Marcy-Holmes Minneapolis Real Estate
Located on the East bank of the Mississippi River, the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood is nicknamed as Minneapolis' "first neighborhood."
Marcy-Holmes is named for two famous Americans-former secretary of state William L. Marcy (born in 1786), and poet and novelist Oliver Wendell Holmes (born in 1819).
Marcy-Holmes is located right across the Mississippi River from the Downtown district of Minneapolis, with the University of Minnesota lying on the East boundary, and the East Hennepin/Central Avenue commercial district lying to the West.
A majority of the homes were built before 1950; the varying years of construction gives the homes in this area an eclectic variety of architectural styles. The variety includes: American Colonial, Victorian, and Arts and Crafts. The neighborhood also has a lot riverfront apartments and condos that have been recently developed. There are also a variety of student housing options, from fraternities and sororities, to apartments, to co-ops, to rooming houses to single-family homes and duplexes.
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The Marcy-Holmes district is one of Minneapolis' oldest neighborhoods, and includes Florence Court, a historic landmark area containing approximately 50 residential homes. These charming houses set the tone for the entire neighborhood, which includes apartment buildings and duplexes of diverse architectural styles. Marcy-Holmes is a busy rental district, with more than 90% of the ten thousand residents of the neighborhood being renters (mostly students) rather than home-owners.
The Marcy-Holmes district is also the location of Dinkytown, a fun, electric collection of restaurants, bars and similar venues, as well as several apartment buildings. There are several notable landmarks in the area, including a residence once occupied by Bob Dylan. While there are plenty of opportunities for home-buyers in the area, Dinkytown and the neighborhood's proximity to the University make Marcy-Holmes a popular place for students and young renters.
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