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:
- East Bank-Nicollet Island
- Fuller Tangletown
- Downtown East
- West Calhoun
- Linden Hills
Read on to see how we determined the places around Minneapolis that deserve a little bragging rights.
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.
Median Income: $128,717
Median Home Value: $490,300
Median Income: $110,994
Median Home Value: $370,417
3. East Bank-Nicollet Island
Median Income: $89,583
Median Home Value: $407,500
4. Fuller Tangletown
Median Income: $106,475
Median Home Value: $339,320
Median Income: $132,458
Median Home Value: $341,300
6. Downtown East
Median Income: $93,472
Median Home Value: $400,000
Median Income: $138,015
Median Home Value: $664,600
8. West Calhoun
Median Income: $77,292
Median Home Value: $460,500
Median Income: $95,869
Median Home Value: $233,467
10. Linden Hills
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:
- East Phillips
- University District
- Midtown Phillips
For more reading, check out:
- These Are The 10 Snobbiest Places In Minnesota
- These Are The 10 Dumbest Cities In Minnesota
- These Are The 10 Worst Places To Live In Minnesota
Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Minneapolis
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