6.3 out of 10

Longfellow

44.9462475282164 -93.2280972692787
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Schools
  • Cost of Living
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Pest Free
  • Internet Access
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

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

"Good For All Sorts of Residents"

Longfellow is where individuals and their pets can enjoy the good life. This neighborhood has an off leash dog park that allows man's best friend to fully enjoy the shaded trial that has been developed along the beach banks of the Mississippi River. This bungalow community is close to downtown, which residents can easily get to by bike, car or the Hiawatha Light Rail, which runs along the western border of Longfellow. At the corner of 36th Ave. and E 35th St. is a community tennis court and wading pool where locals can keep in shape with outdoor activity. Also, E. 38th St. and Minnehaha Ave. are where several local businesses have clustered.

Houses are listed at mid-range prices, just above or just below $165,000, and the historic architecture has has this area designated as a "Traditional Bungalow Neighborhood," by the city of Minneapolis. The community is also full of both public and private schools, making Longfellow and ideal pace to raise children of various ages while also being close to the amenities that are attractive to younger single crowds. This neighborhood is a win- win for a variety of people who are looking to relocate without having to draw out larger loans.
Pros
  • Close to downtown
  • Green spaces
  • Near public transportation
  • great dog park
  • lots of schools
Cons
  • Crowded
  • few retail options
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 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
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Pet Friendly Park"

For pet lovers Longfellow is a great neighborhood with one of the largest off leash dog parks in the city. It has more than 4 acres for you to take your four-legged friend, and includes wooded paths and a trail to the beach shore of the river.
As far as humans go, Longfellow is also considered a good neighborhood, especially for affordable housing. The most common type of home you will see in Longfellow is the Bungalow, and it is famous for the signs throughout the community calling itself the “Traditional Bungalow Neighborhood”.
The close proximity of the residential area to the Mississippi River and to Minnehaha falls make it a very affordable place to live among this beautiful backdrop. Longfellow is a diverse neighborhood, and most of the residents own their homes. The Longfellow Community Council is making efforts to beautify the neighborhood, and they provide guides for homeowners how to effectively and efficiently manage their properties and make them even better. The Hiawatha Light Rail Line runs along the western border of Longfellow, connecting it to the larger metropolitan areas.
Residents of Longfellow are fortunate to have several schools for their children, including 3 elementary schools, an alternative school, and a charter school.
Pros
  • lots of schools
  • great dog park
Cons
  • few retail options
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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