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The Top 30 Minneapolis Neighborhoods

By Homesmsp @HomesMSP

Neighborhood What makes one neighborhood more desireable than another? When TWIN CITIES METRO magazine compiled their ranked list of Twin Cities neighborhoods they decided to use data rather than intuition in coming up with scores to rank their list: housing cost (15%), transit (13%), recreation (13%), safety (12%), schools (10%), arts & culture (10%), diversity (8%), restaurants (6%), retail outlets (5%), food/gas (4%), bars (4%).

It's interesting because the list contains some surprises... and unexpected omissions. But putting cost at the top of the criteria brings reality to the list and helps set a balance between affordability and neighborhood amenities to produce a list of neighborhoods worth considering... hmmm, sounds like setting priorities for choosing a home as well as a neighborhood.

Here is TWIN CITIES METRO magazine's list of the top 30 neighborhoods in Minneapolis, as well as a map that indicates how all 85 neighborhoods scored out of a total possible 100 points. Links are to some related neighborhood posts I have made throughout the years.

  1. Downtown West
    Mpls-neighborhood rank map
  2. Loring Park 
  3. Diamond Lake
  4. Marcy Holmes
  5. Cedar Riverside
  6. Howe (at the heart of the larger Longfellow community)
  7. Seward
  8. Lowry Hill East
  9. Longfellow
  10. CARAG
  11. Elliot Park
  12. North Loop
  13. Hiawatha (home of Minnehaha Falls Park)
  14. Fulton
  15. Tangletown
  16. Wenonah
  17. Lyndale
  18. Prospect Park-East River Road
  19. Field
  20. Minnehaha
  21. Whittier
  22. Hale
  23. Standish
  24. Linden Hills
  25. Windom
  26. Bryn Mawr
  27. Keewaydin
  28. Ericcson
  29. Northrop
  30. Phillips West

Read more at TWIN CITIES METRO... The Top Ten Neighborhoods in Minneapolis... Minneapolis Neighborhoods: The Runners-Up.

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