Shingle Creek Minneapolis Real Estate
Named for the small river than runs through the eastern portion of the neighborhood, Shingle Creek is located on the northwest outskirts of Minneapolis, right on the city limits. The creek itself is named for the fact that the first shingle mill in the county was built here, in 1852.
This is a lovely picnic, fishing, and boating spot in the summertime; for anyone with a love of beautiful scenery, Shingle Creek is a wonderful place to live. The neighborhood has many suburban comforts but remains close to the heart of the city. The nature prevalent in this area is really what sells most homebuyers on the neighborhood. Shingle Creek has easy access to downtown and the freeway system, which makes it a great place to live.
Shingle Creek has two dominant architectural styles: one-story Ramblers and Bungalows. Most of these homes in the area were constructed in the 1950s. However, there are also Tudor style homes, Craftsman style, Foursquare style, and more.
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Shingle Creek is largely made up of 1950s built homes; this includes compact three bedroom homes and larger one-and-a-half story residences. A small number of commercial districts are located here, as well as an industrial corridor located along the Northern portion of 49th Avenue.
With just over 3,000 people in residence, Shingle Creek's population is made up largely of families, and the area has an owner-occupancy rate of more than 90%. Shingle Creek, along with many other Minneapolis neighborhoods, has created a neighborhood action group. This group works with other local organizations, including the government, to refurbish and renovate older homes with the intent to create more affordable housing in the area.
A Homebuyer's Assistance Program has also been created in order to attract first-time home-buyers to the area. This organization is also committed to protecting and preserving natural environments, including the neighborhood's namesake and also to develop of a number of youth-oriented programs.
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