Moving to a new city can be more than a little bit intimidating, especially if you are only moving for a few months or a year. You’ll be there too long to stay in a hotel, but you won’t be there long enough to really settle in and make it worthwhile to move all of your furniture or buy new furnishings and appliances. That’s why, if you’re headed to Minneapolis for work, you should consider one of the many Minneapolis corporate housing options available through Corporate Housing by Owner (CHBO).
These houses, apartments, condos, and townhomes are all fully furnished and ready to move in the minute you arrive. They offer the latest appliances and amenities, and they’re within easy commute of most businesses in the city. As you consider your options for housing, take a moment to learn a little bit about Minneapolis and what you have to look forward to while you’re living here.
Minneapolis – Need to Know Info
The Midwest’s second largest metropolitan area, Minneapolis/St. Paul is home to an estimated 3.8 million people. It’s also one of the nation’s most prominent economic and business hubs, making it a big destination for numerous corporations. Several Fortune 500 companies are headquartered here, including US Bancorp, Ameriprise Financial, Target, 3M, Xcel Energy, and Thrivent Financial.
With so many large corporations bringing in employees, contractors, and consultants, there is a huge demand for quality Minneapolis corporate housing. And, at CHBO, we’re more than happy to fill that need by marketing our customers’ gorgeous properties in the area.
Things to Do in Minneapolis
While you’re staying in Minneapolis, you’ll no doubt want to explore the city and the surrounding area. In addition to having a thriving economy and bustling business center, Minneapolis also has a lot to see and do, too.
One of the first things that every resident of the city will tell you to do is visit the Chain of Lakes. Five bodies of water make up this district, including Lake Harriet, Lake Calhoun, Cedar Lake, Brownie Lake, and the Lake of the Isles. Each one has its own delightful attractions, including concerts during the summer, beautiful pavilions, family-friendly beaches, biking and jogging paths, and more. If you like getting outside and enjoying some recreation without actually leaving the city, the Chain of Lakes district is for you.
For arts and culture, you won’t want to miss the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Guthrie Theater, the Walker Art Center, or the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum. Then, if you’re ready for some shopping, you’ll definitely want to check out the Mall of America. At two-and-a-half million square feet, it’s the largest shopping mall in the entire country, and it’s a great place to go on a rainy day when you don’t feel like staying home. Then, of course, for history buffs, there’s historic Fort Snelling, the oldest structure in the entire state of Minnesota and one of the early frontier outposts of the 19th century.
Featured CHBO Customers in Minneapolis
Want to see a couple of great examples of the Minneapolis furnished housing you can find on CHBO? Fred and Barbara are our two featured customers for this area. Fred has lived in the West Edina area for over 20 years, and Barbara has been a landlord in the Minneapolis area for 11 years.
When asked about working with CHBO, Fred says, “Advertising my home on the CHBO website was really very simple. As a novice in the corporate rental market I found the free information on the web portal valuable and customer support people to be professional and courteous.” Fred’s Minneapolis furnished housing property is a four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath house in West Edina that’s close to a number of corporate offices and offers a quiet, beautiful place to live for six months or more.
Of listing with CHBO, Barbara says, “My Corporate Housing by Owner advertising brought me my first corporate renters. I was nervous making the change the summer of 2014 from an unfurnished yearly rental to a furnished corporate rental – but Eric from CHBO walked me through it and helped me set up my first ad and gave me tips on marketing and pricing, etc. It has been over a year now, and I have been booked almost solid. It has been a good experience so far and has definitely increased my ROI. I would like to acquire more corporate rentals down the road, and I am definitely glad I made the change to renting corporate.”
Barbara’s Minneapolis corporate housing property is a beautiful three-level, two-bedroom, one-bath townhouse with a garage, plenty of storage, bamboo floors, and tons of amenities. It includes fast wireless internet, flat screen TVs, and a number of other luxuries, as well. The neighborhood is beautiful, and it has easy access to lots of outdoor recreation within walking, biking, or driving distance.
For a stress-free move and an easy stay, check out availability for one of these properties or any of CHBO’s other Minneapolis corporate housing.