Longfellow Real EstateThe Longfellow community, named after writer Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, is in the southeast of Minneapolis, bordering the Mississippi River, and containing Minnehaha Park and Waterfall.
Longfellow is very centrally located and has great connections to downtown Minneapolis and the rest of the city, and to St. Paul, just over the river. The Hiawatha Light Rail line runs along the western border of Longfellow, connecting it to downtown Minneapolis. House prices decrease the further west you travel, being high by the river, moderate in the middle of Longfellow and low on the western side by Hiawatha Avenue. While the housing in Longfellow is mostly attractive single family homes and duplexes, most are small, and it's a quiet neighborhood with not much excitement or much to do other than live there, so prices stay moderate.
The neighborhoods in Longfellow are, Cooper, Hiawatha, Howe, Longfellow and Seward. The first four are very similar and are all usually referred to together as Longfellow. Seward, in the north of the community, has a different character. There are a mix of larger and smaller houses, usually occupied by old hippies and trendy young families, and house prices in Seward are slightly higher than Longfellow.
Near North Real EstateNear North is a community made of six neighborhoods northeast of downtown Minneapolis. The area is mainly residential.
Neighborhoods in Near North are Harrison, Hawthorne, Jordan, Near North, Sumner-Glenwood and Willard-Hay.
Near North is notorious for having the highest levels of violent crime in Minneapolis, and has the lowest house prices in the city. Most homes are occupied by renters rather than owned by the occupants. The extreme south of the neighborhood is the quietest, and contains some affordable family homes.
Nokomis Real EstateNokomis occupies the southeast corner of Minneapolis, and is named after Lake Nokomis, a popular recreational lake. It is residential, and most housing here was built in the early part of the 20th century. Neighborhoods in Nokomis are, Diamond Lake, Ericsson, Field, Hale, Keewaydin, Minnehaha, Morris Park, Northrop, Page, Regina and Wenonah.
Nokomis could be considered a quiet community, in that there is low crime, and it is mostly residential. Except that Nokomis is snuggled up to Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport and is right under the main flight path. The Metropolitan Airport Commission, MAC, has paid for new windows and roof insulation for most homes in Nokomis to reduce airplane noise, known as being "MACed", but the air traffic may affect your enjoyment of your back yard. Diamond Lake, Page, Hale, Wenonah and Keewaydin get the most aircraft noise.
Most housing in Nokomis is average sized single family homes, and duplexes. House prices in Nokomis are moderate, and depend on how much airport noise the home gets. Prices are lower in the extreme south of the neighborhood in the blocks surrounding Highway 62, and higher for homes built near the attractive lakes and parkland, and along Minnehaha Creek.
Northeast Real EstateNortheast is in the north east corner of Minneapolis. Surprised? It is an older, mostly Victorian, area of Minneapolis. Northeast is the traditional home of immigrants to the area, and sometimes it is called Nordeast in reference to early Scandinavian settlers, many of whose descendants still live in the area. Northeast has residential, industrial, commercial and arts districts. The area is becoming popular with young people and families, and it still attracts new immigrants from around the world.
The neighborhoods in Northeast are Audubon Park, Beltrami, Bottineau, Columbia Park, Holland, Logan Park, Marshall Terrace, Northeast Park, Sheridan, St. Anthony East, St. Anthony West, Waite Park and Windom Park.
St. Anthony West, across from downtown, is the most desirable neighborhood especially for young urbanites. And then in the north east of Northeast, are Waite Park and Audubon Park, both with plentiful attractive single family homes, and are very popular too, with moderate house prices. Windom Park is similar, and has more larger houses.
The Mississippi River is mostly surrounded by industrial areas and railroads in Northeast, and the western parts of the neighborhood, near the river are the least desirable areas with lower house prices.
The most fashionable part of Northeast is the Northeast Arts District, which is most of Sheridan, Logan Park, Holland Park and Bottineau. Sherridan and Logan park are the hippest areas with the most prominent galleries, and moderate house prices. Holland Park and Bottineau are home to lofts, studios, starving artists, and lower house prices.
Housing around Central Avenue, the main road through Northeast which is packed with international restaurants and independent stores, is also very popular and houses here cost a little more.
Beltrami is close to the University of Minnesota's campus, many students live here and much of the housing is rented multi-family buildings, although there are some nicer single family homes here, often owned by someone who works at the University.
Phillips Real EstatePhillips is just south of downtown Minneapolis, and the area is often referred to as Midtown. This area has a mix of commercial, industrial and residential areas, and is one of the most diverse communities with residents of many nationalities.
Unfortunately Phillips has the distinction of being one of the crime-ridden areas of Minneapolis, and is one of the areas Minneapolis Police are targeting to reduce the city's crime rates.
But many are optimistic that things will change in Phillips. The neighborhood has been seeing a lot of development in recent years with new construction of condos and apartments along Franklin Avenue, and the new Midtown Global Market and apartment development on Lake Street. Phillips has several major employers like Wells Fargo Mortgage, and Abbot Northwestern Hospital, and has the potential to become a much calmer neighborhood in the coming years. But now, house prices are much lower than the average in Minneapolis.
Neighborhoods in Phillips are East Phillips, Midtown Phillips, Phillips West and Ventura Village.