5.4 out of 10

Marshall Terrace

45.0216636064994 -93.2679769159736
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Eating Out
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Schools
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
  • Pest Free
  • Childcare
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Reviews

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

"Affordable Living in the Shadow of Industry"

Marshall Terrace is located in northern Minneapolis where industry is king. Dozens of railroad tracks pass through the neighborhood and only about a quarter of the land area has been set aside for residential spaces. This sort of landscaping has made homes in the area affordable, with few being listed for more than $135,000 and rent prices rarely exceeding $650 per month. Properties that were built during the 1940's and 1950's, but a few small apartment buildings are also located here. Homes closer to the river have the advantage of being on tree-lined streets, which helps to distract from the cold industrial backdrop on the eastern edge of the neighborhood.

Residents in Marshall Terrace do have access to some public green space at Marshall Terrace Park where fields, basketball courts and a swimming pool offer many forms of physical activity. Anyone can take a bike ride to the more trendy parts of Minneapolis with Bottineau and Beltrami just downriver. The trail along the river offers a very visually pleasing ride to downtown where residents can access additional dining spots and nightlife. Marshall Terrace is an affordable, safe place to live close to downtown, but one has to get used to the noise of the nearby trains.
Pros
  • Affordable housing
  • Next to the river
  • close to downtown
Cons
  • Noise from rail yards
  • industry
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Neighborhood tucked away near the industrial center"

Located in the northeast portion of Minneapolis, the Marshall Terrace neighborhood is very much an industrial community, with probably less than 25% of the area devoted to residential living. There are a lot of warehouses, railroad tracks, and some utility departments, especially along the river. The homes that do sit in Marshall Terrace tend to be modest single-family dwellings with 2 or 3 bathrooms, and the home prices in the area are very reasonable. Lots of the homes have alleys in the rear with detached garages so the streets aren’t as crowded as you might find in some neighborhoods. Even though it is located in an industrial community, residential neighborhoods sit apart from much of the industry focus, and the tree-lined streets help to give the neighborhood a more livable feel.
There is a green space in the neighborhood as well called Marshall Terrace Park. This site offers athletic and recreation opportunities like basketball courts, ball fields, a swimming pool, and picnic sites. Kids can do programs here in the summer, too. Sprinkled in between the homes and the industry area are a few restaurants and shops, and the community residents have access by car or by bike trails to the downtown area. If you’re up for the bike ride, the trails along the river in this neighborhood are very scenic.
Pros
  • close to downtown
  • inexpensive living
Cons
  • industry
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students

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