Thinking of making the move to Northeast Minneapolis? Now is a great time to own a home in the area. With unique personality, bustling culture, and plenty of entertainment and dining options, Northeast offers tons of amenities to the prospective home buyer.
Here are 10 of the best reasons to own a home in the one-of-a-kind neighborhood, known as Northeast Minneapolis!
1) Better Costs and Safety
The first and one of the biggest reasons to choose Northeast Minneapolis for your next home is the fact that the area has one of the best cost of housing to safety of neighborhood ratios in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. Essentially, it hits a sweet spot of affordable, safe, slightly trendy and in close proximity to downtown, making it an attractive option for younger people who are beginning to settle down.
2) Rich Heritage and Culture
Historically, Northeast Minneapolis has been a working-class community with strong ties to Polish, Italian, Finnish, German, and Russian immigrants that were employed locally by the grain mills, sawmills, breweries, rail yards and factories throughout the neighborhood. While not as well known for its affluence, many of the neighborhood’s residents choose Northeast because they prefer the “rough around the edges” aspect of it.
3) Bustling Arts District
The Northeast Minneapolis arts district is home to many small studios and galleries with artists, sculptors, and photographers working in many styles of art. The neighborhood’s biggest event, the Northeast Art Fair is in every August, featuring three huge simultaneous Minneapolis art fairs that draw artists and event-goers from across the country.
4) Plenty of Breweries
Any local Minneapolis resident knows that Northeast is the place to go for the best beer in the state (some would even say the country!) This area is home to more than two dozen breweries, taprooms and craft beer bars – seriously – serving up award-winning ciders, IPAs, stouts and more.
5) Many Hidden Gems Left to be Explored
There are great gems to be found in Northeast, you just have to seek them out. From hip music bars like 331 Club and The Palace, to old-school dive bars like Dusty’s and Mayslack’s, to ethnic restaurants like Riendo and Marinos, there’s something here for everyone to love.
6) Great Access to Downtown
Besides actually living downtown, NE offers the closest access to the downtown Minneapolis area of almost any neighborhood. The part right across the river from downtown (near the Grain Belt sign), is literally just across the bridge from the corner of Washington and Hennepin. This area makes it easy for those that work downtown, but don’t want to live in a high-rise.
7) Very Bike-Friendly
Northeast Minneapolis is home to a huge biking community. Almost every street, avenue and boulevard has a bike lane that riders can take advantage of every day.
8) Amazing Sense of Community
Walk around the streets of Northeast, and you’ll notice that there’s an amazing sense of community. It feels like a small town but with all the benefits of city living. Everything you need is within 20 minutes walking, and civic participation is very high.
9) Plenty of Recreational Opportunities
Parks are also a big part of what makes Northeast Minneapolis a fantastic place to live. Northeast Minneapolis is home to some of the most historic parks in the city, including the Boom Island and St. Anthony Parks, where recreational enthusiasts can rent kayaks, go for hikes or enjoy one of the many events year round, such as the Stone Arch Bridge Festival.
10) Low Average Home Value
The average home value, according to Zillow, is $163,000, making it a very attractive market for those shoppers looking for an affordable home in a vibrant, unique and exciting area.
Best of Luck with Your Move to Northeast Minneapolis!
Now that you know the top 10 reasons to own a home in Northeast Minneapolis, what are you waiting for? Get in touch with A.D. Hays Group today to see how we can help you find your dream home in a neighborhood you love. We’re the leading real estate professionals in Minneapolis with over 30 years delivering results for our clients – get in touch with one of our representatives.