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mill district/downtown east

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Since the first historic conversions of the North Star Woolen Blanket Factory in 1997, the Mill District has become the premier residential neighborhood in downtown Minneapolis. Settled on the banks of the Mississippi and steeped in Minneapolis’s milling history, this downtown destination neighborhood features exclusive lofts and luxury condominiums, restaurants, historical and cultural centers, all surrounding stunning views of St. Anthony Falls and the historic Stone Arch Bridge. Cynthia Froid has been steeped in the Mill District for over 15 years as one of the two original realtors for these landmark lofts. Holly Holt has been on the Mill District scene since the beginnings of Zenith Condominiums in 2005. It’s been quite a change since the late 19th century when Minneapolis was the flour milling capital of the world. The only explosions around here are now population, entertainment, and culture!

The Mill District’s approximate boundaries are the Mississippi River to the north, the I-35W Mississippi River Bridge to the east, Washington Avenue to the south, and 5th Avenue to the west.

The area also includes several cultural institutions, including the Guthrie Theater, the Mill City Museum as well as the MacPhail Center for Music. The area includes Mill Ruins Park as well as the new Gold Medal Park. It contains the headquarters for the McKnight Foundation, the American Academy of Neurology, the Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership, and Walden University.

Mill District News and Events at Mill City Times

 

downtown minneapolis

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our big little name

If you like reasonable housing costs, attractive neighborhoods, well-rounded markets with healthy economies, light traffic, high-powered educational systems, better access to health care, less stress, an active population, good access to parks, lakes, walking paths and farmers markets, high rates of volunteerism, high voter turn out, lots of one-on-one interactions with neighbors, clean cities and intelligent populations, Minneapolis might be for you!

Minneapolis combines the best amenities of a larger metro area with the convenience that comes with a smaller population. Four seasons bring people into the area’s great natural surroundings. The well balanced qualities of Minneapolis and it’s capital city neighbor St. Paul make this a friendly, dynamic and thriving metropolitan haven!

 

elliot park

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Elliot Park is one of the oldest neighborhood communities in Minneapolis. It began in the 1850’s as one of the settlements that emerged around the Falls of St. Anthony on the Mississippi River. Its proximity to the industries that were built up around the Falls made it popular for Swedish immigrants who were drawn to this area. Sections of Elliot Park along 8th Street were platted for the building of houses, stores, and churches as early as 1856, only four years after the founding of Minneapolis.

This is an exciting time in Elliot Park. There is renewed vigor and enthusiasm for the potential and the possibilities that are inherent in this community. Neighborhood volunteers continue to demonstrate their positive spirit as they work together to make Elliot Park an urban village for all to enjoy.

Through the years Elliot Park Neighborhood has persisted despite social and economic changes, fluctuating fortunes and suburban emigration. It is a strongly built community that has maintained a stock of historic buildings along with a stock of determined people. It has survived, even when it has not thrived and it boasts a proud heritage that is bursting with potential and promise. Residents and employees, representing a diverse mix of cultures and economies, live and work in harmony in this urban village nestled next to downtown Minneapolis.

north loop / warehouse

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The North Loop is located just northwest of the central business district between downtown Minneapolis and the Mississippi River. Streets in the North Loop are oriented to be parallel to the river, which means that they run at a 45-degree angle. The North Loop also includes the Warehouse Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

While some industrial tenants remain, many of the old factories and warehouses have been converted to commercial space or loft condominiums and apartments. The area still retains some feel of its industrial past, as many newer buildings have attempted to replicate the style of the old warehouses. This trendy neighborhood has a vibrant art scene, a burgeoning foodie population, and the restaurants to handle the demand!

 

minneapolis

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our big little name

If you like reasonable housing costs, attractive neighborhoods, well-rounded markets with healthy economies, light traffic, high-powered educational systems, better access to health care, less stress, an active population, good access to parks, lakes, walking paths and farmers markets, high rates of volunteerism, high voter turn out, lots of one-on-one interactions with neighbors, clean cities and intelligent populations, Minneapolis might be for you!

Minneapolis combines the best amenities of a larger metro area with the convenience that comes with a smaller population. Four seasons bring people into the area’s great natural surroundings. The well balanced qualities of Minneapolis and it’s capital city neighbor St. Paul make this a friendly, dynamic and thriving metropolitan haven!

nicollet island

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Nicollet Island/East Bank neighborhood comprises Nicollet Island on the Mississippi River just east of downtown Minneapolis and the portion of the eastern riverbank located northeast from Central Avenue. The “East Bank” portion of the neighborhood is commonly referred to as Old St. Anthony, as this area was the location of the town of St. Anthony, which became Minneapolis in 1872.

Nicollet Island is a beautiful urban getaway for the lucky few homeowners residing there. The island has not seen much commercial development, and other than the Nicollet Island Inn and Pavillion and the private high school, DeLaSalle, the island, true to form, remains unaffected by the active goings on on the nearby landmark Hennepin Avenue Bridge. Those who call Nicollet Island home find themselves in an urban oasis. Dense foliage and obscure access creates an unexpected guest:  privacy.

northeast

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Northeast Minneapolis (also referred to as Nordeast) is composed of 13 smaller neighborhoods whose street addresses end in “NE”. Unofficially it also includes the neighborhoods of the University community which have “NE” addresses, and the entirety of the Old Saint Anthony business district, which sits on the dividing line of “NE” and “SE” addresses. In the wider community, this business district, which is the oldest settlement in the city, is often identified as the heart of Northeast, in part because it lies across the Mississippi River from Downtown Minneapolis.

Recently, Northeast has become a hub for indie youth culture. With a number of local bands, art galleries, breweries and farmers markets. With this, there has been an influx of “hipsters” making their home in Northeast to take advantage of its unique urban culture. This is a special area to our Holly Holt, who makes her home (and many of her sales) in this vibrant neighborhood.

 

marcy holmes

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Quiet, nature-filled streets by day, an urban entertainment scene by night, Marcy-Holmes is a welcome mix of old and new, traditional and trendy. Conveniently located between downtown Minneapolis and the University of MN along the Mississippi River, you’ll find many small shops, as well as an array of nationally recognized restaurants and art galleries here. Marcy Open School, a student-centered K-8 school that encourages learning through the arts, draws many great families to the neighborhood as well. Marcy-Holmes is part of the University District Partnership Alliance.

 

prospect park

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Prospect Park is punctuated by it’s landmark exclamation “Witch’s Hat Tower” which can be seen south of Hwy 94, along Malcom Ave SE. This is a quiet, artsy “urban-village” nestled in between Minneapolis and St Paul. Many homes here have a historic feel with Queen Anne and Colonial Revival styles still prevalent. Holly Holt was an original realtor for the new “old-world” feeling East River Mews Townhome and Condo project starting in 2004 and she continues to sell these popular homes today. This convenient neighborhood located with easy access to the University of Minnesota, I 94, Downtown, and the East bank of the Mississippi River.

The boundaries of the neighborhood are: The Mississippi River to the south,  Saint Paul to the east, just north of University Ave to the north, and  Stadium Village commercial district of the University of Minnesota to the west.

southwest

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Southwest neighborhood contains Lake Harriet and many larger turn of the century single family homes, including the home of Theodore Wirth, architect of the Minneapolis park system. This  picturesque neighborhood features rolling hills and  serene streets with well kept lawns. Nestled within Southwest’s confines, you’ll find the boutique neighborhood of Linden Hills, home of charming quality meat, ice cream, and grocery stores. Highly sought after, this quiet family friendly neighborhood will win your heart!

uptown

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As Minneapolis expanded south from the lakes area, housing construction boomed through the 1920s. A commercial district began forming just east of the Lakes Area centered along the Hennepin Avenue corridor. Uptown was born!

Uptown is a mix of various cultural strains and is considered an area for young people to live and shop. For the last few decades, it was known as a vibrant center for artists and musicians, hipsters, hippies, and a welcoming community for LGBT individuals. Today, it’s a popular destination place for vacationers and young professionals who frequent the many restaurants, clubs and bars after a day at Lake Calhoun or an afternoon of shopping at the ever growing department stores located near the central intersection of Lagoon/Lake and Hennepin Avenue.

 

nokomis

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Nokomis area is the South Minneapolis haven of Lakes. Nokomis Lake, Lake Hiawatha, and the picturesque (and kayakable) Minnehaha Creek are highlights. It’s a classic area with many mid-century era single family homes. This was the first place the Light Rail was constructed, linking the airport in the south east corner of the metro to the Downtown corridor. The home of competing burger champions (Matt’s Bar and the 4-8 Club), two competing classic rib joints, three new breweries and many charming small businesses, this neighborhood is great for those seeking proximity to Lakes and and easy commute into downtown.

Ericsson, Regina, Northrop, Field, Page, Hale, Diamond Lake, Keewaydin, Minnehaha, Wenonah, and Morris Park are neighborhoods within Nokomis.

Nokomis East Neighborhood

Nokomis/Longfellow Messenger

loring park

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loring park minneapolis condo

The Loring Park neighborhood is bordered by I-94 to the south, Hennepin/Lyndale Avenues to the west, Hawthorne Avenue to the North and 12th Street marks the boundary between it and the core downtown. It’s namesake, Loring Park, has picturesque water features, flower gardens, and winding paths that transport you to the 19th century when Horace Cleveland thoughtfully designed this park gracefully bordering Downtown Minneapolis. Loring Park itself hosts many art fairs, parades and events throughout the year. Other landmarks include the Basilica of St. Mary, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, the Walker Art Museum, and the Convention Center.

The neighborhood is one that can truly be called diverse and unique in many ways. It is primarily an adult community comprised of young professionals, retired suburban homeowners seeking the benefits of urban living and the peace of mind a condo offers.

kenwood

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A newspaper ad of the late 1880’s announced the Kenwood Addition as “high, sightly and attractive” and as the “choicest place for elegant residences.” Built atop the precipice of Hennepin Avenue, Kenwood houses several landmarks. Lake of the Isles and Cedar Lake, the 1910 brick water tower on Kenwood Parkway; the Peavey Fountain (originally built to water horses) at the intersection of W. Lake of the Isles Parkway and Kenwood Parkway; the “Mary Tyler Moore House” of television programming fame at the SW corner of Kenwood Parkway and W. 21st Street; and three grand, adjoining homes on the 2200 block of W. Lake of the Isles Parkway, built by Cream of Wheat founder Emory Mapes for himself and family members. Other landmarks are Kenwood’s small commercially zoned area at Penn Ave. S. and W. 21st Street; Kenwood Elementary School and Park/Recreation Center at Penn Ave. S. and W. Franklin Ave; Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church on W. Lake of the Isles Parkway at W. 21st St; and the very large natural green space amenity, Kenwood Park.

kenwood neighborhood news and events

calhoun-isles lake area

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The community is named after Lake Calhoun and Lake of the Isles, both contained within it’s borders. Calhoun-Isles is an upscale area of Minneapolis just southwest of Downtown. This is a much sought after neighborhood for young families because of the ideal mix of convenience, amenities, and plenty of the classic Minneapolis homes with built-in buffets, large wood trim, and fireplaces to stay cozy and read a great novel (or play angry birds) in front of on those few chilly nights Minnesotans love so much. Calhoun-Isles contains the neighborhood known as “Uptown” where you can find Minneapolis’s nightlife, movie theaters, shops, and the restaurants thriving at all hours of the day and night.

Bryn-Mawr, Kenwood, Lowry Hill, Cedar-Isles-Dean, Deast Isles, West Calhoun, ECCO, CARAG are all neighborhoods within the Calhoun-Isles border.