Minneapolis’ Northeast Community Highlights
Northeast community of Minneapolis is composed of 13 smaller neighborhoods. The Northeast community blends old architecture, classic housing, bustling commercial districts, and industrial work centers as well as new residential high-rises, suburban cul-de-sacs, and a popular art scene. The Northeast community is part bedroom neighborhood and part job center for the City of Minneapolis. The prominent features of Northeast include ornate churches and massive grain silos and mills, both of which help to create a unique skyline. Formerly known as the City of Saint Anthony before it was annexed into Minneapolis, Northeast is sometimes referred to as Nordeast, reflecting the history of northern and eastern European immigrants and their language influence.
Columbia Park - The Columbia Park neighborhood in northeast Minneapolis is bound on the north by 37th Avenue Northeast, on the east by Central Avenue Northeast, on the south by 27th Avenue Northeast and St. Anthony Boulevard, and on the west by University Avenue Northeast, 4th Street Northeast and the Mississippi River. Phew! The Columbia Park neighborhood received its name for three reasons. The first has to do with the actual Columbia Park, an area park which has a challenging 18 hole golf course, playground area, walking trails, archery course, horseshoe pits and picnic areas. The second coincides with the park’s acquisition in 1892, which is referred to as the “Columbian” year, 400 years after Christopher Columbus’ first voyage to the Americas. Finally, the third reason is a nod to the adjacent suburb to this neighborhood, Columbia Heights.
In addition to Columbia Park, the neighborhood also includes a smaller park, Hi View park, with a children's wading pool and basketball courts. Other highlights of the neighborhood include the walking paths along the Mississippi and the St. Anthony Parkway Bridge.
The neighborhood has residential areas tucked away with industrial surroundings between the city of Columbia Heights and Columbia Park and its golf course. Its north end consists of a narrow strip of streets from Main Street to Central Avenue. Much of the housing here are stucco and brick Tudors and two-story colonials.
The active neighborhood association is involved in planning activities for residents of all ages. Some of those activities include container gardening in community gardens, Tai Chi courses, and a monthly Procrastinators Night when all the procrastinators in the neighborhood get together to work on their unfinished projects. Children in Columbia Park attend the Minneapolis Public Schools, which includes a strong magnet schools program and exciting opportunities for all students.
Waite Park - Waite Park neighborhood is bound on the north by 37th Avenue Northeast, on the east by Stinson Boulevard, on the south by Saint Anthony Parkway and on the west by Central Avenue Northeast. The neighborhood is named for Edward Foote Waite, judge of the District Court of Hennepin County from 1911 to 1941.
Incorporated in 1887, Waite Park is a mainly residential neighborhood. However, the Shoreham Yards train repair facility still exists in the area. While the yards are still in use, the land is expected to be redeveloped in the future, providing for more homes in Waite Park. The variety of real estate available here makes the neighborhood great for single people, retirees, and small or large families alike.
Audubon Park - The Audubon Park neighborhood is bounded by Saint Anthony Parkway, Stinson Boulevard, Lowry Avenue and Central Avenue. Stinson Boulevard is also the city’s border with St. Anthony. The neighborhood and its park are named in honor of John James Audubon, a great American naturalist and ornithologist.
A majority of the houses in this somewhat hilly neighborhood were built in the 1940s.
This Audubon Park neighborhood is perfect for the couple settling in the big city, the student looking to attend college in the city, a family looking to settle into a nice neighborhood, or even the retirees looking for a quiet place with conveniences.
Windom Park - The Windom Park neighborhood is bounded on the north by Lowry Avenue, on the west by Central Avenue, on the south by 18th Avenue and on the east by New Brighton Boulevard. Windom Park is named after William Windom, who served from the mid- to late-1800s as a U.S. senator from Minnesota and as secretary of the U.S. Department of Treasury.
Windom Park is a mainly residential neighborhood. Single-family dwellings tend to predominate in the eastern quadrant and multifamily buildings can be found in the western quadrant, particularly in the vicinity of Central Avenue. Many of the homes in the west part of the neighborhood were built between 1895 and 1810, providing for some beautiful architecture. On the east side of Windom Park, most of the homes were built after World War II. Central Avenue, the neighborhood’s western border, is a very active commercial corridor. Many ethnic restaurants line the street here.
Northeast Park - Northeast Park is bound on the south by Broadway Street and on the southeast by Interstate 35, on the north by 18th Avenue and New Brighton Boulevard, and on the west by Central Avenue. The city limits make its northeast boundary. This neighborhood takes its name from its geographical location within the City of Minneapolis.
Northeast Park is roughly divided into three sections. The western section is mainly residential. The Quarry, a large regional shopping center, is in the center. The eastern section is home to the Hillside Cemetery and Honeywell International manufacturing.
Northeast Park homes are typically single-family residences, and approximately one thousand people live here. Approximately two thirds of these homes were built before 1940, most of which were built around the turn of the century. With the Quarry acting as a buffer between the residential and industrial sections of the neighborhood, Northeast Park residents are largely unaffected by the presence of the industrial area.
Beltrami – The Beltrami neighborhood is bound on the north by Broadway Street, on the east by Interstate 35W, on the south by Hennepin Avenue East and on the west by Central Avenue and Harrison Street. The Beltrami neighborhood and its park are named after Giacomo Constantino Beltrami, an early 19th century Italian jurist, scholar and explorer. Beltrami Park has a playground, bocci courts, soccer and softball fields, tennis courts, a sand volleyball court and a basketball court.
Large tracts of industrial land cover the southwestern part of the neighborhood, while the remaining land is dedicated to single-family dwellings interspersed with low-rise multifamily buildings. Though there is some industrial activity in the southwestern part of the neighborhood, Beltrami is an excellent place to settle down and enjoy life in Minneapolis. As with other neighborhoods in northeast Minneapolis, many artists have set up studios in Beltrami.
St. Anthony East & West – The St. Anthony East and West neighborhoods are two of the oldest in Minneapolis as they were part of the village of St. Anthony, established in 1849 on the east bank of the Mississippi River. St. Anthony Falls – the neighborhood’s namesake – was seen in 1680 by Father Louis Hennepin, a Jesuit who is credited with being the first European to explore the area that is now Minneapolis. He named the falls after his patron saint, St. Anthony of Padua.
The St. Anthony East neighborhood extends from Broadway Street on the northern border to Central Avenue on the east and southeast, Second Avenue on the south, and then Fifth and Washington streets on the west. St. Anthony East has a number of churches, reminders of the area’s early history when people from different European countries moved into the area. These immigrants settled in neighborhoods around their churches, where they held together as tightly knit social groups.
The St. Anthony West neighborhood is bordered by Broadway Street to the north and Second Avenue on the south. The Mississippi River makes up the western extent and Washington and Fifth Streets define the eastern boundary. St. Anthony West is host to Boom Island Park, a 14-acre riverside park. The neighborhood is also within walking distance of downtown and the University of Minnesota.
Sheridan - The Sheridan neighborhood, located in northeast Minneapolis, extends from Washington Street on the east to the Mississippi River on the west, and from Broadway Street on the south to 18th and 17th Avenues on the north. It is named for Civil War General Philip Sheridan. The neighborhood elementary and junior high schools and the local park are all named after General Sheridan as well.
Historically, Sheridan has been a working class neighborhood, and was home to predominantly Eastern European immigrants in the early twentieth century. In the present day, Sheridan's center is a bustling commercial district which was once a main line for the neighborhood's streetcar line. This community is also home to many art galleries, and a stretch of 13th Avenue that runs through the area is known as "Arts Avenue". A large portion of the neighborhood was built for industrial use of the Mississippi River, but the river banks are slowly but surely developing into an area of recreational and residential buildings. The Sheridan neighborhood also has a sizable amount of small apartment buildings.
Like many other Minneapolis neighborhoods, Sheridan residents are committed to improving their community. The Sheridan Neighborhood Organization has already had several successes, including funding the development of a public library, and the refurbishment of a theatre located on 13th Avenue. Current plans include programs for housing rehabilitation, and to increase the availability of affordable housing.
Sheridan has recently seen an increase in the number of young families moving to the area, and the under-18 age group is the fastest-growing age group in this neighborhood.
Logan Park - Logan Park neighborhood in northeast Minneapolis is bound on the north by 19th Avenue Northeast, on the east by Central Avenue Northeast, on the south by Broadway Avenue Northeast and on the west by Washington Street Northeast. The neighborhood is built around Logan Park, which dates back to the 1800s and is named for Civil War general and U.S. Sen. John A. Logan. This 150-acre neighborhood is 40% residential with industry comprising nearly 30% and 11.5% dedicated to parks and recreational uses. Railroad tracks along Central Avenue divide the neighborhood into an industrial area and the residential district.
There are just over 1,000 housing units in the Logan Park neighborhood. The neighborhood has many large Victorian houses. As compared to the average price of a home in all of Minneapolis, Logan Park's homes priced much lower. Rent here is also generally a bit lower, so it's ideal for a temporary situation as well.
Holland - The Holland neighborhood extends from 27th Avenue Northeast in the north to 17th and 19th Avenues Northeast in the south. Central Avenue Northeast is the eastern extent and University Avenue Northeast is the western boundary. The neighborhood and its elementary school are named after Josiah G. Holland, an American educator and editor born in 1819 in Massachusetts. He was well known for Timothy Titcomb’s Letters, a column he wrote for a newspaper in Springfield, Massachusetts. The neighborhood was a popular destination for Eastern Europeans emigrating at the beginning of the 20th century.
Located northeast of downtown Minneapolis, Holland is a thriving neighborhood of over 3,500 people. The middle class working neighborhood has a diverse population with many opportunities for recreation for all of its residents of any age. The Holland neighborhood is predominately residential. There is a core commercial district with shops, restaurants and cafes along Central Avenue. The neighborhood has other amenities including Jackson Square Park, Edison Senior High School and a Minneapolis public library branch. Close to downtown, Holland residents are insulated from the hustle and bustle of the city but still have easy access to the cultural, social and other amenities of the downtown area.
Housing prices are slightly lower than the median prices for similar housing in other parts of the city, making it a wonderful neighborhood for a “starter home.” Nearly 75% of the housing was built pre-1920s. The housing stock is about evenly divided between owner occupied single family homes and rental property.
Bottineau – The Bottineau neighborhood is bordered by the Mississippi River on the west and University Avenue to the east. Lowry Avenue Northeast is the northern extent of the neighborhood, which runs to 16th/17th avenues Northeast in the south. This neighborhood is named after the legendary pioneer, explorer and leader Pierre Bottineau who bought land here in 1845.
Bottineau neighborhood has a rich history with the large number of ethnic groups that have settled in this area over the years. Today the community has a population of 1,254 people and is. The cultural richness is enhanced by the many amenities like the library, the large park that serves the neighborhood, and the close location to the downtown area of Minneapolis.
While this neighborhood is a great place to raise a family, it is equally wonderful for the artistic community. Bottineau is a coveted destination for many artists to live and work The Northeast Arts Association caters to the artists of the community, with a former industrial building having been converted into a number of studios for artists. A café and restaurant are open to the public while about 70 artists toil behind the scenes.
Marshall Terrace - Marshall Terrace neighborhood is bordered by Saint Anthony Parkway on the north and Lowry Avenue on the south. The Mississippi River is the western extent, and 4th Street Northeast and University Avenue are the eastern extent. The neighborhood is named after Minnesota’s fifth governor, William R. Marshall, who served from 1866 to 1870.
Large tracts of land in this neighborhood are used for industry, railroad tracks and utilities. About 20% of the land is residential with related commercial uses. Residential uses are restricted to the center of the neighborhood with utilities mainly along the river and industry and railroad tracks to the east.
A popular feature of this area is Marshall Terrace Park, a large neighborhood park equipped with a number of recreational facilities including a picnic area, a baseball field, basketball court, a swimming pool, and summer activity programs for kids.
Homes in Marshall Terrace are both affordable and attractive. The typical Marshall Terrace home is a single-family two or three bedroom residence with one or two bathrooms. Many of the residential streets are attractive, tree-lined areas, with nothing to suggest that an industrial area is close by.
The Northeast Minneapolis community is a refuge for those who want to or need to live close to the Twin Cities metropolitan area, but who crave the comforts and relaxation that come with small town life. The average home sales price for a single family home or condo in Northeast Minneapolis, MN is about $177,04.