The 10 Best Minneapolis, MN Neighborhoods To Live In For 2019


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Minneapolis are the best of the best.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Minneapolis.
Best Neighborhoods In Minneapolis

Do you like your neighborhood?

Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors?

No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Minneapolis, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.

Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Minneapolis neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Minneapolis are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Minneapolis for 2019:

  1. Fulton (Homes)
  2. Lynnhurst (Homes)
  3. Page (Homes)
  4. Cedar-Isles-Dean (Homes)
  5. Kingfield (Homes)
  6. Hale (Homes)
  7. Fuller Tangletown (Homes)
  8. Kenwood (Homes)
  9. Audubon Park (Homes)
  10. East Isles (Homes)

So what’s the best neighborhood to live in Minneapolis for 2019? According to the most recent census data, Fulton looks to be the best Minneapolis neighborhood to live in.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Minneapolis that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Minneapolis.

Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from best to worst.

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How we determined the best Minneapolis hoods in 2019

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Minneapolis, we had to determine what criteria defines a “best”.

Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • High incomes
  • Low unemployment rates
  • Low crime
  • High home prices
  • High population densities (A proxy for things to do)

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 83 in each category, where 1 was the best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the “Best City Neighborhood In Minneapolis.” We’re lookin’ at you, Fulton.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Minneapolis, Minnesota has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 6,092
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $419,217 (6th best)
Median Income: $128,282 (4th best)
More on Fulton: Homes For Sale | Data

Fulton is a neighborhood in the Southwest community in Minneapolis. Its boundaries are West 47th Street to the north, Penn Avenue South to the east, West 54th Street to the south, and France Avenue South to the west. Nearby neighborhoods include Linden Hills to the north, Lynnhurst to the east, and Armatage to the south. The suburb of Edina lies to the south and west. West 50th Street is a major eastwest thoroughfare bisecting the neighborhood. At its intersection with France Avenue is the upscale 50th & France commercial district, which lies along the border between Minneapolis and Edina.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 6,191
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $491,829 (3rd best)
Median Income: $138,952 (2nd best)
More on Lynnhurst: Homes For Sale | Data

Lynnhurst is a neighborhood in the Southwest community in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its boundaries are 46th Street to the north, Lyndale Avenue to the east, 54th Street to the south, and Penn Avenue to the west. It is located along the southeastern shore of Lake Harriet. Outflows from the lake run through a parkway for several city blocks to reach Minnehaha Creek.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 2,103
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 2)
Median Home Value: $353,800 (12th best)
Median Income: $134,862 (3rd best)
More on Page: Homes For Sale | Data

Page is a neighborhood in the Nokomis community in Minneapolis. Its boundaries are the Minnehaha Creek to the north, Chicago Avenue to the east, Diamond Lake Road and East 55th Street to the south, and Interstate 35W to the west. Page shares a neighborhood organization with the Hale and Diamond Lake neighborhoods.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 3,385
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 8)
Median Home Value: $368,500 (10th best)
Median Income: $86,313 (16th best)
More on Cedar-Isles-Dean: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 7,732
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 6)
Median Home Value: $253,644 (20th best)
Median Income: $80,677 (20th best)
More on Kingfield: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 3,318
Rank Last Year: 15 (Up 9)
Median Home Value: $297,425 (14th best)
Median Income: $112,757 (6th best)
More on Hale: Homes For Sale | Data

Fuller Tangletown Minneapolis, MN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 4,428
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 3)
Median Home Value: $336,000 (13th best)
Median Income: $109,940 (7th best)
More on Fuller Tangletown: Homes For Sale | Data

Tangletown is a neighborhood in the Southwest community of Minneapolis. The neighborhood was officially known as Fuller until 1996 when it was changed to the present name, which reflects the winding streets in the neighborhood that do not conform to the regular street grid of South Minneapolis. The neighborhood boundaries are 46th Street to the north, Interstate 35W to the east, Diamond Lake Road to the south, and Lyndale Avenue South to the west.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 1,535
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $723,900 (1st best)
Median Income: $151,512 (1st best)
More on Kenwood: Homes For Sale | Data

Kenwood is a neighborhood within the Calhoun-Isles community in Minneapolis. Its boundaries are Cedar Lake Parkway to the west, Kenwood Parkway to the north, West Lake of the Isles Parkway to the east, and Kenilworth Place to the south. The neighborhood is one of the most affluent in the city, with mansions along the parkways.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 6,003
Rank Last Year: 15 (Up 6)
Median Home Value: $190,580 (42nd best)
Median Income: $77,013 (22nd best)
More on Audubon Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 3,340
Rank Last Year: 18 (Up 8)
Median Home Value: $407,775 (8th best)
Median Income: $90,156 (14th best)
More on East Isles: Homes For Sale | Data

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In Minneapolis

If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Minneapolis where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Minneapolis aren’t all good. Hawthorne takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Minneapolis.

We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods To Live In Minneapolis For 2019

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Fulton 6,092 $419,217 $128,282
2 Lynnhurst 6,191 $491,829 $138,952
3 Page 2,103 $353,800 $134,862
4 Cedar-Isles-Dean 3,385 $368,500 $86,313
5 Kingfield 7,732 $253,644 $80,677
6 Hale 3,318 $297,425 $112,757
7 Fuller Tangletown 4,428 $336,000 $109,940
8 Kenwood 1,535 $723,900 $151,512
9 Audubon Park 6,003 $190,580 $77,013
10 East Isles 3,340 $407,775 $90,156
11 Linden Hills 8,028 $401,727 $105,403
12 Diamond Lake 5,735 $219,433 $76,468
13 East Bank-Nicollet Island 1,465 $418,900 $91,500
14 St Anthony West 2,369 $249,100 $69,541
15 Kenny 3,863 $260,925 $103,601
16 East Calhoun 2,443 $480,200 $75,162
17 Lowry Hill 3,912 $436,480 $107,949
18 Standish 6,737 $187,771 $72,104
19 Calhoun 5,884 $267,733 $60,267
20 Northrup 4,592 $248,400 $75,015
21 Field 2,457 $236,367 $98,968
22 Lowry Hill East 6,381 $264,320 $51,801
23 Bryn Mawr 3,063 $290,925 $85,767
24 Waite Park 5,394 $188,400 $70,752
25 Armatage 4,528 $264,300 $98,760
26 Windom Park 4,887 $190,900 $56,200
27 East Harriet 3,454 $354,150 $84,745
28 Keewaydin 3,660 $243,525 $87,484
29 Cooper 3,638 $218,700 $73,803
30 Hiawatha 5,730 $213,217 $68,291
31 St Anthony East 2,153 $215,500 $30,682
32 Howe 6,194 $196,967 $68,547
33 Regina 2,200 $195,067 $80,704
34 Bancroft 3,251 $195,325 $65,550
35 Minnehaha 4,224 $185,160 $64,495
36 Ericsson 3,118 $210,825 $79,317
37 Sheridan 2,787 $196,367 $54,940
38 Wenonah 4,064 $188,075 $60,569
39 Downtown West 6,651 $175,400 $61,002
40 Logan Park 2,330 $203,600 $44,992
41 Morris Park 2,899 $166,950 $72,846
42 Lyndale 6,947 $192,575 $45,984
43 Victory 4,504 $164,220 $68,678
44 Downtown East 2,128 $515,300 $112,808
45 Windom 4,028 $177,780 $64,540
46 Stevens Square 3,834 $246,625 $25,698
47 Whittier 14,440 $195,527 $33,639
48 Holland 4,958 $173,000 $43,451
49 Powderhorn Park 9,505 $166,040 $49,671
50 Bottineau 1,591 $164,900 $49,236
51 Corcoran 3,913 $160,675 $58,088
52 Bryant 3,032 $160,733 $65,570
53 Columbia Park 1,303 $167,100 $57,275
54 Marcy Holmes 11,783 $168,256 $36,969
55 Central 9,193 $174,311 $46,535
56 Prospect Park 7,694 $201,450 $41,558
57 Willard Hay 9,219 $149,156 $51,003
58 Loring Park 8,675 $92,900 $38,491
59 Shingle Creek 3,210 $128,750 $62,896
60 Midtown Phillips 5,181 $163,833 $45,543
61 North Loop 5,274 $194,025 $67,354
62 Phillips West 5,324 $167,167 $22,313
63 Cleveland 2,963 $119,425 $50,544
64 Longfellow 5,189 $192,171 $55,627
65 Mckinley 3,682 $110,900 $46,118
66 Southeast Como 6,366 $108,100 $39,859
67 Marshall Terrace 1,560 $171,900 $41,845
68 East Phillips 5,151 $104,000 $37,590
69 Sumner-Glenwood 1,486 $184,700 $28,805
70 Northeast Park 650 $179,500 $56,667
71 Harrison 3,491 $140,333 $36,201
72 Cedar-Riverside 8,712 $53,800 $22,286
73 University District 6,819 $81,060 $30,890
74 Lind-Bohanon 5,532 $119,100 $43,588
75 Elliot Park 6,710 $100,260 $30,093
76 Beltrami 1,076 $155,600 $46,250
77 Seward 7,679 $137,590 $33,168
78 Ventura Village 4,730 $128,825 $19,557
79 Folwell 4,641 $100,260 $37,590
80 Jordan 8,681 $109,710 $35,021
81 Near North 7,181 $117,850 $30,544
82 Webber-Camden 5,164 $115,940 $29,941
83 Hawthorne 4,112 $111,783 $26,055

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.