The Twin Cities offer a variety of exciting things to do where it's easy to live life to the fullest. You'll find something for everyone including great food, theater, music and museums. For those seeking urban living, there are plenty of condos, loft, townhomes, or homes in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area.
Explore Twin Cities Neighborhoods
Downtown West is the heart of the Minneapolis business district, with a great retail community and residential condos in high demand.
Stevens Square (its full name is Stevens Square – Loring Heights) is the southernmost neighborhood the central Minneapolis community. Lyndale Avenue, Franklin Avenue, and Interstates 94 and 35W mark its boundaries. Here, you’ll find old brownstone apartments and mansions converted to condos. Much of the neighborhood is a National Historic District.
Loring Park is a key feature of Central Community of Minneapolis, home the Loring Park Artists' Festival and right near the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Surrounding the park is an active, engaged population and a thriving business community, and plenty of local restaurants.
Downtown East, which lies east of Highway 35W, has seen remarkable renovations of historic mills along the waterfront, offers charming condos and lofts for a 21st century lifestyle. The backdrop could not be prettier: Stone Arch Bridge, St Anthony Falls, and Mill Ruins Park by the Mississippi. The fun-filled Mill City Museum was once the world’s largest flour mill. The Guthrie Theater presents classic and modern drama—and cafes and ice-cream parlors wait for you after the show.
The North Loop
The North Loop neighborhood, bordered by Highways 94 and 394 and the Mississippi River, is the city’s historic warehouse district. The fastest-growing Minneapolis neighborhood, it offers classic rock at Target Field, local foods at the Minneapolis Farmers Market, the best restaurants in town, and an emerging fashion and retail scene. And let’s not forget the Acme Comedy Club, with the fabulous comedians and open-mic Mondays. Live, love, and laugh in the North Loop neighborhood.
Elliot Park is just south of the Downtown West and Downtown East neighborhoods, and bordered on the west by Loring Park, is home to both the Hennepin County Medical Center and North Central University. Plenty of restaurants thrive in this up-and-coming neighborhood. Elliot Park—the park itself—features a picnic space, a tot lot, wading pools, and walking paths, and is a beneficiary of the Master Plan improvements for Minneapolis parks.
St. Paul Neighborhoods
West Seventh/Fort Road: South of Downtown/West Seventh/Highway 35E-Fort Road/W Mississippi River
- West Seventh Community Center
- West Seventh Business Association
- West Seventh-St. Paul Neighborhood Data
Cedar St/Rice St/University Ave
- North End-St. Paul Neighborhood Data
- Mary Dale Community Park
- City Pages- North End-St. Paul was named the Best Undiscovered
- Neighborhood Award 2012
- St. Paul Schools Community Education
- Mama’s Pizza
- Favorable Treats
South East St. Paul/East Side of Mississippi River
- Dayton Bluff Community Center
- Dayton Bluff Community Council
- Dayton Bluff-St. Paul School
- Indian Mound Park
- Eagle Street Grill
- Chaddagh Coffee Cafe
- Burger Moes
Southeast St. Paul/Downtown St. Paul/Mississippi River
- Battle Creek Neighborhood Data
- Battle Creek Regional Park
Greater East Side-Northeast St. Paul
Hillcrest, Hazel Park, Hayden Heights, Ames Lake, and Phalen Village
- Greater East Side-St. Paul Neighborhood Data
- Hillcrest Golf Club
Northeast St. Paul/E Highway 35E
- Payne-Phalen-St. Paul Neighborhood Data
- Phalen Park
- Dragon Festival
- Minnesota Humanities Center
Minneapolis - South Neighborhoods
NW Cedar Lake/N Kenwood Parkway/W Lake St/S Lake of Isle
- Kenwood-Minneapolis Neighborhood Data
- The Kenwood Restaurant
- Kenwood Café
38th St E & N 42nd St E/W Chicago Ave/E Cedar Ave
The Bancroft neighborhood was named after an American historian, George Bancroft.
- Bancroft-Minneapolis Neighborhood Data
N Bassett Creek/NW Theodore Wirth Parkway/S Cedar Lake Park
- Bryn Mawr Neighborhood Association
- Bryn Mawr-Minneapolis Neighborhood Data
- Bryn Mawr Business Association
N Lake St/S 36th St /W Hennepin/E Lyndale
The CARAG neighborhood is the center of uptown Minneapolis. Lake Calhoun beach is walking distance.
- Calhoun Area Residents Action Group
- Gigi’s Cafe
- The Chair Salon
- Rinata Restaurant
- City Pages Best Neighborhood Café-Minneapolis Award 2013
S Lake St/W France Ave/Lagoon Ave & Lake of Isles NE
The Chain of Lakes in this specific location is: Lake of Isles, Lake Calhoun, and Cedar Lake. The Kenilworth Trail runs north to south.
- Minneapolis Chain of Lakes
- Uptown Art Fair
- Calhoun Square
- Common Roots Restaurant
- Uptown Association
- Calhoun-Isle Minneapolis Neighborhood Data
N Highway 394/ E Highway 94 & Hennepin Ave/S 22nd St
- Lowry Hill Neighborhood Association
- The Wedge Co-op
- Walker Art Center
- Thomas Lowry Park
- Bird House Restaurant
- The Lowry
N Lake St/E Cedar Ave/S 38th St E/W Chicago Ave
The neighborhood Powderhorn Park received its name from Powderhorn Park Lake. The lake is looks like a powder horn.
- Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association
- May Day Parade – The Heart of Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
- May Day Café
- Midtown Greenway
N Franklin Ave W & E/E Highway 35W/S Lake St W/W Lyndale Ave S
The Whittier neighborhood was named after John Greenleaf Whittier, a poet.
- Whittier Alliance
- Whittier-Minneapolis Neighborhood Data
- Minneapolis Institute of Art
- Artist in Storefronts
- Whittier Restaurants
N Highway 94/E Lake St/W Highway 35W/E Hiawatha/S Cedar Ave
The Phillips neighborhood was named after a 19th century abolitionist, Wendell Phillips.
- Midtown Global Market
- Midtown Farmers Market
- Phillip-Minneapolis Neighborhood Data
- Midtown Phillips Neighborhood Association
N 38th St E/W Highway 35W/S 42nd St E/E Chicago Ave
The Bryant Neighborhood was named after an American Poet, William Cullen Bryant.
- Bryant-Minneapolis Neighborhood Data
N Lake St/E Hennepin/SW 36th St/W Lake Calhoun
- East Calhoun Community Organization
Lake St & 36th St E/Cedar Ave & Hiawatha
The neighborhood of Corcoran was named after the founder of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, William W. Corcoran.
- Corcoran Neighborhood Organization
- Corcoran-Minneapolis Neighborhood Data
N Lake St/E Highway 35W/Steven Ave/S 36th St/W Lyndale Ave S
The Lyndale neighborhood was named from Lyndale farm. Honor William S. King had owned the farm and it was named after his father, Rev Lyndon King.
- Lyndale Neighborhood Association
- Lyndale-Minneapolis Neighborhood Data
- Butter Bakery Café
N 36th St/E Hiawatha Ave/S 42nd & 43rd St E/W Cedar Ave
- Standish-Ericsson Neighborhood Association
- Standish-Minneapolis Neighborhood Data
- Kings Wine Bar
The Standish-Ericsson Neighborhood is a close-knit, engaged community beside—and dedicated to protecting—Lake Hiawatha. It has plenty of dining spots and watering holes, and it’s also part of the Powderhorn community. Are you a cyclist who likes a perfect cup of coffee? Then Standish-Ericsson is your community. And the Hiawatha Golf Club offers snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in wintertime.
Mpls/St. Paul Magazine/City Pages Reader’s Choice Voted Best Wine List & Best Wine Bar – 2010/2011/2012
Minneapolis - Southeast Neighborhoods
N 42nd & 43rd St/E Hiawatha Ave/S Minnehaha Parkway/W Cedar Ave
The Ericsson neighborhood was named after a Swedish engineer, John Ericsson.
- Standish-Ericsson Neighborhood Association
- Ericsson-Minneapolis Neighborhood Data
- Angry Catfish Bicycle & Coffee Bar
- Chris & Robs
W Highway 35W/S Minnehaha Parkway/E Chicago Ave/N 46th St E
The Field neighborhood was named after a children’s poetry writer, Eugene Field.
- Field-Minneapolis Neighborhood Data
Nicollet Island/East Bank
Hennepin Ave E/First Ave NE/E Mississippi River/
Nicollet Island was named after Joseph Nicollet, a mathematician and a scientist.
- Nicollet Island/East Bank-Minneapolis Neighborhood Data
- Nicollet Island Pavilion
- Nicollet Island Inn
S Mississippi River/Borders east side of St. Paul/W of University of Minnesota
- Prospect Park-Minneapolis Neighborhood Data
- Prospect Park East River Neighborhood
- Malcolm Willey House
- Cup Cake
- East River Parkway
Highway 62/Hiawatha Ave/E Minnehaha Parkway/E 58th St
- Nokomis East Neighborhood Association
- Nokomis-Minneapolis Neighborhood Association
- Lake Nokomis – Minneapolis Park & Recreation
Highway 35W/W Second Ave S/E Cedar Ave & Highway 77/S Highway 62/E 55th St/N Diamond Lake Rd.
- Hale-Page-Diamond Lake Community Association
- Diamond Lake-Minneapolis Neighborhood Data
E 33rd Ave SE/W Highway 35W/ E Hennepin Ave/N Winter St NE
- Como-Minneapolis Neighborhood Data
- N Minnehaha Creek/E Cedar Ave/S 55th St/W Chicago Ave
- Hale-Minneapolis Neighborhood Data
- N Minnehaha Parkway/S 54th St E/W Cedar Ave S/W 34th Ave S
- Keewaydin-Minneapolis Neighborhood Data
- Nokomis Beach Coffee Cafe, 4956 28th Ave S (50th St), Minneapolis
E Hiawatha Ave/S 54th St E/W 34th Ave S/N Minnehaha Parkway E
- Minnehaha-Minneapolis Neighborhood Data
- Minnehaha Park
- Minnehaha Falls Nursery & Landscape
- Minnehaha Falls Pergola Garden
- Peace Coffee Shop
One of the most beloved natural attractions in the Twin Cities, Minnehaha has stunning waterfalls surrounded by parklands and forests. There is a great dog park close by, too, and plenty of scenic picnic spots. Yes, the falls are a must-see in winter.
E & W Cedar Ave and Chicago Ave/S & N 42nd St & Minnehaha
The neighborhood of Northrop was named after the second president of the University of Minnesota, Cyrus Northrop.
- McRae Park
- Northrop-Minneapolis Neighborhood Data
N Minnehaha Creek/E Chicago Ave/S Diamond Lake/S 55th St E/W Highway 35W
The Page neighborhood was names after an American editor and diplomat, Walter H. Page.
- Pearl Recreation Center
- Page-Minneapolis Neighborhood Data
N 42nd St E/E Chicago Ave/S 46th St E/W Highway 35W
- Regina-Minneapolis Neighborhood Data
- Field Regina Northrop Neighborhood Group
S Highway 62/N 54th St/W Cedar Ave & Lake Nokomis/E 34th Ave
- Wenonah-Minneapolis Neighborhood Data
West Bank-NE Mississippi River/S Highway 94/W Hiawatha Ave & Highway 35W
- Cedar-Riverside-Minneapolis Neighborhood Data
- Cedar-Riverside Community School
SE 14th Ave SE/4th St SE
The Marcy-Holmes neighborhood was named after an American secretary of state and statesman, William L. Marcy, and also an American poet, Oliver W. Holmes.
- Marcy Holmes Neighborhood Association
- Marcy Holmes-Minneapolis Neighborhood Data
- Dinkytown Business Association
- Loring Pasta Bar
- Al’s Breakfast
Minneapolis - Southwest Neighborhoods
Armatage is mostly single-family homes. It’s a lovely residential place. With outstanding schools, a thriving community park, and a popular recreation center, Armatage could be your perfect pick if you’re in the market for a family home.
Penn Avenue South Area
Shop in small, local stores along Penn Avenue South. There are condos for sale here as well, with updated features, and the older homes are beautifully maintained by proud residents.
East Lake Harriet
Minneapolis - Northeast Neighborhoods
Let us show you around Logan Park, right in the middle of the Northeast Minneapolis arts district.
The Marshall Terrace neighborhood has some great finds in tree-lined avenues close to the riverside.
Nearby is the Warehouse District, with its unusual shops and entertainment offerings.
Willard-Hay & Near North
Don’t overlook the Willard-Hay Neighborhood and the Near North. Urban wildlife can be spotted in this area, thanks to the parklands and trails. The Northside Resident Redevelopment Council is stimulating renovations, and you’ll find a great mix of cultural groups in Willard-Hay.
Marcy-Holmes neighborhood is on the west side of the University of Minnesota and just west of the Como Neighborhood and Prospect Park, and east of the Mississippi. Marcy-Holmes is a diverse community, with walkable downtown areas in St Anthony Main and Dinkytown. Shop where the locals go: Lund’s & Byerly’s Grocery Store. The Village Lofts at St Anthony Falls attract keen attention among condo shoppers given the desirable locale, near St Anthony Main, Nicollet Island, great nearby cyclers’ attractions such as Boom Island Park, and the shops of East Hennepin. Windom Park is a great ice skating destination.
Nicollet Island/East Bank
Nicollet Island/East Bank is framed by the Mississippi and Hennepin Avenue East, Nicollet Island has several nearby condo communities, including La Rive Condos, and Falls and Pinnacle. Look out over downtown Minneapolis and the Stone Arch Bridge. The beautifully restored Nicollet Island Pavilion is available as a spectacular venue for weddings and other events. And the Nicollet Island Inn is beloved by tourists and locals alike.
Northeast Park is convenient to downtown, this neighborhood has it all: commerce, retail (including the huge Quarry shopping center) and homes. It’s fabulously affordable, and the park itself offers golf, soccer, and a swimming pool.
Bottineau is very pretty, with its own library, an ample park, and Mulberry Junction Community Garden. Residents claim inexpensive garden space for the season, with organic planting and growing taught and recommended. There are tools and wheelbarrows available, and residents put aside some of their harvests for city drives. What a wonderful spirit!
Columbia Park is another gem! The stately Tudors and colonial homes have no shortage of curb appeal. Traffic is low and residents have the option of regular bus service to downtown. Trails follow St Anthony Parkway and the riverside. Enjoy the Columbia Golf Course, skiing and sledding, an off-leash dog park, wading pools and playgrounds.
Minneapolis - North Neighborhoods
The North has a diverse variety of neighborhoods. Life in Webber - Camden has an urban feel, dotted with city parks, and a little over half of the residents rent. There are some hidden gems in the North; for example, several years ago the Minneapolis City Pages named Victory, in Camden, as the “Best Undiscovered Neighborhood.”
Condo shoppers look to McKinley, Lind-Bohanon, and Shingle Creek as well. Shingle Creek runs north to south into the Mississippi River surrounded by parkland.