When we moved to Minnesota, we used Apartment Search to help us find a place to live since we didn’t know the area very well. It doesn’t cost you anything. You can check out their web site below, but I would suggest contacting someone in their Bloomington office to have a real person to work with: 1-800-989-8780.
The person we worked with was fabulous. She really listened to what we were after, took us around to see a variety of apartments, and helped us refine our search as we started to see what was available in various parts of the metro area.
Since your husband is going to be working in the St. Louis Park area, I would recommend you start with the following cities: St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Golden Valley, Edina, Bloomington. You said anything within about a half hour or so would be great…I’m assuming that means commute time during rush hour traffic. These cities will probably be your best bet. If you start getting much further from St. Louis Park it will increase the commute. The Apartment Search people are a good resource for this information, too, especially once you know specifically where your husband’s office will be located in St. Louis Park.
Now for the important LYS info!
There are quite a few in the metro area, but some of my favorites are:
Good luck! Let me know if I can help with any other local info.