6.1 out of 10

Lowry Hill

44.966985636368 -93.2939771570624
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Eating Out
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Schools
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parking
  • Pest Free
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Where Starving Artists Wish They Could Live"

Lowry Hill is where the starving artists on the northeast side of downtown wish they could be. This is the neighborhood for artists who are earning themselves a hefty income as well as their patrons. The Walker Art Museum exhibits the latest art crazes and is accessible to the general public. The Pararde, the local park, is home to three dimensional pieces housed within the Cowles Conservatory- Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Lowry Park is sandwiched within the I-394 and I-94 crossover and is also within easy reach of Hennepin Ave., all convenient routes in and out of the neighborhood and throughout the metropolitan area.

Lowry Hill is just on the other side of the freeway from downtown and Loring Park, which can make the area congested with traffic, but many residents see living within this location well worth the inconvenience. The lower streets with residential spaces are relatively safe, but where the interstates cross is a site of frequent criminal activity given the abundance of dark spots. Housing is reserved for the wealthy, as many properties reach seven figures and rent averages around a grand per month. The picturesque streets and close proximity to downtown, however, cannot be expected to fall within small budgets. Single professionals and well to do artists will fall in love with Lowry Hill, but families will find little use in living in this neighborhood.
Pros
  • Close to downtown and Lowry Park
  • great art and cultural area
Cons
  • Crime under the interstates
  • expensive homes
  • traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
2yrs+

"Affluent Art Community"

The site of the Minneapolis Sculpture Park, Lowry Hill neighborhood of Minneapolis is an affluent neighborhood of expensive homes, condominiums, and apartment complexes. Partly because of the high costs of homes and limited housing options, the majority of people in Lowry rent instead of own their homes. Some of the least expensive homes in Lowry Hill are on the market for just over $200,000, and the prices can reach into the millions of dollars.
Residents and visitors come to this area of the Twin Cities in part for this and similar art experiences. The Walker Art Center is also adjacent to this community, along with the Dunwoody College of Technology. When you are in Lowry Park you can see a great view of the heart of Downtown, rising up among the art and cultural offerings of the area. The traffic can be quite heavy at times with tourists, residents, and business people all moving throughout the same neighborhood, but the neighborhood is fairly clean. Even amid the hustle of the pace you still feel safe and secure in this community.
Thomas Lowry Park, named after the real estate guru who helped develop the neighborhood, gives visitors and those lucky few who live in the area plenty of possibilities for recreation. There are some great paths for walking and taking in the tree-lined scenic streets.
Pros
  • great art and cultural area
Cons
  • expensive homes
  • traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish

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