6.2 out of 10

East Philips

Ranked 8th best neighborhood in Minneapolis
44.95291709807 -93.246758582734
Great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Public Transport
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Shopping Options
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Pest Free
  • Schools
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Safe & Sound
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Students
  • Retirees

Reviews

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

"A Place to Both Live and Work"

Having been divided into smaller neighborhoods several years ago, many Minneapolis residents still refer to East Phillips by its former name of Phillips. One of the best features of this community is the easy access to downtown via Hiawatha Ave., along which exist many local businesses. Residents are close to health facilities such as the Abbott Northwestern Hospital and Allina Healthcare Services, as well as outdoor recreation at Stewart Park. The Midtown Greenway passes through East Phillips, offering pedestrian and bicycle paths that make it easy to move in and out of the neighborhood no matter what one's transportation limits.

East Phillips is a healthy mix of the commercial and the residential, with the majority of businesses located along E. Lake St. and Hiawatha Ave. The local population is very diverse regarding both ethnicity and age and there is also a mix of renters and home owners. To buy a home here is dirt cheap while rent prices are mid-range. Most local properties are historic apartment buildings and rowhouses with some small family houses dotted throughout the area. East Phillips is a suitable neighborhood for those looking to save money while also being close to downtown and urban Minneapolis culture.
Pros
  • Affordable housing
  • Healthcare
  • Midtown Global Market
Cons
  • Some shady characters
  • Gets crowded
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
2yrs+

"Strong Blend of Business and Culture"

A neighborhood within the original Phillips community of Minneapolis, East Phillips is bordered by Hiawatha Avenue, East Lake Street, and Bloomington Avenue. The Phillips community was just subdivided in 2005 into smaller neighborhoods so it is still common for people to refer to East Phillips as simply Phillips.

No matter which name is used, the neighborhood of East Phillips is still home to such facilities as Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Wells Fargo Mortgage company, the Green Institute/Phillips Eco-Enterprise Center, and Allina Health Care Services. Scattered among these very large institutions are smaller businesses that hint at the diverse population which resides in the community. Employees, business owners, and residents of East Phillips have access to the varieties of places in the neighborhood via the LRT Lake Street/Midtown bus service. The Midtown Greenway, a 5.5 mile corridor of bicycle and walking paths, can also be used to maneuver from one place to another.

The Midtown Exchange Project that brought the Midtown Global Market to the neighborhood is a reflection of the diversity in the community. As you walk through the mall-like structure of Midtown you can move from authentic Mexican grocers to genuine African jewelry and clothing, and the aromas in the air are simply hints at what new dish or fragrance you will experience just around the corner.

Those who live in the East Phillips neighborhood might come from a variety of the residential homes and buildings, which span a large amount of size, architecture, and expense. In one area you might see a massive Victorian style home that is indicative of the history of the neighborhood, and in another you will see smaller, less expensive and elaborate multifamily dwellings.
Pros
  • Amazing medical facility
  • Midtown Global Market
Cons
  • not always safe to go out at night alone
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students

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