8.0 out of 10

Bottineau

45.0087909741568 -93.2670398140698
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Public Transport
  • Clean & Green
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Childcare
  • Medical Facilities
  • Gym & Fitness
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

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

"A Garden Community"

A historically rich neighborhood, the Bottineau community can be found in northeast Minneapolis and is bordered by the Mississippi River to the west, and to the east, University Avenue. Named after the explorer who originally bought the neighborhood’s land in 1845, Pierre Bottineau, the Bottineau neighborhood has now turned into a modern and ethnically diverse neighborhood. The current population is just over 1200 people and is a popular choice for artists in which to live and work. The Bottineau offers easy access to large city amenities while still claiming some of the suburban aspects of a smaller neighborhood.

There are several options that make Bottineau a convenient and fulfilling place in which to call home. Within the neighborhood there is a community library, a large park, and even a community garden called Mulberry Junction Community Garden. The gardens are a collaborative effort and boast more than 30 plots where residents of Bottineau have first choice of garden spaces for $10 or $20 for the entire season, depending upon the size of the plot. Organic and healthy planting and growing guidelines are encouraged, and the community garden members even contribute some of the fruits of their labors to a local food shelf. To add to the community feel of it all, there are garden tools and wheelbarrows available for use as well.
Pros
  • Community Garden
  • Affordable housing
  • Artistic community
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"The Mecca of Urban Meccas"

Bottineau is an artist's dream. Located within the city's art district and along the Mississippi River within close proximity to downtown, the only thing that makes this neighborhood more of a treasure is the cheap living. Successful and starving artists alike can purchase or rent warehouse or apartment spaces that predate the 1940's for very reasonable prices. Also, every type of social activity can be done within this historic community. Residents can dine at one of the many local restaurants, browse through one of the unique shops or mosey through artist studios within the California Building. University Ave. has plenty of bars for artists, professionals and visitors to gather for chatter and entertainment while a local garden and greenery along the river make for some enjoyable times outdoors.

Families looking for absolute peace and quiet would do best to avoid Bottineau since it has its healthy share f both daytime and nighttime noise, but many other types of residents including single professionals, creative entrepreneurs, students, and retirees, depending on their own personal preferences can come to truly love this central Minneapolis community. The cherry on top of it all for such a fantastic neighborhood is the extremely low criminal activity. It is hard to do better than this low maintenance home of the aesthetics.
Pros
  • Artistic community
  • Next to the river
  • Affordable housing
Cons
  • A little noise
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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