Eighty percent of the condominiums, townhouses and co-ops in Minneapolis are located downtown
Composed of the neighborhoods of Downtown East, Downtown West, Elliot Park, North Loop and Stevens Square, this central location contains both glamorous pockets and transitional areas. A Bohemian mix of new condominiums, apartment complexes, cultural centers and restaurants, downtown Minneapolis guarantees an active lifestyle. The neighborhoods surrounding downtown have changed over the years into trendy spots that have preserved their turn-of-the-century mansions and brick and brownstone walk-up apartments.
The heart of the downtown residential community is a 10 by 12 block area referred to as Downtown West, developed around the venerable Nicollet Mall. With the Mississippi River to its north and the Convention Center to its south, downtown Minneapolis finds itself in a unique position, providing both relaxation and guaranteed action to those who reside there.
Vibrant Arts, Shopping & Dining
An upscale shopping and dining district, the statue of Mary Tyler Moore’s iconic hat toss isn’t the only thing bringing tourists to the area. Nicollet Mall is lined with notable Minneapolis buildings such as Orchestra Hall, the IDS Center, and the Minneapolis Public Library. Since the late 19th century, this area has provided Minneapolis residents with a gateway to the city. It’s also very accessible as The Twin Cities public transportation system serves this area well, providing both commuters and residents convenience with minimal effort.
As the home to the Metrodome and an assortment of turn-of-the-century buildings, the downtown area also prides itself in having five of the city’s oldest and largest churches are in the area, including the Basilica of St. Mary and the United Methodist Church. The interconnected skyscrapers (the Skyway) provide easy shopping during the blustery Minnesota winters and is a great way to explore this area.