The area south of the Twin Cities has some lovely neighborhoods. Richfield, Bloomington and Burnsville all have a really comfortable feel. Apartments in South Twin Cities regional area are not too difficult to come by, and living in this section of Minnesota has a certain appeal. Richfield, for example, is only ten minutes from downtown Minneapolis and has 35,000 residents. Bloomington is to the south as well and has nearly 9,000 acres of open space and parks. With over 85,000 residents, this city has amenities of its own, including the well-known "Mall of America," which features 520 stores and 20,000 free parking spaces. It is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world. Burnsville is only 20 minutes from the Twin Cities and boasts 80 restaurants and over 3,300 acres of park land. With over 60,000 residents, it is also a "stand-alone" city with an art and culture scene, shopping and many other attractions.