7.1 out of 10

Diamond Lake

44.8971442107733 -93.2597241156084
Great for
  • Safe & Sound
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Shopping Options
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
Not great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Pest Free
  • Childcare
  • Schools
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

4/5
2yrs+

"Diamond Lake"

The neighborhood of Diamond Lake is situated on the south side of Minneapolis and is bound by Highway 77 and Cedar Avenue on the east, Second Avenue South and Interstate 35W on the west, 55th Street East and Diamond Lake Road on the north and Highway 62 that runs along the city limits on the south.
The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is directly located to the southwest and Richfield City is directly south. Diamond Lake has acquired its name from the lake that is located on its western end. The northeastern tip of the neighborhood links to the recreation areas and parks of Lake Nokomis. The neighborhood in south Minneapolis is bordered by 40 acres of parkland which was created in the year 1926.
The average size of household in the neighborhood of Diamond Lake was 2.35 people in 2000 which is a decline from the levels in 1990 and 2000. Still, this average size of household is relatively higher for Minneapolis.
There was a decline in the number of its family households in 1990 and 2000 while the number of individuals who live alone increased. In 1990, there were more people who lived alone and are over the age of 65 than there were individuals living under that age. However, in 2000, the number of seniors who lived alone declined to 209 from 291. The number of individuals who are not related but living together increased in the years 1990 and 2000.
The housing units of Diamond Lake were 98.7% occupied in the year 2000. There were only 31 vacant units in the neighborhood. Despite the decrease in population until 2000, the amount of vacant housing has remained between one and two percent of all units. About 91% of the occupied housing units in the neighborhood were occupied by the owner in 2000. The figure declined by 34 units between the years 1980 and 1990 then rise by 17 between 1990 and 2000. Approximately, 190 of the 2,223 housing units in the neighborhood were rentals in 2000.
In 2000, the homeowner vacancy rate was 0.3%. All over the city, this rate was around 0.7 percent. The fraction of rental units in the neighborhood of Diamond Lake was below the average citywide in three years from 1980 and 2000. The neighborhood rental vacancy rate in the Diamond Lake declined a bit. But the rental vacancy rate of the city was drastically decline, the gap between Diamond Lake and Minneapolis substantially narrowed.
The increased number of occupancy in the housing units of the neighborhood of Diamond Lake is only an indication that many people were attracted to live there. Although the vacancy rates on home ownership and rental have been fluctuating, the fact that it significantly reduced in the recent years can be a proof to its attractiveness in residency. Apart from its growing population, there were also increased numbers of business establishments that everyone, both the residents and visitors can enjoy.
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Urban Life Next to the Lake"

Located in southern Minneapolis, Diamond Lake is situated within the corner of I-35W and Highway 62. The community gets its name from, of course, Diamond Lake which is connected to both Todd and Pearl Lake Parks. The neighborhood is close enough for a short commute to downtown, but far enough south for the the non-invasive feel of suburbia. There are several businesses located along Chicago Ave. S. and E. 54th St. takes residents and visitors from Pearl Lake Park to Lake Nokomis, providing endless options for outdoor recreation.

Diamond Lake, though, is not for the low of moderate incomes since the majority of homes are listed at around $250,000. Renting does not provide a cheaper option in a community tat caters to home owners, but this is to be expected for any of the lakeside neighborhoods. In a city that is full of prewar homes, Diamond Lake mostly consists of larger houses that were built during the 1940's and 1950's. This are of Minneapolis is beautiful and functional place to live, but exclusively for those with larger paychecks.
Pros
  • Reatil and dining spots
  • Lake side properties
Cons
  • High traffic
  • Expensive real estate
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
2yrs+

"The Life of the City"

The Diamond Lake neighborhood is one of metropolitan convenience combined with a friendly suburban feel. It is named for Diamond Lake, just to the western edge of the community. Located on the south side of Minneapolis and surrounded by Interstate 35W, Highway 77, Highway 62, Cedar Avenue, and Diamond Lake Road, this main artery neighborhood has easy access to the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport as well as the lively atmosphere of city life.

The residents of the Diamond Lake neighborhood are considered a part of the Nokomis community, which is a larger grouping of smaller neighborhoods. Diamond Lake is connected to the Lake Nokomis recreation areas and nearby parks through the northeastern tip of the community. There are approximately 2200 households in this Minneapolis community of Nokomis, where people come from all walks of life and who are employed in various job settings. Homes currently sell for an average of $200,000 - $300,000 for well-kept, single-family residences.

Shopping, businesses, and restaurants are not in short supply in this neighborhood, and almost every taste and preference can be found. Diamond Lake Park, a central landmark of the neighborhood since 1926, includes more than 30 acres of land and more than 40 acres of water. This island of nature within a bustling city helps to give it the peaceful feeling of an oasis.
Pros
  • lots of shopping options
Cons
  • traffic
  • parking
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish

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