Minneapolis would be a great place to move, as long as you enjoy (or can bear with) the four full-fledged seasons here. I hear we're second only to SF with the amount of live music on any given night (First Avenue/7th Street Entry of Prince/Purple Rain fame and http://www.triplerocksocialclub.com
are a few clubs to check out). We have thriving theater and art scenes, both DIY and "pro" http://(www.artsmia.org
). And we have several bicycle gangs, Vespa clubs, counter culture events like the May Day parade, and on and on. Best of all...we've managed to hold back the Starbucks tide with zillions of well-supported indie coffee shops. Look me up if you ever visit.
Oh, and http://www.mnartists.org/
is a good site to check out our art scene.