These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Minneapolis For 2018


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 for 2018:

  1. Lynnhurst
  2. Fulton
  3. East Bank-Nicollet Island
  4. Fuller Tangletown
  5. Page
  6. Downtown East
  7. Kenwood
  8. West Calhoun
  9. Field
  10. Linden Hills

Read on to see how we determined the places around Minneapolis that deserve a little bragging rights.

Or, if you’re thinking of moving to elsewhere in Minnesota check out the best places in Minnesota overall or the worst neighborhoods in Minneapolis.

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How do you determine the best neighborhoods in Minneapolis for 2018?

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

Population: 5,909
Median Income: $128,717
Median Home Value: $490,300

2. Fulton

Population: 5,916
Median Income: $110,994
Median Home Value: $370,417

3. East Bank-Nicollet Island

Population: 1,455
Median Income: $89,583
Median Home Value: $407,500

4. Fuller Tangletown

Population: 4,407
Median Income: $106,475
Median Home Value: $339,320

5. Page

Population: 2,097
Median Income: $132,458
Median Home Value: $341,300

6. Downtown East

Population: 1,513
Median Income: $93,472
Median Home Value: $400,000

7. Kenwood

Population: 1,764
Median Income: $138,015
Median Home Value: $664,600

8. West Calhoun

Population: 1,349
Median Income: $77,292
Median Home Value: $460,500

9. Field

Population: 2,538
Median Income: $95,869
Median Home Value: $233,467

10. Linden Hills

Population: 8,261
Median Income: $99,028
Median Home Value: $392,300

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. East Phillips
  2. University District
  3. Midtown Phillips

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Minneapolis

Neighborhood Rank Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
Lynnhurst 1 5,909 $490,300 2,132 2.8%
Fulton 2 5,916 $370,417 2,132 2.4%
East Bank-Nicollet Island 3 1,455 $407,500 2,132 2.4%
Fuller Tangletown 4 4,407 $339,320 2,132 3.5%
Page 5 2,097 $341,300 2,132 4.4%
Downtown East 6 1,513 $400,000 2,132 16.6%
Kenwood 7 1,764 $664,600 2,132 3.3%
West Calhoun 8 1,349 $460,500 2,132 0.0%
Field 9 2,538 $233,467 3,795 3.6%
Linden Hills 10 8,261 $392,300 2,132 4.2%
Kingfield 11 8,059 $244,700 3,795 4.5%
Cedar-Isles-Dean 12 3,339 $354,367 2,132 4.3%
Keewaydin 13 3,531 $235,375 4,039 0.8%
East Harriet 14 3,334 $428,225 2,132 4.0%
Hale 15 3,174 $277,225 2,825 5.9%
Lowry Hill 16 3,974 $444,480 2,132 5.2%
Audubon Park 17 5,514 $185,620 4,950 2.5%
East Isles 18 3,254 $377,250 2,132 2.8%
Kenny 19 3,624 $255,475 3,532 7.7%
Northrup 20 4,491 $242,380 3,713 5.6%
Howe 21 6,368 $190,456 5,100 2.6%
Bryn Mawr 22 2,916 $298,675 2,262 4.0%
Diamond Lake 23 6,003 $213,000 4,663 3.5%
Bancroft 24 3,169 $177,625 5,514 2.1%
Regina 25 2,056 $199,167 4,803 3.6%
East Calhoun 26 2,688 $513,567 2,132 7.5%
Waite Park 27 5,390 $184,867 5,135 3.4%
Armatage 28 4,521 $252,329 3,583 8.5%
Hiawatha 29 5,927 $205,750 4,754 3.8%
Cooper 30 3,825 $212,100 4,570 4.2%
Windom Park 31 5,170 $191,540 5,414 4.4%
Downtown West 32 6,687 $162,720 3,899 5.0%
Standish 33 6,896 $182,814 5,388 5.1%
Minnehaha 34 4,120 $182,280 4,862 4.5%
Calhoun 35 6,211 $254,933 3,611 3.6%
Columbia Park 36 1,443 $165,250 5,847 3.9%
St Anthony West 37 2,371 $233,200 4,276 5.2%
Lowry Hill East 38 6,364 $189,300 4,386 1.6%
Ericsson 39 3,181 $197,875 4,839 5.4%
Sumner-Glenwood 40 1,383 $222,350 6,010 26.4%
Sheridan 41 2,790 $169,967 5,827 4.9%
Wenonah 42 4,097 $187,125 5,517 3.3%
Willard Hay 43 8,736 $135,278 7,178 10.7%
Phillips West 44 5,407 $166,183 7,054 11.3%
Windom 45 3,961 $170,380 5,188 5.0%
Victory 46 4,363 $154,280 5,796 7.2%
North Loop 47 4,440 $200,575 4,677 8.9%
Corcoran 48 3,714 $154,900 5,985 8.3%
Folwell 49 5,128 $104,680 7,965 11.5%
Longfellow 50 4,979 $181,829 5,439 5.4%
Logan Park 51 2,052 $161,550 5,653 8.1%
Morris Park 52 2,785 $152,000 5,725 4.2%
Jordan 53 8,575 $107,820 7,991 14.5%
Holland 54 5,188 $155,675 6,872 6.8%
Cedar-Riverside 55 7,761 $56,083 8,529 11.3%
Southeast Como 56 6,462 $168,260 6,779 2.8%
Bottineau 57 1,523 $169,100 5,971 8.7%
Lyndale 58 6,521 $202,775 5,332 5.1%
Beltrami 59 1,311 $166,100 6,414 7.4%
Webber-Camden 60 5,077 $118,340 7,591 10.9%
Near North 61 6,449 $110,800 7,971 14.6%
Marcy Holmes 62 9,812 $203,889 5,068 6.6%
Cleveland 63 2,738 $124,150 6,780 9.2%
St Anthony East 64 2,205 $174,800 5,682 5.0%
Prospect Park 65 7,060 $183,567 6,398 8.4%
Whittier 66 13,869 $189,409 6,022 8.5%
Seward 67 7,629 $145,900 6,602 7.8%
Marshall Terrace 68 1,572 $168,900 6,104 8.5%
Elliot Park 69 6,917 $99,500 7,236 10.5%
Shingle Creek 70 3,138 $123,975 6,476 8.4%
Hawthorne 71 4,225 $90,950 8,295 15.8%
Ventura Village 72 4,992 $126,800 7,960 12.5%
Central 73 8,695 $169,911 6,824 7.8%
Bryant 74 3,288 $160,967 6,536 9.6%
Loring Park 75 8,042 $85,471 6,153 4.9%
Lind-Bohanon 76 4,898 $122,600 7,292 7.9%
Mckinley 77 2,989 $110,500 7,836 8.9%
Powderhorn Park 78 9,761 $168,050 6,587 9.6%
Harrison 79 3,135 $143,333 7,367 9.5%
Stevens Square 80 3,633 $114,950 6,784 6.5%
Midtown Phillips 81 4,895 $136,633 6,929 8.7%
University District 82 6,542 $133,800 7,402 9.7%
East Phillips 83 4,915 $103,300 8,063 9.5%

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