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Moving to a new community isn’t easy. Whether you’re wondering how to make friends, where to find things, or even how to prepare for your first winter, our team is here to help. You’ll find events and meetups, guides and recommendations, and stories of fellow newcomers. We look forward to helping you feel right at home.

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The MSP Neighborhood guide was built to help you explore and connect you to comprehensive local resources

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The MSP Hello Meetup Group connects newcomers looking to dive in to the community and make new friends

Prepare for winter

Explore the MSP Winter Guide for comprehensive newcomer tips and recommendations to celebrate the season

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We love exploring the great outdoors

MSP is home to the nation’s top-rated parks systems. And we enjoy them during all four seasons. Past MSP Hello events have included outings kayaking along the Mississippi River, a group hike with REI, and even the region’s largest snowball fight at Fort Snelling State Park.

Pictured: MSP Hello event at Fort Snelling State Park

We're a major league sports city

MSP is home to every major professional sport, their stadiums all connected by a single light rail line. MSP Hello has partnered with local teams like Minnesota United FC and the Minnesota Timberwolves to help newcomers connect with each other while taking in their first game.

Pictured: Hello Summer at TCF Bank Stadium

We're a top food & drink destination

From neighborhood favorites to national award winners, MSP has been recognized as one of the country’s best places to eat and drink. MSP Hello events have included dinners hosted by local restaurateurs and meetups at the many of the region’s top breweries and distilleries.

Pictured: MSP Hello partner Break the Bubble hosts a meetup at Lake Monster Brewery

We have plenty of fun at festivals

From block parties to cultural celebrations, there’s a fair or festival happening nearly every day in MSP. The MSP Hello team has connected thousands of people during the all-night Northern Spark festival, helped newcomers connect at a Bastille Day celebration, and much more.

Pictured: MSP Hello at Northern Spark, Mill City Museum

We take pride in our amazing museums

MSP is home to some of the world’s most incredible museums, and our team has partnered to explore quite a few. Events at the Minnesota History Museum, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Walker Art Center, and Science Museum of Minnesota have helped newcomers explore local institutions with other new friends.

Pictured: Hello Summer at Minneapolis Institute of Art

We boast amazing bike paths and trails

MSP bike trails are among the best in the world. Past MSP Hello events have included Biking 101 with Our Streets MPLS and promotions with partners like Nice Ride. And we know what you might be thinking, “What about biking in winter?” Our MSP Winter Guide will give you a glimpse.

Pictured: MSP Hello event at Fort Snelling State Park

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