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Minneapolis is the #3 coziest city in the U.S. and a leader in hygge living

According to a recent Sperling’s analysis, Minneapolis ranks among the coziest places in the nation due to its weather and its residents’ preferences for hygge pastimes.

March 12, 2019
  • Hygge (pronounced “hoo-ga”) is the Danish and Norwegian concept of cozy contentment and wellness. As a popular lifestyle trend, hygge is the feeling associated with warmth, relaxation and treating yourself to things you love. Just like in Denmark and Norway, cold weather climates are practically a requirement—something Minneapolis is not short on. Hygge’s common attributes include sipping a hot beverage in front of a fire, indulging in your favorite treats, and spending time with friends and family.
  • According to a recent Sperling’s analysis, Minneapolis ranks among the coziest places in the nation due to its weather (cold, snowy, and dark) and its residents’ preferences for hygge pastimes, which include reading books, playing board games, and knitting/needlework. 
  • The Twin Cities consistently have one of the most literate and productive workforces in the nation. Purely based on a correlation analysis, there may be some economic benefit to the hygge lifestyle!

Source: JLL Research, Sperling’s BestPlaces

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