These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Minneapolis, MN 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 (Homes)
  2. Fulton (Homes)
  3. East Bank-Nicollet Island (Homes)
  4. Fuller Tangletown (Homes)
  5. Page (Homes)
  6. Downtown East (Homes)
  7. Kenwood (Homes)
  8. West Calhoun (Homes)
  9. Field (Homes)
  10. Linden Hills (Homes)

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.

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How do you determine the top 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.

1. Lynnhurst

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

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2. Fulton

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

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3. East Bank-Nicollet Island

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

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4. Fuller Tangletown

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

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5. Page

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

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6. Downtown East

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

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7. Kenwood

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

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8. West Calhoun

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

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9. Field

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

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10. Linden Hills

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

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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

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

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