Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul - they have some competitive distinctness. Just point to websites that demonstrate it:
1) communities voted to make a Legacy- Arts, Nature, Heritage - http://www.legacy.leg.mn/
2) Art community is thriving- theater, museums, events- this community event brought 40k eople out dusk til dawn - http://2013.northernspark.org/index.php
3) Volunteerism- high percentage of people volunteer- innovative like this- http://eatforequity.org/
4) Bikeable- Minneapolis is one the most bikeable cities in the US, St. Paul needs to catch up
5) Parks- Highest city for being in proximity to parks, a national park in the city on the river
6) Educated- Highest college educated population
Its a pretty amazing place to live, there is light rail line going up about 6 blocks from here that will be connecting both downtowns next summer. Farmers Markets galore, and a thriving Couchsurfing community that does some rediculously fun events- next week we are having Fall Picnics every day of the week.