe. Could I get sick and die? Yeah, same as with anything else.
Where there’s a will, there’s a way.