8.3 out of 10

Tangletown

Ranked 3rd best neighborhood in Minneapolis
44.9115060923133 -93.2814712030042
Great for
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Internet Access
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

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

"Take a Drive"

This is an area I just love to drive or bike through. It's one of my favorite areas of Minneapolis.

Tangletown is a neighborhood in the Southwest community of Minneapolis. The neighborhood was officially known as Fuller until 1996 when it was changed to the present name, which reflects the winding streets in the neighborhood that do not conform to the regular street grid of South Minneapolis. The neighborhood boundaries are 46th Street to the north, Interstate 35W to the east, Diamond Lake Road to the south, and Lyndale Avenue South to the west.

The Washburn Park Water Tower is located at the highest point in the neighborhood, while Minnehaha Creek runs through the south side of the neighborhood. Washburn High School is located in this neighborhood.
4/5
2yrs+

"Tangletown"

Tangletown is a neighborhood in the city of Minneapolis which is named for its curving, graceful streets. It is primarily residential but it is home as well to a number of businesses such as gift shops, restaurants and convenience stores. Tangletown is safe and the residents celebrate events such as the 4th of July in Fuller Park located at the heart of the Community and Earth Day.
The major bus lines in the city run along every border of Tangletown and the major roads are offering residents with easy access to the rest of Minneapolis including downtown which is only ten minutes away. Tangletown is bordered by the 46th Street on the North, 54th Street and Diamond Lake Road on the South, Lyndale Avenue on the West and Interstate 35W on the east.
William Washburn in 1886 who was the lumber and milling tycoon and former senator of the US from Minnesota along with other investors, bought two hundred acres of farmland in close proximity of Minnehaha Creek for an affluent residential development which will be later on called the Washburn Park. But the tough times of the economy stalled this development and in the early 1900s, the property was sold with development that continued through the 1920s.
Although most homes in the neighborhood were built between the 1910 and 1920s and are in the Revival Period styles of that time which were mainly Colonial and Tudor, there are Victorian homes also from the 1880s, the largest cluster or Lustron metal homes of the city. These homes were constructed in the late 1940s out of pre-fabricated steel to home returning veterans of the World War. They are located along Nicollet Avenue and modernist homes from the 1950s that were constructed along the Minnehaha Creek.
There are two public schools in the neighborhood of Tangletown namely the Ramsey International Fine Arts Center and the Washburn High School. The public facilities of Tangletown include Fuller Park and Recreation Center that includes a basketball court, wading pool, beautiful garden, paths and programs throughout the year. The other facilities offered to the public are Minnehaha Creek and Parkway in which paths and trails follow the creek across town, Washburn Library which is located at the West 53rd Street and Lyndale Avenue and finally, the Washburn Park Water Tower that was built in 1931.
The home purchase or home improvement incentive offered to residents is the Tangletown Home Improvement Program. If you wish to get involved in the activities and events of the neighborhood, the Tangletown Neighborhood Association provides opportunities to those residents and visitors that are willing to spend some of their time and effort in helping the community programs and plans to be implemented.
You can keep yourself updated on the events, meetings and other functions held in the neighborhood of Tangletown through the official website of its neighborhood association. The TNA has recently created a poll to find out what matters most to the residents in the neighborhood. The goal of this is to use the survey to guide their ongoing decision making for the TNA or long term and immediate items that would make the neighborhood of Tangletown better.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
2yrs+

"Fabulous N'Hood Vibe"

Tangletown blends the best of city living with a strong sense of community to create an outstanding neighborhood where people know your name. You can walk the lakes or down the block to shop or grab a latte. It obviously is close to downtown and the airport. Wonderful schools and more make Tangletown an superb place to live.
Pros
  • Beautiful houses
  • Green and Clean
  • unique community design
Cons
  • Little nightlife
  • Pricey housing
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Incredible Architecture & Convenient location"

If you ever find yourself by the Minnehaha Parkway and are anywhere near NIcollet or Lyndale you should get lost for a few minutes by driving through the windy street of Tangletown. The homes are stunning, a true architectural delight. There are many options for dining, shopping, entertainment and outdoor activities in a half mile radius. Their is a nice sense of community and convenient access to 35W and the Crosstown.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
2yrs+

"Beautiful neighborhood, properly named!"

This beautiful neighborhood is properly named, you can get tangled up in the streets because they don't conform to the regular Minneapolis street grid but it's worth it. The streets are tree lined, the houses are pretty and the yards are well maintained. Tangletown Gardens and Wise Acre Eatery are my favorite Tangletown destinations, if you love to garden you can beat the selection at Tangletown Gardens, and the landscaping at Wise Acre Eatery, done by Tangletown Gardens makes it the prettiest dining destination in Minneapolis. Residents in this neighborhood enjoy great schools and beautiful parks in addition to several other great shops and restaurants. If you enjoy walking, running, biking or hiking you will enjoy the Minnehaha Creek, it runs through the southern part of this neighborhood and connects the neighborhood to the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway and the Lakes.

The average home price in Tangletown is 352K. This is based on information from the Regional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota Inc for the period of 09/01/2012 to 09/01/2013.
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Quirky street designs and comfortable community"

Quaint restaurants and gift shops are sprinkled into this creative winding area of streets known as Tangletown. Like a name from a children’s story, Tangletown neighborhood is in the southwest portion of Minneapolis and shares a border with Diamond Lake Road and Lyndale Avenue South. Unlike traditional street layouts, as the name suggests these streets seem to have been thrown together on a whim, creating curved lines and angles where you would normally expect the rigid lines of a typical city block. The small Fuller Park sits in the community and is the place for community festival and events, as well as a serene flower garden.

Residents of the Tangletown community have schools in the area from which to choose, making it a great place for families. The cost of the homes in the community is higher than average for Minneapolis neighborhoods, but the community is located in a popular geographical location at the base of the lake region. While some of the area homes date back to the late 1800s, many of them are from the early 1920s and more recent. Newer residences are still being constructed as people take advantage of living in what feels like a suburb. There are some shops and restaurants in the area, making commuting to larger and more crowded areas of the city not as necessary. You can even go south to other larger suburbs for shopping and entertainment if you didn’t feel like dealing with the hassles of Downtown.
Pros
  • unique community design
Cons
  • Little nightlife
  • Pricey housing
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Minneapoliss Tangled Streets"

As it is suggested in its name, Tangletown is an area of Minneapolis noted for its curving streets, which is quite the visual contrast from the right angle intersections that fill the rest of the city. I-35W forms the eastern border, allowing residents to have easy access to other parts of the metropolis, and the intersection of W46th Street and Nicollet Ave. offer some eating and shopping spots. Though near the southern edge of the metropolitan area, there are bus stops on every border of Tangletown, providing locals passage to various enclaves throughout Minneapolis. Many may not ever wish to leave, however, due to the undeniably beautiful tree-lines streets and the blissfully green Fuller Park.

Tangletown is indeed a visually appealing neighborhood. In addition to the various patches of green, homes built during the 1920's in the Tudor and Colonial styles add some extra curb appeal. More recently, though, a few contemporary apartment complexes have been added to the neighborhood backdrop. Real estate prices are best suited for those with handsome paychecks since even the modest size houses exceed $250,000. The population is a mix of families and high earning single professionals and a small percentage of retired persons. The only nightlife Tangletown has to offer is a local wine bar on W46th Street, but residents enjoy easy access to the more hopping neighborhoods while also being far enough from any bothersome noise.
Pros
  • Beautiful houses
  • Green and Clean
  • Close to I-35W
Cons
  • Pricey housing
  • Little nightlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

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