July 2015

Found 8 blog entries for July 2015.

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Surly Brewing is more than just a place for beer. They provide event space, a restaurant and plenty more. Here's what you can expect when you spend time at Surly Brewing.

Beer Hall & Restaurant

Open from 11am to 11pm Sunday through Thursday and from 11am to 12am on Fridays and Saturdays, the beer hall and restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a pint and a meal. They have 20 great beers on tap, a full menu of food and plenty of rotating taps. The beer pours are either 8 ounces or 16 ounces with 10 ounce pours for specialty beers. Prices range from $3 to $5 for each beer on tap.

The food isn't why you will come, but it might be what keeps you here longer. The beer is the main focus, but the food is prepared by a talented chef. You can enjoy

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Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), Special School District Number 1, is an enormous district that serves around 36,000 students and administers almost 100 schools. The Kris Lindahl Team understands that when shopping for a home, even homebuyers that aren’t parents should get to know the local school because its quality will have an impact on property values.

This month we’re featuring Thomas Edison High School, located in Minneapolis’ Northeast community, in the Holland neighborhood. The school serves 704 students in grades 9 through 12 with 62 full-time teachers which gives it a student-teacher ratio of about 11:1.

Special Programs

Edison is a participant in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme, offering two levels of classes, the

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The Lindahl Team has a new listing that isn’t yet in the MLS but available to view for qualified buyers. If you crave the Uptown lifestyle you must visit this impressive home just a 5-minute walk to Lake of the Isles.

Built in 1913, you’ll find updates that seamlessly blend the vintage with the modern. Enter through the grand foyer into a formal parlor, prepare breakfast in your chef’s kitchen and serve it in the sun-drenched dining room. The main floor of this spectacular home also features a delightful sun room.

Upstairs you’ll find four large bedrooms and on the third floor a guest suite. The family room, complete with fireplace for those chilly Minneapolis winter nights, is located on the lower level.

This home also offers 5 bathrooms in

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The summer is warm and a dip in the pool is just what you need. Taking the kids to the pool is always a good time, anyway. Here are some of the top public pools you can enjoy near Minneapolis.

Edinborough Park - 7700 York Avenue South, Edina

Found in Edina, you can enjoy this junior-Olympic size pool at the one-acre adventure park. It has six lanes for lap swimming and plenty of area for swimming families, as well. You can also enjoy the fitness gym here, along with the three-lane track for jogging and walking.

Apple Valley Family Aquatic Center - 14421 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley

This is one of the largest aquatic centers in the area. They have a capacity of 1,900 and plenty of fun for everybody to enjoy. The leisure pool has

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While the Minneapolis real estate market is hot right now, we’ll stop short of calling in the fire department. There is excellent news, however, for sellers in the July statistics – if you plan on moving soon. Wait too long and this robust seller’s market may turn, especially as we get closer to back-to-school time and if interest rates inch up. In other words, if you’re thinking of selling a house in Minneapolis, jump in now.  

Inventories are down in all of Minneapolis’ neighborhoods, which is bad news for homebuyers. You’ll find lots of competition in the Minneapolis real estate market right now.

If you plan on buying a Minneapolis home soon, read our tips on how to compete and win in the current market.

News for Minneapolis Home

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Finding the right bar is a great way to get to know people if you're new to Minneapolis. If you choose a historically significant bar, you may get even more than just the social aspect. Here are a few of the top historically significant bars found near Minneapolis.

Gluek's Restaurant & Bar - 16 North 6th Street, Minneapolis

With claims as the oldest bar in Minneapolis, this choice is found in a very historic building. The bar is found in the middle of the warehouse district and provides live music with a $5 cover. It's a very popular choice for music, food, drinks and history.

Neumann's - 2531 7th Avenue East, North Saint Paul

Found outside of Minneapolis, this bar is one of the oldest in the entire state. It was opened in 1887 and

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Every other year, the Census Bureau conducts the American Housing Survey. The 2013 study found that the two most popular reasons for choosing a certain neighborhood were because the homebuyers fell in love with a house in that particular neighborhood and the neighborhood’s safety. In the 2011 study, the design of the neighborhood and the neighborhood’s proximity to work was the two most popular reasons.

What about you? Where in the world do you want to live? Okay, we can narrow that one down right away – where in Minneapolis do you want to live?

It helps both of us if you’re clear on what type of area best suits your lifestyle. This part of the process requires both soul-searching and sleuthing.

Here are a few considerations to help you make

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Painting - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/emilyrachelhildebrand/5841002125

When you’re looking for places to take the family in Minneapolis for arts and crafts, you have several great options. It’s a great way to spend time with your family learning a new skill, practicing techniques and bonding over a unique activity.

It’s not only great for families, but it’s the type of place you can drop the kids off for the afternoon or for adults to try a date night activity. Get your family more creative at these top spots around Minneapolis featuring arts and crafts.

Break Time Craft Studio – 820 North East 4th Street, Grand Rapids

Just outside of Minneapolis is the Break Time Craft Studio in Grand Rapids. It features opportunities for all skill levels to try painting and decorating ceramics. Older children like to try

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