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:
- Fulton (Homes)
- Lynnhurst (Homes)
- Page (Homes)
- Cedar-Isles-Dean (Homes)
- Kingfield (Homes)
- Hale (Homes)
- Fuller Tangletown (Homes)
- Kenwood (Homes)
- Audubon Park (Homes)
- 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”.
- 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.
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.
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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