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Three Reasons Why You May Want To Consider A Minneapolis Walkable Neighborhood

 Minneapolis has unique, diverse and vibrant neighborhoods and you can take advantage of renovation incentives and home purchases. If you love the throbbing, full of life city, you could also get more involved in the city living.  Best of all, Minneapolis has a number of walk able neighborhoods like Downtown West, Downtown East, North Loop, Loring Park, Uptown, Lowry Hill East, Howe, Ericcson, Longfellow, Hiawatha, Dinkytown, NE Riverfront, Holland and Victory-Memorial. There are a number of positives of living in a walkable neighborhood: Walkable communities are more climate-friendly Fuel guzzling vehicles like trucks and cars are the city’s biggest source…

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Minneapolis-St. Paul Condo & Loft Real Estate: Eco GREEN Living

Components of a Green Building  Green living and sustainability are crucial in modern-day construction. The residential real estate sector has evolved beyond mere construction and seeks to incorporate green tenets. So, what constitutes a green building? Here is a look. A green condo or home is one which uses sustainable methods of construction that boost energy efficiency in the building. A sustainable design is one that uses a high level of insulation, allows the building to capture cool breeze and enable heating with natural methods/sources like geothermal or renewable energy. Using solar-powered systems is one part of the solution. During…

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Minneapolis-Loring Park Real Estate Condo Buying

The Loring Park neighborhood is located in the southwest corner of downtown Minneapolis. The real estate buying opportunities in Loring Park are from modern-traditional-historic condos, townhouses, and single-family homes. For real estate buyers looking to buy a new home or a condo in the Minneapolis-Loring Park area, there are many possibilities. The Minneapolis-Loring Park is a urban walking neighborhood within minutes of the center of downtown Minneapolis . Please find below a few Minneapolis condos developments in the Loring Park area: 301 Oak Grove The Groveland 301 Clifton Place Big Sky Lofts Summit House Loring Green East & West 1200 On The…

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Minneapolis Relocation in Your Future?

Whether you are thinking about or planning to relocate to Minneapolis in the near future, it is important to find a Realtor who understands the stresses of moving to a new city and has knowledge of the local real estate market place. Shannon Lindstrom, Realtor with RE/MAX Results  specializes in relocation and she works the entire Twin Cities. Shannon has personally experienced corporate relocations, so she understands the big picture when it comes to relocating to a new city.  When an individual and or a family relocate, it is not an easy task. The advice is to do your research. The cost…

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The Metro Transit New Green Line Equals Sustainability in Minneapolis & St. Paul Urban Living

The Metro Transit New Green Line equals sustainability in Minneapolis & St. Paul urban living.  Sustainability is all about keeping the area productive and diverse.  The advantages of the Green Line light rail is that individuals can easily visit nearby businesses, it reduces traffic, accessibility to walking neighborhoods, increases the demand for real estate, and also it is better for the environment.  Basically, it creates a more livable, sustainable communities. Given that Twin Cities monthly rents are on the rise; in some situations, it may be cheaper to buy a new home or condo than to rent one. Map of Green Line If you are looking to purchase or sell…

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Experience Minneapolis Downtown Condo & Loft Urban Living

The Downtown Minneapolis location has numerous opportunities for real estate buyers looking for urban condos & lofts within walking distance of local coffee shops, restaurants, shopping, theatres, Target Field, and public transportation. There are three neighborhoods within the boundaries of downtown Minneapolis borders: Downtown West, Downtown East, and the North Loop. Downtown West:The high-rise condos are within a short distance of the Nicollet Mall, Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis Central Library designed by Cesar Pelli, downtown skyway, and also public transportation. Downtown Minneapolis is home to some major Fortune 500 business including: Wells Fargo, US Bank, Ameriprise Financial, and Target Corporation. In June, you can…

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Buying a Home or Condo in Minneapolis-St. Paul Means Walking to Festivals and Other Local Fairs

Can you imagine being so close to many wonderful Twin Cities events, you can walk or bike to them?Accessibility means a much richer life, full of activities that bring you joy. Here are just some of the many events you’ll find each year in the area: January St. Paul Winter CarnivalLocation: Historic Rice Park, 109 W 4th St · Saint Paul, MN 55102 Neighborhoods: Downtown St. Paul & Summit Hill Summit Hill Association February Winterfest – the Minneapolis Craft Brewers’ GuildLocations: Union Depot, 214 East 4th Street, St. Paul, MN 55101 Neighborhoods: Downtown St. Paul (Lowertown) April Minneapolis-St. Paul International…

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Doing It Green with Minneapolis-St Paul Community Gardens

Minneapolis-St Paul community gardens (especially organic) has increased over the past couple years. The urban community gardens provide opportunities to allow individuals to grow & produce their own food, share organic gardening ideas with each other, and also help provide GREEN space within the City of Minneapolis and St Paul. According to Doing It Green, Betsy Johnson of Garden Futures in Boston defines them this way: Community Gardens are community spaces that are communally cultivated and cared for; these spaces may consist of individually-worked plots, multiple person caretaker areas, sitting areas, and small-scale children play areas. This article goes on to…

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Walkability Equals Sustainability and Happier Residents

Minneapolis walkable neighborhoods are important for many real estate buyers & sellers.  The Minneapolis urban area is known for its close-in, walkable neighborhoods, making it a great place to reside. According to Wikipedia, walkability is a measure of how friendly an area is to walking.  It’s an important concept in sustainability.  It encompasses accessibility, road and walkway conditions, public transportation, safety and how land is used. According to Walk Score, walkability adds a lot of value to your health, the environment, your finances and communities. Those who live in a walkable neighborhood tend to weight 6-10 pounds less than those…

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Minneapolis Home-Buying & Metro Public Transit System

What is the importance of buying a urban Minneapolis home or condo near the Metro Transit? I have clients who access the light rail and/or the public bus system for the convenience of traveling to/from work and also it can be a form of sustainability (GREEN). Public transporation may help reduce energy consumption. Please find below the Minneapolis neigbhorhoods within walking distance and or a near-by bus line from the Metro Transit Light-Rail stops.  Minneapolis Downtown – North Loop Minneapolis Downtown – Central/East Cedar-Riverside Corcoran Dinkytown – U of MN Midtown – Lake Street Hiawatha Howe Keewaydin Longfellow Minnehaha Seward…

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