7.2 out of 10

Hiawatha

44.92411459731 -93.2125270426275
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Pest Free
  • Internet Access
  • Nightlife
  •  
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Families and Singles...Relocate Here"

Hiawatha has brought real estate fame to Minneapolis in being one of the ultimate bungalow communities. The charming, historic prewar homes along with well- maintained yards provide endless curb appeal that makes this neighborhood irresistible. Such popularity has put houses within this southern Minneapolis community on the slightly expensive side, but residents feel that it is well worth all the positive features. The light rail runs right through the area via Hiawatha Ave., which allows locals to travel to downtown and the to the airport with extreme ease.

There are various spots within Hiawatha to enjoy the great outdoors including Minnehaha Park, Hiawatha School Park and the banks of the Mississippi River that is immediately to the east. Residents are also a short bike ride from Lake Hiawatha and the Hiawatha Golf Course. The neighborhood is equipped with schools for those with children as well as several dining and shopping spots for those who do not feel like steeping too far from home along E. 46th Street. The cherry on top of the picturesque homes, riverside views and friendly neighbors sundae is the extremely low crime rate. Though it is perfect for the family lifestyles, Hiawatha is actually home to various types of residents of different ages and backgrounds.
Pros
  • Light rail
  • Close to the lake and river
  • Low crime rate
  • beautiful neighborhood
Cons
  • Homes are a little expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Ride the Rails"

Hiawatha neighborhood is located on the southeastern edge of Minneapolis and as the signs in the area will tell you, is a “Traditional Bungalow Neighborhood”. This residential claim to fame has also put Hiawatha’s homes in several magazines and books. The best benefit of bungalow type homes is that they are designed and built with affordability and ease of maintenance in mind. The residents of Hiawatha are proud of their streets with well-maintained properties and great yard landscaping. The prices for homes in Hiawatha can be a little steep for some, but considering the great neighborhood and amount of home for the price, it doesn’t seem as overboard as some of the neighborhoods in the lake regions of Minneapolis.

Another one of the great things about Hiawatha is how easy it is for residents to reach other areas by the light-rail transit that runs right along Hiawatha Avenue. You can use this to get to the airport or the Mall of America in just minutes. Recreation is right around the corner too, with bike and pedestrian paths amid beautiful scenery.

While one-third of Hiawatha is open park land, there is also a great offering of restaurants and shopping, providing residents with all of the necessities in their own backyards. Dining, shops, and small grocers are in the commercial district but close enough for residents to access.
Pros
  • beautiful neighborhood
  • easy access with light-rail
Cons
  • homes are on the upper edge of average in price
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish

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