6.4 out of 10

Folwell

45.0162331713594 -93.3006860362029
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Medical Facilities
  • Schools
  • Internet Access
  • Pest Free
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students

Reviews

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

"Heart Waming for an Urban Neighborhood"

Flowell, located in northwestern Minneapolis, is heaven for those who love sending time outdoors. The 27-acre park with the same name offers numerous recreation options for residents and visitors with its baseball fields, tennis courts, basket ball courts as well as its community center. Flowell is close to the Mississippi River and to I-94, making it easy for those living in this residential neighborhood easy access to downtown while also being far enough to not have the noisy and crowdedness of an urban center. Houses are dirt cheap, seldom going above $125,000, but rental prices are within mid-range. Like the majority of Minneapolis neighborhoods, Flowell has mostly historic homes that were built during the 1920's and 1930's as bungalows that have detached garages.

Though they are moderate in number, the majority of local businesses are located on the southern boundary of Flowell on N Lowry Ave. These include the Lowry Cafe, Good Deal Oriental Food and a recycling center. Residents consist of mixed ages and lifestyles ranging from mobile singles to full families as well as different income levels given the cheap housing options. Those looking to move here can take solace in that there is little crime here. Those wishing to spend a little time out of the neighborhood can take a short car ride or even an extended bike ride to downtown. They can also spend the day putting 18 holes at the Theodore Wirth Golf Course just about a mile southwest of Flowell.
Pros
  • Cheap housing
  • Some seclusion
  • Low crime
Cons
  • Few shopping options
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A Neighborhood of Tradition"

The Minneapolis neighborhood of Folwell might remind you of other traditional communities of the Midwest. Most of the area is residential, and the homes are single-family buildings, often in the bungalow, story-and-1/2, or Craftsman style of architecture. Most of the people who live in Folwell own their own homes, but there are some rental units and a few apartment buildings in the neighborhood. The prices in Folwell for homes have really fluctuated over the past few years and are now very affordable.

In the southern part of the Folwell neighborhood near Lowry Avenue you can find restaurants, a library, a general store, and a few gas stores, but it is not what one might consider a shopping metropolis. If you go a little further south you will be at what is known as the West Broadway corridor, and there is where you will have more options for dining and shopping, including a Cub Foods grocery store, salons, and several other small businesses and shops. Folwell is not a very commercial neighborhood, but there are a few commercial buildings on the borders of the community.

The community is also named for one of the largest parks in northern Minneapolis, Folwell Park, and you can go to this almost 30 acre park for things like basketball, tennis, baseball, softball, soccer, or just walking and biking.
Pros
  • affordable home prices
  • small town atmosphere
Cons
  • lack of retail
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students

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