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Bancroft... Vibrant, Affordable South Minneapolis Neighborhood

By Homesmsp @HomesMSP

The Bancroft neighborhood of south Minneapolis developed primarily in 1910-1930, when residents would hop on street cars along Bloomington and Cedar to go downtown to work.It also has the appeal of being not far from lakes and Minnehaha Parkway.


This popular and affordable area is primarily residential, with charming houses built before 1940 that are 79% owner occupied. 21% of the residents have at least some college, and 48% are families with children. Average sale price of Bancroft homes sold this past year was $175,328.


The combination of homes with character, affordable prices and welcoming community makes this a neighborhood especially appealing to first-time homebuyers.

Bancroft-back yard

I am curently helping a young couple sell their home in the Bancroft neighborhood and here are things they love about their community...

  • Friendly, welcoming neighbors
  • Participate in national night out
  • Share dog sitting and child care
  • Invested in the connectivity of the neighborhood
  • Close to 48th & Chicago shopping, restaurants, alternative health clinics
  • Close to the up and coming 38th & Chicago
    • Blue Ox Coffee, Fire Art Center, art galleries
    • New location of the soon-to-open Seward Co-op
  • Close to  Colossal Café to the east and Kim Bartmann’s soon-to-open Tiny Diner to the north

Sharlene Hensrud, RE/MAX Results - Email - Minnepaolis Nokomis Area Realtor


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