Where are older areas in the southwest metro of Minneapolis?
However, when we move back, we are most likely going to be limited to either the SW (NE Eden Prairie, 212-169-494 triangle) or the far NE (convergence of Vadnais Heights, White Bear, Maplewood) because of desired schools for our kids. Specifically, we are most interested in the SW metro because we're most familiar and attached to the Minneapolis side of the metro.
I'm really not excited to live in the suburbs. I really like being in the city because of the what I mentioned above. However, we really, REALLY want to simplify our lives, and a huge part of that would be localizing all our commitments. We are not wanting to commute very far for school and work.