These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Minneapolis


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

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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:

  1. Lynnhurst
  2. East Isles
  3. Fulton
  4. Page
  5. Linden Hills
  6. East Bank-Nicollet Island
  7. Cedar-Isles-Dean
  8. Kenwood
  9. East Calhoun
  10. Hale

Read on to see how we determined the places around Minneapolis that deserve a little bragging rights. Would you rahter live outside of the city? Check out the best suburbs around Minneapolis.

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How do you determine the best neighborhoods in Minneapolis?

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 limited the analysis to neighborhoods with over 1,000 people.

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, Lynnhurst.

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

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1. Lynnhurst

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,945
Median Home Price: $468,629
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,296
Unemployment Rate: 3.4%

2. East Isles

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,401
Median Home Price: $429,725
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,296
Unemployment Rate: 4.5%

3. Fulton

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,759
Median Home Price: $370,883
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,296
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%

4. Page

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,911
Median Home Price: $351,100
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,296
Unemployment Rate: 2.6%

5. Linden Hills

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,345
Median Home Price: $393,973
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,296
Unemployment Rate: 3.8%

6. East Bank-Nicollet Island

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,331
Median Home Price: $358,700
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,296
Unemployment Rate: 5.0%

7. Cedar-Isles-Dean

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,426
Median Home Price: $353,800
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,296
Unemployment Rate: 4.0%

8. Kenwood

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,354
Median Home Price: $797,000
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,296
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%

9. East Calhoun

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,433
Median Home Price: $513,700
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,296
Unemployment Rate: 7.3%

10. Hale

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,149
Median Home Price: $285,775
Crimes Per 100K People: 3,108
Unemployment Rate: 3.6%

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Minneapolis

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

If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Minneapolis:

  1. Harrison
  2. Hawthorne
  3. Webber-Camden

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Minneapolis

Neighborhood Rank Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
Lynnhurst 1 5,945 $468,629 2,296 3.4%
East Isles 2 3,401 $429,725 2,296 4.5%
Fulton 3 5,759 $370,883 2,296 3.2%
Page 4 1,911 $351,100 2,296 2.6%
Linden Hills 5 8,345 $393,973 2,296 3.8%
East Bank-Nicollet Island 6 1,331 $358,700 2,296 5.0%
Cedar-Isles-Dean 7 3,426 $353,800 2,296 4.0%
Kenwood 8 1,354 $797,000 2,296 2.9%
East Calhoun 9 2,433 $513,700 2,296 7.3%
Hale 10 3,149 $285,775 3,108 3.6%
Calhoun 11 6,216 $261,400 4,258 3.3%
Fuller Tangletown 12 4,243 $357,220 2,296 5.6%
Field 13 2,603 $233,633 3,878 4.4%
Kingfield 14 8,122 $245,544 4,501 4.6%
West Calhoun 15 1,195 $296,700 2,296 0.7%
Kenny 16 3,474 $279,550 3,369 5.2%
Downtown West 17 5,910 $208,600 3,709 2.9%
East Harriet 18 3,651 $415,300 2,296 4.9%
Lowry Hill East 19 6,630 $234,320 4,534 4.5%
Lowry Hill 20 3,758 $515,660 2,296 6.5%
Armatage 21 4,839 $255,343 3,955 5.3%
Keewaydin 22 3,190 $238,275 4,165 4.0%
Diamond Lake 23 5,959 $271,960 4,135 5.2%
Loring Park 24 7,962 $230,933 4,561 4.6%
St Anthony East 25 2,184 $217,600 5,698 3.3%
St Anthony West 26 2,507 $241,033 4,737 3.8%
Audubon Park 27 4,777 $184,360 5,457 3.0%
Howe 28 6,524 $189,678 5,612 2.2%
Marcy Holmes 29 9,351 $286,743 4,309 6.1%
Cooper 30 3,748 $223,720 4,578 4.6%
Northrup 31 4,496 $247,120 4,152 8.9%
Downtown East 32 1,272 $369,100 2,296 17.1%
Lyndale 33 7,468 $204,412 6,297 4.6%
Regina 34 2,323 $200,133 5,585 4.6%
Standish 35 6,127 $187,271 5,689 5.0%
Bancroft 36 3,070 $182,075 6,219 4.2%
Windom 37 3,582 $239,475 4,617 6.1%
Bryn Mawr 38 2,976 $297,925 2,818 10.6%
Hiawatha 39 5,392 $202,617 5,201 4.9%
Windom Park 40 5,784 $214,800 5,597 8.0%
Minnehaha 41 3,731 $188,320 5,280 6.1%
Waite Park 42 5,061 $197,050 5,336 6.7%
North Loop 43 4,110 $257,250 4,342 7.2%
Sheridan 44 2,951 $192,300 6,188 5.5%
Bryant 45 3,297 $171,100 7,132 5.6%
Victory 46 4,529 $162,620 6,150 6.4%
Ericsson 47 3,186 $223,900 5,119 7.6%
Wenonah 48 4,340 $217,775 5,595 5.9%
Elliot Park 49 6,710 $215,233 6,185 8.7%
Midtown Phillips 50 4,495 $164,633 7,168 6.0%
Prospect Park 51 6,726 $298,650 5,074 8.8%
Whittier 52 14,161 $189,345 6,676 8.4%
Southeast Como 53 6,183 $208,950 6,877 3.1%
Powderhorn Park 54 9,272 $180,480 7,046 8.7%
Central 55 7,510 $181,133 7,370 7.0%
Logan Park 56 2,287 $168,850 6,580 7.0%
Corcoran 57 3,605 $155,450 6,807 7.2%
Longfellow 58 5,077 $194,900 5,884 6.9%
Columbia Park 59 1,922 $186,700 6,183 6.4%
Beltrami 60 1,281 $162,500 7,207 5.4%
Cleveland 61 2,776 $145,575 7,065 7.3%
Ventura Village 62 4,861 $199,625 7,440 8.8%
Seward 63 7,687 $208,212 6,291 8.7%
Morris Park 64 2,796 $160,625 6,351 5.6%
University District 65 6,070 $271,850 5,955 9.9%
Stevens Square 66 3,805 $154,350 7,179 8.9%
Bottineau 67 1,418 $192,700 6,534 9.8%
Sumner-Glenwood 68 1,190 $249,200 5,948 26.2%
Marshall Terrace 69 1,124 $172,500 6,180 5.5%
Holland 70 4,852 $158,775 7,452 7.5%
Willard Hay 71 8,385 $136,189 7,771 9.3%
Phillips West 72 5,123 $161,260 7,735 12.4%
Cedar-Riverside 73 7,496 $164,233 8,111 10.6%
Shingle Creek 74 3,454 $126,725 7,552 7.4%
Folwell 75 5,326 $110,260 8,566 13.0%
Lind-Bohanon 76 4,531 $142,083 7,369 8.6%
East Phillips 77 4,214 $144,233 8,255 13.2%
Jordan 78 7,857 $129,060 8,417 18.5%
Mckinley 79 2,424 $101,025 8,469 6.7%
Near North 80 6,276 $138,167 8,239 12.5%
Webber-Camden 81 5,090 $128,260 8,085 13.4%
Hawthorne 82 4,114 $158,733 7,863 15.6%
Harrison 83 2,760 $146,267 7,936 18.5%

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