She might also considering living in SW Minneapolis, on the border with Edina. In particular, look near France Avenue between 44th and 50th. Advantages are walking distance to shopping (including grocery, an excellent wine store, restaurants, etc.) and fantastic public transportation on one of the 35 buses. If she is working downtown, those express buses are inexpensive, easy to use and very safe.
Because M-SP is one of the most sprawling metropolitan areas in the US, the traffic can be nightmarish. So while she will have a car, that doesn't necessarily mean that commuting by car is easy or happy. In fact, it's pretty clogged.
If she enjoys city living, she might also consider the Uptown neighborhood, although it tends to be expensive.
The Twin Cities gave me the greatest years of happiness I have known, prior to meeting and marrying Mr. Charlie Braun. If I could convince him to brave the cold and snow, I'd be back there in a heartbeat.