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Chanhassen is a strange experience. Nestled in the outskirts of Minneapolis, it is suburbia exemplified. However, on the edges of downtown Chanhassen rests Paisley Park. Yes, that Paisley Park. Prince's studio was always a white, gated, existence that I passed three times a week on the way to dance practice for nearly five years. I never went inside and never saw Prince at the local Target like some were lucky enough to witness. It wasn't until April of 2016 that Paisley Park aligned to its star status. A town that rarely received any recognition was internationally spotlighted overnight. What was once forgotten in a suburb became a monument to Minnesota culture. I still live in Chanhassen. It has returned to its former self for the most part. The hordes of people have all driven home and a purple mural has been painted on the local movie theater, but for the most part, it remains the same. I enjoy living in Chanhassen. The spirit of a dove lingers here.
Chanhassen has beautiful clean parks and trails, it is 5 minutes from major highways and less than 30 minutes from Minneapolis St Paul International Airport(MSP) and the Mall of America. Chanhassen also has a Target and LifeTime Fitness as well as Prince's Paisley Park. It could use a few upscale restaurants, but is developing and is off to a great start.
Summers in Minnesota are perfect and so beautiful! They are hot, but not too hot where it is unbearable! The Fall is also beautiful! The leaves change and the air becomes crisp! The winters in Minnesota are horrible. They affect my daily life a lot because driving conditions are frequently dangerous. Springs in Minnesota are beautiful. The air starts to warm up again and everything turns green! Overall the weather in Minnesota is great besides the winter.