|Lower St. Anthony Falls, September 2013|
The rental market in Minneapolis is very active right now and the area I was looking to rent is highly sought after so I was really feeling stressed that I wouldn't find an apartment as fast as I was hoping. Two units from my old building had come on the market as rentals but were snatched up before I had a chance to even talk to the landlord so I was starting to feel like it was unlikely I'd get a unit in that building. Plus it's an owner-occupied building and the HOA really limits the # of units that can be rented, so I wasn't sure another one would become available... which is why I moved extremely fast when I saw a unit posted on craigslist on Wednesday morning. When I got in touch with the leasing agent (in the middle of my hike) she had already heard from 4 other people who were very interested so I decided to act fast and ended up signing a lease sight unseen.
|First Avenue Bridge, September 2013|
|Stone Arch Bride, September 2013|
The funny thing is that the unit is actually on the same floor as my last unit, except this time I will have a river view which I am SUPER excited about. I can't even tell you how excited I am to return to my old neighborhood. I may be biased but I think it is one of the most beautiful areas of Minneapolis, and these photos sprinkled throughout this post that I took while walking through this neighborhood in September are proof of that!
|Hennepin Avenue bridge with a view of the downtown skyline, September 2013. My building is the brown one that is sort of the second from the left.|
The last couple of weeks feel like a dream come true. I've found way back to Minneapolis. I'm excited about my new job. I found an apartment I know I will love. After having a string of shitty things happen to me in 2013, it's amazing to have a string of wonderful things happening to me in 2014. For the first time in a very long time, I can utter the words life is good.
It's finally starting to sink in that I am actually coming home!!!I'm closing out this post with the photo the leasing agent sent me of the view from my balcony! I'm so in love with my new home!
|MY VIEW FROM MY NEW HOME, April 2014|