6.3 out of 10


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Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Safe & Sound
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Internet Access
  • Nightlife
  • Schools
  • Eating Out
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Picturesque Parks and Lake"

The southwestern Minneapolis neighborhood of Ericsson is a residential area that is the picture of Midwest family life. Charming homes line litter free streets while in view a clean green parks and glistening bodies of natural water. Lake Hiawatha is on the western edge of the community and feeds into Minnehaha Creek that leads to Minnehaha Park. Both children and adults have access to engaging activities at the Hiawatha Lake Park Recreation Center with dance, music and art lessons, and residents can also play an 18-hole game at the Lake Hiawatha Golf Course.

One of the top perks of the Ericsson neighborhood is how involved the community is in keeping the area safe. There is very little crime here and parents can feel at ease about raising their children. Access to downtown is easy with the light rail that runs along Hiawatha Ave., and E. 46th St. goes directly towards the Mississippi River due east. The historic houses are sold at mid- range prices, just below or just above $190,000, and there are a few businesses dotted along the streets. Despite Ericsson being relatively close to the more congested neighborhoods of Minneapolis, it is still able to maintain a quiet and quaint charm that is usually only found in suburban areas.
  • Little crime
  • Beautiful lake and parks
  • Light rail
  • Few reatil spots
  • Lack of nightlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Classic Picket-Fence Community"

Named after a Swedish engineer and inventor named John Ericsson, the Ericsson neighborhood lies in the southeast portion of Minneapolis. It is just one of several neighborhoods that are within the Nokomis community of Minneapolis.

Primarily a residential neighborhood consisting of single-family dwellings, Ericsson also is home to a western half filled with recreational land. Of the homes that are in Ericsson, the average price is consistent with those of other Minneapolis neighborhoods, and the styles include classic two-stories and bungalows set back against the streets of the neighborhood. The streets are clean and the yards are well maintained among the mid-20th century style homes.

The Lake Hiawatha Golf Course, Lake Hiawatha Park, and Minnehaha Creek call the Ericsson neighborhood their home. The Hiawatha Lake Park Recreation Center offers residents year round activities filled with art, music, crafts, education, and dance opportunities.
There is a low crime rate in Ericsson and volunteers within the community work to make sure that it stays that way by providing safe, nurturing choices and options for residents when it comes to businesses and schools. There are several small businesses within the community, and residents have access to two light rail stations that can bring them into the busy city streets and places such as Mall of America within minutes.
  • safe - low crime
  • lack of city feel/ammenities
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Students

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