Census: Bloomington leading boom in inner-ring suburbs

  • Article by: David Peterson , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 23, 2013 - 10:18 AM

Bloomington, long dormant, now tops suburban growth list.

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wa0tdaMay. 23, 13 5:58 AM

This is good news. It will mean a revitalization of neighborhoods that are older, while making it easier for people to commute much shorter distances in a denser urban area. Some neighborhoods might even improve their walkability. Mass transit will also become more practical in such areas.

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elmi0001May. 23, 13 5:59 AM

Live close to the city! It's great for you, your wallet, and your community!

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beaglemomMay. 23, 13 7:57 AM

The schools in Bloomington are gems!

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west336May. 23, 13 8:32 AM

This data does not include the majority of the recent onslaught of new housing proposed and under construction. Since July 2012, more than half of the 12,000 units planned in Minneapolis and St. Paul have yet to go online, and a very large proportion is currently under construction. I can't wait to see the numbers next year, and I think 10,000+ residents for Minneapolis since 2010 is going to look small in comparison! It's great to see the city finally coming back to life!!

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ahugginkissMay. 23, 13 8:57 AM

When did Bloomington become an "inner ring" suburb??

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MagicMay. 23, 13 9:07 AM

Ask the residents of Bloomington, Richfield, and St Louis Park what is moving into their communities? Lets just say, I see a lot of For Sale signs in those areas.

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CallipygianKMay. 23, 13 9:28 AM

Considering how many roads and bridges that we can't seem to afford to repair, it's great to hear that so many people are choosing to live in places that are already built out instead of going out to the fringes where we have to add more roads and more to repair in the future. And I'll second that question... Since when is Bloomington "inner ring"? I believe you have to make your way through Richfield to get to Minneapolis from Bloomington. That makes it part of the second ring.

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SlimDickensMay. 23, 1311:11 AM

Hopefully this will help the Metro Council see the importance of building out light rail infrastructure to all major suburbs over the next decade, rather than twiddle their thumbs and talk about how it's not economically feasible to build lines because of early ridership concerns. I'd hate to see their portfolios if that is their approach to investment.

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nemarollerMay. 23, 1312:39 PM

"So far this decade, Minneapolis leads the state with an increase of 10,300 residents, the federal government estimates, with St. Paul second at about 5,700." That's patently false, since just one suburb - Lakeville - gained 12,826 residents from 2000 to 2010. That would put it above both urban cities.

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gbrauerMay. 23, 13 1:34 PM

nemaroller ... I believe your reference to Lakeville gaining 12,826 residence from 2000 to 2010. But a new decade has begun. Minneapolis and St. Paul can be leading in growth this decade.

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