7.2 out of 10

Field

44.9151314074053 -93.2688216456237
Great for
  • Safe & Sound
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Pest Free
  • Schools
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students

Reviews

4/5
2yrs+

"Field"

The neighborhood of field is located in community of Nokomis in south Minneapolis and is bounded on the west side by I-35W, on the south by Minnehaha Parkway, on the north by 46th Street East and on the east by Chicago Avenue. It shares an organization of neighborhood with Northrop and Regina.
It was named after a local school that in turn was named for a writer of children poetry, Eugene Field. It is a mostly residential neighborhood characterized by small two-bedroom pre-1940s stucco houses of brick and stone. Its main commercial thoroughfare is Chicago Avenue. Field has one public school and one charter school. Residents who might want to avail of home improvement incentives may take advantage of Field Northrop Regina Home Improvement Program which is intended for the residents in these three, collaborated neighborhoods.
It is home to McRae Park and Recreation Center which is the central point for a variety of activities for the youth. During spring, it serves as the location where the neighborhood holds festival celebrating the diversity of the residents.
The size of household in the neighborhood of field is reduced from 1980 to 200 but remained still higher than the average of Minneapolis. Its trend has been moving in the opposite direction from the city that saw an increase from 1990 to 2000.
Between the decades 1980 and 2000, there was an increase of 10% in the number of households with individuals living alone and under the age 65. On the same period, the number of family households as well as households with people living alone and over 65 reduced by 5% and 9% respectively.
Between the decades 1980 and 2000, the percentage of householders that lived alone has increased from 5% to 32% however the proportion is low still than the average of the city of 40% in 2000. The percentage of seniors who loved alone in field has been consistently below the average citywide between the decades 1980 and 2000.
The number of housing units in the neighborhood slightly rose in 1990 and then declined again to the number it had in the 1980 in 2000. The housing units that were vacant between 1980 and 1990 increased but reduced later on to 10 units in 2000.
Between the decades 1980 and 2000, units occupied by renters in Field reduced by 21 units and the number of units occupied by owner risen by 26 units.
The vacancy rates of renter and homeowner are substantially lower in field than in the city of Minneapolis. In 2000, renter and homeowner vacancy periods for the neighborhood of field were 0.7% and 0.1% respectively. Trends for these categories for the neighborhood and the city mirror each other between 1980 and 2000.
In the year 2000, the population of field had a labor force participation rate of 70% while the rate of Minneapolis was 72%. The rate has changed for Field while the city has increased gradually in labor force participation between the decades 1980 and 2000.
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 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A Modern Day Township"

Field is a point of pride for southern Minneapolis with the streets being filled with charming homes and shady trees and I-35W being the western border, offering an easy ride in downtown just five miles away. Minnehaha Creek creates a naturally beautiful southern boundary for the community as well as a site for joggers and bikers to get their daily miles done while others can get their cardiovascular exercise done at the McRae Park and Recreation center nearby. Field is one of three neighborhoods that form the larger Field Regina Northrop (FRN) Neighborhood. This was a rural area until the middle of the 20th century, but the houses that were built before World War II still reflect a humble history. The housing prices, however, do not reflect humility with properties being listed at over $200,000.

Though it is mainly a residential area, Field has a business center at the intersection of Chicago Ave. and 48th Street where locals have access to numerous eating spots, a coffee shop a theater and a tattoo parlor. The neighborhood consist of mostly families, retired individuals and students while the more mobile young professionals can be found closer to downtown. Field is a very safe neighborhood, having a low occurrence of crime compared to other Minneapolis neighborhoods. The stucco houses, quiet residential streets and the thick lines of trees help the community maintain a township feel where abodes are separated from the business cluster by a block or two and where neighbors know each other well.
Pros
  • Low crime rate
  • Acces to shops and dining
  • Beautiful historic homes
Cons
  • Expensive real estate
  • little nightlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
2yrs+

"Village Feel"

As part of the Field Regina Northrop Neighborhood Group (FRNNG), the neighborhood of Field is located in south Minneapolis and is bordered by Interstate 35W to the west and Minnehaha Parkway to the south. Named after the local school and its namesake, author of children’s poetry Eugene Field, this neighborhood is a quaint mix of homes, green spaces, parks, and small businesses.

The homes in Field are most noticeably smaller two-bedroom stucco, stone, and brick homes that were built just before World War II. The people who live there are most often families, students, and the retired. The homes of Field are nestled among tree lined streets and are of average prices for single family dwellings in the Minneapolis area.

Residents of Field get to enjoy the popular corner of Chicago and 48th where you can find anything from Turtle Bread, to restaurants, shops, and even a creamery. This friendly atmosphere of this local hot spot make residents feel right at home as they walk to dinner or stroll for shopping. The businesses of Field help residents feel like they are living in their own little village among the hustle of big city lights which can be reached within moments if needed or desired.

One highlight for activities and recreation is the McRae Park and Recreation Center where youth have opportunities for athletic events of all kinds, and in the spring is the site of a neighborhood festival that celebrates the diversity of the Field neighborhood.
Pros
  • unique shopping experiences
Cons
  • little nightlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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