6.5 out of 10

Columbia Park

45.0271494312279 -93.2609575998962
Great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Schools
  • Internet Access
  • Nightlife
  • Pest Free
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

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

"City Life Meets Country Charm"

Tucked away behind city parks, rivers, and industrial railroads is the neighborhood of Columbia Park of northeast Minneapolis. Columbia Park gets its name from a few sources: the acquisition of the park in the “Columbian year” of 1892, the 400th year since Christopher Columbus first ventured to America, and the nearby location of Columbia Heights. The residential setting of Columbia Park is hidden away between the city of Columbia Heights, industrial areas, a park, and a golf course.

The homes of Columbia Park are in large part brick Tudors or two-story traditional colonial homes. These owner-occupies homes are well-maintained and the residents enjoy minimal traffic in their community. There is a direct bus route available to the downtown area, and the biking and walking trails lead residents to St. Anthony Parkway or along the river – combining the feel of city life and country charm. The neighborhood used to be the site of a shallow lake, named Lake Sandy, but is now the site of a sprinkling of wetlands.

For those looking to get out and enjoy the recreational opportunities the 18-hole Columbia Golf Course, or check out the archery, ski trails, sledding hills, rugby field, an off-leash dog run, tennis courts, wading pool, or playground within this community.
Pros
  • Beautiful park and golf course
  • Near public transportation
  • Seclusion from the rest of the city
Cons
  • little traffic
  • Lack of nightlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A Hidden Gem"

Columbia Park is its own world away fro the rest of Minneapolis. Many natural and manmade barriers including the railroads, the river and the parks keep it tucked away from the rest of the city. Residents here still have easy access to downtown with the main roads, Central Ave. and NE University Ave., as well as public transportation that goes through the neighborhood. This is mostly a residential neighborhood, but a modest number of businesses call this community home. A large portion of the land area in Columbia Park is park space, including the Columbia Park Golf Course, where locals can enjoy a 18 hole round of the sport. The park also has facilities for other recreational activities such as a path for joggers and bikers, a rugby field, skiing trails, and an archery field.

The homes, while newer than many of the prewar houses found throughout Minneapolis, are still older, dating back to the 1940's and 1950's. The prices vary from affordable to mid-range, most depending on the size and distance from the golf course. Neighbors consist mainly of single worker professionals, though families will find themselves happy here, especially with the low crime rate. The only time residents will find themselves dissatisfied with the view is when they are crossing over the railroad yard on St. Anthony Pkwy, but this is often necessary to access the local businesses and the Mississippi River. Most of the homes are far enough away from the tracks for them to no be a bother to those living in Columbia Park.
Pros
  • Seclusion from the rest of the city
  • Beautiful park and golf course
  • Near public transportation
Cons
  • Lack of nightlife
  • Little far from downtown
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers

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