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France Avenue to Penn Avenue South between West 47th Street and West 54th Street
Neighboring the southwest part of Lake Harriet and eastern of 50th and France, the Fulton Neighborhood is a 15-30 minute commute to downtown Minneapolis and a 15 minute commute to the airport and Mall of America.
The Fulton neighborhood has largely been a residential area since the 1920s. The most common styles of homes are bungalows, foursquare and craftsman. Many of the homes have been updated and well maintained with some of the original architecture still intact.
Rent vs Own
87% of homes in the Fulton neighborhood are owned and 13% rented.
Median estimated home value sits at $465K ($218K over the Minneapolis median) with the median list price at $542K ($272K over Minneapolis Median). As of July 2017, listing volume was 77.
6,090 residents of the 400,000 person population in Minneapolis live in the Fulton neighborhood. The neighborhood is gaining popularity and has seen a 4.9% population increase since 2010. Median age of the area is 40 and 732 total households are married with children.
Of the more than 6,000 people that reside here, 80.4% have at least a college degree (almost 47% over the Minnesota average) and 35.3% have a graduate degree or higher. Median household income is over double the city median at $124,498.
The Fulton neighborhood is highly populated with professionals in the science, tech and education field.
The public schools for the Fulton neighborhood include:*
Lake Harriet Lower (K-3) – Student to teacher ratio 20.8:1 with 540 students.
Lake Harriet Upper (4-8) – Ranked #12 of 511 Minnesota middle schools. Student to teacher ratio 22:1 with 640 students. 2017 Test scores ranked in the 97% state percentile.
Southwest High School (9-12) – Ranked #237 of 487 Minnesota high schools. Student to teacher ratio 20:1 with 1,725 students. 2017 test scores ranked Southwest High School in the 51% State Percentile.
*statistics from schooldigger.com
The Fulton neighborhood is ranked the 32nd most walkable neighborhood in the city. With a walk-ability score of 73 and a bike-ability score of 69, living in this neighborhood provides easy access to most errands by foot or bike. Public transportation is also easily accessible.
Fulton neighborhood packs numerous restaurants and cafes into a small geographical area. With so many different styles and flavors, you are bound to find one to fit your tastes. Here are some of the choices:
Coffee Shops and Cafés
Agra Culture Kitchen & Press – Fast casual, health-conscious café with fresh pressed juices, salads and sandwiches.
Sweet Retreat – Cupcake boutique with sweet treats including cakes, cupcakes and more.
Sparrow Cafe – Gourmet pastries and hand crafted espresso drinks.
Edina Creamery – Handmade ice cream with rotating flavors.
Wuollet Bakery – Fine Cakes, pastries, and breads.
Broder’s Pasta Bar – Traditional Italian cuisine from locally sourced farms.
Arezzo Restaurant and Bar – Tuscan style Italian with brick oven pizzas.
Edina Grill – Wide range of American classics, some with a twist.
Salut – “Brasserie down the Block” with French inspired dishes (and a great burger).
Cocina del Barrio – Latin American tapas and tacos with an extensive tequila list.
Carbone’s Pizzeria – A family favorite pizzeria since 1954.
Coalition – An inspired take on classic American dishes influenced by cuisines from around the world.
Red Cow – Unique burgers topped with high quality ingredients.
Coalition-Edina – A rustic and worldly take on classic American dishes.
Shopping and More
A large array of shopping and services offered at 50th and France and 50th and Xerxes some of which include:
Athleta – Women’s active wear
Anthropologie – Women’s clothing and home decor
Parc – Women’s Boutique
Brides of France – Bridal Shoppe
General Sports – Sports Gear
Diamonds Direct – Jewelers
R.F. Moeller – Jewelers
Sur La Table – Kitchen and Dining Supplies
Nani Nalu – Swimwear and Beachware
Pacifier – Baby and Kids Boutique
Scout and Molly’s – Women’s Boutique
N’etc – Designer collections for women and home
Hunt and Gather– Antiques and Vintage Home Goods
Bella Galleria– Home consignment
Clarabel- Antiques and Vintage Goods
Bone Adventure – Pet Supplies and Bakery
The Wow Bar – Blow Dry and Style Bar
Denny Kemp – Hair Salon
Tribeca – Hair Salon
Paint your Plate – Paint your Own Pottery
The Fulton Fall Festival is the annual neighborhood gathering. Taking place in early September, event-goers enjoy food, entertainment and activities for the whole family.
More information and other neighborhood events can be found here
Pershing Park – 48th and Chowen. Amenities include: Tennis courts, wading pool, and baseball fields. Pershing Park also has a rec center that allows for room rentals including, meeting rooms, a kitchen, lounge, craft room and restrooms.
Preschool and youth sports programs are offered through Pershing Park.
With it’s fantastic location, easy access to recreational trails and parks, and the many dining and entertainment opportunities, Fulton continues to attract new homeowners every year.
Do you think Fulton is the right neighborhood to call home? If so, contact A.D. Hays Group today. With over 30 years of buying and selling homes in the Fulton neighborhood, our team of experts is here to serve all of your real estate needs. We look forward to hearing from you!