where to live in minneapolis
June 18, 2011 4:43 PM Subscribe
What's a good neighborhood in Minneapolis for post-college life in the Twin Cities?
I'm planning to move with a friend from Saint Paul to Minneapolis this fall. We've been exploring neighborhoods and have a fairly good sense of where young folks live, etc, but are having trouble figuring out where we'd be happiest. Some criteria:
- I'd like to find a nice apartment for us to split rather than rent a house or duplex. I loved having housemates over the past 1.5 yrs, but I like the idea of a more urban style of living -- preferably a pretty brownstone or warehousey building with hardwood.
- We are interested in good coffee shops and interesting restaurants, but don't need to be in a hipster epicenter with lots of crowded bars and art spaces etc. Bonus points for nice burritos, libraries, and grocery stores in the area.
- Commute accessibility -- I'll be working in Saint Paul along University and also working in downtown minneapolis, and my partner lives in Mac-Groveland. So, while we are definitely considering neighborhoods like Whittier, I'd rather not be spread too thinly across the entire metro area, as we will rely on bus transit. However, I like metro transit and could deal with a long daily commute if need be.
So far, we've thought about Whittier, Loring Park, and Powderhorn Park. I'd like to consider NE Minneapolis, as it's a great match for our commute needs, but find it hard to figure out where the best places are to live in the neighborhood.
Any and all input appreciated, thanks!