9.3 out of 10

Bryn-Mawr

44.9719512669902 -93.3106804843583
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Public Transport
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Medical Facilities
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

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

"An Island surround by Parks"

The location of Bryn-Mawr is amazing. 3 minutes to Downtown. The first exit West of Downtown. Surrounded by parks, trails, and the Lakes. Theodore Wirth Park is basically in the back yard, and Bryn Mawr Park has a great playground, soccer fields, softball/kickball fields, tennis courts, hockey rinks etc. The people I got to know while living in Bryn Mawr were amazing. Friendly, smart, open minded and down to earth
Pros
  • Surrounded by Parks
  • Down to Earth People
  • Open Minded and Active Residents
  • Beautiful historic homes
  • Natural surroundings
  • Next to downtown
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Luxury of Nature Meets Metro"

On Minneapolis’s western edge sits the Bryn-Mawr neighborhood. Bisected by the major thoroughfare of Interstate 394, Byrn-Mawr is also bordered by Theodore Wirth Park, Bassett Creek, the Bryn-Mawr Meadows, and Cedar Lake Park. These picturesque parks that surround this community help to make the suburbs feel less crowded and instead, full of green, serene spaces. Even in the 1800s this neighborhood was described as a garden suburb, in large part because it is so close to area lakes. It is now surrounded by more than 650 acres of parks, trails, and waterways, and to some still feels much like a small town.

Bryn-Mawr gets its roots from the early settlers who came from Bryn Mawr Pennsylvania, where the meaning of the name is also derived from Welsh roots – meaning “big hill”. This modern neighborhood has been called one of the most livable metropolitan places in which to live, partly because it can still provide residents with easy access to the nearby larger and more developed areas of Minneapolis for shopping, dining, and businesses.

Many of the residents who live in the Bryn-Mawr neighborhood are executives and professionals, and many of them even telecommute from their home offices. These homes include all types of architectural styles, from Victorian to colonial to ramblers. There is a low crime rate in Bryn-Mawr and higher than average levels of education and income among the residents. Set within this community are also two elementary schools, the Bryn-Mawr Community and Park View Montessori, and Anwatin, the local junior high school.
Pros
  • Beautiful historic homes
  • Natural surroundings
Cons
  • Expensive real estate
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Forest Green Next to Downtown Minneapolis"

Surrounded by a park and cut through by an interstate, Bryn-Mawr is a natural beauty treasure that is just a short bike ride away from downtown Minneapolis. The western half is a neatly compacted residential area that is set apart by its socially and politically active residents while the eastern half has the diagonally directed Cedar Lakes Rd. and Bryn-Mawr Meadows. The Eloise Butler Wildflower garden and Wirth Park complete the green engulfment of this central Minneapolis neighborhood with playgrounds and other green patches that make this community the gardener's and the conservationist's paradise.

The main cluster of local businesses, including the dining and shopping spots are located at the Cedar Lakes Rd. and PennAve. intersection. Though it is immediately west of downtown, Bryn-Mawr has a relatively low population density, leaving elbow room for residents that greatly desire it. Such a visually glorious neighborhood so close to downtown of course comes with a higher price. The Victorian and Tudor style houses that were built during the 1920's and 1930's exceed $200,000 in sales prices and the few space for rent do not go below $900 per month. Both families and single individuals will find comfort in this community, but the high cost of living keeps many Minneapolis locals from jumping ship to these charming and historic abodes. For those who can afford it, though, it is difficult to find a better surrounding environment with a better location than Bryn-Mawr.
Pros
  • Natural surroundings
  • Next to downtown
  • Beautiful historic homes
Cons
  • Expensive real estate
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

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