8.7 out of 10

Loring Park

44.9695496334627 -93.2793606990004
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Medical Facilities
  • Schools
  • Pest Free
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
2yrs+

"Minneapolis-Loring Park Sustainble Walkable Neighborhood"

Loring Park is an urban sustainable neighborhood (walk score 89 out of 100) within minutes of the center of downtown Minneapolis. If you enjoy biking/walking around a park, sitting on a park bench to marvel the view of a water fountain, and/or beautiful seasonal gardens. The Minneapolis-Loring Park area may be a great place to consider when looking for a new condo or home. Loring Park has two green spaces: Loring Heights Park and Tanyard Creek with two dog-friendly fenced areas. The Loring Park neighborhood is a cultural civic center for activities for all. Such as: the Loring Park Art Festival, the Twin Cities Pride, and also the Loring Park Concerts In The Park, The Minneapolis Sculpture Gardens and also the Walker Art Center is within walking distance from the park. If you are looking for a Minneapolis neighborhood near downtown within walking distance from anywhere from casual to fine dining restaurants, coffee shops, and shopping along the Nicollet Mall. You may want to consider Loring Park as option. The real estate opportunities are from modern to traditional condos to historic single-family homes.
Pros
  • Large public park
  • bicycle friendly
  • walk to work - dining - entertainment
Cons
  • Right next to two interstates
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
2yrs+

"The most diverse neighborhood downtown!"

A great eclectic mix of residents inhabit the condos, townhomes & apartments that surround Minneapolis own "central park" that also plays host to MCTC students during the day. Head across the park to the west and explore the Walker Art Center, sculpture garden and stately Lowry Hill homes or dine at Burch Steak/Burch Pizza, The Lowry or many other restaurants and grab Sebastian Joe's ice cream for dessert. For downtown employees the lush & peaceful greenway puts you right on Nicollet Mall close to work. Scores of red-badged Target employees parade to their HQ offices but thanks to more affordable housing in the neighborhood they're joined by creative class and service industry workers that makes for a nice blend of residents who take advantage of Brits Pub, Vincent, The Local and other happy hour spots that offer cocktails and great people watching, especially when weather permits outdoor patio seating. The convenience of walking to Lund for groceries, theater district for entertainment and anywhere for dining while being able to run or bike out your door and connect to Cedar Lake or West River Rd trails makes this an ideal place to live.
Pros
  • walk to work - dining - entertainment
  • major attractions and landmarks
  • Close to college campuses
  • Large public park
  • bicycle friendly
Cons
  • lack of programs/concerts/etc in the park
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Close to Everything"

Loring Park is at the center of everything in Minneapolis. Next to Downtown West and nestles within the crosses of I-94 and I-394, this community provides mobility and amenities for its residents. Named for the park with the same name, this enormous piece of urban greenery has its own pond, winding trails and a community tennis court, offering outdoor exercise for those living within a dense urban area. Relocating to such a prime location does not come cheap, as many properties are listed for as much as $300,000 and rent often exceeds $900 per month. The neighborhood can also be too crowded for some, but only families and retired persons tend to have an issue with that.

Residents of Loring Park are close to all the food, retail and nightlife they could want. They are also within walking distance for four different institutions of higher education, including the Minneapolis Community and Technical College and the University of St. Thomas- Minneapolis Campus. Loring Parks hosts many city events including concerts, festivals and campaigns throughout the year and has stayed relatively clean for such a crowded area. Though the neighborhoods to the south and northeast are considerably dangerous at night, Loring Park has remained a considerably safe place to live.
Pros
  • Large public park
  • Close to college campuses
  • major attractions and landmarks
Cons
  • Right next to two interstates
  • crowded
  • pricey homes
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
2yrs+

"At the heart of it all..."

Loring Park was once known as Central Park because of the central location of it within downtown Minneapolis. It really is part of the epicenter of Minneapolis, and is comprised mainly of commercial, retail, and cultural spaces. Those homes that do exist within the Loring Park neighborhood are going to cost more than average, and many of the residential spaces are rental units in multi-resident buildings. On the inexpensive side of the purchase price for a small home in this area you can expect to pay at least $200,000 - $300,000, but don’t be shocked by prices in the million dollar range.
There are people who can afford, and are more than willing to pay for this prime location. Loring Park is home to so many significant landmarks in the Twin Cities area. The Basilica of Saint Mary, Dunwoody Institute, University of Saint Thomas-Minneapolis Campus, and the Walker Art Center and Sculpture Garden are just a short distance from each other in this community. It is absolutely beautiful to drive into Loring Park and see these sights waiting for you.
The social and cultural life of Minneapolis is well represented in Loring Park, and even if you don’t plan to move there you can take advantage of all of the wonderful amenities. The shops, restaurants, and ethnically diverse offerings all add to the metropolitan feel of it all. There are outdoor festivals, activities in the park, concerts, and more throughout the year. Even with all of this hustle and bustle, Loring Park remains a fairly clean and beautiful part of the city. Loring Park really does feel like it is at the heart of it all in Minneapolis.
Pros
  • major attractions and landmarks
Cons
  • pricey homes
  • crowded
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish

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