Meet Kate Grutzmacher

Kate Grutzmacher, a Minneapolis entrepreneur and contributor in the Real Estate and Property Management industries, is known for her unparalleled commitment to community engagement and collaboration. In her current role as President of Cities Management, Inc. an Associa Company, she cultivates and enhances partnerships with the brightest talent while building a strong team that successfully serves client boards, valued residents, and the local community.

Over the course of her career, Kate realized that there was a unique opportunity to connect the clients she served and the local businesses they support. Her love and passion for local businesses reinforced her trailblazing approach and commitment to growth and innovation, making Kate and The Scout Guide Minneapolis a perfect match. As Editor, she’s committed to further building a sophisticated platform that enhances locals’ everyday life while encouraging individual uniqueness.

Kate is never done connecting, learning, and finding new meaning in every interaction in her daily life, and believes that every day is an opportunity to share her passion. She finds joy spending time with friends and family, visiting local staples, and discovering new places and faces.

Kate’s Favorite Reasons to Visit

Reason 1

The diverse art community. In conjunction with its rich cultural heritage, Minneapolis has a strong and thriving performing arts community. Theatergoers can enjoy the brilliant Guthrie Theater, a whimsical Children’s Theater Company, or they can make their way to the Theater District where the charming, renovated historic theaters Orpheum, State, and Pantages Theatre – true cultural gems – call home. Whether a local performance is what you’re looking for or an up-and-coming Broadway production is in the plan, let Minneapolis entertain you. While it honors the art of theater by offering a diverse variety, our great city also pays homage to its “Mill City” moniker by boasting 55 museums across the Minneapolis Metropolitan area. From the majestic outdoor sculpture garden at The Walker Art Center to a tour of modern and contemporary artworks at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, here there’s a museum to suit every taste. Embark on a journey, where stages come to life and art ignites creativity within Minneapolis’s vibrant cultural scene.

Reason 2

All things food. Everyone loves a good meal, and many like to talk about it. Food writer Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher once famously said, “First, we eat. Then we do everything else.” Minneapolis loves to feed its people, but it also loves the connections a delicious meal fosters. Food lovers here can look forward to everything from an explosion of color and taste to unique energy and stunning atmospheres. Billy’s Sushi in the North Loop serves more than sushi, they serve elevated eating and an unforgettable experience; or stop by James Beard Award winner, Pizza Lola, a casual, family-friendly eatery that is a neighborhood favorite. Maybe you’re craving the famous Lobster Roll at Smack Shack, a hip and vibrant destination on Washington Avenue; or an elegant evening at Demi, a pinnacle of Minneapolis fine dining, is on the menu. In an article prepping visitors of the Twin Cities for the 2019 Super Bowl, Esquire called Minneapolis ‘America’s most intriguing food and drink city that no one’s talking about.’ Make no mistake, once you start eating in Minneapolis, you’ll be talking.

Reason 3
The great outdoors. Yes, winters in Minnesota can be cold and long, but nothing keeps locals from their regular year-round infusions of fresh air. Known informally as the land of 10,000 lakes, Minneapolis has a very active outdoor community. Two short miles southwest of downtown, you will find three beautiful lakes within a small area: Lake Harriet, Bde Maka Ska, and Lake of the Isles. On any given summer day, families can be spotted playing frisbee in the lush green spaces, while in the spring and fall, you’ll see bicyclists pedaling on paved paths, and couples taking evening strolls with coffee in hand, admiring the historic homes. And even on the coldest of Minnesota days, you’ll observe winter enthusiasts taking an afternoon run with their pups or snowshoeing on the stilled frozen lakes. Rain or shine… or snow, Minneapolis’s outdoor scene is always buzzing.



WORDS TO LIVE BY:  “Attract what you expect, Reflect what you desire, Become what you respect, Mirror what you admire.”