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Discover Life in Minneapolis: Our Top 5 Neighborhood Picks

Home to 10,000 lakes, 422,000 people, and a constantly growing Downtown, Minneapolis has established quite the reputation as a hub for Midwestern city living.

As Minneapolis continues to grow, new neighborhoods are always being built and developed, so there are plenty of options for finding your perfect corner of the city. Here are our top picks for Minneapolis neighborhoods to call home!


People at a park.

Located in Southwest Minneapolis just off Lake Harriet, Lynnhurst is known as a jack-of-all trades. Since it’s right off the lake, there’s plenty of outdoor recreation, but it’s also 20 minutes from the heart of the city and home to some of the best haunts in the area, like George and the Dragon and Broders‘.

Homes in Lynnhurst typically range from $300k to $700k, and most are designed in the Tudor and Mediterranean style. It’s the ideal neighborhood for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city with sacrificing the perks.

Linden Hills

A person holding an ice cream cone.

On the other side of Lake Harriet from Lynnhurst, you’ll find Linden Hills. The neighborhood is surrounded by natural areas and lakefront, including the popular Bde Maka Ska and Minikahda Club. While Downtown Minneapolis is just under 20 minutes away, Linden Hills offers its own charming little downtown, filled with popular shops and eateries like the Linden Hills Farmers’ Market, Wild Rumpus Books, Sebastian Joe’s Ice Cream Shop, and Tilia.

As far as homes go, Linden Hills heavily features modest and modern craftsman-style properties. Most homes are one-and-a-half story bungalows with newly renovated interiors, but a large number of new construction properties are also going up in the neighborhood.


People eating at a table.

Tucked between Linden Hills and Lynnhurst, Fulton completes the trifecta of our top neighborhoods in the Southwest corner of the city. The neighborhood is like a cozy little town of its own, with a picturesque shopping center at 50th & France, locally owned restaurants on almost every corner, and tons of neighborhood events like the Fulton Fall Festival and the Fabulous Fulton Plant Sale.

Fulton’s real estate is a diverse mix of new construction, remodeled properties, and classically styled homes. Prices range anywhere from $450k to over $1 million, so there are plenty of options on both sides of the spectrum.

North Loop

A cafe.

For those who want to live right in the heart of Minneapolis, North Loop is our top pick. Just off Central & Downtown Minneapolis and home to major spots like Target Field, the Minneapolis Farmers’ Market, and First Avenue, North Loop is commonly known as part of the city’s Warehouse District. Award-winning theatres, music venues, walking paths, five-star restaurants—you’ll find it all around the neighborhood.

If you’re interested in buying a home in the North Loop, prices range from the low $200ks all the way to over $1.5 million. You’ll find everything from luxurious lofts perched high above the streets to cozy condos in recently renovated buildings. No matter what home you pick, they’re all made for city living!


Kayaking on a lake.

Kenwood is uniquely positioned right in the middle of Lake of the Isles and Cedar Lake, so there’s waterfront all around. On the other sides of the neighborhood, you’ll still be surrounded by green space like the Kenwood Park and Park Siding Park. Since the neighborhood is largely cut off from others, life is here is peaceful, quiet, and scenic. Even though Downtown Minneapolis is around 12 minutes up the road, it feels worlds away.

Homes in Kenwood are incredibly luxurious estates, dating all the way back to the late 1800s and early 1900s. If you’re looking to buy a home here, you can expect to pay anywhere from $500k to over $2 million.

Find Your Home in Minneapolis

Minneapolis is full of amazing and unique neighborhoods, and these are just a few of our many favorites! If you’re making a move the city, take some time to browse the resources we have to offer, and explore a few more neighborhoods for yourself!

Ready to kick off your buying journey? Just give the David Azbill Group a call!

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