4.3 out of 10

Harrison

44.9804708983707 -93.2995433154058
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Public Transport
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Pest Free
  • Medical Facilities
  • Internet Access
  • Nightlife
  • Childcare
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids

Reviews

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

"Gateway Between the Green and Grey"

Harrison is the transition between nature and the urban sprawl. While the concrete jungle of Sumner-Glenwood sits on the community's eastern edge, the western half is home to breathtakingly beautiful houses and parks. Residents have easy access to downtown and other Minneapolis parks with both I-394 and I-94 nearby in addition to public transportation stops. Those living in Harrison are close to Harrison Park, Theodore Wirth Park and Basset Creek Park, which provide residents with golf and swimming during the warmer months and snowboarding during the winter.

For being so close to downtown as well as nature, the housing prices are extremely reasonable. Houses for sale are priced at around $100,000 and few properties are leased at above $600 per month. The International Market Square is a Harrison hot spot for showcasing innovative architectural and interior designs, as well as the location for several local shops. One downside to this neighborhood, however, is the high crime rate that is concentrated within the eastern half of the community. Hence, this is not the place to for those with young children. Those who can put up with the sound of the occasional sirens and shady characters will come to love the blend of different landscapes and people that make up Harrison.
Pros
  • International Market Square
  • Steps from downtown
  • Affordable housing
Cons
  • High crime
  • not a lot of nightlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"On the edge of nature"

The Harrison neighborhood of Minneapolis can be found to the west of the Downtown area and has a mix of residential streets, blocks of industrial regions, parks, schools, and shopping venues. If you are looking to move to Harrison, the residential area is in the western part of the neighborhood and consists of a variety of types of homes. There are Victorian style homes or ramblers from the 1970s, homes for purchase and spaces for rent, and the prices are quite reasonable, especially when you consider the ease with which you can reach the amenities of Downtown. There is convenient access to Interstates 94 and 394, and there are plenty of options for public transportation.

One on the highlights of the Harrison neighborhood is the International Market Square. This is a favorite place for people going to get ideas for home improvement and design, as it houses home and commercial space designer showrooms, as well as interior design boutiques. For one stop shopping, the American Institute of Architects of Minnesota has offices within the Square as well.

For those who are looking for outdoor recreation opportunities, Theodore Wirth Park, Harrison Park, and Basset Creek Park have everything from snowboarding or golf to wading pools and basketball courts.
Pros
  • access to great home design studios for inspiration
Cons
  • not a lot of nightlife
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students

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