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St. Paul, Minnesota wouldn't be the city it is without Minneapolis. The City of Lakes is after all one half of the Twin Cities. Some might say the better half, but we're not entirely sure. But, there is one thing we are sure about, Minneapolis has some pretty great neighborhoods and HomeSnacks' list of the best neighborhoods in the Mini-Apple for 2020 is no joke.
However, before you speed scroll down to the list of Minneapolis' best of the best hoods, you should probably take a second to learn how we ranked Minneapolis' 83 neighborhoods. Well, besides looking at the obvious things that people find important in determining if a place meets their expectations: safety, jobs, affordability, and amenities, we also looked at the latest census for median income levels and median home prices.
And this is what we discovered:
The Kenwood neighborhood has a great balance between median income levels and median home prices and just overall cost of living: it's one of the most affordable neighborhoods in the city. Two, if you've just taken a job at Target's Headquarters in downtown Minneapolis, you can hop on the 65 South from Audubon Park, cross the Mighty Mississippi River, and be at work in 20 minutes. And three, the homes in the Lynnhurst neighborhood might cost you close to $218,969.98795180724, but you are getting a one-of-a-kind Minneapolis experience on the southeastern shore of Lake Harriet.
These great neighborhoods in Minneapolis aren't going to be available for long, so pull the chute and head down to our list of Minneapolis' best neighborhoods to pick your forever home before it's too late.
Did we mention that Minneapolis is the home to six stadiums, a vibrant riverwalk, multiple world class theaters, and some of the tastiest cuisine? (We heard the tater tot hotdish is a must.) Basically, if you're looking for a Minneapolis neighborhood with a bunch of fun stuff to do, you're not going to have any trouble finding activities to keep yourself happy, healthy, and entertained. But, there's one Minneapolis neighborhood that has it all.
So, what Minneapolis neighborhood is the best? According to our calculations, that would be Fulton.
To see where the other Minneapolis neighborhoods ranked, take a look below; and if you don't find your favorite there, hit that down arrow again.
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The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Minneapolis
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How We Determined The Best Minneapolis, MN Neighborhoods In 2020
In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Minneapolis, we had to determine what criteria defines a "best".
- 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.
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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