Nicollet Island/East Bank Minneapolis Real Estate

The Nicollet Island/East Bank neighborhood includes Nicollet Island, east of downtown situated on the banks of the Mississippi River, and the close by East Bank. A French-born scientist and geographer named Joseph Nicollet led expeditions through the state of Minnesota; Nicollet Island was named after him. He wrote a book about the upper quadrant of the Mississippi River. 

Located in the heart of Minneapolis, this neighborhood is also considered a historical center for the city, and is part of the St. Anthony Falls Heritage Zone. The vast majority of the Victorian-style homes on the 47-acre island were built between 1864 and 1898. The refurbished Grove Street Flats are another key residential feature of the island, and an expansive city park is located at the southern tip.

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Nicollet Island and East Bank - Minneapolis Homes and Condos MLS


With around one thousand residents, the Nicollet Island/East Bank area is a lightly populated neighborhood, but most definitely a gorgeous one, with a relaxed country feel despite its location in the center of the city.

Together, these areas have a little of everything-the old Victorian houses on the Island, and new housing developments and refurbished buildings in the East Bank. The peace of the Nicollet Island residential area is a sharp contrast to the eclectic Riverplace, an East Bank collection of offices, retail stores, restaurants and other commercial buildings. Both locations have excellent access to public transportation, the busy Downtown districts, and the University of Minnesota.