A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$412,996
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,185
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    24
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    12
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    489
    1
  • Theft
    1,149
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    37
    0

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$105,755
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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I have grown up here, and wouldn't have had it any other way! There is so much to do, and it is so close to so many things. Close to Lake Harriet and Lake Calhoun, there is always something to do physically. The downtown linden hills area has some great shops, Sebastian Joe's ice cream is a go-to any day of the year. Great Harvest Bread Company has delicious options from honey whole wheat to their apple crunch mini loaf, you can't go wrong. Also you get a free sample :) The parks system is great for youth with open grassy areas, tennis courts, and youth leagues for all sports. In close proximity to uptown, and not too far from downtown, everything is a bike ride away. National Night out is always a favorite bringing neighbors together and fantastic activities for the kids depending on the block.
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For 21 years, I have been blessed to live in my neighborhood. This is due to several factors. The first reason is due to environmental consciousness. According to "patch of earth.com", my neighborhood was ranked #1 in most environmentally aware neighborhood in the nation. From an early age I learned the environmental benefits of composting. The neighborhood council voted "yes" on providing composting bins that would be recycled/handled by the Minneapolis Waste Management.

Another perk of living in this neighborhood was the parks. In 1889 there was a meeting between Charles Loring and Horace Cleveland, (two businessmen who had an impeccable love for nature), that helped structure the park scene in Minneapolis. They demanded that every house be 6 blocks away from a park. With that being said, I have been able to be reap the benefits from them by participating in sports activities from 8u baseball to varsity tennis.

If I had the option to choose to live here again, I would absolutely jump at that opportunity. The atmosphere is diverse, eco-friendly, and clean. Everyone here is extremely friendly, and that reputation tends be something that is very hard to find in a lot of communities. I am confident that my neighborhood will continue to prosper in the areas of diversity, eco-friendliness, and good maintenance.
The four seasons are very prominent! At the height of summer it can get to be over 100 degrees, and the threat of severe weather (thunderstorms/tornados) is very likely. However, we rarely get an actual tornado in the city. The falls are beautiful with lots and lots of color, but the winter is harsh. Frequent snow storms and temperatures in the single digits or below zero usually describes December through March. But the neighborhood is still lively and active during the cold weather! Winter essentials are warm and durable snow boots, winter jacket, and gloves/hat/scarf, etc.