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.
Please find below a few of numerous neighborhoods in both Minneapolis and St Paul.
Minneapolis has it all: Drama, music and museums. Cafes, co-ops, patio dining, warm and woody pubs. Natural beauty. A rich history, a lively economy, and a promising future.
Seeking the best in city living? Find your home here. Whether it’s a riverside loft, a townhome in a charming street, or a house or condo near the parks and trails, it’s here for you.
Downtown West is the heart of the Minneapolis business district, with a great retail community and residential condos in high demand. 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 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.
Nicollet Island / East Bank
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.
This 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.
Stevens Square and Loring Park
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 brownstones 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 of 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.
Saint Paul, the most livable city in the country!
Beautiful homes, rich in history. Charming condos and lofts for a 21st century lifestyle. A talented, diverse population is continually drawn to St Paul. People come, and they stay—for the business opportunities, the vibrant arts and cultural scene, and the deep sense of community they come to love. St Paul is simply the perfect blend of urban flair and midwestern integrity. Welcome!
To get the lay of the land, see the map. To learn about the neighborhoods in town, read on.
Downtown / Lowertown
When exploring downtown St Paul, condo and loft shoppers find themselves in a lively urban atmosphere, brimming with places to meet and greet, to dine, drink, and soak in the vibe of the marketplaces and art studios. To live in downtown St Paul is to experience the best of city life!
Welcome to walkable St Paul.
At the edge of Downtown St Paul, Lowertown is very much in demand as the city’s arts district. Lowertown is brimming with condos, lofts, galleries, coffee shops, and cafes.
Here it is: the charming, boutique feel of Grand Avenue. The parks, cafes, and chic salons that make St Paul so walkable. Townhouses with Victorian elegance and charm, displaying St Paul as F. Scott Fitzgerald knew it. No wonder Summit Hill residents cherish their neighborhood and look after their properties with tender loving care.
St Paul home shopping is incomplete without viewing the condos that offer the buyer such an excellent value in a place of classic beauty, infused with the Beaux-Arts aura of St Pauls’ Cathedral. All this, plus surroundings as vibrant and energetic as any in the Twin Cities.
Live near the community-owned Mississippi Market at Selby at Dale, and enjoy the area’s fabulous cuisine scene! Patio dining at Moscow on the Hill. Classic southern fare at Revival. Dining spots about and there are plenty of pubs catering to hip, millennial craft beer fans. Meanwhile, the Green Line Extension is making its positive mark on renovations and real estate values in Summit-University. Already very much sought after for its convenient location with easy access to downtown, Summit-University continues on the up and up.
The Macalester-Groveland Community is home to Macalester College.
From the gatherings at Dunn Bros Coffee and the quaint, old bars and bookshops, to the streets named after universities, Mac Groveland is a gem. It’s a walkable neighborhood with enticing cycling and walking trails to take you along the riverfront. Green living in St Paul? Mac Groveland’s got it. It’s a connected community with festivals, garden competitions, and innovations such as St Paul’s pioneer organics recycling plan.
With its familiar historic water tower, the Highland Park neighborhood is a classic. It offers a small-town feel within in the heart of the big city. Highland is a friendly community with excellent access to public transportation, and it’s always on of the city’s top picks for young families. Home to the famed Highland Theatre, it also hosts the annual Highland Fest, a street festival and art fair—a highlight of the St Paul summer. You’ll find popular pubs and restaurants, coffee shops, and night spots. And you’ll love the many parks, paths and trails that welcome bikes, kids, and dogs.