7.9 out of 10

Fulton

44.9132960440195 -93.318527106594
Great for
  • Schools
  • Safe & Sound
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
  • Pest Free
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

4/5
2yrs+

"Fulton"

Fulton is one of Minneapolis’ most well-liked and well-known neighborhoods as it provides its residents with five unique features. The first one is well kept, charming homes at various price ranges. The second is beautiful outdoor recreation for people of all ages at the Pershing and Lake Harriet Park. Third is great shopping at France and 50th and nearby Southdale area. Fourth is the top performing public schools—Lake Harriet Upper, Lake Harriet Lower and Southwest High. And finally short commute by bus or car to Downtown Minneapolis as well as other business areas.
The neighborhood derived its name from Robert Fulton who was an artist and engineer and inventor of the steamboat in the nineteenth century. Most homes found in the neighborhood were constructed in the 1920. The housing in Fulton is made up of single family homes in which the majority were constructed in the 1920s. The common architectural styles are Bungalow, Foursquare and Craftsman.
The public schools in Fulton are Lake Harriet Upper, Lake Harriet Lower and Southwest High School. In addition, it is also home to Carondelet Catholic School which is a parochial school. The public facilities in the neighborhood include the Lake Harriet, Pershing Park Recreation Center, Pershing Park and the Parkway and Minnehaha Creek cross through the south eastern part of Fulton.
The NRP Committee of the Fulton Neighborhood Association is working currently on the second part of the small home affordability grant program. The neighborhood association of Fulton always has room for those residents who want to get involved in the neighborhood where there are always volunteer opportunities to offer.
Approximately, the households of Fulton have fewer people than the households in the entire city in 2000. The average size of household in the neighborhood reduced between the years 1980 and 2000. The biggest decline in the household size of Fulton took place from 1980 to 1990.
Between the 1980 and 2000, the number of family households in the neighborhood declined by about 20%. Also, there were fewer households of people aged 65 years and older in 2000. The number of individuals who lived alone and under 65 doubled from 1980 to 2000 while the number of household of individuals living together and are not related augmented by 119 persons. The number of households in the neighborhood with lone occupants has increased steadily since 1990 and has done so at faster rate than the entire city.
There is a wide range of businesses operating in the neighborhood of Fulton. That includes apartment rental, architecture design services, shops, automotives, bakeries, banks and loan services, consultancy services, coffee shops, health and other services and retail shops.
If you are looking for an ideal place to stay in the city of Minneapolis, you may want to consider Fulton because it has a lot to offer you, from the vibrant neighborhood to an array of shops, stores and business establishments to suit your needs. Fulton also has other amenities and public facilities to offer that you will surely enjoy.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Lovely Neighborhood"

Fulton is another fabulous neighborhood in Southwest Minneapolis. It's close to Linden Hills, Lynnhurst and Armatage as well as Edina, home to Southdale Center and the shops and restaurants at 50th and France. The streets are lined with trees and the homes are beautiful and well maintained. There are a lot of new construction homes in this neighborhood in addition to a variety of more traditional architectural styles including craftsman and bungalow. It's close to downtown Minneapolis and Lake Harriet.

The average home price in Fulton is $344K. This is based on information from the Regional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota Inc for the period of 09/01/2012/09/01/2013.
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 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 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"The Perfect Place For Those Who Can Afford It"

Fulton is all the rage in Minneapolis, for those who can afford it. It is top notch scenery with access to multiple forms of outdoor recreation while also being a short commute to downtown and other neighborhoods. Both Lake Harriet and Pershing Park are within arms reach where residents can enjoy swimming, jogging, bike riding and football games hosted by the local high school. The high performing schools in this community are another selling point with Southwest High, Lake Harriet Upper and Lake Harriet Lower being some of the top public schools in the metropolitan area.

People fall in love with the beautiful homes in Fulton, but most are not fans of the prices, which are almost always above $250,000. With luxury, though, comes luxury prices. While many of the far south Minneapolis neighborhoods tend to lack in shopping options, the shops in this community leave little reason to step out. The majority of businesses are located along 50th Street and include some truly unique spots such as Grethen House, Little Enchantments and the Bead Monkey. Buses run through the neighborhood, so those living in Fulton have no problem traveling to downtown or to the Edina Country Club that is just several blocks west. Fulton is suitable for a variety of residents, though they have to be able to earn enough to purchase the real estate.
Pros
  • Close to Lake Harriet
  • Tons of shopping
  • Top public schools
Cons
  • Very expensive homes.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Best of both worlds (with a bit of a price)"

The Fulton neighborhood of Minneapolis borders Edina on one side and sometimes it is difficult to tell where one community ends and the other begins. It is also bordered by Penn Avenue South and France Avenue South, and 50th Street West runs right through it. One of the most beneficial aspects of this neighborhood, however, is that Lake Harriet is just to the northeast and Minnehaha Creek flows through the neighborhood. These two waterways attract not only those seeking for a new home, but day tourists as well.

The homes in the Fulton area come with the Lake Harriet price tag – on average costing between $200,000 and $400,000, with some into seven digits. If you can afford the mortgage, Fulton has beautiful homes and great schools. Some of the best schools in the Minneapolis district are within the boundaries of Fulton, as well as a parochial school, bringing families to this neighborhood.

Besides the amenities of Lake Harriet, Fulton is also home to Pershing Park and the Pershing Park Recreation Center which offers year-round programs and activities for kids, families, and adults. There is a great commercial and retail area near France Avenue that offers dining, shopping, and entertainment for a wide range of budgets and tastes.
Pros
  • shopping
  • access to Lake Harriet
Cons
  • expensive homes
  • traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish

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