7.2 out of 10

Audubon Park

45.0182984035367 -93.2377267475695
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Medical Facilities
  • Schools
  • Internet Access
  • Pest Free
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
2yrs+

"A meeting of nature and the metro"

Established primarily in the 1940s, the hilly Minneapolis neighborhood of Audubon Park is named after the famous John James Audubon. Audubon was an influential and dynamic American naturalist and ornithologist. This neighborhood can be found in northeast Minneapolis, bound in part by the Saint Anthony Parkway and Central Avenue.

Many of the residents of Audubon Park feel that their community is a traditional neighborhood comprised in part by more natural surroundings than afforded an extremely busy and overbuilt city block. Those who live in Audubon Park try to live to the ideals set forth by their namesake who wrote, “A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.”

Volunteers within the community work to further conservation issues and ensure that the neighborhood is worthy of such a name, and many in the neighborhood are proud of their flower gardens and natural contributions to reduce their carbon footprints. There are citizen safety patrols that work to make certain that residents feel safe and secure. Homes in this neighborhood come in all price ranges and architectural styles.

Whether you visit or become a permanent resident, in Audubon Park you will find the Holy Land Restaurant & Deli, the Eastside Food Co-op, and amazing merchants such as Crafty Planet and Audubon Coffee. Audubon neighborhood is also on the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway and part of the Central Avenue culturally infused community and retail experiences.
Pros
  • Eco- friendly community
  • Green and clean
Cons
  • lack of nightlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Green Near the Hustle and Bustle"

Audubon Park, on the northeast side of the river, is a spot for all types of residents ranging from students to families to retirees. An easy car, bike or bus ride to both downtown and the University of Minnesota, those that live here are close to just about everything that they could need. While the immediate avenues have a modest number of places to eat, shop or drink, the neighborhood offers a green and clean landscape that the environmentally conscious just cannot ignore. Add that with an eclectic mix of beautiful and unique homes and Audubon Park is a suitable home for many.

The eco-friendly motif is strong within this community, which is natural considering it was named after the famous conservationist, John J. Audubon. Some local houses can be found with their own pieces of evidence to better the environment such as solar panels, compost barrels or small organic gardens. Audubon Park is also a suitable area for outdoor activity as are the more traffic heavy streets, each lined with an abundance of healthy trees that provide shade for joggers, strollers, runners, or anyone else treading the sidewalks. Such physical beauty brings with it some property sales and rental prices that are slightly on the expensive side, but a thorough search or converting to cooperative living can help lift the burden of costs. This little slice of heaven that is close to the hustle and bustle, but far enough out of reach to enjoy some sound sleep, can make any newcomer that can find the funds to live here very happy.
Pros
  • Eco- friendly community
  • Green and clean
  • Close to downtown and campus
Cons
  • A little pricey
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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