7.6 out of 10

Lowry Hill East

44.9554031743007 -93.2923792711531
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
  • Internet Access
  • Shopping Options
Not great for
  • Parking
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

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

"Center of Urban Activity"

Lowry Hill East is actually southeast of Lowry Hill and provides residents with direct access to downtown via Hennepin Ave. The streets are lined with prewar apartment buildings and complexes and cater to a population mostly consisted if renters. A few single family homes are clustered within the corner of the Hennepin Ave. and Lyndale Ave. triangle. Both rent and sales prices are on the slightly more expensive side given the close proximity to downtown.

Lowry Hill East is a prime example of urban hustle and bustle. Residents have dozens of options for dining, shopping and drinking. This is also a community that draws in local artists with numerous theaters and art spaces including the Soo Visual Arts Center, the Jungle Theater and the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Lowry Hill East is a blend of the trendy and the wholesome with two schools in the neighborhood. Since most families are on a budget, though, most of the residents here are single professionals. Should anyone grow tired of the noise, the Chain of Lakes is just several blocks to the west and is the place for kicking back with nature.
Pros
  • Many dining and shopping options
  • Close to downtown
  • great metro atmosphere
Cons
  • Real estate is a little pricey
  • few homes for sale
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
2yrs+

"Urban energy"

Lowry Hill East is perhaps best appreciated by singles and professionals who love to live near the retail and nightlife offerings of this great Minneapolis neighborhood. Most of the residences in Lowry Hill East are rental units, derived from larger older homes that were renovated into multi-unit dwellings. The few homes that are in this community are on the upper edge of average in price, in part due to their limited quantity.
Lowry Hill East is a great place to be if you love to walk the side streets and choose from a wide selection of bars, restaurants, taverns, boutiques, and trendy little shops. The neighborhood really does feel alive with energy.
This neighborhood is also a draw for local artists, as at the edge of this community are the Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. The Soo Visual Arts Center, The Jungle Theater, and Bryant Lake Bowl Theater are all close enough for residents of Lowry Hill East to take advantage of them.
Despite the trendy scene of Lowry Hill East, there are two schools located within the community, one an elementary, the other an international school. Getting around Lowry Hill is easy with the public transit system. It connects residents to the Chain of Lakes and the attractions that those have to offer year round.
Pros
  • great metro atmosphere
Cons
  • few homes for sale
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Uptown is a fantastic neighborhood for young professionals."

I've lived in Uptown in Minneapolis for 5 years. I LOVE this neighborhood. There are wonderful apartments and duplexes all around a really fantastic business district. My apartment is within walking distance (no more than 3 blocks) of fantastic bars, restaurants, shopping, and spas. It's amazing!

For eating out I'd recommend Chino Latino for those interested in trendy urban nightlife, Barbette for locally grown, delicious food and a chill atmosphere, and the Uptown Bar for great burgers, beer, and fantastic local music.

There's also a ton of shopping. Great boutiques like Everyday People (hip second hand store), and Heartbreaker as well as national chains like Victoria's Secret and Urban Outfitters. There are antique stores and craft shops, shoe stores and coffee shops. (Isles Bun and Coffee serves the best Cinnamon Rolls in town.)

There are two amazing lakes just a few blocks from my house (Lake Calhoun and Lake of the Isles) for tons of outdoor summer and winter enjoyment. Both Lakes are completely public with excellent paths and trails. You can even rent canoes or kayaks to explore them as they are connected.

While I say it's great for young professionals, there are also families and older people living here. The proximity of great food, great public transportation and great people make it a popular spot for all kinds of people.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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