I don’t want a big house. Somewhere around 1300 square feet, with wood floors, a decent size kitchen, room for all my books, on a bus line and less than a mile from a masjid and I’ll be happy as a clam. Ok, that’s actually a lot, but I figure if we’re going to live there for a decade or 2 (depending on if/when we make the move to the ME), I might as well buy something that makes me happy. Alhamdulilah, the twin cities have a ton of masjids, but unfortunately, most are in areas I wouldn’t want to live in, or are too far from where we work.
Peeps in the twin cities area – would you live in North Minneapolis, ie the area right above downtown, around masjid an nur? We currently live on the east side right next to a little corner store that attracks quite a few gang people who like to fight. I’d really like to find some place where I’d feel safe to walk alone in the evening.
I’m currently thinking Columbia Heights area, which is right on the 10 bus line straight to down town. Who knows, maybe these houses will still be available in a year or 2 when we can afford it, or maybe Allah (swt) will bless us with a way to get one sooner.
.7 miles – with whirlpool tub, hard wood floors and new granite counter tops!
Half a mile from the masjid – although it looks spiffy in the pictures, I think 2 bedrooms probably isn’t enough.
.3 miles from the masjid – with a large lot (for the cities) for a garden!